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Name Depressions -- 1929

Associated Records

Image of RG0793.AM - RG0793 Hallock, Leila May (Ball), 1881-1961

RG0793.AM - RG0793 Hallock, Leila May (Ball), 1881-1961

This collection consists of correspondence, 1901-1943 and undated. Some correspondence is related to the Great Depression and to agriculture. Hallock's family members are among the correspondents.

Image of RG0971.AM - RG0971 Gerdes-Whitmore Families

RG0971.AM - RG0971 Gerdes-Whitmore Families

The Gerdes-Whitmore Families collection contains two series: 1) Memoirs; and 2) Correspondence. The original Memoirs and letters are not in the NSHS collections; only photocopies are available. Series 1 consists of two Subseries: Florence's memoirs (Subseries 1), written intermittently during the 1980s; and the reminiscences (Subseries 2) of her grandmother, Elizabeth Catherine Gilbert Whitmore (Mrs. Joseph Knisely Whitmore). Florence describes her childhood on the prairie and an education that required her to board with family members living near schools. She provides details about her teaching career in rural and later town schools and the challenges of raising her children after t