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A collection of family records, correspondence, farm records, photographs, newspaper clippings, media, and miscellaneous materials of Mary Whitehead. Mary Louise Hertlein was born July 12, 1924, in Pratt, Kansas and died on July 29, 2013, in Olathe, Kansas. She married Bryan Whitehead in 1943. Bryan Whitehead was a member of the U.S. Army Air Force and was also a railroad man, and a member of the Railway Clerks Union. Mary Whitehead was a railroad enthusiast, a gardener who took interest in both common and exotic flowers, and a photographer. She volunteered at several community nutrition programs that were offered at her local community center. She endowed the Hertlein-Whitehead Visiting Scholars program at the Axe Library of Pittsburg State University.

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Social Life and Customs, Agriculture

Size of Collection

5 linear feet

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0175

Whitehead, Mary, collection, 1965-2004

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