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A collection of letters to Mary DeSchmidt Jarboe from Marcia, Henry, and Fred Crane, along with a book and papers from the MKT (Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad) Municipal Band Association.

Mary M. DeSchmidt Jarboe (1905-2002) was a musician who taught music from the age of 16 until she retired in 1970. During her life, Mary studied with music teachers in Parsons, Pittsburg, and Kansas City. Mary was the organist for the St. Mary’s and St. Patrick’s Catholic Churches and she was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. She was friends with Colorado native Marcia Mae Crane, who also played the violin. They corresponded through letters until Marcia’s death on January 16, 1936. Mary and LaVerne Vincent Jarboe married on April 11, 1930 and had three children.

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SpC MS 0227

Jarboe, Mary M., Collection, 1919-1947

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