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A collection of photographs of people and mining in southeast Kansas, publications about or from Kansas State Teachers College, and KSTC newspapers.

Jefferson Davis Mummert (1933-1993) was the son of Lysle Mummert (1903-1945) and Gertrude Robinson VanHercke (1905-1981). Jefferson D. Mummert attended high school in Pleasanton, Kansas, and later studied at the Kansas State College of Pittsburg (later Pittsburg State University), receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education (1960) and, later, a Master of Science in Mathematics. He was an electronics technician for the Coast Guard, a computer programmer and research mathematician for Western Electric and the Bendix Corp., and a scientific instrument electrician for Pittsburg State University. Jefferson and Mary Sawatzky were married in 1954. Mary studied at Pittsburg State, earning a bachelor and master degree in science, and returned to work as an instructor for the office administration and business education.

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Education, Mining, Social Life and Customs


Arts and Humanities | Education

Size of Collection

.2 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0250

Mummert Family Collection, 1913-1955



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