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A collection of school notes and research, education materials, and other documents and books related to Dorothy Gastel and her teaching career.

Dorothy Andrews Gastel, born in 1913, grew up in Barton County, Missouri, attending rural schools. She and her sister, Alta, helped to raise their brother after both of their parents passed when he was seven. Dorothy graduated from Lamar High School (Missouri) in 1931, beginning her teaching career shortly after. She taught at many different schools in Missouri and California before marrying Gene Gastel in 1940. She took a break from teaching to raise six children, but returned to school at Kansas State College of Pittsburg, Kansas to earn a bachelor of science in education in 1962, and a master of science in special education in 1969. Dorothy taught at Lamar Elementary School where she taught special education until her retirement in 1974. She was apart of the Lamar Education Association, attended Special Olympics, and was an active member of community affairs and organizations. Dorothy Gastel passed away in 1983.

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Education, Fine Arts, Social Life and Customs


Arts and Humanities | Education

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1 linear foot

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SpC MS 0291

Gastel, Dorothy, collection, 1931-1983



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