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Collection includes newspapers, newspaper clippings, booklets, magazines, partial manuscripts, programs, and miscellaneous materials related to Lavon Graham Holden.

Lavon Graham Holden was born to Charles and Mary Ann (Inks) Graham in 1907. She married Fred S. Holden (1903 - 1985) on January 9, 1927. Together they had a daughter, Bonnie J. (Holden) Crain (1927 - 2002). Lavon graduated Pittsburg High School and studied music at the Kansas Teachers College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University). Lavon was a finalist in the Atwater Kent National Vocal Competition and won a scholarship to the Chicago Conservatory of Music. She directed choirs at the United Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church. She taught vocal lessons in her home for many years. She passed away on November 9th, 1990.

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Performing Arts, Social Life and Customs


Arts and Humanities

Size of Collection

.4 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0377

Holden, Lavon Graham, collection, 1931-1970



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