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The Mary Skubitz Journal consists of ten pages written on ledger paper during the Amazon Army March of December 1921, describing the event.

Mary Youvan Skubitz was born in Slovenia in 1887 and was brought to America in 1890 by her parents Andrew and Julia Youvan. Andrew Youvan worked as a coal miner in Crawford County, Kansas. Mary was one of the leaders at a December 11, 1921 meeting that resulted in the protest that became known as the Amazon Army March on December 12, 1921, in which she participated. In the early 1900s she married Joseph Skubitz, and in 1906 their son, Joseph Skubitz, Jr. was born. In 1963, Joseph Skubitz, Jr. was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress and to the next seven succeeding Congresses, serving until 1978. Mary Skubitz passed away in 1962.

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0.4 linear feet

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0319

Skubitz, Mary, Collection, 1921

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