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Awards.  Block, David. Award of thanks presented to David Block from the Association for Brooklyn Learning Disabled/Brain Injured Citizens.
Awards. Block, David. Award of thanks presented to David Block from the Association for Brooklyn Learning Disabled/Brain Injured Citizens.
Issued 4 June 1980. 
 
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Awards. Block, David. Membership award into the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Awards. Block, David. Membership award into the Telephone Pioneers of America.
 
 
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Awards. Block, Mitchell. PostNet award.
Mitchell Block was runner up for PostNet's annual "MyPostNet Loves Me" competition, the only winner in Nevada. He received a $250 cash award. His award was announced at PostNet's annual conference from April 23-25, 2008.
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Awards. Dunlap, Ken. Named "Realtor of the Year" by RASE.
On 13 June 2013, Ken Dunlap received the award from the Real Estate Association of the Sioux Empire (RASE), consisting of realtors from the greater Sioux Falls, South Dakota region. This is the second time that Ken has received the award that honors achievements in real estate and community service.
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Awards. Hanssen, Helmer.  Medal of the South Pole.
Awards. Hanssen, Helmer. Medal of the South Pole.
Awarded by Norway's King Haakon in 1912 to the participants in Roald Amundsen's South Pole discovery. Helmer Hanssen was one of five men who stood at the South Pole when it was discovered in December 1911. 
 
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Awards. Hanssen, Helmer.  Royal medals awarded for polar explorations.
Awards. Hanssen, Helmer. Royal medals awarded for polar explorations.
Helmer Hanssen was awarded the Knight of St. Olav (medal on left in photo)for exceptional seamanship on Roald Amundsen's expeditions in the northern and southern parts of the world. The medal on the right was awarded to Helmer Hanssen in 1912 by King Haakon. Called the Medal of the South Pole, it rewarded participants in Roald Amundsen's South Pole discovery. 
 
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Awards. Kriegel, Grace Balowitz.  Certificate of Appreciation from Teaneck, New Jersey Township Council.
Awards. Kriegel, Grace Balowitz. Certificate of Appreciation from Teaneck, New Jersey Township Council.
Presented to the Kriegel family on 5 October 1996. 
 
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Awards. Kriegel, Grace Balowitz.  Honor Certificate, Drama Society, James Monroe High School, New York City, New York.
Awards. Kriegel, Grace Balowitz. Honor Certificate, Drama Society, James Monroe High School, New York City, New York.
Awarded for the school term ending June, 1936. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, Alice.  Certificate of Appreciation.  Pipestone Schools, Pipestone, Minnesota.
Awards. Lowell, Alice. Certificate of Appreciation. Pipestone Schools, Pipestone, Minnesota.
Awarded on 16 May 1991 in recognition of dedicated service to the Pipestone Title I program, when Alice served as a Brown Aide. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, Alice.  Congratulatory Plaque Recognizing Superior Performance throughout her bowling career.
Awards. Lowell, Alice. Congratulatory Plaque Recognizing Superior Performance throughout her bowling career.
Awarded posthumously in 2008 by the Sioux Falls Regional USBC Hall of Fame, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, Alice.  Membership in the South Dakota State '600 Club.'
Awards. Lowell, Alice. Membership in the South Dakota State "600 Club."
Members of the 600 Club must have bowled a 3 game scratch total of 600 or more, in a bowling association sanctioned league or tournament. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, Alice.  Proud Angler Certificate recipient.
Awards. Lowell, Alice. Proud Angler Certificate recipient.
Alice caught a 6 lb. 10 oz. rainbow trout below the Oahe Dam in South Dakota. Newspaper article is undated. Publication title is unknown. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, Alice. Certificate of Life Membership in the South Dakota Congress of Parents and Teachers (PTA).
Awards. Lowell, Alice. Certificate of Life Membership in the South Dakota Congress of Parents and Teachers (PTA).
Alice was an active member of the PTA for Jane Adams School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where her three children attended grade school. Alice also served as president of this PTA. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, Alice. Induction into Bowling's Hall of Fame.
Awards. Lowell, Alice. Induction into Bowling's Hall of Fame.
In 1996, the South Dakota Women's Bowling Association inducted Alice Lowell into the South Dakota State Hall of Fame for Superior Performance. This folio contains documents related to the award and newspaper clippings from various South Dakota newspapers. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, Alice. Permanent Member of the 70 Club.
Awards. Lowell, Alice. Permanent Member of the 70 Club.
The 70 Club is sponsored by the South Dakota Women's Bowling Association and is awarded to sanctioned bowlers who are 70 years of age or older. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, Alice. Retirement Autograph Book.
Awards. Lowell, Alice. Retirement Autograph Book.
Presented to Alice upon her retirement from Brown Elementary School in Pipestone, Minnesota, where Alice worked for many years as a teacher's aid. She retired in May 1991. Her colleagues created individual pages that were then assembled into a book. Each of the pages is presented here. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James. "Grandfather of the Year" award of merit.
Presented to Grandpa "LoLo" Lowell from his granddaughter, Megan Zelhart, on 20 November 1996, Grandpa Lowell's 67th birthday. G. James Lowell died six weeks later.
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  10 Year Service Award.  United States Department of Agriculture.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. 10 Year Service Award. United States Department of Agriculture.
Issued May 1979. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  20 year Service Award. United States Department of Agriculture.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. 20 year Service Award. United States Department of Agriculture.
Issued January 1989. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  Boy Scouts of America.  Various uniform patches and merit badges.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. Boy Scouts of America. Various uniform patches and merit badges.
Top row, L to R: Unit #42 patch; Flying Eagle patrol medallion; Sioux Council camp patch. Middle row, L to R: Bat patrol medallion; swimming merit badge; Patrol Leader patch. Bottom row, L to R: bird study merit badge; cloth rank badge, First Class; canoeing merit badge. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  Certificate of Merit for Sustained Superior Performance, United States Department of Agriculture.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. Certificate of Merit for Sustained Superior Performance, United States Department of Agriculture.
For Calendar Year 1980 in the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  Certificate of Merit for Sustained Superior Performance, United States Department of Agriculture.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. Certificate of Merit for Sustained Superior Performance, United States Department of Agriculture.
Issued in March 1972 for performance in the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  Certificate of Merit for Sustained Superior Performance.  United States Department of Agriculture.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. Certificate of Merit for Sustained Superior Performance. United States Department of Agriculture.
Awarded for calendar year 1983 for work in the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  Certificate of Merit for Sustained Superior Performance.  United States Department of Agriculture.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. Certificate of Merit for Sustained Superior Performance. United States Department of Agriculture.
Performance award for FY 1976 in the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  Commendation Letter for Excellent Safety Record.  United States Department of Agriculture.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. Commendation Letter for Excellent Safety Record. United States Department of Agriculture.
Issued in June 1979 recognizing no major accident/injury for the past ten years as an employee with the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  Junior Kiwanian.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. Junior Kiwanian.
The Kiwanis Club of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, selected Jim to serve as Junior Kiwanian in September 1947. Photo and accompanying article from the 1947 Yearbook of Washington High School. Publication and date of lower left article unknown. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  Participants in the Ohio State University Advanced Training Course in Food Hygiene and Meat Science, June 1973.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. Participants in the Ohio State University Advanced Training Course in Food Hygiene and Meat Science, June 1973.
Course was offered by The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and The Department of Animal Science, Ohio State University and held at Columbus, Ohio. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  Performance Evaluation, 1976.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. Performance Evaluation, 1976.
Commendation for superior performance in conducting his meat and poultry inspection duties. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  Performance Evaluation, 1984.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. Performance Evaluation, 1984.
Given for superior performance for his duties in meat and poultry inspection. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, G. James.  Recommendation for Long-Term Performance Award, United States Department of Agriculture.
Awards. Lowell, G. James. Recommendation for Long-Term Performance Award, United States Department of Agriculture.
Long-form recommendation for performance during calendar year 1983 as a Food Inspector. 
 
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Awards. Lowell, Gerald. Blue Ribbon from Music Competition.
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Awards. Lowell, Gerald. Boys State Participant.
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Awards. Lowell, Gerald. Certificate of Recognition 1962.
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Awards. Lowell, Gerald. Certificate of Recognition 1963.
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Awards. Lowell, Gerald. Certificate of Recognition 1964.
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Awards. Lowell, Gerald. Optimists' Club certificate.
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Awards. Lowell, Gerald. Safety Patrol Certificate.
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Awards. McGovern, Senator George. Congratulatory letter to Gerald R. Lowell.
Written 17 Jun 1966, congratulating Jerry upon his selection to attend Boys' State in South Dakota.
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Awards. Wyman, Mildred.  Heart of Oregon FCE Award.
Awards. Wyman, Mildred. Heart of Oregon FCE Award.
Each year the Oregon Association for Family and Community Education (FCE) honors a member who has made a difference in his/her community through FCE service. Mildred's nomination was submitted to the state FCE. Mildred won and traveled to Astoria, Oregon in October 1997, to receive her award. 
 
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Correspondence. Geraets, Ryan to uncles Mitchell Block and Gerald Lowell.
Ryan and friends had driven to Baja California tor a vacation sometime during 1993 or 1994. On their way back, they stayed overnight in San Diego, California, at Mitchell and Jerry's condominium.
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Correspondence. Geraets, Ryan. Thank you note to uncles, Mitch Block and Gerald Lowell.
Thank you to his uncles for their high school graduation gift to him. Ryan graduated from high school on 28 May 1995.
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Correspondence. Hoe, Peggy to cousin Gerald R. Lowell. Holiday greetings, December 2014.
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Correspondence.  Invitation to celebrate Hank Wyman's 90th birthday party.
Correspondence. Invitation to celebrate Hank Wyman's 90th birthday party.
Party was held on August 14, 1993, at the Pizza Deli in Cave Junction, Oregon. 
 
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson and husband, G. James Lowell. Christmas Letter, 1994.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson and husband, G. James Lowell. Christmas Letter, 1995.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson and husband, G. James Lowell. Christmas Letter, 1996.
Alice and Jim's last Christmas Letter as a couple. Jim died on January 27, 1997.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson to Mitchell Block. 10 April 1995.
Congratulatory card sent to Mitchell upon receiving a promotion at work.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson to son, Gerald Lowell. 4 May 1983.
Thank you note to Jerry (and Mitch) for paying for her vacation to visit Washington, D.C., where Jerry and MItch lived.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson to sons Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. 26 Jul 1989.
Thank you note for hosting Alice and Jim at Jerry and Mitchell's home in Guilford, Connecticut.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Holiday joke letter to Jerry and Mitchell. 30 Nov 1995.
Alice loved the Christmas holiday. Starting months before, she would telephone her children and tease them by saying "I know what you're getting for Christmas!" This "Guess Who" card arrived prior to Christmas 1995.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Autumn greetings. 31 Oct 1979.
One of Alice's hand-stamped cards, sent to sons Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Congratulations card to Mitchell Block. 22 Jan 1998.
Congratulating MItchell on a promotion and raise at work.
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Correspondence.  Lowell, Alice Nelson.  Letter from childhood neighbor.
Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Letter from childhood neighbor.
Dated 11 June 1996, letter contained a photograph of Alice Lowell taken when she was about 7 or 8 yrs old. The letter was written by Donna Ehlen Dolan. The Ehlen family lived at 911 N. Highland; the Nelson family lived at 1316 E. 7th Street. 
 
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Thank you card to Mitchell Block and Gerald Lowell.
Written in March 1999, after Alice returned to her home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She had spent the winter in San Francisco with Mitchell and Jerry.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Thank you card to Mitchell Block and Gerald Lowell. 5 Jan 1998.
Alice's husband, G. James Lowell, died in January 1997. That Christmas, Jerry and Mitch hosted all of the family at their home in San Diego, California.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Thank you card to sons Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. 2 Sep 1983.
Thanking Jerry and Mitchell for her vacation to Washington, D.C.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Thank you note to Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. Winter, 1998/1999.
Hand-delivered note while Alice spent the winter with Jerry and MItchell at their home in San Francisco.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Thank you to Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. 1998.
Thank you letter sent after Jerry and Mitchell took Alice to Norway and to England.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Thank you to Mitchell Block. 1983.
Mitchell and Jerry met Alice at Las Vegas, along with her friend Eunice McGee, and the four individuals took a driving trip to see the Grand Canyon. Alice wrote separate thank you notes to Jerry and to Mitchell.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and MItchell Block. Christmas [year unknown.]
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell to their grandsons, Jerry Lowell and MItchell Block. Christmas, [year unknown].
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. 12 Dec 1990.
Christmas letter, 1990.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Birthday card to grandson, Gerald Lowell. Date unknown.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Birthday letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 7 Feb 1990.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Card to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. Christmas, 1992.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Christmas card to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. 6 Dec 1991.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Christmas, 1983.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson Jerry Lowell. 17 Jun 1985.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 12 Jun 1984.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 2 Apr 1985.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 20 May 1986.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 26 Sep 1984.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 30 May 1986.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 7 Feb 1985.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandsons Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. Christmas, 1988.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandsons Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. Christmas, 1989.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. 2 Jan 1985.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. 8 Dec 1986.
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Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to their "Jewish grandson" Mitchell Block.
Christmas letter undated.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald and Mitchell Block. Holiday Letters.
Holiday letters sent by Gerald Lowell and Mitchell Block to friends and family members throughout the years. Includes letters for 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2007, and 2009.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald R. Email from Mary Lou Ward. 4 Dec 2003.
First communication with Mary Ward regarding her great uncle Benjamin Luker, husband to Flora Georgia McCartney Luker. Mary Ward is the webmaster of the Sturkie family history site. Benjamin Luker's mother was a Sturkie.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald to Great Great Aunt Helen Bates Thompson. 14 Jul 1975.
Jerry was quite close to his Aunt Helen and had started writing to her very regularly when he was in the 6th grade. She lived on Camano Island in Puget Sound, Washington, about an hour and a half drive north of Seattle, where Jerry attended graduate school and worked from 1973 to 1979. A number of issues arose between Helen and her husband, Hansell, and Jerry regarding lifestyle, career, and other choices. Jerry finally wrote this letter, which in later years, Helen would describe as something that she would read when she felt too good about herself. Jerry's grandmother, Hazel, niece to Helen, finally destroyed the letter without Helen's knowledge, because she was so tired hearing Helen talk about the letter.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald to Marion Block. Happy New Year greetings. 2006.
Cover: Original photograph by Linda Duttenhaver, titled "Hawaiian Orchid."
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald to mother-in-law, Marion Hershkowitz Block.
Front of card depicts a painting by Alfred Sisley called "Snow at Louveciennes" painted in 1874 held at The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald to mother-in-law, Marion Hershkowitz Block.
Photo on front depicts painting by Edward Hopper called "Summertime" done in 1943, held by the Delaware Art Museum.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald to mother-in-law, Marion Hershkowitz Block.
Card front depicts painting by Edward Hopper called "Cape Cod Morning" painted in 1950, held at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald to mother-in-law, Marion Hershkowitz Block.
Cover of card is a painting by Edward Hopper called "Cape Cod Evening" painted in 1939. Now held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald to parents G. James and Alice Lowell. 19 April 1975.
Jerry's letter in which he tells his parents that he is gay.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 1 Aug 1979.
Christmas thank you note for presents sent by Jerry to his grandmother, Gudrun.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 10 Sep 1973.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 12 Oct 1973.
Thank you card for letter and telephone call that Gudrun received from Jerry on her birthday.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 15 Dec 1975.
Christmas greetings and thank you for krumkake and fishballs.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 21 Feb 1978.
Apology note for Gudrun not being able to hear Jerry on a phone call that he had made earlier.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 22 Feb 1975.
General letter on a variety of topics.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 24 Jun 1974.
Thank you note for the two dresses sent by Jerry to his grandmother, Gudrun.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 24 Oct 1974.
Second and final page of letter missing. Letter contained newspaper clipping regarding the engagement of Jill Steele, one of Jerry's high school friends.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 28 Oct 1977.
Thank you note for the telephone call made by Jerry on Gudrun's birthday.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 3 May 1977.
Thank you card for telephone call made by Jerry to his grandma.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 30 Sep 1975.
Thank you note for letter and plant received from Jerry by his grandmother, Gudrun.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 31 July 1974.
General letter.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 5 May 1975.
General letter about a variety of topics.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson Gerald Lowell. 9 Jul 1973.
General letter on a variety of topics.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson, Gerald Lowell. 13 Oct 1976.
Thank you note from Gudrun, thanking Jerry for the dress and the telephone call received from him for her birthday.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun to grandson, Gerald R. Lowell. 25 April 1974.
Second page of letter missing.
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Correspondence. Røe, Jan Olaf and Inger Lien family Christmas Card for 2000.
From L to R: Andreas, Inger, Kjerstine (top), Birgitte, and Jan Olaf. Picture taken when the family visited the United States in the summer of 2000.
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Correspondence. University of Florida Archives and Gerald R. Lowell.
The University of Florida Archives responds to Lowell's query re. documentation of Benjamin and Flora Luker's activities at the University of Florida.
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Correspondence. Wyman, Mildred to Gerald Lowell. 12 Dec 1977.
Mildred writes to her nephew in response to his letter to her, telling her that he is gay. Aunt Mildred's letter expresses full support and love.
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Correspondence. Wyman, Mildred to Mitch Block and Gerald Lowell. 16 Aug 1988.
Happy wedding anniversary card from Mildred to Mitch and Jerry, who celebrated their 7th anniversary. Bottom of card is cut off.
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Correspondence. Wyman, Mildred to Mitch Block and Gerald Lowell. 23 Sep 1988.
Mildred thanks Jerry and Mitch for the flowers that they sent to her when she was in the hospital having gall stones removed.
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Correspondence. Wyman, Mildred to nephew Gerald Lowell. 11 Feb 1980.
Written from Sioux Falls, South Dakota to wish Jerry a happy birthday and to provide an update on his grandmother and Mildred's mother, Gudrun Nelson. Gudrun passed away nine days later.
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Correspondence. Wyman, Mildred to nephew, Gerald Lowell. 16 Oct 1983.
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Correspondence. Zelhart, Leann to brother, Gerald Lowell. 8 Jun 1974.
Leann writes to thank Jerry for the trip that he provided to Leann to come to Seattle to visit him. Jerry had intended to tell Leann that he was gay, but then chickened out and never told her. While Leann was visiting, she discovered that Jerry was gay from discussions with friends of Jerry's, so her thank you letter talks about how sad she was that I couldn't talk about my "personality" with her.
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Correspondence.  Zelhart, Leann to Mitch Block and Gerald Lowell.  30 Sep 1988.
Correspondence. Zelhart, Leann to Mitch Block and Gerald Lowell. 30 Sep 1988.
Thank you note written after the death of Leann's first husband, Charles "Pete" Howland on 1 Aug 1988 in Durango, Colorado. 
 
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Correspondence. Block, Charles Edward. Letter to brother, Mitchell Block, and brother-in-law, Gerald Lowell.
Written 7 March 1999.
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Correspondence. Block, Charles Edward. Letter to brother, Mitchell Block, and brother-in-law, Gerald Lowell.
[Written December 1998.]
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116
Correspondence. Block, Charles to mother, Marion Hershkowitz Block for Mother's Day.
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Correspondence. Block, Mitchell S. Poem dedicated to Mitchell, written by good friend, Bev Waters.
At the going-away dinner party for Jerry and Mitchell, Don Waters presented a farewell poem to Jerry and Bev Waters presented this farewell poem to Mitchell. Don and Bev were very good friends with Jerry and Mitchell.
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Correspondence. Block, Mitchell to mother, Marion Hershkowitz Block.
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Correspondence. Block, Mitchell to mother, Marion Hershkowitz Block.
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Correspondence. Block, Mitchell to mother, Marion Hershkowitz Block. 15 July 2010.
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Correspondence. Block, Mitchell to mother, Marion Hershkowitz Block. 5 Nov 2009.
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Correspondence. Block, Mitchell. Thank you note to his mother-in-law, Alice Lowell.
Written in June 1994 in San Diego, thanking Alice for coming to celebrate his 40th birthday with him.
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Correspondence. Block, Mitchell. Salutation Written by Bev Block
Writtten and shared with Mitchell Block during the going away party for Mitchell and Jerry hosted by Jerry's department heads at Yale University Library
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124
Correspondence. Celius, Anna Emilie 'Emma' Hanssen, letter to Helga Johnson.
Correspondence. Celius, Anna Emilie "Emma" Hanssen, letter to Helga Johnson.
Emma Celius and Helga Johnson were first cousins. Their mothers were sisters. After WWII and before Norway began to benefit significantly from North Sea oil discoveries, Norwegian life was difficult. In this letter, Emma asks her cousin if she has any extra clothing or curtains that she could send to Norway. 
 
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Correspondence. Clarke, Dale Block to brother, Mitchell Block. November 1973.
Birth announcement and note celebrating the arrival of Ericka Wendy Clarke, Mitchell's first niece.
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Correspondence. Clarke, Dale Block. Letter to brother, Charles Block.
Written 15 August 1980.
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Correspondence. Clarke, Dale Block. Letter to younger brother, Mitchell S. Block.
Written on 15 August 1980.
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Correspondence. Clarke, David Ross and Clarke, Dale Block. Letter to Dale's brother, Charles Edward Block.
Written December 1976.
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129
Correspondence. Dallas, Barbara Jean.  Note to Gerald Lowell, dated 16 Sep 2002.
Correspondence. Dallas, Barbara Jean. Note to Gerald Lowell, dated 16 Sep 2002.
Barbara sent a copy of the obituary of her father, Henry "Hank" Wyman, who died on 14 Jul 2002 in Selma, Oregon. Hank was Jerry's uncle, his Aunt Mildred's second husband. 
 
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Correspondence. Farnum, Edith Lowell.  Postcard to Justina Whitney.
Correspondence. Farnum, Edith Lowell. Postcard to Justina Whitney.
Dated 7 October 1927, Edith's postcard contains genealogical information on their mutual ancestors. Edith (1884-1969) was the daughter of Joshua Bartlett Lowell (1834-1887), granddaughter of Reuben Lowell, Jr. (1802-1867) and great-granddaughter of Joshua Bartlett Lowell (1769-1821). Justina was the second wife of Carroll Charles Whitney (1873-1936). Carroll was the son of Ann Augusta Furbush Whitney (1842-1921). Ann Augusta was an older sister to Wealthy Viola Furbush Lowell. 
 
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Correspondence. Furbush, Electa Edmonds.  Letter to brother, Frank Furbush.
Correspondence. Furbush, Electa Edmonds. Letter to brother, Frank Furbush.
Written 3 July 1927. Announced the death of Electa's husband and Frank Furbush's brother, William H. Furbish. 
 
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Correspondence. Furbush, Electa Edmonds.  Letter to sister-in-law, Wealthy Viola Furbush Lowell.
Correspondence. Furbush, Electa Edmonds. Letter to sister-in-law, Wealthy Viola Furbush Lowell.
Written 2 Apr 1888. Announced the death of Viola's father, Abram Furbush. 
 
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Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L.  Letter to great niece, Flora McCartney Luker.
Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to great niece, Flora McCartney Luker.
Written 26 September 1933. Expressed concerns about the health of his sister and Flora's grandmother, Wealthy Viola Furbush Lowell. 
 
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Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L.  Letter to great niece, Flora McCartney Luker.
Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to great niece, Flora McCartney Luker.
Written 8 November 1933. Extended sympathy to Flora on the death of his sister and Flora's grandmother, Wealthy Viola Lowell. 
 
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Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to great niece Flora McCartney Luker.
Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to great niece Flora McCartney Luker.
Written 19 October 1933. Thanked Flora for updating him on the health of his sister and Flora's grandmother, Wealthy Viola Lowell. 
 
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Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to sister, Wealthy Viola Furbush Lowell.
Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to sister, Wealthy Viola Furbush Lowell.
Written 8 March 1888. Announced the death of Viola's and Frank's father, Abram Furbush. 
 
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Correspondence. Furbush, Frank.  1931 Christmas card to sister, Viola Furbush Lowell.
Correspondence. Furbush, Frank. 1931 Christmas card to sister, Viola Furbush Lowell.
 
 
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Correspondence. Furbush, Frank.  Christmas Card.
Correspondence. Furbush, Frank. Christmas Card.
Christmas Card to his sister, Wealthy Viola Lowell. 
 
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Correspondence. Gann, Craig and partner, Della, to Thomas and Linda Geraets.
Christmas, 2013(?).
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140
Correspondence. Geraets, Bennett Lowell. Thank you note for staying with Uncles Mitchell and Jerry.
Written with a little help from Mom, Bennett was really into trains during his first visit to his uncles home in Santa Barbara, California.
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Correspondence. Geraets, Linda Lowell to Mitchell Block and Gerald Lowell. Spring 1997.
Thank you note for the support that Jerry and MItchell provided during and after G. James Lowell's death.
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Correspondence. Geraets, Linda Lowell to Mitchell Block and Gerald Lowell. Spring 1999.
Thank you note for all the things that Jerry and MItchell did for Linda as part of the celebration of Jerry's 50th birthday party.
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Correspondence. Geraets, Linda Lowell. Card of Encouragement.
Sent to Linda's mother, Alice Lowell, upon her diagnosis of cancer in June 1999.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Geraets, Linda Lowell. Card of Encouragement.
Sent to Linda's father, G. James Lowell, upon receiving his diagnosis of cancer in 1996.
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Correspondence. Geraets, Linda Lowell. Note to brother, Gerald R. Lowell.
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Correspondence. Geraets, Linda Lowell. Thank you note to brother, Gerald Lowell and brother-in-law, Mitchell Block.
The February 11 trip refers to Gerald Lowell's 50th birthday party, held in San Francisco.
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Correspondence. Geraets, Matt to Uncles Mitch Block and Jerry Lowell. 20 Nov 1985.
Thank you drawing from Matt for the magnet set that his uncles gave him for his 7th birthday.
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148
Correspondence. Geraets, Matthew Lowell. 1986 thank you note sent to his uncles, Gerald R. Lowell and Mitchell S. Block.
Written on May 2, 1986, Matt thanked his uncles after his family's visit to Jerry and Mitchell who lived in Washington, D.C. at that time.
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Correspondence. Geraets, Ryan and Emily Lease. 1999 letter to uncles Gerald R. Lowell and Mitchell S. Block.
Written from the airplane as Ryan and Emily were flying to San Francisco to visit Jerry and Mitchell, where they lived. Emily and Ryan had just become engaged and this was the first time that Emily had met Jerry and Mitchell.
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Correspondence. Geraets, Ryan Lowell. 1986 thank you note sent to his uncles, Gerald R. Lowell and Mitchell S. Block.
Written on May 2, 1986, Ryan thanked his uncles after his family's visit to Jerry and Mitchell, who lived in Washington, D.C. at that time.
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Correspondence. Geraets, Ryan Lowell. Thank you note to uncles Gerald Lowell and Mitchell Block.
Dated May 19, 1999, Ryan thanked his uncles for attending his graduation from the University of South Dakota.
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Correspondence. Geraets, Ryan to uncles Mitchell Block and Gerald Lowell.
Ryan's letter was written on 27 June 1997 when he was in London, working during that summer. (NOTE: last page of letter is missing.)
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Correspondence. Geraets, Ryan. Thank you letter to Grandma Alice Lowell.
Written after Ryan graduated from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota.
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Correspondence. Geraets, Ryan. Thank you note to Grandma Alice Lowell and Grandpa G. James Lowell.
Sent to Ryan's grandparents after his graduation from high school in Pierre, South Dakota.
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Correspondence. Hoe, Peggy. Thank you note.
Sent after the death of Peggy's mother, Mildred, on 15 April, 2001.
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Correspondence. Johnson, Helga.  Letter received from 'Carrie'.
Correspondence. Johnson, Helga. Letter received from "Carrie".
Written on 16 December 1960. The writer "Carrie" remains unidentified as of 5 December 2013. Research still being conducted to identify sender. Please contact webmaster if you have any information on this individual. 
 
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Correspondence. Kaukis, Alla. Note to Gerald R. Lowell while he was studying at Ohio State University in Summer 1970.
Professor Kaukis taught Russian language and literature at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, when Jerry was an undergraduate student there. In Summer 1970, he received an NDFL (National Defense Foreign Language) fellowship to study Russian at Ohio State University. Jerry had written Professor Kaukis from OSU and she responded with this note: July 25, 1970, Dear Jerry, I was very happy to receive your letter. It is written so well that soon you will teach me Russian language, and not me teaching you. I am happy that you have such good and pleasant teachers. Summer is passing so soon and I still have not taken a rest, but I am hoping in August to spend 2-3 weeks at the lake in our cabin. The death, most likely suicide, of Bob Jackson was a shock to all of us. For some time, he seemed to be feeling better. The address for Mrs. Jackson... I wish you all the best, Yours, Alla Kaukis.
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Correspondence. Leubecher, Iva.  Letter written to sister-in-law, Bertha Hommes and her husband, John Hommes.  Second letter in envelope written to sister-in-law Helen Thompson.
Correspondence. Leubecher, Iva. Letter written to sister-in-law, Bertha Hommes and her husband, John Hommes. Second letter in envelope written to sister-in-law Helen Thompson.
Written on 23 August 1926. 
 
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Correspondence. Leubecher, Rex. Letter to Gerald Lowell.
Written 22 October 2001.
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Correspondence. Leubecher, Rex. Letter to Gerald Lowell.
Written 12 December 2001.
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Correspondence. Leubecher, Rex. Letter written to Gerald Lowell.
Written 10 January 2003.
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Correspondence. Leubecher, Stefan. Letter to Gerald Lowell, dated 20 January 2002.
Jerry Lowell "met" Stefan through the Internet. Stefan is a lawyer living in Fulda, the area where Jerry's Leubecher relatives lived. Jerry had written to Stefan and introduced himself. A pleasant correspondence ensued and Stefan located birth certificates for two of Jerry's great great Aunts and also served as a guide to Nancy Leubecher and sons, when they visited Germany.
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Correspondence. Lien, Hans. Letter dated February 20, 1980, to sister Ingrid Lien Weatherhead.
Hans Lien wrote to thank sister Ingrid and her husband Kingsley for letting Hans and his wife Eva know that Ingrid and Hans' aunt, Gudrun Marie Nelson, had passed away.
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Correspondence. Lien, Hans. Letter from the City Archives in Bergen, 3 November 1987.
Response from the Archives to a letter that Hans Lien had written to them, seeking information about his mother, Olga Edvarda Nilsen. The letter also provided information on the various places where Olga's mother, Ingeborg Antonette lived, until her death on 4 April 1937.
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Correspondence. Lien, Hans. Letter of Sympathy to Mildred Wyman on the death of her mother, Gudrun Nelson.
Written from Gudrun's nephew, Hans Lien, to Gudrun's daughter, Mildred Wyman.
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Correspondence. Lien, Inger. First postcard to Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block.
Postcard of penguin sent just after Alice's, Jerry's and Mitchell's departure from Norway. The penguin enclosure at Bergen's aquarium sits on the location where Great Grandma Ingeborg once lived.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson.  Alice's Christmas Card and Letter for 1998.
Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Alice's Christmas Card and Letter for 1998.
 
 
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Birthday card to son Gerald Lowell from Mom and Dad celebrating Jerry's 40th birthday.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Birthday card to son-in-law Mitchell S. Block.
Date not known.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson.  Christmas Letter, 1997.
Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Christmas Letter, 1997.
First holiday letter written after the death of Alice's husband, G. James Lowell. 
 
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Thank you card to Mitchell Block and Gerald Lowell.
Written in March 1996, Alice (and husband Jim) thanked Jerry and Mitchell for enabling them to spend Winter 1996 in San Diego in a small condominium right next to the condo that Jerry and Mitchell rented.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Thank you card to Mitchell Block and Gerald Lowell.
Written while spending the 1998-1999 winter with Mitchell and Jerry, Alice thanked Mitchell and Jerry for everything that they had done for her thus far during that visit. Alice helped "the boys" move into their new home in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Thank you card to Mitchell Block and Gerald Lowell.
Written on June 30, 1999, thanking sons Mitchell and Jerry for being with her during her initial diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Thank you note to Mitchell Block and Gerald Lowell.
Written in April 1999, Alice thanked Mitchell and Jerry for helping her take care of having her driveway refinished.
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Correspondence. Lowell, G. James and Alice Nelson Lowell.  Retirement Party Invitation
Correspondence. Lowell, G. James and Alice Nelson Lowell. Retirement Party Invitation
Designed by Mitchell Block 
 
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Correspondence. Lowell, G. James.  Cartoon received from Roy Peters.
Correspondence. Lowell, G. James. Cartoon received from Roy Peters.
Publication of original cartoon unknown. Original artist is unknown. Roy lived in Pipestone, Minnesota during the time that Alice and Jim Lowell lived in Pipestone. Roy and Jim were best of friends and devoted fishing comrades. 
 
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Correspondence. Lowell, G. James.  Postcard to parents from Woman Lake Lodge.
Correspondence. Lowell, G. James. Postcard to parents from Woman Lake Lodge.
Postcard is postmarked June 7, 1943, from Hackensack, Minnesota. It appears that Jim was invited by classmate Richard Harvey to come to his parent's cabin at the Lodge. Jim's note reads: "Dear Mom & Dad, Have been having more fun & high times than I've had for a long time. We arrived here a [sic: at] 4:00 and have Harvey's every [sic: ever] got a swell place. I'm feeling fine and hope the same for you. Love, Jim" 
 
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Correspondence. Lowell, G. James.  Retirement Tribute written by Bob Huiskens.
Correspondence. Lowell, G. James. Retirement Tribute written by Bob Huiskens.
Written May 3, 1991. Huisken Meats, in southwestern Minnesota, went from a custom locker plant exempt from USDA meat inspection to a fully compliant USDA inspected plant in 1974. Jim worked with the company from Day 1, assisting them with their compliance with Meat Inspection requirements. 
 
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Correspondence. Lowell, George John and Hazel Miller Lowell. 1989 Birthday Greetings to grandson, Gerald R. Lowell.
Written on February 9, 1989 to celebrate Gerald Lowell's 40th birthday on February 11, 1989.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald R. Birthday card from Lillian and Wes Hofstad. 2006.
Birthday greetings from Lillian Nelson and Wes Hofstad. This was the last birthday card received by Jerry from Aunt Lillian and Uncle Wes. Aunt Lillian died on 21 November 2007 and Uncle Wes died on 3 August 2009.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald R. Invitation to his farewell reception at the Library of Congress.
Celebrating his tenure as Chief, Cataloging Distribution Service, before departing to join Yale University Library.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald R. Letter to Doug and Beth Allen.
Written on April 4, 1992, this letter provided a brief family history and house history to Doug and Beth Allen, the new owners of the Lowell homestead in Farmington, Maine. Doug and Beth were the first individuals who occupied the house who were not Lowell descendants. Their hard work saved the Lowell house, which had fallen into serious disrepair.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald R. Letter to partner Mitchell S. Block.
Written on Wednesday, September 4, 1985, when Jerry was in Paris doing work on behalf of the Library of Congress.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald R. Letter to partner Mitchell S. Block.
Written on Thursday, September 5, 1985, when Jerry was in Paris doing work on behalf of the Library of Congress.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald R. Letter to partner Mitchell S. Block.
Written on Monday, September 9, 1985, when Jerry was in London doing work on behalf of the Library of Congress.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald R. Letter written by family friend, Mildred Hofland.
Mildred sent this note to Jerry after he had delivered the sermon for Youth Sunday at First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The service at which Jerry preached was broadcast on the radio.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald R.  Postcard of the Yuryev Monastery to Gudrun Nelson.
Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald R. Postcard of the Yuryev Monastery to Gudrun Nelson.
Sent from the Soviet Union in January 1968, while Gerald was on a month-long study trip. Message: Dear Grandma, This is a beautiful ancient monastery which we visited this morning in Novgorod, one-time capital of U.S.S.R. [Ed. note: Novgorod was never the capital of the U.S.S.R.] Quite different looking, however, in the wintertime, with snow everywhere. Has been very cold or "ochen kholodno" as a Russian would say. Am enjoying the tour very much. The rest of the students are great and very friendly--it's like we were all brothers & sisters nearly. We're at Leningrad tonite--tomorrow we take the train to Kiev, where hopefully it won't be quite so cold. Until later, love, Jerry. 
 
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald.  Postcard to Gudrun Nelson.
Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald. Postcard to Gudrun Nelson.
Sent while Gerald was on a month-long study trip to the Soviet Union in January 1968. Depicted on the front are fireworks over the Kremlin. Message: Hi Grandma! Am now in Moscow really enjoying myself but attempting not to get homesick for U.S.A. and home. Have seen so many things that it is impossible to comprehend them all. Have taken about 250 pictures so far. Hope they turn out. It's so gloomy here the sun never seems to shine. This is the Kremlin--the "White House" and capital of the Soviet Union. Till later, Love, Jerry 
 
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald.  Postcard to Gudrun Nelson.
Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald. Postcard to Gudrun Nelson.
Sent while Gerald was on a one-month study trip to the U.S.S.R. This postcard was sent from Paris and depicts Le Sacré-Coeur. Message: Dear Grandma, I'm in Paris in a little corner restaurant. It's just unbelievable. There is so much to see and do that I could stay here all year. This church is so huge you could get lost and never find your way out. We climbed to the top Took plenty of pixs. We leave in an hour for Russia. Go through Germany, Poland, before arriving. It will be fun on the train because we'll be able to see the countryside. Must sign off cause we gotta go. Will write letter later. Am having fun and feeling fine. Hope you are feeling fine. Love, Jerry 
 
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald. Postcard to his parents, G. James and Alice Lowell.
Sent on March 23, 1980 from Amsterdam while Jerry was traveling on business for The F. W. Faxon Company, Westwood, Massachusetts, where Jerry worked.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald. Postcard to his parents, G. James and Alice Lowell.
Sent on March 25, 1980, from London, while Jerry was traveling on business for The F. W. Faxon Company, Westwood, Massachusetts, where Jerry worked.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald. Postcard to his parents, G. James and Alice Lowell.
Sent on November 1, 1995, from Guanzhou, China while Jerry was leading a 3-person delegation funded by the Lingnan Foundation to visit Zhongshan University to assist with the University President's networking program and library development. This trip was made while Jerry was University Librarian at the University of California, San Diego.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald. What Goes Around, Comes Around: Correspondence with the Library of Congress.
In March 1977, Gerald Lowell wrote to Mary K. Pietris in the Subject Cataloging Division of the Library of Congress, inquiring about the possibility of securing a position there. She responded to Lowell on April 27, 1977. Eight years later, on March 1, 1985, after Lowell had been appointed chief of the Cataloging Distribution Service at LC, he had lunch with Pietris. The next day, as Pietris was cleaning out old correspondence files, she discovered the original letter that Lowell had written and her original reply back. She forwarded the communication to Lowell.
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Correspondence. Lowell, Hazel Miller. Christmas card, 1993, to grandsons Gerald R. Lowell and Mitchell S. Block.
This was the last Christmas card written by Hazel Lowell. She died January 27, 1994.
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Correspondence. Luker, Benjamin.  Letter to wife, Flora McCartney Luker.
Correspondence. Luker, Benjamin. Letter to wife, Flora McCartney Luker.
Letter written in Sienna, Italy, on 19 August 1925. 
 
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Correspondence. Luker, Benjamin.  Letter to wife, Flora.
Correspondence. Luker, Benjamin. Letter to wife, Flora.
Begun on Saturday, 23 June and finished on Monday, 25 June, as Ben departed the United States sailing to Europe for World War I. 
 
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Correspondence. McCartney, Flora.  Postcard from an unidentified friend.
Correspondence. McCartney, Flora. Postcard from an unidentified friend.
Sent to Flora while she was a student at Stanford in Palo Alto, California, in 1913. Postcard provides an address where Flora lived while in southern California. Caption on front of postcard reads "Phillips Ave. Looking So. from 9th St. Sioux Falls, S. Dak. Note reads "Wrote you a letter and left it at the office--will send it tomorrow. Does the girl on the picture look familiar? [Signature on card illegible.] 
 
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Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge.  Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney, and granddaughter, Flora McCartney.
Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge. Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney, and granddaughter, Flora McCartney.
Written on 10 December 1890. 
 
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Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge.  Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney.
Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge. Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney.
Written on 2 March 1891. 
 
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Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge.  Letter to son George A. McCartney.
Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge. Letter to son George A. McCartney.
Written in Vinton, Iowa on 25 Sep 1888.  
 
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Correspondence. McNiff, Helen Furbush. Letter to first cousin, once removed, Flora McCartney Luker.
[Written 1940.] Extended greetings on behalf of her mother and Flora's great aunt, Margaret Murphy Furbush.
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Correspondence. McNiff, Helen.  Letter to cousin Flora McCartney Luker.
Correspondence. McNiff, Helen. Letter to cousin Flora McCartney Luker.
Written sometime after 21 April 1940, on behalf of Helen's mother, Maggie Furbush, widow of Frank L. Furbush. Frank Furbush was Flora Luker's great uncle, a brother to Viola Lowell. 
 
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Correspondence. Miller, Nell Terrio. 1983 letter to great-nephew, Gerald R. Lowell.
Written on January 14, 1983, in part to respond to Jerry's invitation to come to Washington, D.C. to visit. Jerry and Mitchell Block lived in Washington, D.C. at that time.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun.  Birthday greetings from her oldest sister, Helga Marie Michaelsen.
Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun. Birthday greetings from her oldest sister, Helga Marie Michaelsen.
Translation: Dear Gudrun, Congratulations on your birthday October 4. Hope you are all well. We are fine. Randolf is well now and is working. We have had rain now for three weeks, so we are hoping that it will soon be nice weather. Ingrid has departed now, so I hope you will get to see her. That would be nice. Greetings, Helga, Randolf. 
 
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun. Christmas present thank you note to niece, Ingrid Weatherhead.
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun.  Thank you letter to niece, Ingrid Weatherhead
Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun. Thank you letter to niece, Ingrid Weatherhead
Written on 2 January 1978 as Gudrun was listening to the Rose Bowl game on the radio, thanking Ingrid for her Christmas gift and stating that she had received a "very pretty card" from Hans [Gudrun's nephew and Ingrid's brother] and his wife. 
 
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun. Letter from Myrtle E. Newport, 22 May 1931
Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun. Letter from Myrtle E. Newport, 22 May 1931
Thank-you letter for gift given to Myrtle Newport, one of the teachers who worked with the Nelson "girls". 
 
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Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun. Letter from Principal of Benjamin Franklin Grade School, Dec. 6, 1933
Correspondence. Nelson, Gudrun. Letter from Principal of Benjamin Franklin Grade School, Dec. 6, 1933
Letter from Principal Ella M. Royhl, thanking Gudrun for the amount of work that she had done on Dec. 5 for the school's "At Home" day for parents. Ms. Royhl also wants to provide assistance in paying for the refreshments that Gudrun provided. 
 
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Correspondence. Olsen, Hansine.  Letter to cousin Helga Johnson and Helga's daughter, Evelyn.
Correspondence. Olsen, Hansine. Letter to cousin Helga Johnson and Helga's daughter, Evelyn.
Date of letter unknown. 
 
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Correspondence. Presthaug, Else Maria.  Postcard to Gudrun Nilsen.
Correspondence. Presthaug, Else Maria. Postcard to Gudrun Nilsen.
Translation: Miss Gudrun Nilsen;
Mrs. Smith;
2081 Schennectady Avenue;
Brooklyn, New York, USA;

Haga, April 2, 1922;

Sending you thousand thanks for the card that you sent. It was nice that you have not forgotten us either. I see from that card that you are having a good time, that's good, yes, that was nice to hear. I wish you could send us a picture so that we can see you now that you have become completely Americanized, from what I have heard. Please say hello to Aunt Lina from all of us. You are greeted from Lars, Jannikke, Else. Send us a card back.

Greetings,
Else 
 
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Correspondence. Smevik, Hjalmar.  Letter to Gerald Lowell dated 20 Nov 1995.
Correspondence. Smevik, Hjalmar. Letter to Gerald Lowell dated 20 Nov 1995.
Hjalmar wrote about family recollections, especially about Hans Andreas Jakobsen, Hans' two wives, and his fourteen children. Hans was Jerry's great great grandfather and Hjalmar's grandfather. 
 
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Correspondence. Smevik, Hjalmar. Letter to Niece, Sonia Woster. Letter dated 7 May 1995.
Sonia copied Hjalmar's letter, added additional comments to the copy, and sent the copy to Jerry Lowell on 1 Jul 1995.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Strobel, Gustav Albert and wife, Elsie Miller Strobel. 1983 Christmas card and note to great-nephew, Gerald R. Lowell.
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Correspondence. Strobel, Gustav Albert. Christmas letter, 1986, to great nephew, Gerald R. Lowell.
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Correspondence. Strobel, Gustav Albert. Holiday Greetings, 1984, to his great nephew, Gerald R. Lowell.
Written on December 8, 1984.
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Correspondence. Thompson, Helen. Letter to Jerry Lowell dated 8 Jan 1980.
Written from the Josephine Sunset Home in Stanwood, Washington, where both Helen and her husband Hansell were living, after no longer being able to care for themselves or their home on Camano Island. This is the last letter that Jerry received from his Great Great Aunt. Hansell died on 2 Mar 1980 and Helen died on 20 Jul 1981.
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Correspondence. Ward, Ella. Letter to niece, Flora McCartney.
Correspondence. Ward, Ella. Letter to niece, Flora McCartney.
Letter written 12 Jan 19 1831. Ella died two days later. 
 
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Correspondence. Weatherhead, Ingrid. Letter to Gerald Lowell dated 15 Aug 1994.
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Correspondence. Weatherhead, Ingrid. Letter to Gerald Lowell.
Dated June 15, 1994. First exchange of letters after Jerry and Mitchell's arrival on the West Coast. Ingrid was Jerry's mother's (Alice Nelson Lowell's) first cousin who emigrated to the U.S. Ingrid was the only first cousin in the United States that Alice had from her mother's side of the family.
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Correspondence. Woster, Sonia Smevik. 1998 thank-you note to cousins Gerald R. Lowell and Mitchell S. Block.
Written on April 5, 1998 after Sonia received flowers that Jerry and Mitch had sent to hopefully cheer Sonia up as she dealt with her cancer treatments.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Woster, Sonia Smevik. Note to Gerald R. Lowell, dated July 4, 1995.
Sonia thanked Jerry for the birthday card and extended her concern about the flood that had occurred within the UCSD Libraries. She also provided her reaction to the news that Jerry had found out about his Norwegian grandfather.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Woster, Sonia Smevik. Sympathy card sent to Gerald R. Lowell on the death of his mother, Alice Nelson Lowell.
Sonia's words of sympathy described Alice very eloquently.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Woster, Sonia Smevik. Thank you note dated June 20, 1995, written to Gerald R. Lowell and Mitchell S. Block.
Sonia had come to San Diego to visit Jerry and Mitchell. Jerry had taken her to the Family History Library so that she could find out how to navigate the place.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Woster, Sonia Smevik. Thank you note, dated August 21, 1999, written to Gerald R. Lowell and Mitchell S. Block.
Sonia came to San Francisco to visit Jerry and Mitchell for a weekend. Her note contained highlights from her visit.
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Correspondence. Woster, Sonia. Card sent to Alice and Jim Lowell.
While visiting Jerry and Mitchell in San Diego, everyone drove up to Escondido to have dinner with Sonia Woster. Sonia was Alice's first cousin, once removed, and the two of them hadn't seen each other for more than 50 years. Alice Lowell sent Sonia's note to Jerry.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Woster, Sonia. Note sent to Jerry Lowell on 9 Apr 1995.
First note received by Jerry from Sonia, after Jerry "discovered" that Sonia lived only 30 minutes away from Jerry and Mitchell's home in San Diego, California. Jerry and Sonia were second cousins, once removed.
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Correspondence. Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann. 1994 letter to nephew, Gerald R. Lowell.
Written on July 29, 1994. Letter included two postcards that had been sent to Mildred's mother, Gudrun Nelson (Jerry's grandmother.)
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann. 40th Birthday Card to her nephew, Gerald R. Lowell.
For his 40th birthday, Mildred went through all of her photo albums and selected pictures that were of her nephew, Jerry Lowell. She put them all in a box and placed this card on top of them.
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Correspondence. Zelhart, Leann Lowell. Card of Encouragement and Support.
Sent to Leann's parents, G. James and Alice Lowell, after Jim Lowell's diagnosis of cancer in 1996.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Zelhart, Leann Lowell. Letter to her parents, G. James and Alice Lowell.
Written in December 1976 when Leann lived in Denver, Colorado. She was "on her own" for the first time. Her mother, Alice, had preserved this letter in plastic and had it saved in her top drawer of her bedroom at the time of her death in November 1999.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Zelhart, Megan. Letter to Grandma Alice Lowell.
Undated. Written without adult "interference," when Megan was a youngster. No editing or spelling corrections. Transcription: To Grandma LoLo I love you a lot. I am glad you are my Grandma. I hope you have a good time here. I hope you like our Halloween decorations. I love it when you come to visit. I mostly like it when we go shopping. I made the skeleton all by myself. It glows in the dark. My dad said it is going to scare him.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Zelhart, Megan. Letter to Grandma Alice Lowell.
Undated. Letter written by Megan without any adult supervision. Transcription: To Grandma. I love you. You are the best Grandma. Thank you for letting me spend three weeks at your house. I had fun at the pool. Ashley and Emily are nice. I wish I could come again. You and Auntie have to share this. You and Grandma have to share this. You are the best Auntie. Thank you for the fireworks. I am ok from the burn. Love, Megan.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Correspondence. Zelhart, Megan. Letter to Grandma Alice Lowell.
Undated. Written by Megan when she was a youngster without any adult intervention. Transcription: Dear Grandma, I love you. I am glad I am coming to your home. We will have so much fun together. You are the best grandma to me. It is almost summer. I just can't wait until I can come to your home. We will go to pools and other fun stuff together. I will be there pretty soon. Can you wait for me? I bet you can't wait for me, the seven year old girl. From Megan.
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Correspondence. Zelhart, Megan. Letter to her uncles, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block.
Written after one of her spring break visits to her uncles, when they lived in Santa Barbara, California. Starting when she was 8 years old, Megan spent almost all of her spring breaks from school with her uncles, who lived in California.
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Diaries.  Leubecher, Augusta Pomnitz.  'Diary.'
Diaries. Leubecher, Augusta Pomnitz. "Diary."
Written from 1880 to 1925, while living on a farm outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
 
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Diaries.  Leubecher, Herman.  'Early Recollections.'
Diaries. Leubecher, Herman. "Early Recollections."
 
 
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Diaries.  Lowell, Gerald R.  'Beyond the Iron Curtain'
Diaries. Lowell, Gerald R. "Beyond the Iron Curtain"
A January 1969 College Study Tour to the Soviet Union.  
 
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Diaries.  Lowell, Gerald R.  'Southern China Diary.'
Diaries. Lowell, Gerald R. "Southern China Diary."
Written while leading a 3-person consulting team to Zhungshan University, Guangzhou, China, at the invitation of the President of the University, to make recommendations on libraries and electronic communication. 
 
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Dunlap, Kenneth and Sandy Hofstad Dunlap. Christmas Letter, 2015.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Education. Balowitz, Seymour. High School Yearbook Photo and Activities.
Seymour graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1938. The school's yearbook was called the Clintonian.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Education.  Block, David.  Certificate of Commendation for Completion of Course in Basic Electricity.
Education. Block, David. Certificate of Commendation for Completion of Course in Basic Electricity.
Issued by the New York Telephone Co. on 11 April 1962. 
 
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Education.  Block, David.  Certificate of Completion.  Telephone Plant Craftsman.
Education. Block, David. Certificate of Completion. Telephone Plant Craftsman.
Given at New York Telephone Co. on 21 July 1952. 
 
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Education.  Block, David.  Certificate of Management Training Course for Plant Foremen.  The New York Telephone Company Plant Department.
Education. Block, David. Certificate of Management Training Course for Plant Foremen. The New York Telephone Company Plant Department.
Issued 8 April 1971. 
 
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Education.  Block, David.  Class Picture, Junior High School, January 1941.
Education. Block, David. Class Picture, Junior High School, January 1941.
David Block is in the 2nd row from the bottom, the third person in from the left. 
 
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Education.  Block, David.  Course Completion Certificate.  Radio Technician Phase I.
Education. Block, David. Course Completion Certificate. Radio Technician Phase I.
Awarded November 23, 1949 by The Crescent School of Radio and Television, Inc. 
 
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Education.  Block, David.  High School Diploma.
Education. Block, David. High School Diploma.
Issued by the New York School of Printing for completion of the Vocational High School Course, 30 June 1944. 
 
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Education.  Block, David.  High School Graduation Program.
Education. Block, David. High School Graduation Program.
New York School of Printing, Manhattan, New York City, New York.
Class of June 1944. 
 
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Education.  Block, David.  Industrial High School Certificate.
Education. Block, David. Industrial High School Certificate.
David Block completed a two year industrial high school course in the New York School of Printing, part of The University of the State of New York. Earned 30 Jun 1944. 
 
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Education.  Block, David.  Invitation to his graduation exercises from the New York School of Printing.
Education. Block, David. Invitation to his graduation exercises from the New York School of Printing.
Occurred on 22 June, 1944, in the Central High School of Needle Trades, Manhattan, New York City. 
 
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Education.  Block, David.  Report Cards from High School.
Education. Block, David. Report Cards from High School.
Issued throughout David Block's years in high school. From left to right: 1) For term beginning 8 September 1941; 2) For term beginning 2 February 1942; 3) For term beginning September 1942; 4) For term beginning February 1943; and 5) For term beginning September 1943. 
 
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Education.  Block, David.  Report cards from Junior High School.
Education. Block, David. Report cards from Junior High School.
Report card on left for term ending January 1940; report card on right for term ending January 1941. 
 
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Education.  Block, David. Junior High School diploma and approbation award.
Education. Block, David. Junior High School diploma and approbation award.
Issued by the Strauss Junior High School of the City of New York, 31 January 1941. 
 
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Education.  Block, David. Student identification cards.
Education. Block, David. Student identification cards.
Blue card front and back for Fall Term 1940 at the Straus Junior High School. Back of card shows course schedule for the term. Bottom card for the General Organization of the New York School of Printing for term ending 30 June 1942. 
 
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Education. Block, Marion. High School Graduation Program.
Thomas Jefferson High School, Brooklyn, New York.
Graduation occurred 29 January 1945.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Education. Block, Mitchell S. High School Diploma
Abraham Lincoln High School.
Graduation occurred in January 1972.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Education. Block, Mitchell S. Junior High School Diploma.
Mark Twain Junior High School, Brooklyn, New York.
Graduation occurred in June 1969.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Education. Geraets, Linda Lowell. College Graduation Announcement, Bachelor's Degree.
Northern State College, Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Graduation occurred on 22 December 1972.
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Education. Geraets, Matthew L. High School Graduation Announcement.
Theodore F. Riggs Senior High School, Pierre, South Dakota.
Graduation occurred 25 May 1997.
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Education. Geraets, Ryan L. Congratulatory newspaper advertisement honoring his White Coat Ceremony as a member of the Class of 2003.
The Sioux Valley Hospital and University Medical Center honored the individuals who were entering their first year of medical school and receiving their white coats at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony conducted on July 30, 1999.
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Education. Geraets, Ryan L. High School Graduation Announcement.
Theodore F. Riggs Senior High School.
Graduation occurred on 28 May 1995.
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Education. Geraets, Ryan L. White Coat Ceremony, Class of 2003.
Conducted on July 30, 1999 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota by the School of Medicine, University of South Dakota. At the ceremony, the members of the Class of 2003 receive their white coats as part of entering the first year of medical school.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Education. Kenison, Tess Ruth. High School Graduation Invitation.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Education. Kenison, Tess Ruth. High School Graduation Pictures
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Education. Kenison, Tess Ruth. Invitation to High School Graduation Reception.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Education.  Kriegel, Grace Balowitz.  Fourth Place Prize in New York City-wide Essay Contest.
Education. Kriegel, Grace Balowitz. Fourth Place Prize in New York City-wide Essay Contest.
Competition occurred in 1935, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York. 
 
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Education.  Kriegel, Grace Balowitz.  High School Diploma.
Education. Kriegel, Grace Balowitz. High School Diploma.
James Monroe High School, New York City, New York.
Graduated June 1937. 
 
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Education.  Kriegel, Grace Balowitz.  High School Yearbook.
Education. Kriegel, Grace Balowitz. High School Yearbook.
 
 
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Education.  Kriegel, Grace Balowitz.  Story published in high school yearbook.
Education. Kriegel, Grace Balowitz. Story published in high school yearbook.
 
 
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Education.  Lowell School Orchestra Program
Education. Lowell School Orchestra Program
Held at Lowell Grade School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Friday, January 17, 1941. G. James Lowell played second violin in the orchestra. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, Alice Nelson and G. James Lowell.  Varsity Letters.
Education. Lowell, Alice Nelson and G. James Lowell. Varsity Letters.
Earned when Alice and Jim attended Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Alice earned her letter in 1944 for her leadership in the Girls Athletic Association and playing volleyball. Jim earned his letter in 1948 playing football. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, Alice Nelson.  Certificate of Attendance.
Education. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Certificate of Attendance.
Presented to Alice on 29 May 1936 to commend her regularity and punctuality in attendance at School in Pipestone, Minnesota. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, Alice Nelson.  Grammar School Graduation Certificate.
Education. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Grammar School Graduation Certificate.
Issued 31 May 1940 by the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Board of Education. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, Alice Nelson.  High School Graduation Diploma.
Education. Lowell, Alice Nelson. High School Graduation Diploma.
Issued by Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota on 1 June 1944. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James
Education. Lowell, G. James
Sophomore Class Ringmaster Candidate for the Spinster Dance at Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity members.
Education. Lowell, G. James and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity members.
Taken Fall 1948 at Lambda Chi Alpha's fraternity house at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. Jim is in the middle of the back row, the tallest student with a dark suit. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  1948-49 Coyote Yearbook.
Education. Lowell, G. James. 1948-49 Coyote Yearbook.
Taken when G. James Lowell was a freshman inductee into the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  1948-49.  Coyote Yearbook.
Education. Lowell, G. James. 1948-49. Coyote Yearbook.
Taken when G. James Lowell was a freshman at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care Course.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care Course.
Developed by the American National Red Cross and completed 4 April 1984. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care Instructor.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care Instructor.
Authorized by the American Red Cross, Pipestone County, Minnesota Chapter. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Certificate for admission to high school
Education. Lowell, G. James. Certificate for admission to high school
States that G. James Lowell has successfully completed the grammar grades of the Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Public Schools and now has admission to high school. Issued on January 28, 1944. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Certificate of Initiation into college fraternity.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Certificate of Initiation into college fraternity.
G. James Lowell was initiated into the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity during his freshman year at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Certificate of Training.  United States Department of Agriculture.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Certificate of Training. United States Department of Agriculture.
For satisfactory completion of the Advanced Livestock Slaughter Inspection 406 given by the South St. Paul Training Center, St. Paul Minnesota, United States Department of Agriculture. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Certificate of Training.  United States Department of Agriculture.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Certificate of Training. United States Department of Agriculture.
For satisfactory completion of the Basic Processed Food Inspection 501 course, given by South St. Paul Training Center, St. Paul, Minnesota. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Certificate of Training.  United States Department of Agriculture.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Certificate of Training. United States Department of Agriculture.
Issued for satisfactory completion of Total Quality Control, Units I and II conducted in March and April 1986 by the Food Safety and Inspection Service Program Training Division. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance.
Issued by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians on 19 July 1983. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Certification as Basic Life Support Instructor.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Certification as Basic Life Support Instructor.
Issued by the American Heart Association, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care, in January 1983. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Certification of Advanced Training Course in Food Hygiene and Meat Science, Ohio State University.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Certification of Advanced Training Course in Food Hygiene and Meat Science, Ohio State University.
Offered by The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and The Department of Animal Science, Ohio State University and given at Columbus, Ohio in May-June, 1973. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  College Club, Washington High School.
Education. Lowell, G. James. College Club, Washington High School.
Elected Vice-president of the College Club at Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota for his senior year, 1947/48. In photo, Jim is the second individual from the right. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Competent Typist Certificate.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Competent Typist Certificate.
Issued 10 May 1948 by the Committee of The Gregg Writer for Jim's ability to type 40 wpm. Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Dance Card, Christmas Formal, 1947.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Dance Card, Christmas Formal, 1947.
Presented by The College Club at Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Dance Card, Monogram Dance, 1948.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Dance Card, Monogram Dance, 1948.
Washington High School's annual Monogram Dance was held on April 9, 1948, at the Sioux Falls Coliseum with Hal Devine's Band. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Dance Card, Orange Letter Day Dance, 1947.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Dance Card, Orange Letter Day Dance, 1947.
Washington High School's Homecoming Dance occurred on October 24, 1947 at the Arkota Ballroom, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with the Jimmy Barnett Ochestra. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Dance Card, Senior Prom, 1948.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Dance Card, Senior Prom, 1948.
Washington High School's Senior Prom occurred on Mary 24, 1948, at the Arkota Ballroom, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Dance Card, Sweetheart Dance, 1948.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Dance Card, Sweetheart Dance, 1948.
Presented by The Dramatic Club at Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Dance Card, The History Club's Christmas Formal.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Dance Card, The History Club's Christmas Formal.
Presented by Washington High School's Jr. History Club on December 30, from 9-12:00 p.m. Year unknown, but most likely 1947. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Diploma (Humorous).  Ohio State University.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Diploma (Humorous). Ohio State University.
Issued by instructor, Herbert W. Ockerman. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Hi-Y Membership.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Hi-Y Membership.
Hi-Y is a branch of the Y.M.C.A. Jim was a member while a student at Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In the top photograph, Jim is sitting on the floor, the second person from the left. Article and photos from the yearbook of Washington High School. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  High School Diploma.
Education. Lowell, G. James. High School Diploma.
Earned on May 28, 1948, Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  High School Graduation Announcement.
Education. Lowell, G. James. High School Graduation Announcement.
General announcement of activities occurring during the graduation of the Class of 1948, Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Commencement was held on Thursday, May 27, 1948. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Lambda Chi Alpha Pledge Class, 1948.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Lambda Chi Alpha Pledge Class, 1948.
Upon entering the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota in the Fall 1948, Jim became a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He is in the middle of the middle row. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Member of the IRC (International Relations Club).
Education. Lowell, G. James. Member of the IRC (International Relations Club).
Jim was a member of IRC at Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota,during his senior year, 1947/48. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Monogram Club, Washington High School.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Monogram Club, Washington High School.
Elected treasurer of the Monogram Club at Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for his senior year, 1947/48. Per the yearbook of the school, "Membership in this club is open to the gridders, tracksters, and cagers, who through hours of practice, teamwork and actual competition with other schools have earned their monograms." In the larger picture, Jim is the individual located at the right end of the fourth row up from the bottom of the picture. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Outstanding Contribution Award for CPR Instructor.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Outstanding Contribution Award for CPR Instructor.
Issued by the Southwestern Vocational Technical Institute, Pipestone, Minnesota, on August 8, 1986. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  President of the WHS Junior Class.
Education. Lowell, G. James. President of the WHS Junior Class.
Jim was elected president of the junior class at Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota during 1946/47. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Registration as an Emergency Medical Technician, Ambulance Classification.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Registration as an Emergency Medical Technician, Ambulance Classification.
Certified by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, G. James.  Washington High School Baccalaureate Service.
Education. Lowell, G. James. Washington High School Baccalaureate Service.
Held on May 23, 1948, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the Class of 1948. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  Announcement from UC Berkeley about Jerry's appointment as the new University Librarian.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. Announcement from UC Berkeley about Jerry's appointment as the new University Librarian.
Jerry assumed his new position on December 1, 1998. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  Announcement from UC Irvine of Jerry's appointment as Interim Library Director.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. Announcement from UC Irvine of Jerry's appointment as Interim Library Director.
Jerry had been serving as Assistant Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UCI. He was selected to serve as Interim Director of the Libraries. This was Jerry's last position before his retirement. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  Announcement of Jerry's departure from UC Berkeley.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. Announcement of Jerry's departure from UC Berkeley.
 
 
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Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  Announcement of Jerry's retirement to the research library community.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. Announcement of Jerry's retirement to the research library community.
The Association of Research Libraries noted Jerry's retirement from librarianship on February 28, 2011. 
 
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Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  Bachelor's Degree Graduation Announcement.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. Bachelor's Degree Graduation Announcement.
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota.
Graduation occurred on 30 May 1971. 
 
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Education. Lowell, Gerald R. Bachelor's Degree Graduation Program.
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota.
Granted 30 May 1971.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
313
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. High School Diploma.
Washington Senior High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Granted 3 June 1967.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Education. Lowell, Gerald R. High School Diploma.
Received on June 3, 1967, from Washington Senior High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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315
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. High School Graduation Announcement.
Washington Senior High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Graduation occurred on 3 June 1967.
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Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  High School Graduation Program.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. High School Graduation Program.
Washington Senior High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Graduation occurred 3 June 1967. 
 
317
Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  Induction into the National Honor Society.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. Induction into the National Honor Society.
The National Honor Society, or NHS, established in 1921, is a nationwide organization recognizing outstanding high school students. Membership honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the area of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. 
 
318
Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  Master's Degree in Librarianship.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. Master's Degree in Librarianship.
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Granted 11 June 1977. 
 
319
Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  October 2010 issue of the UC Irvine Libraries Newsletter, containing the University Librarian column.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. October 2010 issue of the UC Irvine Libraries Newsletter, containing the University Librarian column.
 
 
320
Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  Program from the Central States Assembly on the United States and Eastern Europe.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. Program from the Central States Assembly on the United States and Eastern Europe.
Held at Mundelein College, Chicago, Illinois, from October 23-26, 1969. Jerry Lowell was selected as a participant representing Gustavus Adolphus College. 
 
321
Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  Report Cards, Elementary.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. Report Cards, Elementary.
Includes report cards for Kindergarten and 1st through 6th grades. These report cards are included within Connected Bloodlines to show how educational performance and achievement were recorded and reported in the mid to late 1950s. The kindergarten class was held at the Airbase School and grades 1 through 6 were held at the Jane Addams Elementary School, both schools located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
 
322
Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  UC San Diego announcement about appointment of Jerry as Head of Libraries (University Librarian).
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. UC San Diego announcement about appointment of Jerry as Head of Libraries (University Librarian).
Jerry began his career with the University of California on April 1, 1993, when he was selected to lead the libraries at UC San Diego. 
 
323
Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  UC San Diego's announcement regarding Jerry leaving UCSD to join UC Berkeley.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. UC San Diego's announcement regarding Jerry leaving UCSD to join UC Berkeley.
Jerry's last day at UCSD was November 6, 1998. 
 
324
Education.  Lowell, Gerald R.  Undergraduate Degree, Gustavus Adolphus College.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. Undergraduate Degree, Gustavus Adolphus College.
Awarded May 30, 1971. Bachelor of Arts. Major was Russian Studies. 
 
325
Education.  Lowell, Gerald R. Baccalaureate Service Program, celebrating 1971 graduation.
Education. Lowell, Gerald R. Baccalaureate Service Program, celebrating 1971 graduation.
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota.
Occurred on the Day of Pentecost, Sunday, 30 May 1971. 
 
326
Education. Lowell, Gerald. Immunization Record.
Immunization program managed by the Superintendent of Schools and the Director of School Health, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
327
Education.  Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney.  60th High School Reunion.
Education. Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney. 60th High School Reunion.
Newspaper article that appeared in a 1968 issue of the Argus Leader, published in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, that describes the gathering of nine members of the Washington High School class of 1908 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
 
328
Education.  Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney.  Columbia University.  Masters Thesis.  [1915]
Education. Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney. Columbia University. Masters Thesis. [1915]
"The Life of the Industrial Revolution as Reflected in the Literature of the Nineteenth Century. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Faculty of Political Science, Columbia University. Flora Georgia McCartney." Scan of a copy of the original thesis in the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New York, New York. 
 
329
Education.  Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney.  Graduation Pin, Stanford University, Class of 1913.
Education. Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney. Graduation Pin, Stanford University, Class of 1913.
The history behind the presentation of this pin and the name of the individual who had Flora's initials engraved on the back of the pin is not known. Flora earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford. 
 
330
Education.  Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney.  High School graduation program.
Education. Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney. High School graduation program.
Flora graduated from Sioux Falls High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Thursday, June 11, 1908. 
 
331
Education.  Luker, Flora McCartney.  Bachelor of Arts diploma, earned at Stanford Junior University.
Education. Luker, Flora McCartney. Bachelor of Arts diploma, earned at Stanford Junior University.
Flora received her undergraduate degree from Stanford on 19 May 1913. 
 
332
Education.  Luker, Flora McCartney.  Stanford University.
Education. Luker, Flora McCartney. Stanford University.
Photograph from the Stanford Quad yearbook for 1913, the year that Flora Georgia McCartney Luker graduated with her Bachelor's Degree. 
 
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Education.  McCartney, Flora Georgia.  High School Degree.
Education. McCartney, Flora Georgia. High School Degree.
From Sioux Falls High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Awarded on 11 June 1908. 
 
334
Education.  McCartney, Flora Georgia.  Master of Arts Degree.
Education. McCartney, Flora Georgia. Master of Arts Degree.
From Columbia University, New York City, New York. Awarded on 2 June 1915. 
 
335
Education.  McCartney, George.  Class list and course catalog.
Education. McCartney, George. Class list and course catalog.
From Vinton, Iowa, George McCartney studied at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois, as a freshman, in 1874-75. He was enrolled in Monmouth's Classical Course. 
 
336
Education.  Orange Letter Day 1945.  Football program.
Education. Orange Letter Day 1945. Football program.
G. James Lowell, as a sophomore at Washington High School, plays varsity-level football for the first time. 
 
337
Education.  Orange Letter Day Program, 23rd Annual Homecoming.
Education. Orange Letter Day Program, 23rd Annual Homecoming.
Homecoming for Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Events occurred on October 26, 1945. G. James Lowell was a sophomore at Washington High School in 1945-1946. 
 
338
Education.  Orange Letter Day Program, 24th Annual Homecoming.
Education. Orange Letter Day Program, 24th Annual Homecoming.
Homecoming for Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Events occurred on October 18, 1946. G. James Lowell was a junior at Washington High School in 1946-1947. 
 
339
Education.  Orange Letter Day Program.  25th Annual Homecoming.
Education. Orange Letter Day Program. 25th Annual Homecoming.
Homecoming for Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Events occurred on October 24, 1947. G. James Lowell was a senior at Washington High School in 1947.1948. 
 
340
Education.  The Axtell Park INK BLOT, vol. VIII, no. 4, Final - 1964
Education. The Axtell Park INK BLOT, vol. VIII, no. 4, Final - 1964
The Axtell Park INK BLOT was published quarterly at Axtell Park Junior High, 6th and West, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Managing Editor: Linda Brech; Make-up Editor: Jerry Lowell; News Editors: Judy Hansen, Linda Tjaden, Norma Wierenga; Sports Editor: Alan Brendsel. 
 
341
Education.  The Lowell Lexicon, Lowell Elementary Grade School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, published January 28, 1944
Education. The Lowell Lexicon, Lowell Elementary Grade School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, published January 28, 1944
Published by members of the 8A class of Lowell Elementary Grade School, Sammy Keller, student editor. Selma Sandness was the home room teacher for the group. The Lexicon acknowledged the achievements of the mid-year graduating class whose members, including Jimmy Lowell (G. James Lowell), would be moving forward to the 9th grade. 
 
342
Education. University of South Dakota. The One-Hundred Sixteenth Annual Commencement Exercises. Program. Saturday, May 10, 2003.
Ryan Geraets received his doctorate degree at this time.
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343
Education.  Washington High School Senior Banquet.  Pacemakers.
Education. Washington High School Senior Banquet. Pacemakers.
Held on January 22, 1948. Location unknown. 
 
344
Education.  Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Commencement Exercises Program
Education. Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Commencement Exercises Program
The seventieth graduation ceremony of the school on May 27, 1948. G. James Lowell was a graduate of this class. 
 
345
Education. Zelhart, Leann K. Graduation Announcement from Nursing School.
Johnson County Community College Nursing Program.
Pinning Ceremony held on 14 May 2003.
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346
Education. Zelhart, Leann Lowell. Immunization Record.
Leann's immunization records were maintained on the back of her sibling's records. Unable to determine what role, if any, the Board of Education played in managing an immunization program at the time that Leann began school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
347
Education. Zelhart, Megan M. High School Graduation Announcement.
Fair Grove High School, Fair Grove, Missouri.
Graduation occurred on 17 May 2009.
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348
Education. Zelhart, Megan. College Graduation Announcement.
Megan graduated from Truman State University on Saturday, December 14, 2013, with a B.A. degree in Communication Disorders.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
349
Education. University of South Dakota. Dakota Days. 1998.
Program for the 17th Annual Coyote Capers Show, September 25, 1998: "Big Time: Under the Big Top." Emily Lease was a candidate for Miss Dakota and Ryan Geraets was a candidate for Mr. Dakota.
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350
Heirlooms.  Lowell, Alice Nelson. Norwegian silverplate flatware, ca. 1940s-1950s
Heirlooms. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Norwegian silverplate flatware, ca. 1940s-1950s
Alice Nelson Lowell received this silverplate from one of her aunts in Bergen. She received a starter set of some sort and then this aunt would continue to mail her additional pieces. Several of the pieces have Alice's name engraved on the back and one piece has the name "Jerry" engraved on the back. Pattern name is unknown. 
 
351
Heirlooms.  Lowell, Freda Volsch.  Cream Pitcher.
Heirlooms. Lowell, Freda Volsch. Cream Pitcher.
Handwritten slip inside pitcher reads "This pitcher given to Freda Lowell for perfect attendance at Sunday School when 10 years old." 
 
352
Heirlooms.  Lowell, G. James and Alice Nelson Lowell. Family Bible.
Heirlooms. Lowell, G. James and Alice Nelson Lowell. Family Bible.
This Bible was selected by Alice and Jim, using "credits" from a work-related performance program at Lakeside Dairy that enabled employees to select items for their home. This Bible was always kept on the second shelf of a table in the living room. The Bible had a section containing colorful illustrations of some of the stories it contained. Alice and Jim's children liked to look at these pictures, but they always had to wash their hands before they could touch this Bible. 
 
353
Heirlooms. Lowell, Gerald R. Bible presented to him on his confirmation by his maternal grandmother, Gudrun Nelson.
Jerry was confirmed at First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 4, 1964, Gudrun's birthday. Jerry also used this Bible when he took the required Bible course for freshmen at Gustavus Adolphus College, in Fall 1967.
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Heirlooms.  Lowell, John Fairfield
Heirlooms. Lowell, John Fairfield
Formal photograph taken in early 1900s in original frame 
 
355
Heirlooms.  Lowell, Viola Furbush.  Quilt.
Heirlooms. Lowell, Viola Furbush. Quilt.
Quilt presented to Wealthy Viola (Furbush) Lowell by her friends in 1884, when she, her husband John Fairfield Lowell, and their two children, Minnie and John Russell, left Mukwa Township (Waupaca Co.), Wisconsin to settle in Dakota Territory. There are 30 names on the quilt. Quilt was presented to the Wisconsin Historical Society in 2011. More information on the quilt is available at the Wisconsin Historical Society's Wisconsin Historical Museum Online Collections.

The museum's official description reads: "Quilt, pieced, signature, red and white cotton, "Courthouse Square," 1884." 
 
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Heirlooms.  McCartney Clock
Heirlooms. McCartney Clock
This "eight day" clock originally belonged to Judge John McCartney. When he and his family moved from Vinton, Iowa to National City, California, in 1887, the clock was already old and the McCartneys didn't want to take it with them. Judge McCartney then gave the clock to his son, George McCartney and his wife Minnie Lowell McCartney. When George McCartney died unexpectedly in Parker, South Dakota, his young wife, Minnie, brought the clock with her to the farm that she acquired. After Minnie's death, her only daughter, Flora, inherited the clock. After Flora's death in 1974, the clock was inherited by her cousin, George John Lowell. When George Lowell received the clock, it had no hands, no face, and had a damaged case with split wood at the top. George repaired the clock with the assistance of a clock repair professional in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When George and his wife, Hazel Miller Lowell, died (in 1973 and 1974 respectively), their youngest son, Roger L. Lowell inherited the clock. It now rests on a mantel in Seattle, Washington. 
 
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Heirlooms.  Volsch, Joachim and wife Mary
Heirlooms. Volsch, Joachim and wife Mary
Joachim and Mary Volsch, settlers in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, from the Volsch family in Germany. Full names of the individuals at time of baptism: Johann Joachim Carl Heinrich Volsch and Katharina Maria Elisabeth Dahling. In original frame. 
 
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Immigration.  ALL NATIONS; AMERICANIZATION SCHOOL PAPER; SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA; CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1931
Immigration. ALL NATIONS; AMERICANIZATION SCHOOL PAPER; SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA; CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1931
A small pamphlet published by the Americanization School. The school offerred Day and Night School. It provided a class in citizenship, emphasizing history, government, and current news. The Day School, in addition to its citizenship class, also offered programs in Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced English. Gudrun Nelson attended the Citizenship Class before she received her citizenship papers. She wrote an article on page 7 that discussed her journey across the Atlantic Ocean. 
 
359
Immigration.  Balowitz, Jack.  Citizenship Petition.
Immigration. Balowitz, Jack. Citizenship Petition.
 
 
360
Immigration.  Kriegel, Jack.  Immigration arrival record, Ellis Island.
Immigration. Kriegel, Jack. Immigration arrival record, Ellis Island.
Jankel (Jack), his two brothers, and his mother traveled together and arrived in New York City on June 30, 1913. 
 
361
Immigration.  Miller, Adolph.  Naturalization Record.
Immigration. Miller, Adolph. Naturalization Record.
Filed with the Circuit Court, Minnehaha County, Second Judicial Circuit South of Dakota, ss., on 13 Dec 1889. Witnesses were David Woehrle and George Leubecker. 
 
362
Immigration.  Miller, Adolph.  Proof of Residence and Oath to Support the Constitution for Naturalization Petition.
Immigration. Miller, Adolph. Proof of Residence and Oath to Support the Constitution for Naturalization Petition.
Witnesses signing document were David Woehrle and George Leubecker [sic] on 13 Dec 1889. The Oath to Support the Constitution was signed by Adolph Müller [sic]. 
 
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Immigration.  Nelson, Gudrun Nilsen.  Cowpox vaccination certificate
Immigration. Nelson, Gudrun Nilsen. Cowpox vaccination certificate
Translation:
Cowpox vaccination certificate
Gudrun Marie
born in Bergen, parents: Baker Anders Nilsen Tysse and Ingebørg Tysse,
resident of Bergen;
13 1/4 years old, is by me on the indicated year of 1907, August 14th, vaccinated with cowpox. At the inspection (made by me) between the 7th and 9th day after vaccination, I found all the signs that proved her to have the real cowpox: the (blisters) were undamaged, filled with a clear liquid, depressed in the centre, and surrounded by a red circle (of skin);

Gudrun Marie
has (therefore) properly had cowpox that will protect her against smallpox, which is hereby certified upon honor and conscience by
[signature not legible]

Bergen, August 21st, year 1907 
 
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Immigration.  Nelson, Harold D. Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, 16 Mar 1916
Immigration. Nelson, Harold D. Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, 16 Mar 1916
Filed in Chippewa, Chippewa County, Minnesota (Reel#1, Vol.#2, Code#4, Page#165) when he resided in Montevideo, Minnesota. 
 
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Immigration.  Nelson, Harold Dreyer.  U.S. Passport.
Immigration. Nelson, Harold Dreyer. U.S. Passport.
Issued on 22 Sep 1920. Harold Nelson traveled to Norway in February 1921 to visit his mother; he returned to the United States in December 1921. 
 
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Immigration.  Vik, Arthur Korn.  Declaration of Intention for Naturalization.
Immigration. Vik, Arthur Korn. Declaration of Intention for Naturalization.
Issued 21 December 1917 by the Circuit Court, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. 
 
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Immigration.  Vik, Kalmer Eklund.  Declaration of Intention for Naturalization.
Immigration. Vik, Kalmer Eklund. Declaration of Intention for Naturalization.
Issued by the Circuit Court of Minnehaha County, South Dakota, on 12 January 1915. 
 
368
Interviews.  Lien, Olaf.  Interview. Christmas 2004.
Interviews. Lien, Olaf. Interview. Christmas 2004.
 
 
369
Interviews.  Schwader, Meta Maria Stangohr.  July 1964.
Interviews. Schwader, Meta Maria Stangohr. July 1964.
Interviewee was Meta's nephew, Clarence Stangohr. 
 
370
Interviews.  Weatherhead, Ingrid Lien.  Interview.  August 22, 1995.
Interviews. Weatherhead, Ingrid Lien. Interview. August 22, 1995.
 
 
371
Interviews.  Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann.  Interview. August 20-22, 1995.
Interviews. Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann. Interview. August 20-22, 1995.
 
 
372
Miscellaneous. Block, Mitchell. "Hits of 1969 as Taped".
A handwritten list that Mitchell made as he taped the top 100 hits of 1969 on a reel-to-reel tape.
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373
Miscellaneous. Moving Cards. Mitchell Block and Gerald Lowell.
Announcing address changes. All cards designed by Mitchell Block.
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374
Miscellaneous. Viola's Resort. Summer Special Advertisement.
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Miscellaneous.  West Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Historical Materials.
Miscellaneous. West Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Historical Materials.
Contains pamphlet titled "Dedication of the Historical Marker 'West Sioux Falls' for program conducted on 8 June 1996 by the Minnehaha County Historical Society. A one page leaflet "Welcome to Jane Addams" provides a brief history of education in West Sioux Falls. Also includes a poem, "Dedication of the West Sioux Falls Historical Markers" written by Robert Kolbe, May, 1996. 
 
376
Miscellaneous. Zelhart, Leann. Day-by-day listing of activities during vacation.
Leann visited brother, Gerald Lowell, in June 1974, when he lived in Seattle, Washington. At that time, Leann lived in Pipestone, Minnesota. After her visit, Jerry listed out everything that they had done during Leann's time in Seattle.
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Newspaper Articles.  Bates, Norman.  Development of Camano Island State Park.
Newspaper Articles. Bates, Norman. Development of Camano Island State Park.
From the Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, Washington) Thursday, July 21, 1949, page 16. 
 
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Newspaper Articles.  Bates, Norman.  Efforts to Restore Ferry Service.
Newspaper Articles. Bates, Norman. Efforts to Restore Ferry Service.
Appeared in the Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Washington), Monday, Dec. 17, 1951. 
 
379
Newspaper Articles.  Block, Mitchell S. Joins Staff of Goleta Valley Athletic Club
Newspaper Articles. Block, Mitchell S. Joins Staff of Goleta Valley Athletic Club
September 2003 newsletter of the Goleta Valley Athletic Club, Goleta, California, "The Shape of Things" features personal trainer Mitchell S. Block.  
 
380
Newspaper Articles. Geisel Celebration with Gerald Lowell, Audrey Geisel, and Mercedes McCambridge.
In UCSD Perspectives, Vol. 10, Number 2, Spring 1997.
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381
Newspaper Articles. Geraets, Matthew. Football Player
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382
Newspaper Articles.  Helgesen, Ingeborg.  75th Birthday Celebratory Announcement.
Newspaper Articles. Helgesen, Ingeborg. 75th Birthday Celebratory Announcement.
 
 
383
Newspaper Articles.  Lowell, Alice.  Refrigerator Article-Grandparents Are Indeed Grand Parents.
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, Alice. Refrigerator Article-Grandparents Are Indeed Grand Parents.
An undated "Here's Erma" column, written by Erma Bombeck, from an unidentified newspaper. Alice had this article posted on her refrigerator at the time of her death in November 1999. 
 
384
Newspaper Articles.  Lowell, Alice.  Refrigerator Article-Pray for Kids Who Have Love and Those Who Need It.
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, Alice. Refrigerator Article-Pray for Kids Who Have Love and Those Who Need It.
An undated newspaper article appearing in Rena Yasenek's column in an unidentified newspaper. Alice had this newspaper article posted on her refrigerator at the time of her death in November 1999. 
 
385
Newspaper Articles.  Lowell, Alice.  Refrigerator Article-Remember You are Blessed
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, Alice. Refrigerator Article-Remember You are Blessed
An undated Erma Bombeck article cut from an unidentified newspaper. Alice had this article posted on her refrigerator at the time of her death in November 1999. 
 
386
Newspaper Articles.  Lowell, G. James.  Boy Scout Sioux Council Encampment.
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, G. James. Boy Scout Sioux Council Encampment.
Held at Lake Shetek, near Currie, Minnesota, about 1942/43. Jim's troop was Unit 42, sponsored by the Harold Mason post of the American Legion. The Legion also supported the Sioux Falls chapter of "La Societe des 40 hommes et 8 chevaux" (also known as the Forty and Eight), an organization of the United States Armed Forces. Participants from Sioux Falls in the Encampment traveled to Lake Shetek aboard the Forty and Eight vehicle. 
 
387
Newspaper Articles.  Lowell, G. James.  Co-captain of football team, 1947.
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, G. James. Co-captain of football team, 1947.
In 1947, during his senior year at Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Jim was selected to be co-captain of the team. Publication and date unknown. 
 
388
Newspaper Articles.  Lowell, G. James.  Football practice.
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, G. James. Football practice.
The football team from Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, prepares for its upcoming homecoming game with Sioux City in 1947. Jim Lowell, tackle, is in center of picture. Name and date of publication unknown. 
 
389
Newspaper Articles.  Lowell, G. James.  High school football career begins.
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, G. James. High school football career begins.
As a sophomore at Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Jim began playing tackle for the first string. Article published in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader; date unknown. 
 
390
Newspaper Articles.  Lowell, G. James.  Participant in operetta by the Lowell School.
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, G. James. Participant in operetta by the Lowell School.
The operetta, titled "Dakota Days", was performed at Lowell School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in abt. 1942/43. 
 
391
Newspaper Articles.  Lowell, G. James.  Participation in the recycling of waste paper.
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, G. James. Participation in the recycling of waste paper.
Members of Troop 42 of the Boy Scouts in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, undertook a collection of waste paper to support the war effort. Jim is the first individual standing at the left of some of the participants. Date of article unknown. 
 
392
Newspaper Articles.  Lowell, Gerald R.  Article on Lowell's appointment as University Librarian at UCSD.
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, Gerald R. Article on Lowell's appointment as University Librarian at UCSD.
In UCSD Perspectives, Vol. 6, Number 1, Summer 1993. 
 
393
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, Gerald R. Lowell appointed Head of the Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress
Article that appeared in the April 1, 1985 (Vol. 44, No. 13) issue of Library of Congress Information Bulletin.
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394
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, Gerald R. Letter to the Argus Leader
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Newspaper Articles. Lowell, Gerald R. New Library Chief Named
From UCSD Times, April 5-May 2, 1993, Vol. 7, No. 9
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396
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, Gerald R. News article on appointment to UCSD.
In San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday, February 25, 1993.
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397
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, Gerald R. The Internet Show
"Local Television Show Analyzes Global Computer Network" in San Diego Daily Transcript, Tuesday, January 17, 1995.
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398
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, Gerald R. Youth Sunday
Delivering First Lutheran Church Youth Sunday Sermon on May 21, 1967.
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399
Newspaper Articles. Lowell, Gerald. Boys' State Article.
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400
Newspaper Articles.  Miller Family Reunion.  August 5, 1950.
Newspaper Articles. Miller Family Reunion. August 5, 1950.
Reunion was held at City Park, Parker, Turner County, South Dakota. Article appeared in the 10 Aug 1950 edition of The New Era newspaper, published in Parker, South Dakota. 
 
401
Newspaper Articles.  Nelson, Gudrun Marie.  Various news clippings re. her U.S.A. citizenship.
Newspaper Articles. Nelson, Gudrun Marie. Various news clippings re. her U.S.A. citizenship.
These clippings had been cut from the newspaper, most likely the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, by Gudrun Nelson. They had been kept by Gudrun in an envelop along with several pieces of correspondence and two official documents: a) Gudrun's cowpox certification, and b) her birth certificate. These items were clearly of great importance to her and were the only items of this nature that she retained. Her citizenship was granted on January 30, 1931. 
 
402
Newspaper Articles.  Nelson, Gudrun. Atlantic crossing on her way to the U.S.
Newspaper Articles. Nelson, Gudrun. Atlantic crossing on her way to the U.S.
The article on the left was written by Gudrun as part of her "Americanization" classes in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, describing her crossing and the hurricane that they encountered. The article on the right, from the New York Times, describes in detail the dangerous circumstances that almost sunk the ship. 
 
403
Newspaper Articles.  Nelson,Gudrun M.  Curious name change after wedding.
Newspaper Articles. Nelson,Gudrun M. Curious name change after wedding.
This newspaper clipping (unknown source and unknown date) has been included because of the spelling issues involved. While in Norway, Gudrun's surname was spelled "Nilsen" on various church records. When she emigrated to the United States, she began to use a surname spelling of "Nielsen." 
 
404
Newspaper Articles. Volsch and Stangohr family reunion.
Newspaper coverage in The New Era, published in Parker, South Dakota, about the 59th Annual Volsch/Stangohr family reunion held on June 9, 1996 at Prairie Village Kitchen, Prairie Village, Madison, South Dakota.
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405
Newspaper Articles. West Soo Roller Rink Closure
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406
Newspaper Articles. Yip, Linda. Visit to Sioux Falls announced in the Argus Leader.
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407
Religion. Block, Charles. Bat Mitzvah invitation.
Ceremony occurred on 11 Jan 1973.
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 01.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 01.
Mitchell Block's Bar Mitzvah was celebrated on 17 Jun 1967. The morning religious service was conducted at the Jewish Center of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York. Following the religious service, there was a luncheon at one of the community halls in the building complex where the Block family lived. In the evening, there was a dinner celebration. The majority of the pictures in the album were taken at the dinner celebration.  
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 02.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 02.
Invitation to the Bar Mitzvah and other items used during the ceremony. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 03.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 03.
Mitchell Block's sister, Dale, pins a boutonniere on his lapel, with brother, Chuck, looking on. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 04.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 04.
Mitchell with his maternal grandparents, Sarah and Samuel Hershkowitz. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 05.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 05.
 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 06.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 06.
Sister Dale adjusts Mitchell's talis, which belonged to his grandfather, Samuel Hershkowitz. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 07.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 07.
 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 08.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 08.
 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 09.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 09.
Mitchell's father, David Block, points out verses to be read during the ceremony. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 10.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 10.
Mitchell's mother, Marion Hershkowitz Block. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 11.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 11.
Mitchell's parents, Marion and David Block. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 12.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 12.
Marion, David, and Mitchell Block 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 13.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 13.
The David Block family. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 14.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 14.
Grandmother, Sarah Balowitz Hershkowitz. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 15.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 15.
Grandparents Samuel and Sarah Hershkowitz. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 16.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 16.
Sarah Balowitz Hershkowitz, Marion Hershkowitz Block, David Block, and Samuel Hershkowitz. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 17.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 17.
Paternal Grandmother Bella Block with Mitchell. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 18.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 18.
Maternal grandfather, Samuel Hershkowitz, and Mitchell. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 19.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 19.
Maternal grandparents, Samuel and Sarah Hershkowitz, enter the banquet hall. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 20.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 20.
Paternal grandmother, Bella Block, enters the banquet hall with Mitchell. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 21.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 21.
Marion, Mitchell, and David Block entering the banquet hall. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 22.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 22.
Chuck and Dale Block entering the banquet hall. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 23.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 23.
Paternal grandparents Samuel and Sarah Hershkowitz lighting a candle on the cake. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 24.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 24.
Paternal Grandmother, Bella Block, and great aunt, Sarah "Shenka" Block, lighting a candle. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 25.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 25.
Mitchell's great uncle and aunt, William Krimsky and his wife Anna. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 26.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 26.
Mitchell's great uncle and aunt, Morris Fishman and his wife Lena. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 27.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 27.
Mitchell Block's great uncle and aunt, Herman Balowitz and his wife May. 
 
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Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 28.
Mitchell's uncle and aunt, Paul Schlittner and his wife, Elaine.
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Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 29.
Mitchell's uncle and aunt, Paul Garz and his wife, Mathilda.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 30.
Mitchell's uncle and aunt, Harold "Chappie" Chapman and his wife Rose "Roz".
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 31.
Uncle and aunt, Harry and Sylvia Cimbolsky.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 32.
Uncle and aunt Sol and Millie Hershkowitz.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 33.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 33.
Uncle and aunt Aaron and Lillie Shapiro. 
 
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Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 34.
Mitchell's uncle Arthur Kolb and his wife Florence.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 35.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 35.
Chuck and Dale Block look on as Mitchell lights a candle on his bar mitzvah cake. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 36.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 36.
The David Block family: Dave, Chuck, Mitchell, Marion, and Dale. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 37.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 37.
The David Block family: Dave, Chuck, Mitchell, Marion, and Dale. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 38.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 38.
The David Block family, blowing out candles: Dave, Chuck, Mitchell, Marion, and Dale. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 39.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 39.
Grandpa Samuel Hershkowitz cutting the challah with David and Mitchell Block looking on. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 40.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 40.
Friends and cousins of Mitchell Block. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 41.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 41.
Dancing the night away. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 42.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 42.
Senior relatives: Standing, back row, left side, L to R: Bella Block, Mrs. Kolb (Arthur Kolb's mother), Sarah Hershkowitz, Samuel Hershkowitz, David Block, Marion Block; Standing, back row, right side, Mrs. Rose Shapiro (Aaron Shapiro's mother), Herman Balowitz. Seated, L to R: Anna Krimsky, William Krimsky, Sarah "Shenka" Block, Mr. & Mrs. Serkin (good friends of the Block family), and May Balowitz.  
 
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Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 43.
Mitchell's aunts, uncles, and cousins. Standing L to R: Sarah Hershkowitz, Jack Pinto (husband of Marion Block's best friend), Harry Cimbolsky, Claire Pinto, David Block, Aaron Shapiro, Marion Block, Murray Cassell, Selma Cassell, Hank Schlittner, Barry Shurack, Elaine Schlitner. Seated L to R: Paul and Sylvia Cohen, Matilda and Paul Garz, and Evie Shapiro.
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Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 44.
Hershkowitz adults: Standing, L to R: Sarah Hershkowitz, Saul Hershkowitz, Gertrude Krimsky, David Block, Marion Block, Abraham Krimsky, Sylvia Cimbolsky, Harry Cimbolsky, Matilda Garz, Aaron Shapiro. Seated, L to R: Millie Hershkowitz, Rose Chapman, Harold Chapman, Lillian Shapiro.
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 45.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 45.
Members of Marion Block's mah-jongg group, along with their spouses. 
 
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Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 46.
Block and Fishman relatives: Standing, L to R: Arthur Kolb, Florence Kolb, Max Fishman, Rose Fishman, David Block, Marion Block, Calman Fishman. Seated, L to R: Morris Fishman, Lena Fishman, Mary Olsher, Charles Olsher.
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 47.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 47.
David Block's co-workers and spouses. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 48.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 48.
David Block's co-workers. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 49.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 49.
David and Marion Block's Friends Club members. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 50.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 50.
David and Marion Block's Friends Club members. 
 
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Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 51.
Mitchell's cousins: Standing, L to R: Barbara Hershkowitz, Michael Garz, David Block, Marion Block, Ira Hershkowitz, Robert Cimbolsky, Carol Shapiro. Seated, L to R: Dale Block, Reesa Kolb, Chuck Block, Lisa Schlittner, Erik Schlittner, Caryn Garz.
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 52.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 52.
David Block shows the rest of the Block family that his pockets are now empty. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 53.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 53.
Mitchell has all of the money. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 54.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 54.
Mitchell's friends. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 55.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 55.
Mitchell's friends. 
 
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Religion.  Block, Mitchell.  Bar Mitzvah Album.  Photo 56.
Religion. Block, Mitchell. Bar Mitzvah Album. Photo 56.
Older sister, Dale, comforts younger "drunk" brother, Mitchell. 
 
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Religion.  Dverberg Church
Religion. Dverberg Church
 
 
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Religion.  East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Religion. East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
The Harold D. Nelson family attended this church. 
 
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Religion.  First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Religion. First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
The G. James Lowell family attended church here. 
 
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Religion.  First United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Religion. First United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
The George J. Lowell family attended church here. 
 
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Religion.  Lowell, Alice Nelson.  Church confirmation class.
Religion. Lowell, Alice Nelson. Church confirmation class.
Taken at East Side Lutheran Church, date unknown. Alice Nelson is seated in the first row, second person from the left. 
 
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Religion.  Lowell, G. James.  Certificate of Promotion at Sunday School.
Religion. Lowell, G. James. Certificate of Promotion at Sunday School.
Promoted from the Cradle Roll Department of the First Methodist Sunday School to the Beginners Department. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 24 September 1933. 
 
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Religion.  Lowell, G. James.  Certificate of Promotion to Church Junior Department.
Religion. Lowell, G. James. Certificate of Promotion to Church Junior Department.
Promoted from the Primary Department of the First Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to the Junior Department. October 2, 1938. 
 
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Religion.  Lowell, G. James.  Church Cradle Roll Certificate.
Religion. Lowell, G. James. Church Cradle Roll Certificate.
Accepted as a member of the Cradle Roll Department of the First Methodist Church School, 16 September 1930 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
 
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Religion. Lowell, Gerald R. Certificate of Baptism.
Baptism occurred on September 11, 1949, at East Side Lutheran Church.
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Religion. Lowell, Gerald. Confirmation Certificate.
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Religion.  McCartney, Minnie Lowell.  Baptism Certificate.
Religion. McCartney, Minnie Lowell. Baptism Certificate.
Minnie's baptism into the Lutheran faith occurred on 3 May 1951, at Sioux Valley Hospital. Minnie died fourteen days later. It is not clear why Flora McCartney Luker, Minnie's daughter, arranged for a baptism for her mother, when her mother was 86. Was Minnie never formally baptized as a child? At the time of Minnie's marriage, did she change faiths, causing Flora to re-baptize her back to Minnie's original faith, when Minnie was on her deathbed in 1951. 
 
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Religion. Zelhart, Leann Lowell. Certificate of Baptism.
Baptized 15 January 1956 at First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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Stories.  'Sortland's last house with fireplace...'  News article about the house of Kolbein Kolbensen.
Stories. "Sortland's last house with fireplace..." News article about the house of Kolbein Kolbensen.
Name and date of publication in which article appeared in unknown.  
 
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Stories.  Cordrey House, 210 Davidson Street, Chula Vista, California.
Stories. Cordrey House, 210 Davidson Street, Chula Vista, California.
The Cordrey House was originally built for Alfred Haines in 1888, as one of the orchard homes. Haines served as financial guardian for Flora McCartney Luker until she reached legal majority. Article appeared in "Family, Friends, and Homes," p. 429, published by the Chula Vista Historical Society, San Diego, California, 1991. 
 
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Stories.  Country Life Revisited: Introduction and Table of Contents
Stories. Country Life Revisited: Introduction and Table of Contents
A driving tour around southeastern South Dakota on August 16, 1987, to visit historical family locations west of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Participants included Hazel Louise Miller Lowell, George John Lowell, Gerald Ray Lowell, and Mitchell Scott Block.  
 
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Stories.  Domestic Partner Benefits at the University of California
Stories. Domestic Partner Benefits at the University of California
 
 
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Stories.  Fishing in Ihlen
Stories. Fishing in Ihlen
By Mitchell S. Block. May 1982.
A short story describing Mitchell Block's first fishing expedition with his partner, Jerry Lowell, and Jerry's Mom and Dad in a small boat on a small lake near a very small town in southwestern Minnesota. 
 
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Stories.  Historical Connections
Stories. Historical Connections
Monarchs, Barons, 17th Century Immigrants, Governors, a Witch, and a Polar Explorer. Ancestors of Gerald R. Lowell. 
 
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Stories.  John Fairfield Lowell: a short biography.
Stories. John Fairfield Lowell: a short biography.
Compiled by Gerald R. Lowell, 5 October, 2013 
 
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Stories.  Kriegel, Seymour (Skip).  Pieces of my Balowitz Family History.
Stories. Kriegel, Seymour (Skip). Pieces of my Balowitz Family History.
 
 
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Stories. Leubecher Family Biographies.
Brief biographies of three generations of Leubechers who farmed land outside of Sioux Falls, South Dakota: George and Augusta Leubecher; Herman and Iva Leubecher; and Rex and Ruby Leubecher. These bios were written by Rex and Ruby Leubecher. Date of writing unknown. Publication in which these bios appeared is also unknown.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Stories.  Lowell, Alice.  Initial diagnosis of cancer, June 1999.
Stories. Lowell, Alice. Initial diagnosis of cancer, June 1999.
Alice Lowell was a healthy and active woman in her early 70s. At the beginning of June, she complained about having stomach problems and missed her grandson's graduation from college. Initial tests were done, leading to the cancer diagnosis. Alice had these three pages prepared and had fifty copies made. As her friends came to visit her at her home, she would give them a copy of this diagnosis. 
 
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Stories. Lowell, John H. Genogram and Family of Origin Notes.
Assignment completed while Lowell earned his Masters in Social Work degree.
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Stories. Norwegian Cousins Reunite
Norwegian cousins Sonia Smevik Woster and Alice Nelson Lowell become reacquainted after not seeing each other for over 50 years. Their reunion occurred during dinner at Sonia's home in Escondido, California on February 4, 1996. Participants included: Sonia Smevik Woster, Alice Nelson Lowell, Gerald Ray Lowell, George James Lowell, and Mitchell Scott Block.
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Stories.  Our 17th and 18th Century English and Scottish immigrants.
Stories. Our 17th and 18th Century English and Scottish immigrants.
An overview of Lowell and Furbush immigrant ancestors by Gerald R. Lowell. 
 
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Stories.  Our 19th Century German Immigrants.
Stories. Our 19th Century German Immigrants.
An overview of Volsch, Leubecher, and Miller immigrant ancestors, by Gerald R. Lowell. 
 
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Stories.  Our 20th Century Jewish Immigrants.
Stories. Our 20th Century Jewish Immigrants.
An overview of Balowitz, Hershkowitz, Block, Krimsky, Midlarsky, and Fishman immigrant ancestors, by Gerald R. Lowell. 
 
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Stories.  Our 20th Century Norwegian Immigrants.
Stories. Our 20th Century Norwegian Immigrants.
An overview of Nelson, Nilsen, and Helgesen immigrant ancestors, by Gerald R. Lowell. 
 
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Stories.  Peterson, Lewis B.  Convicted for incest with his daughter.  Franklin County, Maine, USA.  1879.
Stories. Peterson, Lewis B. Convicted for incest with his daughter. Franklin County, Maine, USA. 1879.
Peterson was indicted and convicted for incest with his daughter. His appeal was rejected on September 11, 1879 by the Maine Supreme Court. This is the opinion summarizing the upholding of his conviction on appeal. 
 
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Stories.  Reuben Lowell Homestead in Farmington Falls, Maine
Stories. Reuben Lowell Homestead in Farmington Falls, Maine
 
 
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Stories. The Lowell-McCartney-Luker Women.
Looks at Minnie Lowell, her marriage to George A. McCartney, and their daughter, Flora Georgia McCartney, and her marriage to Benjamin Luker. Describes both women's decline after the deaths of their husbands, leading to hermit-like existences for both women at their farm west of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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Stories.  Vietnam and Conscientious Objection to the War
Stories. Vietnam and Conscientious Objection to the War
Narrative and all documents pertaining to Gerald R. Lowell's fight with the U.S. Selective Service to obtain a classification of 1-0 for conscientious objection status. 
 
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Stories.  Vietnam and Conscientious Objection to the War: Folio 1
Stories. Vietnam and Conscientious Objection to the War: Folio 1
Documents pertaining to Initial Claim 
 
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Stories.  Vietnam and Conscientious Objection to the War: Folio 2
Stories. Vietnam and Conscientious Objection to the War: Folio 2
Documents pertaining to Personal Appearance 
 
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Stories.  Vietnam and Conscientious Objection to the War: Folio 3
Stories. Vietnam and Conscientious Objection to the War: Folio 3
Documents pertaining to Communications 
 
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Stories.  Vietnam and Conscientious Objection to the War: Folio 4
Stories. Vietnam and Conscientious Objection to the War: Folio 4
Documents pertaining to Support Letters 
 
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Stories.  Visiting the Family
Stories. Visiting the Family
By Mitchell S. Block. April 1993. The annual trip to the cemetery and an unannounced visit to Aunt Matilda's home generate the usual tensions for Jerry but provide unexpected levity. 
 
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Stories.  Ward, John M.  Biography.
Stories. Ward, John M. Biography.
 
 
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Stories.  Ward, Martin Luther, Jr.  Biographical sketch of his father, Martin Luther Ward.
Stories. Ward, Martin Luther, Jr. Biographical sketch of his father, Martin Luther Ward.
Appeared in "Family, Friends, and Homes," pp. 368-371, published by The Chula Vista Historical Society, 1991. 
 
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Stories.  Ward, Martin Luther, Jr.  Memoirs of the Martin Ward family.
Stories. Ward, Martin Luther, Jr. Memoirs of the Martin Ward family.
Written by Martin Luther Ward, Jr. Completed in March, 1957.