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TITLE:»ESTHER MAE CHRISTENSEN GROW (1891-1993)

 

                   SUBTITLE:»MEMOIR», 1993

               38 pagesDATES:»»QUANTITY:»

 

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The »memoir (donor no. 292) was donated by »Sally Kenney in 1995.

ACCESS:

The »memoir is open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

Kachina Dunn, 1995»Kachina Dunn, 1995.


  She and her eight siblings grew up on several farms in western Iowa and Nebraska.  At sixteen, she passed the state teacher's examinations and began teaching in a one-room country school.  After four years as a social worker in Chicago and Omaha, Grow returned to Iowa and received her college degree from Iowa State Teacher's College (now the University of Northern Iowa).  During the time she was a teacher and a principal in an Iowa consolidated high school, Grow married and had four children.

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The »Esther Mae Christensen Grow memoir, written circa 1993,» is 38 pages in length and »is made up of seven essays and seven poems.  The essays describe Grow's family, her childhood, and her experiences in country school, in college, and as a teacher.  The memoir was transcribed by Grow's granddaughter, Sally Kenney.

 

 

Folder no.   Description

Folder 1

»Memoir transcription