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Marjorie K. Lawrence papers 1922-1989

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L231 (Text) 231001-100654 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 3.2 Cubic feet 5 manuscript boxes, 5 medium oversize boxes

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 1999/03/11 by Philip n. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/22 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection includes autographed and printed poems; correspondence; an autobiography; a wax record; newspaper clippings; Christmas cards; and autographed journals from Marjorie K. Lawrence in Indiana and Nebraska ranging from 1922-1989 regarding education and teaching, family life, poetry, publishing, and travel in Europe.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Marjorie K. Lawrence papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note: Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: ISLO 398 NO. 9: The house that Jack built ISLO 398 NO. 8: Story time at Lawrence Day School
Biographical or Historical Data: Marjorie E. Kahl was born Oct. 28, 1904, in Bryant, Indiana in a Lutheran parsonage to Elmer and Mary McClure Kahl. She had two older brothers, Lyman E. and Harold M. and a younger brother, Paul S. She grew up in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and Wyoming. She began writing poetry in 1922. Returning to Indiana in 1930, she attended Midland College and received an A.B. from Carthage College in 1941. Marjorie studied elementary education at the University of Chicago and became a kindergarten and primary school teacher, teaching at schools in Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana, retiring in 1973 and operating the Lawrence Day School in Mulberry, Indiana.She married the Rev. Dr. Harvey S. Lawrence in Marion County, Indiana on Nov. 26, 1941; he died in 1949. Mrs. Lawrence also wrote plays, Bible school materials, short stories and school textbooks. She died on Oct. 13, 1994 and is buried in Providence Cemetery, Mulberry, Indiana. Her tombstone reads: "I tried" and "Thou God seest me".Information found within the collection."Kahl, [Margorie]". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/04/20."Kahl, Marjorie E.". 1910 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/04/20."Lawrence, Harvey". Web: Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012. Retrieved 2016/04/20."Lawrence, Marjorie K.". U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Retrieved 2016/04/20."Lawrence, Marjorie Kahl". Find a Grave Photos. Retrieved 2016/04/20. Marjorie Kahl (1974) In Indiana authors and their books, 1917-1966. (p. 362). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. Print. ISLI 16.810 B2191 SUPP. 1917-66"Lawrence, Marjorie Kahl". (no date). Vantage Press. Print.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Marjorie K. Lawrence in 1975; 1983/06/16 and in 1987 .
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: American poetry > 20th century.
Christmas cards > Specimens.
Education > Indiana.
Teaching > Aids and devices.
Europe > Description and travel > 20th century.
Mulberry (Ind.)
Genre: Correspondence

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