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Guide to the Elaine Anderson Mansius Papers ; Mansius (Elaine Anderson) Papers

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Guide to the Elaine Anderson Mansius Papers 1942-1951

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: Elaine Anderson Mansius
Dates: 1942-1951
Quantity: 0.5 cubic feet.
Abstract:Letters to family and memorabilia of a University of Idaho student in the 1940s.
Identification: MG366
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Scope and Content

The papers of Elaine (Anderson) Mansius consist of letters written to her parents detailing her experiences as a student at the University of Idaho from 1942 to 1946, and as a young wife and mother in Moscow while her husband attended college, 1947-1951. Also included are such college memorabilia as play programs, newspaper clippings, invitations, dance programs, and membership certificates. The final items are income tax returns for Charles and Elaine Mansius for the years 1949 and 1950.


Administrative/Biographical History

Elaine (Anderson) Mansius was born November 21, 1924, and lived in Preston, Idaho. She attended the University of Idaho from 1942 to 1946. She first lived in Forney Hall, but was later transferred to the Beta Theta Phi house, known as Mary House. She met her husband, Charles A. Mansius of Buffalo, New York, when he was on campus as part of the ASTP program. They were married on her graduation day, June 3, 1946. Since it was difficult to obtain housing and to be admitted into universities after World War II, they lived with her parents in Preston for a year while Charlie taught school. Their first child, Charlene, was born in Preston in March 1947. In June they returned to Moscow and the University of Idaho where Charlie worked on his B.S. and M.S. degrees. A son, David, was born in May of 1951, and after graduation they moved to Richland, WA, where Charlie had a job on the Hanford Project.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Colleges and Universities
Idaho

Mansius, Elaine Anderson, 1924- --Archives.

University of Idaho -- Students -- Social life and customs

Students -- Idaho

Administrative Information

Source

Elaine Mansius sent her University of Idaho correspondence and memorabilia to Professor Peter Haggart of the School of Communications in January 1992; he transferred the material to the University Library in August 1993.


Detailed Description of the Collection

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1/11/1Correspondence 1942-1946 101 items
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1/21/2Correspondence 1947-1951 108 items
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1/31/3Memorabilia 1942-1944 43 items
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1/41/4Memorabilia 1944-1946 43 items
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1/51/5Income tax returns 1949-1950 3 items

Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by ArchProteus2003
Language: Finding aid is in English

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