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Marian Lum Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M340
Marian Jewel Graham was born in Colorado and graduated from Colorado Women’s College and the University of Colorado. She married William B. “Buddy” Lum, Jr. and went on to teach English at Rocky Ford High School in Rocky Ford, Colorado. This collection contains scrapbooks, personal notes, letters, telegrams, and memorabilia of Marian Graham, as well as postcards, photos, poetry, and newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • between 1936-1954
  • Majority of material found in between 1940-1942

Creator

Extent

3 Linear Feet (2 scrapbooks)

Scope and Contents

Collection includes: personal poetry written by Marian Jewel Graham; collected poetry from various authors; clippings from various publications such as Family Circle, The Denver Post, Liberty, The Western Graphic (Official student publication of Colorado Woman's College). Also included are water colors, personal letters, Wetern Union Telegrams (1940's tele-type), and various memorbilia from organizations such as the Clayton High School (Clayton, New Mexico), Young Woman's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A) of Colorado Woman's College, the Pan American League, Phi Sigma Alpha, Delta Tau Kappa, Alpha Omicron Pi, Beta Phi Gamma, Alpha Chi Omega, Phi Kappa Tau, Oberfelder-Slack Concert Series, the University of Colorado, and Texas A & M; a form letter from Dwight D. Eisenhower re: the deployment of the Allied Expeditionary Force; Commendation letters from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Spaatz, and J.H. Doolittle to the U.S. Strategic Air Forces; other newspaper articles, photograghs, and picture post cards from World War II.

Biographical / Historical

Marian Jewel Graham was born in Colorado in the early 1920s to Charles B. and Jewel J. Graham, and spent much of her childhood in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Graham attended Colorado Women’s College (CWC) and graduated in 1942 with an Award of Merit. During her time at Colorado Women’s College, she was the secretary of the Pan American League, president of the college choir, a member of Scribblers, and the Young Women’s Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.). She was also a member of several fraternal organizations and honor societies, including: Phi Sigma Alpha, Delta Tau Kappa, Alpha Omicron Pi, Beta Phi Gamma, and Alpha Chi Omega. Graham also attended the University of Colorado (CU), graduating in 1943. On February 12, 1944, she became engaged to William B. “Buddy” Lum, Jr. Graham was an English major, and went on to teach English at Rocky Ford High School in Rocky Ford, Colorado.

Arrangement

The collection is unarranged other than the original order.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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