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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG5531.AM:  Edith (Rapp) Morse, 1916-2000



Diary (photocopy):  1935-1936

Furnas County, Nebraska

Size:  One folder; two items



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born October 13, 1916, at Norton, Kansas, Edith Rapp married Gaylord “Bud” Morse in 1934.  The couple moved to Furnas County, Nebraska, where they farmed.  The couple eventually moved to Yakima, Washington.  Edith (Rapp) Morse died at Yakima, Washington, on July 8, 2000.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one folder containing a photocopy of the diary kept by Edith (Rapp) Morse from 1935-1936.  Also included is a typed manuscript by Ivan Kent Steinke entitled, “Depression Era Diary,” based on Morse’s diary.  Many of the diary entries describe weather conditions, including dust storms and the flood of the Republican River in 1935.  Morse also writes about her daily routines, providing information on domestic life, illness, agriculture and the literature she reads for entertainment.  Steinke’s manuscript includes the diary entries along with additional biographical information and footnotes.



INVENTORY



Item




    1. Diary of Edith (Rapp) Morse, 1935-1936 (photocopy)

    1. “Depression Era Diary,” by Ivan Kent Steinke



 



Subject headings:



Agriculture — Nebraska — Furnas County

Beaver City (Neb.)

Diaries and journals

Domestic life

Dust storms

Floods — Nebraska — Republican River

Furnas County (Neb.)

Leisure — Nebraska — Furnas County

Morse, Edith (Rapp), 1916-2000

Morse, Gaylord “Bud,” 1915-1997

Steinke, Ivan Kent

Storms — Nebraska — Furnas County

Weather



 



TMM      02-19-2021