October 29, 2022

Carpenter-Colburn Family [RG5257.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG5257.AM:  Carpenter-Colburn Family



Papers: 1912-1997; mostly 1950s-1997

Blue Hill, Webster County, Nebraska

Size:  2.0 cu.ft.; 2 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



Hazel Carpenter, daughter of William J. and Frank A. (Smith) Carpenter, was born November 17, 1896.  She married George A. Colburn in Lincoln, Nebraska, on November 18, 1914.  The Carpenters farmed in Webster County, near Guide Rock and then Blue Hill.  George Colburn died October 20, 1955.  Hazel Colburn died on June 6, 1997.  The Colburns had three children, one son died in infancy.  Their son, Cecil, was born in 1915 and died July 31, 1963.  Their daughter, Nina Marie, was born in 1917 and died on October 23, 1997.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of two boxes of papers relating to members of the Carpenter and Colburn families based in Blue Hill, Nebraska.  The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to Hazel (Carpenter) Colburn and her daughter, Nina Colburn.  Also included are school, club and training materials, as well as information on various other Carpenter and Colburn family members.  The materials in the collection date from ca. 1912 to 1997 with the bulk dating after 1950.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder




    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1963

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1976-1977

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1978

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1979

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1980

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1981

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1982

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1983

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1984

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1985

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1986

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1987

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1988

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1989

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1990

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1991

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1992

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1993

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1994

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1995

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1996

    1. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1997



Box 2

Folder




    1. Correspondence to Nina Colburn from Margo Colburn, 1973-1979

    1. Correspondence, Faith Colburn, 1995-1996

    1. Travel diaries, Hazel and Nina Colburn

    1. Hazel Colburn interview transcripts, 1992-1994, pt. 1

    1. Hazel Colburn interview transcripts, 1992-1994, pt. 2

    1. Extension Club materials (Hazel Colburn)

    1. Hazel Carpenter Colburn botany notebook

    1. Nina Colburn materials including Hastings Ammunition Depot info, International Detective Training School info, certificates, etc.

    1. Conservation program info (George and Cecil Colburn)

    1. Cecil Colburn selective service

      Earl Carpenter scrapbook pages (see oversize)

    1. Misc. high school graduation programs

    1. Misc. award certificates (see also OB124)

    1. Colburn/Carpenter genealogical information

    1. Genealogical info.; “Record of Iowa Soldiers;” and “History of Monroe City, West. Virginia”

    1. Records of Eckley Cemetery

    1. Solon Cemetery

    1. Notes on Civil War infantry units

    1. Miscellaneous

    1. Miscellaneous

    1. Speeches by Earl W. Carpenter, ca. 1946-1963



 



Subject headings:



Blue Hill (Nebraska) — History

Carpenter family

Carpenter, Earl W., 1894-1963

Colburn family

Colburn, Cecil W., 1915-1963

Colburn, George A., 1890-1955

Colburn, Hazel (Carpenter), 1896-1997

Colburn, Nina M., 1917-1997

Webster County (Nebraska) — History



 



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