October 29, 2022

Edith Rapp Morse [RG5531.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

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

Diary: 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 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
  2. “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; 01-30-2024

 

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