Walter C. Speece [RG6238.AM]


RG6238.AM:  Walter C. Speece, 1914-2002

York, Nebraska; Loveland, Colorado:  Teacher
Size:  0.2 cu.ft.; 1 box


Born in Meadowlands, Minnesota on September 18, 1914, Walter Calvin Speece grew up in York, Nebraska.  He graduated from York College in 1935 with a degree in mathematics.  He went on to receive his master’s degree in school administration and mathematics.  Speece married Marjorie Arn at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, on July 4, 1937.  The couple had two daughters.

Walter Speece taught mathematics at Alvo and Bridgeport, Nebraska, before moving to Loveland, Colorado, in 1951.  Speece retired from Loveland High School in 1981.  During his 45-year career, he also served as a school superintendent for a time in Nebraska.  Speece was also an avid writer, compiling various stories about his life.

Walter Calvin Speece died at Loveland, Colorado, on April 15, 2002.


This collection consists of one box containing various short stories, reminiscences and anecdotes written by Walter C. Speece.


Box 1
Folder 1 – Writings

  1. Now, All Push
  2. I’ll Be Switched
  3. Splat
  4. Two Weeks of Servitude
  5. The Load of Hay
  6. An Old Mattress
  7. Pop’s Ear
  8. The Sixth Grade Choir
  9. The Keystone Kop
  10. If You Shouldn’t Have Shot, You Can’t Miss
  11. Humdinger
  12. Writing In the Snow
  13. The Neighborly Thing
  14. The Old Dinner Horn
  15. Fried Potatoes
  16. A Three Ring Circus
  17. My Father the Trickster
  18. The Banana Mushmellon
  19. Does Pippa Pass?
  20. Gullibility
  21. On a Park Bench
  22. The ‘Lectric Fence
  23. Happy Landings
  24. Tresspass
  25. The Great Bike Race
  26. What Not To Do With an Old Magneto
  27. Hallowe’en At the Church
  28. Undressed by a Hay Fork
  29. Pat Paints a Fence
  30. A Man and His Hat
  31. An Amorous Swain
  32. How Did He Find Out?

Folder 2 – Writings continued

  1. Dinner In the Park
  2. The “B” Team Banquet
  3. When the Bell Tolled
  4. A Close Call
  5. To My Valentine
  6. The Day They Closed the Diner
  7. The Water Trap
  8. The Hallowe’en Fence
  9. The Purple Cow
  10. The Fish Duck
  11. Ross’s Revenge
  12. Sylvie and The Wasp
  13. Chocolate in August
  14. We Initiate Some Freshman
  15. A Big Fish Story
  16. The Freshman Beanie
  17. Humdinger’s Big Fish
  18. The Lady in Black
  19. Ol’ Lady Larkin
  20. Amen
  21. Thirty Miles on a Mule
  22. Virgil’s Date
  23. Football ‘34
  24. Much Ado About Very Little
  25. Bridal Veil Falls
  26. The Ride Through Moffat Tunnel
  27. Art’s Story
  28. Stung
  29. Brotherly Love
  30. The Fun of Fishing Alone
  31. Off the Wall
  32. The Acolyte

Folder 3 – Biographical information


Subject headings:

Farm life


Speece family

Speece, Walter C., 1914-2002

York (Neb.)

York County (Neb.)


TMM 08-05-2022

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