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
  2. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1976-1977
  3. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1978
  4. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1979
  5. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1980
  6. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1981
  7. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1982
  8. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1983
  9. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1984
  10. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1985
  11. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1986
  12. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1987
  13. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1988
  14. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1989
  15. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1990
  16. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1991
  17. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1992
  18. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1993
  19. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1994
  20. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1995
  21. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1996
  22. Correspondence to Hazel and Nina Colburn, 1997

Box 2
Folder

  1. Correspondence to Nina Colburn from Margo Colburn, 1973-1979
  2. Correspondence, Faith Colburn, 1995-1996
  3. Travel diaries, Hazel and Nina Colburn
  4. Hazel Colburn interview transcripts, 1992-1994, pt. 1
  5. Hazel Colburn interview transcripts, 1992-1994, pt. 2
  6. Extension Club materials (Hazel Colburn)
  7. Hazel Carpenter Colburn botany notebook
  8. Nina Colburn materials including Hastings Ammunition Depot info, International Detective Training School info, certificates, etc.
  9. Conservation program info (George and Cecil Colburn)
  10. Cecil Colburn selective service
    Earl Carpenter scrapbook pages (see oversize)
  11. Misc. high school graduation programs
  12. Misc. award certificates (see also OB124)
  13. Colburn/Carpenter genealogical information
  14. Genealogical info.; “Record of Iowa Soldiers;” and “History of Monroe City, West. Virginia”
  15. Records of Eckley Cemetery
  16. Solon Cemetery
  17. Notes on Civil War infantry units
  18. Miscellaneous
  19. Miscellaneous
  20. 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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