Marie Kolena [RG1665.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1665.AM:  Marie Kolena, 1914-2000

Papers:  1929-1949
Atkinson, Holt County, Nebraska:  Teacher; U.S. Marine
Size:  One folder

BACKGROUND NOTE

Marie Kolena, daughter of Rudolph and Myrtle (Medley) Kolena was born November 13, 1914, in Bolivar, Missouri.  The family moved to the Green Valley area of Holt County, Nebraska, by 1930.  Marie graduated from Atkinson High School in 1934.  She was a rural school teacher in Holt County for nine years before moving to Omaha in 1943, where she became a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.  She had postings in South Carolina and California.  After her discharge, Marie lived in Omaha, working for Cyanamid.  She transferred to the Cyanamid office in Denver, where she worked until her retirement in 1976.  She then moved to Parachute, Colorado, where she died at age 85 on November 3, 2000.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one folder containing letters, certificates, clippings, and ephemera relating to the teaching and military careers of Marie Kolena.

Note:  See the photo component [RG1665.PH] for related images.  The Nebraska History Museum holds various artifacts relating to the military service of Marie Kolena

INVENTORY

Item

  1. Teacher’s Contract, 1934
  2. Third Grade Elementary School Teaching Certificate, 1934
  3. Letter to Holt County Teachers, 1935
  4. Second Grade Elementary School Teaching Certificate, 1937
  5. Pamphlet:  Flag of the United States (used in classroom, 1934-1943)
  6. Pamphlet:  Treasured Verses (probably used in classroom)
  7. War Ration Book, 1942
  8. Certificate:  Enlistment Notification, 1943
  9. Letter from U.S. Marine Corps re:  mental and physical exam, 1943
  10. Promotion Order, 1944
  11. Diploma:  Radio Mechanics and Telephone Maintenance, 1944
  12. Newspaper clipping – Letter from Marie Kolena about her Marine Corps experiences
  13. Certificate:  Mustering Out, 1946
  14. Report of Separation, 1946
  15. Discharge, 1946
  16. Marine Corps League membership card, 1949
  17. Discharge from USMC Reserve, 1952

 

Subject headings:

Kolena, Marie, 1914-2000
Teachers -- Holt County (Neb.)
United States Marine Corps -- Women’s Reserve
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women

 

TMM     09-04-2020

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