Marvin D. Ketelhut [RG1648.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1648.AM:  Marvin D. Ketelhut, 1913-1999

Papers:  1994-1995, and n.d.
Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Farmer
Size:  One folder

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born on a farm in Lancaster County on January 20, 1913, Marvin Ketelhut was the son of William and Nora (Burge) Ketelhut.  He attended the University of Nebraska in Agriculture and then farmed most of his life.  Marvin Ketelhut died on February 17, 1999.  He is buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one folder containing reminiscences (typescript and newspaper clipping) by Marvin Ketelhut relating to his experiences growing up on a farm in rural Lancaster County, Nebraska, ca. 1918-1940.  Topics include the Great Depression, drought, changing methods of farming, etc.  Also included are photocopies of several letters from members of Nebraska's senatorial delegation:  J. Robert Kerry, J. James Exon, and former senator Carl T. Curtis.  The folder contains copies of two other letters by Ketelhut describing some of his experiences on the farm.

INVENTORY

Reminiscences, letters, etc.

 

Subject headings:

Depressions -- 1929 -- Nebraska
Farm life -- Nebraska -- Lancaster County
Farming methods
Ketelhut family
Ketelhut, Marvin D., 1913-1999
Lancaster County (Neb.) -- History

 

KFK                        06-19-1995
Revised TMM        09-04-2020

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