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Helen Liszka Marx Diaries

Identifier: SC 01184

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Scope and Contents

The diaries of Helen Liszka Marx are two notepads, one with personal information such as poems and addresses, and the other a diary of her travels from Chicago to Ohio, Vermont, Oklahoma, and Missouri from June 1935 to August 1936.


  • Creation: 1935-1936


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Biographical Information:

May 19, 1916-February 25, 2008

Died in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Per obituary, she was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, where she was also a life time member of the Pilot Club and the Women’s Guild. She loved animals and was always faithful in feeding her birds. Her late husband, Nester L. Marx, owned and operated Adjustment Service of Knoxville. When he died in 1975, Helen took over the company until she retired. Preceded in death by her husband, Nester L. Marx; her parents, Vin and Helen Liszka; sisters, Leona Trapler and Evelyn Dombrowski; and her uncle Chester. She leaves to cherish her memories: nephew Steve Dombrowski and his wife Kathy; nieces, Debbie and husband Jacob, Denise, Donna and husband Eric, and Carol and husband Jack.

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Physical Description

2 vols.

Guide to the Helen Liszka Marx Diaries
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository