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Dorothy Lee Willmering Diaries

Identifier: SC 00812

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Diaries, 1930-1931 of Dorothy Lee Willmering (b. circa 1915) of Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa. Dorothy, who was about 15 when she started her diaries, lived with her mother and older sister.

Dorothy mentions visiting her father (her parents were divorced) and receiving letters from him. She also mentions her group of friends, boy friends, social activities and not doing well in school.

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  • Creation: 1930-1931


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Biographical Information:

Daughter of Charlotte K. Willmering (b. circa 1884). Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:


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Accessioned and minimally described in November 2009 by Ute Schechter.

Guide to the Dorothy Lee Willmering Diaries
Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter.
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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