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Bessie Marie (Africa) PERSHING


Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 10/7/2017 at 15:59:12

February 7, 1907 -- June 9, 1989

Diaries of Bessie Marie Pershing, 1922-1925.

Pershing, Bessie Marie, 1907-1989.
Description: .2 linear feet (1/2 file box)
History note:
The daughter of Howard and Bessie (Ellsworth) Africa, Bessie Marie (Africa) Pershing attended high school in Kanawha, Iowa, where her father was an editor of the local newspaper. She had three siblings: Louis, Inza, and Mabel. Bessie Marie attended the Methodist Episcopal Church (where she served as an officer in the Epworth League) and was active in many high school groups including the Glee Club, the Ionian Literary Society, and the tennis and basketball teams.
Collection consists of two diaries detailing school and church activities, housework, and social events. Also included are programs, clippings, grades, invitations, a "social survey" paper for geography class detailing her family background (October 31, 1924), etc., and a typed transcript of the diaries.

Bessie Marie Pershing Diaries, 1922-1925. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University



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