Lloy Thurman, Student Life Papers
The papers contain two self-published autobiographies by Lloy Thurman and D.M. Quimby.
In Lloy Thurman’s 2011 autobiography, Growing Up on a Nebraska Farm in the 1930’s and 1940's Thurman writes about family genealogy and what it was like growing up on the Thurman Farm near Oconto, Nebraska in the 1930s-1940s. He writes about the creation of the family farm including the construction of buildings, transportation methods, weather events such as tornadoes and droughts, health, entertainment, farm chores, and raising livestock.
D.M. Quimby’s autobiography, One of the Last discusses Quimby’s experiences growing up on a farm in Springview and Wakefield, Nebraska during the Great Depression. He writes about his childhood, attending dances and social events, relationships, attending classes at Wayne State Teacher’s College, and finding employment in the 1930s. In addition, Quimby writes about his experience working on the railroad in Iran after being drafted into the U.S. Military during World War II.
- 2011, undated
- Quimby, D.N., 1918- (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Lloy D. Thurman received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (1959) and a Master of Science in Agronomy (1961) from the University of Nebraska.
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- Agriculture -- Nebraska Subject Source: Local sources
- Autobiography Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Railroads Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
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