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Lloy Thurman, Student Life Papers

Identifier: MS-0452

Content Description

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


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The papers are open for research.

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.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

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