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Ludemann, Mae Irene, 1900-1997



  • Existence: 1900 - 1997


Mae Ludemann, high school history teacher, was born in Kesley, Iowa, on December 26, 1900. She was one of twelve children born to Sander Ludemann and Remda Boekleman Ludemann. In 1910 the Ludemann family moved to Parkersburg, Iowa, where Ludemann graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1918. After graduation, Ludemann attended the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa), where she received a bachelor of arts degree in history and was active in the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Ludemann taught high school history in Burlington, Iowa, before embarking on a European summer tour under the guidance of Professor Steven Bush, a French teacher at the State University of Iowa.

After returning to the United States, Ludemann was admitted to the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in History. A few years after her trip abroad Ludemann suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, but recovered. Ludemann never married. She died in January 1997, at the age of ninety-six.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mae Irene Ludemann papers

Identifier: IWA0641

High school history teacher who traveled to Europe in 1929 and recorded her experiences in a diary.

Dates: 1926-1943