Joy Smith Lewallen memoir
Scope and Contents
The Joy Smith Lewallen memoir was written in 1985 and is 103 pages long. The memoir consists of a typed, unpublished memoir entitled "This is My Story, This is My Song", 1985 by Joy Smith Lewallen and an undated Christmas card with photographs of the Lewallen family.
Lewallen recounts her life from attending college during the Great Depression and World War II, to the lives of the Smith and Lewallen families in rural Iowa and North Dakota, and anecdotes of the churches and people she and her husband served during the 1940s through the 1970s.
- Lewallen, Joy Smith (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The memoir is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Joy Smith was born in the early 1920s in rural Iowa. After graduating from high school in 1938, she attended McPherson College, which was operated by the Church of the Brethren in McPherson, Kansas. After graduating in 1942, Smith married a fellow McPherson alumnus and pastor Wilburn Lewallen. For the next thirty years the Lewallens served churches throughout the Midwest including Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana.
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Language of Materials
This is My Story, This is My Song, unpublished memoir.
One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Method of Acquisition
The memoir (donor no. 662) was donated by Marianne Michael in 2004.
- Lindsay E. Shannon
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