Esther Mae Christensen Grow memoir
Scope and Contents
The Esther Mae Christensen Grow memoir, written circa 1993, is 38 pages in length and is made up of seven essays and seven poems. The essays describe Grow's family, her childhood, and her experiences in country school, in college, and as a teacher. The memoir was transcribed by Grow's granddaughter, Sally Kenney.
- Creation: 1993
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The memoir is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Esther Mae Christensen Grow was born in 1891 to Andrew and Mary Christensen, two Danish immigrants. She and her eight siblings grew up on several farms in western Iowa and Nebraska. At sixteen, she passed the state teacher's examinations and began teaching in a one-room country school. After four years as a social worker in Chicago and Omaha, Grow returned to Iowa and received her college degree from Iowa State Teacher's College (now the University of Northern Iowa). During the time she was a teacher and a principal in an Iowa consolidated high school, Grow married and had four children.
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Language of Materials
Reflections on growing up in western Iowa and Nebraska include experiences in country school, college and as a teacher.
One folder shelved in SCVF.
Method of Acquisition
The memoir (donor no. 292) was donated by Sally Kenney in 1995.
Genre / Form
- Kachina Dunn, 1995.
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