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Marie Vander Weide Collection



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Title: Marie Vander Weide Collection, 1920-1928

ID: COLL/484

Primary Creator: Vander Weide, Marie (1889-1982)

Extent: 0.34 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Boys' dormitory matron at Rehoboth, New Mexico, for the Board of Heathen Missions of the Christian Reformed Church, 1920-1953; matron for missionaries' children, 1953-1960; and Rehoboth volunteer, 1960-1974. The collection consists of eight diaries, May 1920 - August 1928, which relate her experiences.

Biographical Note

In 1920, Marie Vander Weide moved from Chicago, Illinois to Rehoboth, New Mexico to become the new housemother for the boys at Rehoboth Mission School. She intended to stay only a few years, however she ended up staying for 33 years. During her time at the mission school, Vander Weide found herself being the dorm matron for as many as 60 boys at a time. She affectionately referred to them as "her boys," and in turn they lovingly called her Miss "Van". From 1960 to 1974 Vander Weide remained on the campus as a Rehoboth volunteer.  In 1974 she moved to California to be with her sisters. In 1982 she passed away at Artesia Christian Home for the Aged.

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[Series 1: [General Materials]],

Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Diary --- May 1920 - February 1922
Folder 2: Diary --- February 1922 - May 1923
Folder 3: Diary --- June 1923 - April 1924
Folder 4: Diary --- April 1924 - August 1924
Folder 5: Diary --- September 1924 - March 1925
Folder 6: Diary --- March 1925 - July 1925
Folder 7: Diary --- July 1925 - January 1926
Folder 8: Diary --- February 1926 - August 1928

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