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Buena Maris Mockmore Papers, 1916-1969

Scope and Content Note

The Mockmore Papers consist of photographs, news clippings, correspondence, award certificates, publications, presentations and speeches documenting the life and work of Buena Margason Maris Mockmore Steinmetz, particularly her tenure at Oregon State University and later Iowa State University. The collection contains four series: Personal Information, including memorials, favorite poem, and certificates of award; Speeches and Presentations on family relationships, especially understanding teenagers; Radio and Television Programs on children and families; Publications and Teaching Aids including handouts on family relationships and values, plus a commemorative booklet on OSC's 75th Anniversary Charter Day. Of particular interest are the questions submitted by teenagers at Mockmore's Family Life meetings. Although the questions were written in the 1940s and 1950s, and the wording is sometimes dated, the problems discussed are still relevant.

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