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Elaine Anderson Mansius Papers, 1942-1951
- Elaine Anderson Mansius
- Elaine Anderson Mansius Papers
- 1942-1951 (inclusive)19421951
- 0.5 cubic feet.
- Collection Number
- MG366 (collection)
- Letters to family and memorabilia of a University of Idaho student in the 1940s.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Elaine (Anderson) Mansius was born November 21, 1924, and lived in Preston, Idaho. She attended the University of Idaho from 1942 to 1946. She first lived in Forney Hall, but was later transferred to the Beta Theta Phi house, known as Mary House. She met her husband, Charles A. Mansius of Buffalo, New York, when he was on campus as part of the ASTP program. They were married on her graduation day, June 3, 1946. Since it was difficult to obtain housing and to be admitted into universities after World War II, they lived with her parents in Preston for a year while Charlie taught school. Their first child, Charlene, was born in Preston in March 1947. In June they returned to Moscow and the University of Idaho where Charlie worked on his B.S. and M.S. degrees. A son, David, was born in May of 1951, and after graduation they moved to Richland, WA, where Charlie had a job on the Hanford Project.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The papers of Elaine (Anderson) Mansius consist of letters written to her parents detailing her experiences as a student at the University of Idaho from 1942 to 1946, and as a young wife and mother in Moscow while her husband attended college, 1947-1951. Also included are such college memorabilia as play programs, newspaper clippings, invitations, dance programs, and membership certificates. The final items are income tax returns for Charles and Elaine Mansius for the years 1949 and 1950.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1/5||Income tax returns
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Students -- Idaho
- University of Idaho -- Students -- Social life and customs
- Mansius, Elaine Anderson, 1924- --Archives.