Mary White Gordon memoir, 1977

Overview of the Collection

Mary White Gordon memoir
1977 (inclusive)
1 folder
Collection Number
MG 5780
This collection consists of the rough copy and final draft of Mary White Gordon's memoir A Child's-Eye View which recalls her childhood in Wallace, Idaho. The memoir covers the period from her birth in 1898 to approximately 1912. The book was published in 2017.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of the rough draft and final copy of Mary White Gordon's handwritten recollection of some of her childhood spent in Wallace, Idaho. The memoir focuses on the time period before and until 1910. Born, in 1898, Mary would have been 12-years-old in 1910. The collection also includes a published copy of the memoir entitled A Child's-Eye View.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

In the foreward to A Child's-Eye View, the book published from Mary's memoir, her grandson Kinyon Gordon writes that the memoir was written in 1977. In 2016, Wallace resident Ron Roizen, an area history enthusiast, contacted one of Mary's granddaughters and inquired about the possibility of publishing the personal history. The publishing of the papers occured as a joint effort between her family and Mr. Roizen.

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Acquisition Information

The papers in this collection were donated by Ron Roizen in 2017 (MA 2017-32).

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Subject Terms

  • Autobiography