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Donna Clausen Boone and Robert Boone papers, 1878-2017
- Boone, Donna Clausen; Boone, Robert
- Donna Clausen Boone and Robert Boone papers
- 1878-2017 (inclusive)Date of CollectionDate of Collection
- 1.00 cubic ft. (1 box)
- Collection Number
- Donna Clausen Boone was a pioneer in the field of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and exercise programs for patients with hemophilia including those with AIDS. Robert Boone was a aeronautical engineer and aviation artist. This collection contains biographical material and photographs of Donna and Robert Boone, information about her distinguished alumni award and her 50th class reunions for Laramie High School and the University of Wyoming. Also included is Robert Boone’s American Campaign Medal for his World War II service, sketches, and their Christmas cards.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Donna Clausen Boone was a pioneer in the field of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and exercise programs for patients with hemophilia including those with AIDS. Her research appeared in numerous medical journals and she presented at conferences internationally. In 1976 she authored the textbook, "Comprehensive Management of Hemophilia." Other research focused on biostatics and clinical research methodology.
Donna Clausen was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on December 12, 1932. As an infant, she moved to a ranch outside of Laramie with her parents Otto and Hallie Wolfenberger Clausen. At the age of seven, she moved with her mother into Laramie. She graduated from Laramie High School in 1950. She attended the University of Wyoming where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honor in Zoology and Physiology in 1954. She then attended Northwestern University where she earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1955. She also earned a Master of Science in Biometry from the University of Southern California in 1983. She worked at the Illinois Hospital School in Chicago before moving to the California Hospital in Los Angeles in 1959. She also worked at USC where she conducted clinical research. She was honored by the University of Wyoming as a distinguished alumna in 1979. She married Robert Boone, a World War II veteran and aeronautical engineer and aviation artist. They were known for their elaborate Christmas cards. She wrote the letter and he created the art, which often included sketches of their world travels and notable events of the year. They retired in Loveland, Colorado, where he passed away in 2012. She passed away on September 8, 2019.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection contains biographical material and photographs of Donna and Robert Boone, information about her distinguished alumni award and her 50th class reunions for Laramie High School and the University of Wyoming. Also included is Robert Boone’s American Campaign Medal for his World War II service, sketches, and their Christmas cards.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
There are no known other archival collections created by Donna Clausen Boone and Robert Boone at the date of processing.
This material was received from Martha Conrad in 2019.
The collection was processed by Krist Jessup in March 2020.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||American Campaign medal||1945|
|1||Artwork by Robert Boone||1970-2000|
|1||Donna biographical material||1932-2018|
|1||Robert biographical material||1937-1975|
|1||Family history and correspondence||1878-1938|
|1||Laramie High School - 50 year reunion||2000|
|1||Native Copper Mining Company stock certificates||1919|
|1||Rosalie Giesler Flanagan||2001-2017|
|1||University of Wyoming - 50 year class reunion||2004|
|1||University of Wyoming Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Awards||1979|
|1||Our baby book||1933-1934|
|1||Laramie High School - 50 year reunion book||2000|
|1||Distinguished Alumna Award||1979|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Christmas cards
- Laramie High School (Laramie, Wyo.)
- University of Wyoming
- Wyoming -- History -- 1919-1945
- Wyoming -- History -- 1946-1999
- Wyoming -- History -- 2000-
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