THE WHITE SISTERS
Mildred Genevieve (1898-1988) and Marian Kathleen (1908-1987) White, daughters of Benjamin F & Margaret Ellen White, graduated from Kirksville [MO] High School then enrolled at the local college, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (now Truman State University). Both completed the 30 and 90 hour certificate programs on their way to earning their Bachelors of Science in Education. Mildred's degree was awarded in 1922; Marian's in 1928.
The sisters each taught in several states before settling in Deming, NM where they spent the majority of their long teaching careers. Mildred began teaching in Deming schools in 1929 then was High School librarian from 1941 until her retirement in 1959. Marion joined her in Deming in 1937 and taught at Smith Elementary until 1974. She was elected to the Southwest District Hall of Fame of the New Mexico Education Association in 1975.
After Mildred’s death in 1988, a colleague sent her photo album and the academic records in this collection to the Northeast Alumni Association. Mildred had been Literary Editor of the 1921 Echo (college year book) her junior year and the album contains some of the year book pictures as well as numerous other college and family photos, mostly unidentified.
|◙ Acquisition documents & correspondence ◙ Biographical (Nemoscope Notes obituaries) ▪ Mildred (White) McKim ▪ Marian White|
|W2/1||Academic Records, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College|
Genevieve White ▪ Transcript of Record, Sept 1918-June 1922
▪ Bachelor of Science in Education Diploma, August 1922 ▪
Certification of degree for North Central Association from
NMSTC Registrar, approved for State of New Mexico, Feb 1930
▪ NMSU Alumni Association Life Membership issued to Mildred
|W2/2||Mildred's Photo Album|
“candids” ▪ John Jack & his cat “The Mascot” ▪ Normal Pond
geese ▪ Junior Class picnic (2) ▪ Mildred & Prof Edward
Howell (tentative ID on Howell) ▪ Four unidentified KSTC
athletes in their “letter sweaters” ▪ Unidentified man &
woman by a tree ▪ “Bullfight” ▪ Finish line of a race at
Cameron track meet, 1920 ▪ Students at the depot with KSTC
banner & flag to welcome returning athletes
[note: this shot was printed in reverse and appears that way
in The Echo] ▪ Train arriving at the depot
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