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Marjorie (Havreberg) Steinbach Jenkins Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 08988
Identifier: H2011-111

Content Description

The collection consists of typed and handwritten letters both written and received by Marjorie (Havreberg) Steinbach Jenkins from the 1930s to 1990s. Born at Carthage (S.D.) in 1914, Marjorie was the second daughter of Bessie (Satter) and Henry Havreberg. The family later moved to Redfield (S.D.) where Henry Havreberg began working for the Norbeck & Nicholson well drilling company headed by Peter Norbeck. In late 1935, Marjorie was offered the position of clerical assistant to Julia Blount, Senator Peter Norbeck’s private secretary. She would later work as a War Department stenographer to the military attaché at the United States embassy in Ankara, Turkey from 1944-1946. The letters and photos written to her family and friends while in Washington D.C. in 1936 and from Ankara, Turkey from 1944-1946 were used in the book, Dancing with Colonels: A Young Woman’s Adventures in Wartime Turkey, published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press. Additional items in the collection include letters and photos by Lillian (Havreberg) Enstrom on a 1949 trip to Europe, various materials concerning Marjorie’s life after the war, unidentified photographs of Turkey, and Redfield school reunion booklets for the class of 1932 from 1982 and 1992. The materials were removed from the three ring binders and placed in acid free folders. Though removed from the binders the order of the materials was kept intact. A folder list is included.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1930s-1990s

Creator

Extent

1 Cubic Feet

Inventory

Folder 1: Norbecks Vol. I Folder 2: Vol. II 1930s (1of 4) Folder 3: Vol. II 1930s (2 of 4) Folder 4: Vol. II 1930s (3 of 4) Folder 5: Vol. II 1930s (4 of 4) Folder 6: Vol. III Letters Home 1944-1946 (1 of 3) Folder 7: Vol. III Letters Home 1944-1946 (2 of 3) Folder 8: Vol. III Letters Home 1944-1946 (3 of 3) Folder 9: Vol. IV M. Jenkins Estate (1 of 6) Folder 10: Vol. IV M. Jenkins Estate (2 of 6) Folder 11: Vol. IV M. Jenkins Estate (3 of 6) Folder 12: Vol. IV M. Jenkins Estate (4 of 6) Folder 13: Vol. IV M. Jenkins Estate (5 of 6) Folder 14: Vol. IV M. Jenkins Estate (6 of 6) Folder 15: Lillian (Havreberg) Enstrom, 1949 Europe Trip (1 of 2) Folder 16: Lillian (Havreberg) Enstrom, 1949 Europe Trip (2 of 2) Folder 17: Photographs (1 of 3) Folder 18: Photographs (2 of 3) Folder 19: Photographs (3 of 3) Folder 20: Unidentified loose photos of Turkey Folder 21: Redfield Class Reunion Booklets, 1982 and 1992