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Mary Foster

RG1005.AM:  Mary Foster

Play:  1950s
Ansley, Custer County, Neb.:  Teacher
Size:  1 item


The collection consists of a five-page play written by Mary Foster while she was teaching at Ansley, Custer County, Nebraska, in the 1950s. The play is about a missing five year old boy from the Ihlow (Eloe) family and members of the Kerr family helping to look for him. Themes explored in the play include friendship; the struggles of pioneer life; the importance of education; and the immigrant experience. The play is based on a true story.


Dramatic play, 5 pgs., ca. 1950s



Ansley (Neb.) -- Drama
Custer County (Neb.) -- Drama
Eloe family -- Drama
Foster, Mary
Friendship -- Drama
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- Custer County -- Drama
Ihlow, William -- Drama
Kerr, Alice -- Drama
Kerr, Howard -- Drama


07-15-2009   Revised TMM/tmm


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