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Elmer and Cecile Sexauer Papers

  • MA 006
  • Papers
  • 1898-1971

This collection is composed of postcards and other items related to trips taken by Elmer and Cecile Sexauer. Also includes diaries, scrapbooks and family materials collected primarily by Cecile (Welch) Sexauer.

The general material consists mainly of essays written by Cecile Welch Sexauer during her college career. Also included is a Christmas card list of the Sexauer's for 1971, scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, a book of Agricultural Department Reports presented to Elmer Sexauer in 1947, and certificates presented to the Sexauer's on the anniversary of their 50th college reunion. Some examples of their personal stationery, grade school papers from Elmer's youth, and a language paper of Laura Sexauer, Elmer's sister are also included.

A scrapbook of Elizabeth Anne Baker, age 9 weeks, chronicles her first visit to her grandparents’ home during Easter 1947. It was prepared by Jeannette Gagnon-Abbey for the Sexauer's.

The scrapbook was presented to Elmer Sexauer by the Grain and Feed Dealers National Association as a permanent reminder of the Forty-fourth Annual Convention held at Louisville, Kentucky October 13-15, 1940. Elmer was president of the Association at that time.
The postcards are composed of postcards from the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean that the Sexauer’s collected on their travels. There are over 400 postcards in this collection.

The Travels series consists of travel diaries hand-written by Cecile Sexauer. These diaries contain information about where the Sexauer's traveled and the customs, history and items of interest of these places. Some of the places the Sexauer's traveled to Europe, Canada, and Japan. Also included is a souvenir book of the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship.

Sexauer, Elmer 1888-1986

Postcard from a painting of a window by Ada B. Caldwell

Postcard of a black and white painting by Ada B Caldwell depicting a roof and tree outside of a window with plants in the foreground. Handwritten on the back ,Greetings of the Season. Ada Caldwell. Gertrude Young. Dear L [illegible} I d so much appreciate the handsome card from you and the heartwarming memories--so good to read--though so undeserved-- Cordially GSY. A good holiday to you,

Postcard to Ada Caldwell

Post card printed with ,Pleasant are thy valleys...peaceful all thy ways. Greetings of the Season. Gertrude S. Young" and black and white reproduction of landscape with tree on front and on back handwritten "Dear [illegible] Wells, Thank you for the Christmas Greeting and the nice messages. I am glad to know that you will be here this winter, indeed. I am glad to be at home again. Seems heavenly, in fact. Am trying to learn to walk with crutches. Am very grateful for the kindness of your father to me all the tim I was in hospital. Best wishes to you, GSY,

Postcard to Mrs. Harry Hoyt

Post card of a painting reproduction from Gertrude Stickney Young to Mrs. Harry Hoyt. Front reads ,Christmas Greetings, 1943. Gertrude Young. [Plain or View] of the Black Hills." Back reads "Merry Christmas. May your new year be a prosperous one' The rest is illegible.