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The collection includes stories and interviews collected by Michaela Pyle as part of her unfinished biography of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, as well as news stories, correspondence, and artifacts related to her interactions with the Eisenhower family in Gettysburg and her work for the biography. Pyle’s interviews with and recollections of Mamie Eisenhower are unique and detail the former First Lady’s time living in Gettysburg, especially after the death of her husband and former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Much of the collection focuses on the last years of Mamie Eisenhower’s life and the reactions to her death in 1979, but Series 3 includes items relating to a birthday celebration for President Eisenhower in Gettysburg in 1956.

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Collection Size

.25 cubic feet

Publication Date

Feburary 2018


Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Gettysburg Times, 1945-1980, Gettysburg


Political History | Public History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-219: Michaela Pyle Mamie Eisenhower Collection