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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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.25 cubic feet
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Gettysburg Times, 1945-1980, Gettysburg
Political History | Public History | United States History
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Lauck, Jeffrey. "MS-219: Michaela Pyle Mamie Eisenhower Collection" (February 2018). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collections and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.