Collection ASU0097 - Martha Dorn University of Miami memorabilia collection

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ASU0097

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Martha Dorn University of Miami memorabilia collection

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  • 1937-1962 (Creation)

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1 Box

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Biographical history

Alice Martha Dorn Timanus was a student at the University of Miami from 1936 to 1940.  The Miami Hurricane reported that she was the Queen of the Chi Omega Carnival in 1938, was one of  15 honor students, was named in the Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities in 1939, and was Associate Editor of the 1940 IBIS yearbook. She and her brother Lewis both graduated in 1940 and served in the Navy. She was married on April 21, 1944 to Corp. Gustavus T. Timanus, and passed away in 2010 at the age of 92.

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The Martha Dorn collection contains an M-Club sweater, various University of Miami publications, a portrait, newspaper clippings, and other items of memorabilia. She was a student at the university from 1936 to 1940.

IBIS yearbooks (12 volumes from the 1930s to the1960s) and a booklet "Memorabilia: Recollections of UM" were also part of this donation, but they were added to the University Archives' existing collection of UM publications.

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  • English

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The collection was donated to the University Archives on February 9, 2011 by her two daughters Sally Timanus Fisher and Suzanna Timanus Mosely.

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