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Title Mary Spencer Twedt Papers
Call Number MSS 407
Extent 1 box
Dates of Creation 1909-1992
Creator Mary Spencer Twedt
Scope & Content The collection contains primarily images of early Barnesville through postcards as well as Spencer family photos. There is also a small amount of materials relating to Mary Spencer Twedt's time as a student at Barnesville High School, including her High School Memory Book.
Admin/Biographical History Mary Spencer Twedt was born in Barnesville Minnesota in 1901. Her mother died when she was five years old so at an early age she began going to work with her father at his Reo car dealership. At an early age she began driving and teaching car buyers how to operate their cars and chauffeuring people from the railroad station in town over to resorts around the area. She was married in 1919 to Egil Twedt and moved to Minneapolis in 1932 when she started managing some property that they owned. She also learned to fly and joined the civil air patrol before World War 2. She moved to Mexico in 1950 and started the Pan American Travel Service, owned a screen printing business, and later managed the restaurant Leroq. She spent 29 years in Mexico before she decided to move back to Minneapolis to spend more time with her family.
Subjects Barnesville High School
Barnesville (Minn.)
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Donated by Mary Spencer Twedt in multiple accessions - 95.33.1, 95.90.1, 98.44.1, 1999.29.1
Containers Barnesville High School Diploma, 1919
Barnesville High School Materials, 1916-1918
Barnesvillle High School Memory Book, 1916-1918
Obituaries and Newspaper Clippings, 1998, undated
Photos and Postcards of Historic Barnesville, [ca. 1905-1915]
Spencer-Twedt Family Photos, [ca. 1905-1915]