Madeline Miedema was an Oxnard historian and educator. Born in 1909 in Michigan, her family moved to Oxnard when she was 9
years old. She attended school in Oxnard and received post-secondary education at University of California Berkeley and the
University of Southern California. She served in numerous community organizations and worked as a teacher, school librarian,
vice-principal, and Board of Trustees member for the Oxnard school district. Miedema died in Oxnard on September 11, 1994.
This collection includes Miedema's research files and personal papers, and materials include correspondence, notes, publications,
pamphlets, meeting minutes, legal and county reports, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, indexes, and ephemera.
Madeline Miedema was born on April 27, 1909, in Buchanan, Michigan. Her parents moved to Oxnard when she was 9 years old,
and she attended Haydock Elementary School. She also attended Oxnard High School. Miedema was an Oxnard historian who worked
as an educator in Ventura County for nearly 70 years. She received a teaching credential from the University of California
Berkeley and an administrative degree from the University of Southern California. She served in numerous community organizations,
including the Ventura County Museum of History and Art. Miedema often delivered lectures on Oxnard history. She also worked
as vice-principal of Hueneme High School and curriculum coordinator for the Oxnard Union High School District. At various
points in her career Miedema worked as a teacher, school librarian, vice-principal, and on the Board of Trustees for the school
district. Miedema died in her home in Oxnard at the age of 85 on September 11, 1994.
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