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Miedema (Madeline) papers, 1906-1998
MVC063  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
14.48 Cubic Feet (12 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Museum of Ventura County. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the museum does not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Open for research. All requests to access materials must be made in advance by contacting the Research Library staff via email: library@venturamuseum.org