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The wind always blows in Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P737


This family history and memoir by Melba McAdams Mayo, born in Clyde, Kansas in 1920, contains recollections of her childhood in Clyde as well as anecdotes from the lives of her Mittelstaedt, Oelker, and McAdams family ancestors as residents of Clyde, Kansas in the 1800s and the early 1900s.


  • Creation: 1970


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Biography of Melba McAdams Mayo

Melba McAdams Mayo was born August 2, 1920 at Clyde (Cloud County), Kansas to Del and Clara (Oelker) McAdams. Her father died in 1922, and the family moved to Nebraska in 1925. For a number of years, she returned occasionally to Clyde, Kansas to visit family members still living there. Melba Mayo died in October 1998 at Seattle, Washington.


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Scope and Contents

This photocopied 13-page typescript is a memoir and family history by Melba McAdams Mayo, a native of Clyde, Kansas. The undated history and memoir includes many anecdotes regarding the lives of the author's Mittelstaedt, Oelker, and McAdams family ancestors as residents of Clyde, Kansas in the 1800s and early 1900s, as well as recollections of her own childhood in the 1920s while living in Clyde.

Physical Location

RH MS P737

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Charles Stansifer, 1993

Guide to "The Wind Always Blows in Kansas"
The wind always blows in Kansas
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Mayo, Melba McAdams, 1920-1998, The Wind always blows in Kansas, Kansas Collection, RH MS P737, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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