Holt, Marilyn Irvin

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HOLT, Marilyn Irvin

HOLT, Marilyn Irvin. American, b. 1949. Genres: History, Local history/Rural topics. Career: Teacher at public schools in Illinois, 1970-79; Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield, editor, 1983-86; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, director of publications, 1986-90; University of Kansas, Lawrence, adjunct faculty member, 1988-98. Kansas Humanities Council, member of Speakers Bureau, 1993-; consultant for Public Broadcasting System documentaries on orphan trains and western settlement. Publications: The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America, 1992; Model T's, Pep Chapels, and a Wolf at the Door: Kansas Teenagers of the Early Twentieth Century, 1900-1941, 1994; Linoleum, Better Babies & the Modern Farm Woman, 1890-1930, 1995; Indian Orphanages, 2001; Children of the Western Plains: The 19th Century Experience, 2003. Work represented in books. Contributor to history journals.