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Mary Helen Detmer journal

 Collection — Box: BW 12, Folder: 1 [X030899230]
Identifier: MSS 16372

Scope and Contents

Mary Helen Detmer journal (0.04 cubic feet), 1996 May 23 - December 10, containing entries related to her garden and her life at the University of Virginia Pavilion I.


  • Creation: 1996

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographocal Note

Mary Helen Detmer is an author of poems about her farm in Brown Cove, Albemarle County, Virginia. She is married to Don Detmer who was the Vice-President for Health Sciences at the University of Virginia. Don and Mary Helen delighted in living on Thomas Jefferson's famed “Lawn” at UVA, where they hosted annual pumpkin-carving parties for UVA students who also lived on the lawn and where they were often awakened by shrieking students engaged in the tradition of “streaking” down the lawn.



0.04 Cubic Feet (One folder)

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Gift from Mary Helen Detmer, 4 October 2016.

Genre / Form

Mary Helen Detmer journal
Ellen Welch
23 February 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States