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Nora Bayliff Markunas Papers, 1930-1999



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    Nora (Bayliff) Markunas was born on February 14, 1914, in Vandling, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Thomas and Gertrude Bayliff. She attended Bloomsburg State Teachers College and received her degree in Business Education in 1934, being one of the members of the first class to complete the Business Education program. She taught bookkeeping and shorthand at Forest City schools until her marriage to Anthony B. Markunas in 1940. Nora and Anthony had three children, Anthony B. Jr., Elenora (Heffner) and Trudy (Mosey). She worked as a substitute in both Sunbury and Northumberland until her husband passed away in 1965. Soon after that she joined the family business in Central Builders Supply Company and was the vice president until retiring in 1984.


    Nora served on the board of directors of both Central Builders Supply Company and the John R. Kauffman Jr. Public Library. She also held memberships in variety of organizations including: the Friends of the Library, Bloomsburg Alumni Association, Northumberland County Historical Society, Mary Derr Rockefeller Hospital Auxiliary, Susquehanna Valley Country Club, and Friends of SUN Home. She passed away on October 4, 2008, at the age of 94.


Box 1:

Alumni Association, 1956-84
    Nora B Markunas, Alumni Association, State Teachers College - Life Membership Certificate
    1959 "Twenty Five Years Later" List of B.S.T.C. Graduates
    Alumni Association, "Remarks for Annual Banquet of the Alumni Association," June 15, 1984
    Class of 1934 Reunion Booklet, June 16, 1984
    The Alumni Quarterly, Pres. H. A. Andruss on cover, March, 1984

Artifacts, 1930s
Identification Bracelet, Nora Bayliff, Teachers College, Bloomsburg, PA, 1930s
    "Teachers Watch," 1930s

Business Education Publications, 1930-37
    "Bookkeeping" by Nathaniel Robinson, Oxford Book Company, 1930
    The Gregg Writer: A Magazine for Secretaries, Stenographers, and Typists, January 1932
    "Teaching Classification of Accountants" By H. A. Andruss, reprinted from The Journal of Business Education, December 1932
    "Adjusting Entries" By H. A. Andruss, reprinted from The Journal of Business Education, January 1933 
    Banking and Trust Business, Handbook by the PA Bankers Association, 1937
    "Rules for Correcting Typewriting Speedtests"
    Stapled Booklet on Teaching Bookkeeping

Class of 1934 50th Reunion, 1984
    Photograph and class list of members of the B.S.T.C. Class of 1934, 50th Reunion, June 16, 1984

College Publications, 1931-55
    B.S.T.C. Handbook, 1931
    State Teachers College Bulletin - January 1935
    Alma Mater and Other Poems, by W. B. Sutliff
    The Dept. of Business Education, 25th Anniversary Pamphlet, 1955

Commencement, 1934
    65th Annual Commencement Program - May 29, 1934
    B.S.T.C. Senior Ball Program, 1934

Correspondence, 1932-54, 1998-99
    Letters from college friends and Harvey A. Andruss

Course Assignments, 1930s
    Various homework projects including a large amount of shorthand practice sheets and one Biology Thesis paper

Expanding the Classroom, 1938
    Booklet titled "Expanding the Classroom," that discusses the need to integrate hands on learning into normal classroom curriculum, 1938

Gregg Writer Achievement Record, 1930s
    Nora Bayliff's "The Gregg Writer Achievement Record" booklet with awards for typing so many words per minute, 1930s

Newspaper Clippings, 1934
    Two articles in which Nora Bayliff is mentioned, 1934

Photographs, 1930s
    Bloomsburg State Teachers College campus
    Nora Bayliff & Unnamed Girl
    Grace Flother, Dottie S., & Nora Bayliff at Gym Class
    Nora Bayliff at Bloomsburg S.T.C., 1932
    Nora Bayliff Markunas' Graduation Photograph

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