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Mary Faye Hite, "Dreams Do Happen" manuscript

 Collection — Folder: S2296
Identifier: S2296

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of "Dreams Do Happen," a manuscript containing a collection of essays written by Mary Faye Hite and compiled in circa 1980. The essays cover a variety of topics, including family history, country and pioneer living, nature, travel, and historic people, places, and events. Many essays have a patriotic theme and one essay, "Political Issues," relays her opinion regarding the Equal Rights Amendment, and how estates should be settled. Another essay, "Home Remedies," shares pioneer recipes and treatments of various illnesses, including burns, colds, cough, croup, poison ivy, and snake bites.


  • circa 1980


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Mary Faye Johnson was born December 9, 1900 in Washington Township, Monroe County, Indiana to George and Cora (Ebbage) Johnson. She was a 1919 graduate of Gosport High School and a graduate of the Indiana State Teacher's College (now Indiana State University). On June 3, 1923, she married John Milton Hite and they had four children. The Hites moved to Jasper county in 1947. Following their retirement from farming, they moved to Rensselaer in the early 1980s. Mrs. Hite was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Barkley Extension Hmemakers Club. She was also a Jasper County 4-H leader and wrote the "Hi Neighbor" column for the Jasper County Farm Bureau. She passed away at the age of 99 on May 26, 2000.


"John M. Hite." Journal and Courier (Lafayett, Ind.), August 18, 1986.

"Mary Faye Hite, 99." Journal and Courier (Lafayett, Ind.), May 30, 2000.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mary Faye Hite on 1981/01/19.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2022/03/25 by Laura Eliason.
Mary Faye Hite, "Dreams Do Happen" manuscript
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