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This is a photograph of Robert S. and Elizabeth (Betty) Raymond in Lawrence, Kansas. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, where his family owned a furniture store. After graduating from high school, he attended Kansas City Junior College for two years and later graduated from the University of Kansas in 1934. Following his graduation, he worked in the family furniture store. In the spring of 1940, he joined the American Volunteer Ambulance Corps and went to France. He drove ambulances into unoccupied France, Spain, and Portugal. Raymond joined the Royal Air Force and became a bomber pilot. Later, he was transferred to the United States Army Air Force in England and shipped back the U. S. where he learned to fly B-17s and B-24s. He was sent to several bases where he taught students to fly B-17s and B-24s. After the war, he returned by Kansas City, Missouri, and worked in the family furniture store. Robert and Elizabeth were married in December 1943. Later, Raymond attended the London School of Economics, received a master's degree from Kansas University and a doctorate from Ohio State University. He taught at several universities including Ohio University, Northeast Missouri State University, Harvard School of Business, Wichita State University, and Washburn University. Elizabeth worked as a librarian at various libraries in towns where they lived.

Date: 1980

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Item Number: 305995
Call Number: K B R217 v.13
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 305995

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