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Shirley Marie Bramkamp Olmstead

Olmstead—Shirley Marie Bramkamp Olmstead, 97, on July 29, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Shirl was born on April 13, 1918, in Cincinnati, Ohio. After her graduation from Columbia University, she and her husband, Paul Olmstead, worked for American Friends Service Committee in several locations. In Tennessee, she started a community pottery enterprise that used local clays and created its own glazes. When she and Paul left Appalachia, they worked for George Junior Republic, an experimental school in New York that provided vocational studies, art, and academic education for residential youth. In 1955🔒

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