Steven Marsden ... 
Letter to Santa 1952
The Harlan News-Advertiser
Dec 23, 1952, page 15
I want a football, or am I too late? Jeanie wants a doll with real hair. We have a new baby brother. Do you have any baby things? If you don't, just leave a note, and if you do just leave something. We will be at our house this year, so look for the house that says 304. We have Santa on our door and a fireplace and reindeer on the porch. We don't have any Christmas stockings, so if you have any extra ones bring one for me and one for Jean and one for Paul, with two chocolate Santas.
March Party Honors Four
Hardin County Index March 21, 1975 p. 4
Four residents of Valley View Nursing Center received flowers and gifts at the party Monday evening honoring their March birthdays. Guests of honor were Nora Lancaster, 87, Mabel Johnson, 85, Rene Cross, 86, and Humphrey Fiddler, 100.
The entertainment of the evening was by Steve Marsden, Denny Ketels and Kathy Shane, who sang vocal numbers and provided their own guitar accompaniment. The Cadette Girl Scouts made the St. Patrick's Day nut cups, and Valley View furnished the refreshments. Cindy Drake and Annette Priske were in charge of this month's party. Several of the girls participating in the HEP program have begun the one-to-one relationship with Valley View residents, in which they spend time on an individual basis.
Kieffaber Supports Eldoran's View
HARDIN COUNTY INDEX Friday May 30, 1975 Page 13
To the Editor: I will speak for Steve Marsden, a man in prison for conscientiously refusing to register for the draft or to pay income taxes because he is opposed to killing, both as a person| or as an impersonal instrument of the state. I am sorry that words have been said about him and his family that do not relate at all to the stand he has taken.I cannot yet take the position that he has taken, but I admire his courage, support his action and respect his right to engage in civil disobedience. The men and women who brought about the American revolution were often ridiculed and even killed by their neighbors, and only much later were they heralded as heroes. Martin Luther King was the modern moral example that: it's not only a right but a duty to break an unjust law, if it does not directly injure someone else, and if one is willing to suffer the consequences. When Henry Thoreau was in jail, morally opposed to a certain tax, Ralph Waldo Emerson asked, "Henry, what are you doing in there?" Thoreau responded, "Ralph what are you doing out there?" I am impressed that whereas Steve's stand is a conscientious, carefully thought-out, consistent and courageous position which only challenges our thinking, many of us who are intolerant of him habitually drink-and-drive, ignore stop signs and speed limits, cheat on our taxes and engage in questionable business practices. Most of us break the law, but selfishly and for no cause save our own convenience. We ought to be asking ourselves what WE stand for that requires conviction or grows out of conscientious thought, as Thoreau asked "What are you doing out there?" I would not simplify the issues of pacifism or patriotism, something that is too easy to do. I will only say that Steve represents in actions as well as words—and this quietly and with humility, nor self-serving in any way—more courage, more patriotism and more honesty than I find in myself or see in others around me.
Alan Kieffaber R1 Grundy Center, Iowa
free flowing, v.3, no. 2 February 1976, p. 2
Well mr alledged smarsden of iniquity, you c where to your conversations with the archists will take you . . . would like for you to keep a journal of prison meditations. You know, why must the moral be the ones behind bars, etc . . . give my beast to everybody at the apiary.
Kind friends all, If we first of all understand that my experience was not at all that of the typical prisoner in the federal system, here's what i have to say about the time i spent in the calaboose:
Probably all of us have had worse years in public school.
a luta continua
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On 12 Oct 2016 at 21:43 GMT Rebecca Rosenbaum wrote:
On 12 Oct 2016 at 21:38 GMT Rebecca Rosenbaum wrote:
On 1 Mar 2016 at 05:22 GMT Rebecca Rosenbaum wrote:
Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 3:00 pm at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. Burial will follow at Agudas Achim Cemetery in Iowa City, followed by a meal of condolence at the synagogue.
The family requests, in accordance with religious beliefs, no flowers or plants. Donations to charity are welcome.
Local peace activist and library worker Steven Clement Marsden was born Methodist, married a Jew and fully embraced the joy of a contemplative, value-driven life. “He was an unsung hero,” said Rebecca Rosenbaum, Steve’s wife and life companion of 35 years. “His many gifts were not always recognized because they were so abundant, and he was so humble.”
On 2 Apr 2015 at 13:25 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
I noticed your new Club 100 badge.
Keep up the nice work.
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