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diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Refers to books containing the daily, personal accounts of the writer's own experiences, attitudes, and observations. Use "journals (accounts)" when referring to an individual's or an organization's account of occurrences or transactions.

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

A.J. Van Nuys Diary

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0041
Content Description

The diary of A.J. Van Nuys recounts the trip of A.J. and Lizzie Van Nuys to Benson, Nebraska. The diary contains brief daily entries along with some accounting of expenses. The diary includes entries from May 4-July 11 of an unidentified year in the late 19th or early 20th century. The names written inside the front cover are Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Van Nuys of Belle Mead, New Jersey and 831 Main St., Benson, Nebraska. Written inside the back cover in the same handwriting is the name Miss Della ...

Alexander Cornell Diaries

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0068
Content Description

The diaries of Alexander Cornell document his daily life as a twenty-something young man in Illinois in 1882 and 1884, as well as daily life when he is in his 60s living in University Place, Nebraska (part of present-day Lincoln, Nebraska) in 1918-1920. Cornell's diaries routine activities including work, visiting with friends and family, weather, and other daily activities. Selected names mentioned in the diaries include: Henry Taylor, Lewis, Mary Chapman, Bartlette, Chipman, Cole, ...

Anna Perainen Travel Diary, 1946

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0058
Content Description

Travel diary of a woman believed to be Anna Perainen from the Midwest visiting the West Coast of the United States. She visited Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Canada.

A partial transcription of the journal entries provided by the seller:

"July 6th, Today was the day. I really stepped around getting everything around the home in order to leave it to Dick Wallace and Frank Moore for 2 months. Marianne and Dick took me to the train. I kissed ...

Arthur Paul Papers

 Collection
Identifier: APAC-0004
Scope and Contents

The Arthur Paul Papers, 1940-1974, include Paul's journals, correspondence, reports, notes, data, and other material about Afghanistan especially financial matters and economic developments in Afghanistan in the 1960s-1970s. He served the Asia Foundation as an economic advisor to the Royal Government of Afghanistan from 1960-1966. Paul kept a daily diary documenting his travels and work in Afghanistan during this time period, which have been microfilmed and the first seven of the fifty-nine ...

Automobile Travel Diary

 Collection — Folder 2017-034
Identifier: MSS-0109
Content Description

The Automobile Travel Diary documents three trips by car in 1917 and earlier. The travelers are based in Manatee, Florida, and recount travel by earlier automobile including staying at auto camps, hotels, and farmhouses. The first undated trip begins in Manatee, Florida, and concludes in Sacramento, California. The second undated trip begins in Handley, Texas, and returns to Manatee, Florida. The final trip recounted in the diary is dated 1917 and begins in Manatee visiting sites in and ...

Belle Hauser Papers

 Collection — Box 2017-020
Identifier: MSS-0104
Content Description The papers of Belle Hauser are composed of six diaries and a small amount of correspondence. Hauser was a teacher in Pennsylvania, which she discussed in her diaries. Her collection makes reference to her interest in and perhaps involvement in the Temperance Movement and the Democratic Party. One of her letters discusses the evils of liquor (possibly a portion of a speech).

Carl B. Whittlesey Papers

 Collection — Folder 2016-097
Identifier: MSS-0086
Content Description The papers of Carl B. Whittlesey include a diary from 1965 and a multi-year diary containing entries from 1968-1970. The collection also includes two pieces of correspondence addressed to Whittlesey when he lived in Joliet, Illinois, in the early 20th century and St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1969.

Carl Jonas Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0023
Scope and Contents

The Carl Jonas Papers hold the works of Omaha, Nebraska, novelist Carl S. Jonas. The manuscript portion of the collection includes typed novels and works-in-progress with hand-written corrections, including two versions of a novel entitled The X Family, an incomplete draft of The Deer and the Antelope Play, and three incomplete, untitled novels.



New material added 2015-10-29: The papers of Carl Jonas include manuscripts of his ...

Diaries, 1965-1966

 Collection — Folder 1-2
Identifier: MSS-0064
Content Description Two diaries from 1965-1966 kept by a Visalia, California woman who was a teacher. She wrote entries every day documenting her daily life including work activities, purchases, social activities, household chores, interactions with friends and family, and similar information. The diaries include biographical and familial information, which with research may enable the diarist to be identified.

Edna McGuire Diaries

 Collection — Folder 2016-099
Identifier: MSS-0088
Content Description

The diaries of Edna Earl Martin McGuire span 1900 through 1905. McGuire wrote her name in the front of each of the two diaries, which are labeled book 3 and book 4. There is no documentation about books 1 and 2. The diaries document McGuire's daily life in Missouri including farm tasks, travel to neighboring communities and states, life with her husband Uncas McGuire as well as medical procedures she underwent. Also included is a photograph of McGuire. The following information and partial ...

Elgia Dawley Diaries

 Collection — Folder 2016-098
Identifier: MSS-0087
Content Description

The diary of Elgia Leila (Wittwer) Dawley from 1921-1925 spans her years teaching French and voice in New York through her marriage in 1922, and move to Olympia, Washington. The diary includes entries for the same date for five years on the same page. The following partial transcription was provided by the seller:

"1921 JANUARY: "18th, Mother left at 8:30. Came home and about cried my eyes out. In the evening the girls ...

Emma Frost Diary

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0049
Content Description

The diary of Emma Frost, a 24 year old woman from Detroit, Michigan, documents her social activities, amusements, and household activities in 1914. She mentions spending time at a yacht club, her maid, attending dances and movies, painting, trips to River Side Park, dates with men, a summer trip to Georgian Bay and Mackinac Island, and other activities. Frost used several pages in the back of the diary for expenses and as an address book. The following partial transcription of diary entries ...

Francis M. Burdick Diary

 Collection — Folder 2016-095
Identifier: MSS-0084
Content Description The diary of Francis M. Burdick recounts events from his daily life in 1913. He wrote in his diary nearly every day referencing his daily activities, places visited, and the weather. The address provided in the front of the diary identifies Burdick’s address as Columbia University.

Gardia Reta Peaker Bailey Diary, 1936-1940

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0059
Content Description

The five year diary of Gardia Reta (Peaker) Bailey documents life in the western United States during the Great Depression. The family lives in a trailer and stays at auto parks, such as the Wallow Saw Auto Camp, on the West Coast including in the state of Washington. Included in the diary are various pieces of ephemera including news clippings and photographs as well as notations about family members and birthdays. The diary mentions the family traveling to sell Reta's handmade baskets, ...

Gladys I. Baldwin Diary

 Collection — Folder 2017-005
Identifier: MSS-0096
Content Description Description provided by the seller.

The handwritten daily diary of Gladys I. Baldwin includes a few gelatin silver prints and some images, probably harvested from a high school yearbook. The diary covers the period when Gladys Baldwin of Kansas City, Missouri was in high school and it contains "details of her daily life, schooling, and social functions, and which includes among other things, an account of her consultation with a faith healer. In the opening pages of the diary, her ...

Hallie Miles Diaries

 Collection — Folder 1-3
Identifier: MSS-0045
Content Description The diaries of Hallie Miles document her life in Danville, Indiana from 1940-1945, including activities at her church, sewing, visiting with friends and family, choir rehearsal, and similar activities. She mentions giving lessons to children in her home. She comments on world events such as the death of President Franklin Roosevelt and the end of World War II. Her diaries also contain many news clippings, notes, and other bits of ephemera such as a WWII ration stamps envelope. Miles used a ...

Hattie Lynde Papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0074
Content Description

The papers of Hattie Lynde of Parkers Prairie and Waubun, Minnesota include a diary she kept in 1918, two postcards mailed to her husband Cornelisu V. Lynde while she was traveling with their son Kenneth in the western U.S., and an application to join the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1905. Lynde's diary shares her daily life including moving to a new town as well as life in a doctor's household during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic (referred to as the Spanish Influenza) and her take ...

J.K. Marlay Papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0075
Content Description

The memories of J.K. Marlay of Lincoln, Nebraska of his service in the U.S. Civil War as a Major in the 60th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry are captured in a journal written in 1896-1897. The collection also includes letters addressed to Marlay's granddaughter Marjorie Noble of Portland, Oregon. The letters were written in 1892 and most were pasted into the journal. Marjorie Noble's name is written inside the journal.

A partial transcript provided by the seller:

"The ...

John and Eupha Shanly Papers

 Collection — Box 2016-085
Identifier: APAC-0013
Content Description The papers of John and Eupha Shanly is composed of correspondence, newsletters and notices from the U.S. consulate in Afghanistan, journals or diaries of John Shanly, drafts of books by Eupha Shanly, research material about Afghanistan, news clippings, a few items from a Christian church in Kabul for Americans, a small number of photographs, and other material.

Ledgers

 Collection — Box 2016-100
Identifier: MSS-0089
Content Description This collection holds ledgers, journals, student notebooks, memoranda books, and memorial cards (circa 1890-1905) of unrelated provenance that were acquired from the same source. Further description is required.

Lelia Ackley and Helen Ackley Diaries

 Collection — Folder 2017-016
Identifier: MSS-0100
Content Description The diary of Lelia Ackley from July-August 1905 documents her family's move to Idaho, first to a cabin near Big Rock. The Ackleys would later move to Caldwell, Idaho and operate a general merchandise store. The Ackleys traveled via horse and wagon in July 1905 searching for a claim to stake for gold mining in the mountains southeast of Boise, Idaho. The Ackleys were searching for a cabin near Big Rock; along the way they stopped at a place called the Golden Eagle for water. Lelia Ackley ...

Lucy Neta Moon Diary

 Collection — Folder 2017-018
Identifier: MSS-0102
Content Description

The diary of Lucy Brunetta Nettie Gudgeon Moon for the years 1890-1899 includes regular entries for the first years of the diary becoming less frequent in the later years. Lucy Moon recounts activities of her daily life including social interactions, her children, various activities of her church, and health matters of their family as well as others related to her husband's career as a physician or doctor in general practice.



Description provided by the seller: ...

Nancy Pettit McLaughlin Diary

 Collection — Folder 2017-015
Identifier: MSS-0099
Content Description The diary of Nancy Pettit McLaughlin documents her daily life after her marriage in Shiloh, Ohio. The entries reveal the activities of McLaughlin's daily life including what appears to be marital problems as she refers to "separating" from her husband in at least one instance. She also references her sister Amelia applying for a divorce. The diary's entries are regular for January-June 1898 and then cease until entries resume in 1903. The ledger also includes pages of expense at the back of the ...

Otis Smith Diary

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0066
Content Description

The diary of Otis W. Smith documents his life beginning with his enrollment in the College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri through his working life, marriage, and family life. The diary mentions attending his first masquerade ball, taking the first woman he was not related to out, meeting his wife Mattie Dowdall and their courtship, the birth of their son, information about their home, people he meets, purchases he makes including two 'Indian clubs' and a pistol. The following ...

Railroad Laborer Diary

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0056
Content Description Diary of an unidentified male railroad laborer on a crew laying and repairing track along the Columbia River in Oregon. The diary entries are dated July 3-20, 1894. The writer mentions being in Arlington. Typical entries include a log of hours worked, meal breaks, and descriptions of work completed. Also included are some observations of localities like the Columbia River, descriptions of the weather, mention of the O.R. & N. Co. railway, and mentions of specific events such as a dispute ...

Robert and Romaine McIntyre Papers

 Collection — Box 2016-094
Identifier: MSS-0083
Content Description

The papers of Robert McIntyre and Romaine Packard McIntyre include correspondence, diaries, calling cards, and other material created both by the couple and members of their extended family. Many of the letters are from Robert to Romaine or Roma while they were courting. The couple lived in Chicago, but also had connections in other parts of the country including Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Colorado, and elsewhere.

The following information and partial ...

Schesser Family Papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0048
Content Description

The Schesser family papers include a diary kept by patriarch Socrates Schesser in 1915 and an autograph book belonging to son Roy Schesser from 1907. The autograph book was made in Germany and features a child on the colorful front.

The following partial transcription of diary entries was provided by the seller:

In the front of the diary you'll find this written

"This book was bought of Mont Gomery Ward and Co. Kansas City. The record of each day's events heren are ...

Storz Brewing Co. Pocket Diary

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0052
Content Description A pocket diary provided “Compliments of Storz Brewing Co. Omaha, Neb.” The journal includes blank pages for the owner to use as well as informational pages at the front and back of the volume providing information about the Storz Brewing Co. brewery including color illustrations of a beer bottle and a malt extract bottle, ideal serving conditions for beer, Omaha streets, populations of U.S. and world cities, U.S. presidents, shipping, and other information.

Susan Haney Diary

 Collection — Folder 2017-036
Identifier: MSS-0111
Content Description The diary of Susan Haney documents the daily activities of this young girl and teenager. She is presumed to live in western Nebraska as she mentions visiting North Platte, Nebraska. Haney’s entries in her diary reference typical childhood and youth activities such as attending piano lessons, Girl Scouts, choir practice, and hunting along with family events such as the wedding of her brother Bill, the death of her grandfather, and visiting family and friends. The diary is a five year diary, but ...

Travel Diary and Almanac

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0051
Content Description

A travel journal of a family’s move from near Ashland, Nebraska to near Arcata, California via train recorded in an incomplete copy of an unidentified almanac for 1874. The almanac begins with April 1874 and includes 89 pages of printed material including engravings. The journal or diary section at the end of almanac includes notes for all but seven days for 1874.

Some of the engravings include: German draught oxen, walls of Bologne, France, royal tiger, kangaroos, American elk, a ...

Wanda E. Kathcart Diary

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0043
Content Description

Diary of Wanda E. Kathcart, an approximately 20 year old woman from Galesburg, Illinois from May-December 1914. The following description and partial transcription of diary entries and an enclosed letter were provided by the seller:

"Wanda is about 20 years old and a young working girl although I'm not sure just where she is working. One entry she says she's been making 'auto veils.' She seems to be staying at a boarding house because during the fair she has to sleep on the floor ...

World War II Soldier Diary

 Collection — Folder 2017-037
Identifier: MSS-0112
Content Description

The diary of a young man from the Midwest who enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1945 documents his enlistment and early days in the U.S. military during the waning days of World War II. The unidentified young man is attending school in Illinois as noted in the early entries when he receives a draft notice. He mentions Shelbyville, Effingham, and Sullivan as well as traveling through Fort Sheridan before arriving at a base in Georgia for his training. He mentions attending a lecture about sex ...

[Young Woman] Diary, 1920-1924

 Collection — Folder 2016-093
Identifier: MSS-0082
Content Description Diary of a young woman from a privileged background writing in the first half of the 1920s. Topics covered in her diary entries include yacht clubs, dancing, parties, golfing, tennis, trips to New York and California, as well as other topics. Places mentioned include White Sulphur, New Brighton, Farmington, Rolling Rock, New York, Bellows Falls, and others. The diary begins on November 6, 1920, and continues through 1924. The diarist’s birthday is December 1st and she is 19 years old when she ...

[Young Woman] Papers, 1942-1944

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0057
Content Description The collection was created by an unidentified young woman and includes her diary with entries from January-July 1942 and six letters from January-February 1944. The diary begins with a brief recap of 1941 and continues to document the author’s interest in securing a civil service position in Washington, D.C. during World War II, working in government positions (including doing indexing) and the Observer newspaper, listening to President Franklin Roosevelt on the radio, and other facets of her ...