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Diaries of Henry Reitzel

by Reitzel, Henry (1869 – 1875)

2 folders (0.25 linear feet)

The Diaries of Henry Reitzel were written between 1869 and 1875 by the farmer and cattle rancher from Whiteside County, Illinois who traveled to Enterprise, Kansas by wagon in 1874. One ledger spans from 1869 to 1874 while four smaller diaries cover one to two year periods. Reitzel kept track of all of his finances and wrote about his surroundings including passing missions, Indian reservations, camping on the prairie, hunting, and playing the accordion. The diaries document his journey westward from Illinois to Casey, Iowa, south into Kansas, and his return home to Illinois.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Farm Life • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2016.125
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Katherine Yocum Collection

by Yocum, Katherine (1922 – 1938)

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)

This collection consists of personal correspondence of Katherine Yocum from 1922-1938. Most of the correspondence was between Yocum and Nelson Burns. The letters begin when Yocum and Burns were freshmen at Bethany College, West Virginia and follow their, often tumultuous, relationship over the next four years. Many of the letters are addressed to Yocum at her parent's house in Steubenville, Ohio and follow Burns' work and school career through Ohio, Indiana and Iowa. The letters contain details of 1920's University life, family and work through their courtship, engagement and eventual breakup. While the bulk of the collection is letters to Katherine Yocum from Nelson Burns, it also contains some of Yocum's responses as well as letters to and from Yocum's parents and brothers, Floyd and Julian, as well as letters to Yocum from Bob Salmon.

Associated Subjects: Education • Family Life • Personal correspondence
Identifier: SC2021.013
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

National Parks Photograph Album

by Unknown (1920 – 1935)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This photograph album contains 254 photographs documenting travel throughout North America between 1920 and 1935, especially in national parks. While 57 photographs are professional prints sold to tourists, the remaining 197 were taken by the album owner. Included in the identified photographs are Yellowstone and Glacier Parks; Bismark and Rugby in North Dakota; Black Hills, South Dakota (including one of Mount Rushmore under construction); Hot Springs, Arkansas; Brackenbridge Park, San Antonio, Rio Grand Valley, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, and Galveston in Texas; Miami and Daytona Beach in Florida; Georgia; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Monterrey, Mexico; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Grand Canyon in Arizona; Clermont, Iowa; and Los Angeles, Imperial Valley, San Francisco, Coronado Island, San Diego, and Pasadena in California (including the 1920 Rose Bowl parade).

Associated Subjects: Photography • Scrapbooks • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2019.006
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment