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De Bezige Bij (The Busy Bee) Cartoons

by Links, Karel (1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 12 color cartoon postcards were published in 1945 by De Bezige Bij (The Busy Bee) in German-occupied Holland. The Dutch cartoonist, Karel Links, created the anti-Nazi underground cartoons, which is titled "Het is Niet Waar...Dat Hebben We Niet Gewild" ("It's not true...We did not want that!"). The images depict the Nazis taking items such as radio sets, bicycles, copper and brass objects, and even dogs.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2015.037
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment
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'Happy Holidays' Photographic Postcard

by Unknown (Undated)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This "Happy Holidays" Photographic Postcard shows three African-American soldiers around a tent.

Associated Subjects: African American History • Military History • Postcards
Identifier: SC2013.058
Repository: Special Collections
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'Merry Christmas' Photographic Postcard

by Unknown (circa 1950s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This photographic postcard, which states "Merry Christmas," shows an African-American couple-- the Carters-- in front of their home holding Christmas ornaments.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Spirituality • African American History
Identifier: SC2013.055
Repository: Special Collections
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'Slam the Axis' Postcards

by Unknown (1943)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These six Second World War postcards depict Uncle Sam defeating or humiliating the leaders of the Axis powers in various ways. Only two of the six postcards do not depict or reference Uncle Sam.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Military History • Postcards • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: SC2016.094
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

'The Call of the East' Postcard

by Unknown (circa 1900s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This racist postcard depicts a white man calling for a Chinese boy to serve him with the caption, "The Call of the East."

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism
Identifier: SC2016.098
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

20th Century Cookbook Collection

by Bratten, Lynn (1940 – 2013)

3 cartons (3.5 linear feet)

These cook books, most of which were created in the 20th century and some in the early 2000s, were collected by Lynne Bratten of Salisbury, Maryland. While some are pamphlets from food corporations like Betty Crocker, Campbell's, or Pillsbury, others are from smaller church groups in places like Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Several cook books are widely distributed and include books about 15th century cooking, colonial recipes, and American home cooking in general. However, most of the cookbooks are either produced by a food corporation or a small collective of people.

Associated Subjects: Publications • Medical History
Identifier: SC2018.029
Repository: Special Collections
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20th Century Magazine Collection

by LeBel, Phillip (1911 – 1962)

1 oversize box (1.5 linear feet)

The 20th Century Magazine Collection contains twelve magazines including: Look, The Saturday Evening Post, and The Spur  ranging from 1911 to 1962. In addition there are four pages, presumably from Vogue. Cover stories include topics such as women's suffrage, Easter, World War I, color photos of the Eastern Shore and Vladimir Lenin, and fox hunting.

Identifier: SC2021.002
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

20th Century Postcard Album

by Unknown (1906 – 1960s)

5 folders (0.5 linear feet)

This 20th century postcard album contains approximately 274 individual postcards and 14 multiple postcard collections that date between 1906 and the 1960s. Many of the postcards include correspondence and significant portions are addressed to the same individual (Julia Francis of Woodhaven, Long Island, New York). The postcards depict scenes from both World Wars, buildings and scenery in America and Europe, photographs of the sender, seasonal imagery, and racist depictions of African Americans. There are also several different types of formats that the postcards are presented in, such as raised decorations, wood, silk, embroidery, and one of a woman with wool hair. There is no apparent arrangement of the postcards.

Identifier: SC2013.077
Repository: Special Collections
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3353rd Quartermaster Truck Company Photograph

by Kisner, Kyle (1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The 3353rd Quartermaster Truck Company photograph was taken on June 20, 1945 in Ulm, Germany. The company is standing in front of a building that was used by the Hitler Youth but had been repurposed as the maintenance building for the 3353rd. On the back of the photo, the last names of the soldiers are documented.

Identifier: SC2021.026
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

A Century of Progress Exposition Scrapbook (Chicago, Illinois)

by Unknown (1933 – 1934)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This scrapbook documents the events, exhibitions, and ephemera of the 1933 to 1934 Chicago World's Fair that was called "A Century of Progress." Included with a nine page memoir of experiences are pasted postcards, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Newspapers • Scrapbooks
Identifier: SC2013.112
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Account Book of Dr. Daniel Boone Clarke

by Clarke, Daniel Boone (1886 – 1889)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This book is a record of Dr. Daniel Boone Clarke's account with the merchants, George E. Kennedy & Sons, between 1886 and 1889. Clarke was a doctor who operated a pharmacy in Washington, D.C., but was also President of the Franklin Life Insurance Company and a director of the Metropolitan Railroad Company, U.S. Electric Light Company, and the National Bank of the Republic. Products purchased range and include items like tea, lemons, celery seed, salt, olives, candles, and many other things.

Identifier: SC2014.062
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Activism Zines and Stickers

by Unknown (2010 – 2015)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection dates from 2010 to 2015 and is composed of stickers, bookmarks, and cards that advocate for the rights of marginalized groups within the United States.

Associated Subjects: Activism • Art
Identifier: SC2022.016
Repository: Special Collections
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Adam Bucher's Day Book

by Bucher, Adam (1845 – 1853)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Adam Bucher's Day Book records Bucher's daily transactions from 1845 to 1853. Throughout the ledger, Bucher recorded his sales of rye, wheat, corn, bran, middlings, flour and bags of chaff. He also sold assorted lumber and boards. Entries include the date of sale, name of purchaser, and the quantity and price of items.

Associated Subjects: Account books • Agriculture • Farm life • Ledger
Identifier: SC2021.008
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Adonijah French Ledger (Randolph, Massachusetts)

by French, Adonijah (1789 – 1815)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger was kept by Adonijah French and, before him, his brother-in-law Phinehas Taft between 1789 and 1815. While many pages were a copybook for math issues involving longitude, latitude, surveying, trigonometry, and dialing, entries after Taft's death in 1798 relate to French's shoe business. Some entries relate to cider making, work done, and transportation of shoes, but the ledger entries nonetheless document the early history of the Massachusetts boot and shoe manufacturing industry. The majority of the entries date between 1798 and 1815, but at least one entry from 1789 in Braintree took note on having dreams.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Business
Identifier: SC2013.113
Repository: Special Collections
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African American Family Postcard

by Unknown (circa 1910)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This photographic postcard depicts an unidentified African American family outside of a building.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Postcards • African American History
Identifier: SC2016.117
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

African American Man Postcard

by Unknown (circa 1910s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This photographic postcard depicts a seated African American man wearing a suit.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Postcards • African American History
Identifier: SC2016.119
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

African American Portrait Postcards

by Unknown (circa 1910s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These photographic postcards depict African American people individually and in groups. One postcard featuring a man in a suit was taken in Chicago, Illinois.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Postcards • African American History
Identifier: SC2016.118
Repository: Special Collections
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African American Sheet Music

by Unknown (circa 1900)

1 drawer (0.1 linear feet)

These seven sheet music books contain the scores for traditional African American music or songs about African Americans from around the turn of the twentieth century. Included are: I’se Gwine Back to Dixie, At a Georgia Camp Meeting, If the Man in the Moon Were a Coon, Whose Black Baby is You, Honey in the Cornfield, Whistling Rufus, and Old Black Joe.

Associated Subjects: African American History • Music
Identifier: SC2013.023a
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

African American Sheet Music (2)

by Unknown (1896 – 1916)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These four music sheets date between 1896 and 1916 and contain traditional African American music including The Levee Dances, Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose, Welcome Honey to Your Old Plantation Home, and My Old Plantation Home.

Associated Subjects: African American History • Music • Racism
Identifier: SC2013.012
Repository: Special Collections
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Album de la Revolucion Cubana, 1952-1959

by Picart, J.M.; Jimenez, Mario (1960)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This album, published by Editorial Echevarria in 1960 for the Ministry of Commerce, consists of trading cards that consumers collected when purchasing goods from the CIA Industrial Empacadora de Dulces, S.A.. Each trading card, complete with illustrations of the revolution's leaders and major figures, includes an explanatory subtitle that tells the story of the Cuban Revolution from 1952 to 1959. Illustrations by J.M. Picart and text by Mario Jimenez.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Military History • Advertising • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2016.091
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment
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Alvin and Dorothy Piegols Papers

by Piegols, AlvinPiegols, Dorothy (1939 – 1947)

2 boxes,  2 oversize folders (0.75 linear feet)

The Alvin and Dorothy Piegols papers document the experiences of Alvin Piegols as he served in the Army during World War II and of his fiancée, Dorothy Cannon, who was studying to be a nurse at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. The materials date between 1939 and 1947. Items in the collection include "the Scalpel" yearbook, correspondence between Dorothy and Alvin, newspapers, photographs from Alvin's tour in Europe, postcards of German towns, programs and pamphlets, publications about Alvin's battalion, the Thunderbolts, and artifacts such as Alvin's military patches, German pins, a Nazi flag, and a wooden crucifix.

Identifier: SC2021.005
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Amcabey (Turkish Cartoon Magazine)

by Güler, Cemal Nadir (1943)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection contains one 1943 issue of Amcabey, a Turkish cartoon magazine. This magazine was published during the Second World War and contains drawings of Allied and Axis figures.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2016.025
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

America and Japan's Manifest Destiny

by Businessmen of Kyoto (1938)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

America and Japan's Manifest Destiny was an English language publication produced by the Businessmen of Kyoto in 1938. It laid out Japan's justification for expansion in China and other Asian countries before the Second World War and was seeking approval from Americans.

Associated Subjects: Publications • International Relations
Identifier: SC2016.029
Repository: Special Collections
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American Homefront Magazines

by American Home Magazine CorporationHanke, O.A. (editor)Jenkins, Arthur H. (editor)Mayes, Herbert R. (editor)McDonough, Frank W. (editor)Methodist Publishing House (1941 – 1944)

6 folders (0.25 linear feet)

These magazines were produced during the Second World War on the American homefront. Together, they capture the agriculture and domestic values and advancements during the 1940s. Included are Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife (1943-1944), Poultry Tribune (1943), The Christian Advocate (1941-1942), Good Housekeeping (1943), Better Homes and Gardens (1942-1943), and The American Home (1943).

Associated Subjects: Publications • Spirituality • World War, 1939-1945 • Farm Life • Military History
Identifier: SC2018.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

American Homefront Second World War Ephemera

by Unknown (1941 – 1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These advertising cards, patches, and tickets were created on the American homefront during the Second World War. Each ephemeral item depicts different aspects to war support such as victory bonds, war dances, and auxiliary corps.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Clubs • Economics • Graphic Arts • Military History • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: SC2015.059
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

American Labor Poster Illustrations

by International Photo Engravers Union (circa 1940s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These approximately 50 pages contain cartoons that support American unions and laborers in general from the 1940s. The cartoons were intended to be used on posters and examples of how to use the illustrations in a layout are included on the pages. Each page contains several illustrations and the depictions range from laborers standing up to capitalists to references to the Taft-Hartley Act.

Associated Subjects: Labor History • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2016.027
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

American Propaganda Leaflet

by Unknown (circa 1944)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This leaflet was created by the United States and distributed to Japanese citizens during the Second World War.

Identifier: SC2016.051
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

American Propaganda Leaflet (2)

by Unknown (circa 1944)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This leaflet was dropped into Japan by the American forces during the Second World War. It is written in Japanese and is telling the readers that they will be offered various freedoms if their warlords surrender.

Identifier: SC2016.024
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

American Protective Association Manual

by American Protective Association (1894)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This manual contains the "principles and objects" of the American Protective Association and was published in Toledo, Ohio in 1894. The association was an anti-Catholic secret society established in 1887 and pushed for the perpetual separation of church and state.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Politics • Publications • Religious History
Identifier: SC2017.003a
Repository: Special Collections
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American Racist Postcards

by Unknown (1901 – 1912)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These nine postcards contain racist depictions of Japanese, Chinese, and African American people. The majority of the postcards depict African Americans as children, while two contain derogatory slurs towards Japanese and Chinese people.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism
Identifier: SC2016.096
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

American Red Cross Hospital Photograph Album (Evreux, France)

by Fitch, Ralph RoswellHine, Lewis (1918)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This photograph album belonged to an American medical officer who worked in the American Red Cross Hospital in Evreux, France. There are 289 photographs of wounded American, French, British, and German soldiers. Photographs show the wards and operating rooms, hospital staff, patients, prosthetics, Fourth of July celebrations featuring Uncle Sam, basket weaving and woodworking, a funeral, scenery around the city, and other activities of the hospital in 1918. Some of the photographs were taken by Lewis Hine. Many of the photographs feature Major Ralph Roswell Fitch, who was the hospital's administrator at the time and likely the creator of this album.

Identifier: SC2016.129a
Repository: Special Collections
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American Southwest Hunting Trip Photograph Album

by Unknown (circa 1890s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This photograph album captures the hunting trip of five men in the American Southwest, circa 1890s. Although it is unclear who the album's creator was, the men are identified in one photograph: Bowles, Thompson, C. Garrison, M. Garrison, and W.E. Chapin. The album consists of 24 photographs, which depict the men eating and drinking by their camp, visiting towns, on their horses, and preparing for hunts.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Country Life
Identifier: SC2016.038
Repository: Special Collections
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American Stock Certificates

by Unknown (1949 – 1997)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 80 stock certificates for American companies were printed between 1949 and 1997. They are steel engraved on security banknote paper and represent stocks for a multitude of companies including banks, realtors, and industrial manufacturing corporations.

Associated Subjects: Business • Economics • Currency • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2013.109
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Anne Rapp Collection

by Rapp, Anne (1949 – 1978)

6 boxes,  3 cartons (3.9 linear feet)

The Anne Rapp Collection documents the retiree's international travel between 1949 and 1974, primarily in the 1950s and 1960s. Rapp kept the schedules (itineraries), maps and guides, postcards, and ephemera for her travel around the world. She also kept detailed journals and took over 8000 color photographic slides. Places she traveled include Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, several Caribbean islands, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, several eastern bloc countries, Australia, New Zealand, several Pacific Islands, India, Japan, Israel, China, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), South Africa, and Ethiopia.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Photography • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2015.154
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Annie McConnell's Physics Manual and Journal

by McConnell, Annie (1872)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This book is divided into two parts: a physics laboratory manual and a handwritten journal related to experiments. The manual was written by Gustavus Hinrichs in 1870. The manual was used and journal written by Annie McConnell in 1872 when she was studying under the direction of Professor Rankin at the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania).

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Science • Education • Medical History
Identifier: SC2017.040
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Anti-Immigrant Postcard (1)

by Unknown (circa 1900)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This postcard features an illustration of a man gesturing out to New York Harbor to a seated woman. The accompanying poem is titled "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" and represents an anti-immigrant sentiment. Also included are two unrelated and modern postcards showing California restaurants (the Coral Reef in Sacramento and Tick Tock in Hollywood).

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism
Identifier: SC2018.023
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Anti-Immigrant Postcard (2)

by E.B. and Company (1905)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This postcard from 1905 bears a comical depiction of immigrants and has the caption "Views of New York. Where the Immigrants Land!"

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism
Identifier: SC2018.024
Repository: Special Collections
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Anti-Russian German Propaganda Leaflets

by Deutsches Reich (1944)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two Russian-language leaflets were distributed by the German Army on the Eastern Front in 1944 during the Second World War. They include anti-Russian images and text on either side of the burnt leaflets.

Associated Subjects: Posters • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2016.030
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Antisemitic Postcards

by Unknown (circa 1900)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These eight antisemitic postcards depict Jewish individuals adhering to racist stereotypes, including large noses and greediness.

Associated Subjects: Antisemitism • Postcards
Identifier: SC2013.041
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Argentine Zine Collection

by Unknown (1991 – 2021)

4 folders (0.4 linear feet)

The Argentine Zine Collection is an accumulation of documents created by Argentinians to provide entertainment and to demonstrate their views on the government, sexuality, the environment, addiction, and music. The different materials were made between 1991 and 2021 by various authors, photographers, and artists. Zines are traditionally a small-circulation self-published work of original content.

Associated Subjects: Art • Magazines • Photography • Poetry
Identifier: SC2022.014a
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Arthur Meyring Family Films

by Meyring, Arthur (1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These three 8mm films (two color, one black and white) were recorded in 1945 while Arthur Meyring's family from Dayton, Ohio was on vacation in Florida. The family went deep sea fishing out of the Miami Yacht Basin fishing club and went swimming at a hotel pool.

Associated Subjects: Family Life • Photography • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2014.060
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Assorted Sheet Music

by Unknown (1910 – 1950)

1 box (1 linear feet)

These approximately 205 music sheets contain the words and scores for songs that date between 1910 and 1950. Many of the songs were popular at various times and include some from Walt Disney productions, Broadway musicals, and other romance and Christmas songs. Covers for the sheet music include illustrations. Sheet music is grouped by publisher.

Associated Subjects: Music • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2013.045
Repository: Special Collections
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Assorted Stereoview Cards

by Various (circa 1900)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 31 stereoview cards were created between 1890 and 1910, although many are undated. The images include nature scenes in places like Oregon, Massachusetts, England, and Germany; world fair and exposition scenes; royal and political residences; and several vernacular scenes such as hunting.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2017.062
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Astrology Notebooks of John Thomas

by Thomas, John (1911 – 1913)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These four notebooks were created by John Thomas, a humorist from Boston, between 1911 and 1913. They contain detailed notes and charts about astrology that were graded and returned, possibly indicating that they were lessons.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2015.019
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Autobiography of Richard Watson

by Watson, Richard (1957)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Richard Watson wrote his autobiography for a class assignment in 1957 when he was 15 years old, recounting his life from birth in Peoria, Illinois in 1942 to the present day through written entries and photographs. He wrote about family vacations, the death of grandparents, and his sister getting polio and cousin's death from the disease.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education • Family Life • Scrapbooks • Youth
Identifier: SC2015.004
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Autograph Book of Elma Rollandi

by Rollandi, Elma (1932 – 1934)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This autograph book was kept by Elma Rollandi of Astoria, Oregon between 1932 and 1934.

Associated Subjects: Youth
Identifier: SC2018.017d
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Autograph Book of Pansy Spohn

by Spohn, Pansy (1937 – 1941)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This autograph book was kept by Pansy Spohn of Walla Walla, Washington between 1937 and 1941.

Associated Subjects: Youth
Identifier: SC2018.017e
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Banque of France Currency

by Banque de France (1943 – 1946)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These three Franc notes were issued by the Banque de France between 1943 and 1946. The notes were worth 5, 10, and 20 Francs.

Associated Subjects: Economics • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History • Currency
Identifier: SC2015.010
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

BBC Research Collection

by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (circa 1990s)

8 boxes (8 linear feet)

This research collection contains over 300 recordings of BBC programming. Due to copyright restrictions, this collection is open for research purposes only and only accessible by visiting the Nabb Research Center's reading room.

Associated Subjects: Radio Broadcasting
Identifier: SC2017.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Betty Otto Collection

by Bricker, JamesOtto, Betty (1930 – 1938)

folders (0.75 linear feet)

The Betty Otto Collection contains correspondence between Betty Otto and James Bricker, a young, American couple from 1930 to 1938. The bulk of the letters are written from 1936 to 1938 and cover topics such as daily life, wedding plans, work life and social life.

Identifier: SC2021.017
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Bill Satterfield collection

by Satterfield, Bill (1783 – 1945)

15 folders,  1 oversize folder (0.2 linear feet)

The Bill Satterfield collection documents life in the United States from circa 1783 to 1905 and as a soldier in World War II from 1943 to 1945, although the collection dates from 1783 to 1945. This collection includes foreign currency, bonds from various railroad companies, correspondence between friends and family members, receipts of purchasing powder, a church report, a witness record for Seaborn Goodall, a labor agreement between Samuel Wayde and Nathan Lapstein, return of compensation of land to William Nathan Harper, a blank account book, two copies of The Church Quarterly Lesson Leaflet for Middle and Senior Grades, a 1906 almanac, an U.S. Army worship bulletin, a 1943 map of Naples, Italy, and The Story of the Corps of Military Police.

Identifier: SC2019.038
Repository: Special Collections
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Black & White Minstrels Photo and Programs

by Black & White MinstrelsSt. Matthew's Evangelical Church (1933 – 1935)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection contains three programs for the 7th through the 9th Annual Minstrel Show and Entertainment of the Black & White Minstrels in Baltimore Maryland from 1933 to 1935. One group photo, including eighteen men in black face makeup, are also included.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Photography • Programs • Racism
Identifier: SC2017.010
Repository: Special Collections
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Black America: Yesterday and Today Images and Booklet

by Carry, Helen WardLathen, Levi (1969)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Black America: Yesterday and Today Images and Booklet from 1969 includes 20 images and a 40-page booklet. It was originally created to educate children about African American history from before slavery to life as an African American in 1969. It has images for the slave trade, famous African Americans, fighting in the American Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow Laws, integrated armed forces, integrated schools, African American writers, Art by African Americans and "Black is Beautiful" among other images. The booklet explains each image in detail.

Associated Subjects: African American History • Education • Military History
Identifier: SC2020.004
Repository: Special Collections
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Black Americana Christmas Card

by Newsom (circa 1900s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Black Americana Christmas Card was created by an artist named Newsom before 1907.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism • African American History
Identifier: SC2013.064
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Black Americana Christmas Card (2)

by Clapsaddle, Ellen (circa 1900s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Black Americana Christmas Card was created by an artist named Ellen Clapsaddle around 1900.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism • African American History
Identifier: SC2013.075
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Black Americana Postcards

by Unknown (1902 – 1947)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 27 Black Americana Postcards date between 1902 and 1947, although many are undated. Each postcard depicts African Americans adhering to racist stereotypes from the early 20th century. At least one postcard is a real photograph.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism • African American History
Identifier: SC2013.018
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Black Americana Postcards (2)

by Unknown (circa 1900)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These three Black Americana postcards depict African Americans in activities and manners. One postcard, which also contains a short note of correspondence, shows cotton being weighed in Norfolk, Virginia, another shows black children around a watermelon asking one of the kids for the rind, and the last is from Thomasville, Georgia and shows a black child eating with the quote "Delicious."

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism • African American History
Identifier: SC2014.005
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Black Americana Postcards (3)

by A. Selige Souvenir Post Card CompanyCurt Teich & Company (circa 1900 – 1941)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 15 postcards depict black Americans in both positive and negative portrayals ranging from circa 1900 to 1941. While some are real photographs, others are cartoon drawings.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism
Identifier: SC2018.025b
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Black Americana Postcards (4)

by Unknown (circa 1900 – 1920)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 20 postcards depict black Americans in negative portrayals ranging from circa 1900 to 1920. All are cartoon drawings.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism • African American History
Identifier: SC2020.009
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Black Americana Trade and Post Cards

by Unknown (1906 – 1908)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These postcards depict racist views of African Americans in the early 20th Century. Various stereotypes and racial slurs are present throughout the postcards such as African Americans with watermelons and a picture of Uncle Tom.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism • Advertising • African American History
Identifier: SC2013.011
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Black Americana Trade Cards

by Unknown (circa 1880s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These Black American Trade Cards were used to advertise various businesses and products in the 1880s. The images on the cards' front show racist depictions of African American people.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • African American History • Racism
Identifier: SC2013.072
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Black Americana Trade Cards (2)

by Unknown (circa 1880s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 14 trade cards were used to advertised businesses around the 1880s. Each depicts black individuals, most of which are racist representations.

Associated Subjects: Racism • Advertising • African American History
Identifier: SC2015.043
Repository: Special Collections
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Blackfeet Indian Tribe Prints

by Great Northern Railway Company, Inc. (1940)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Blackfeet Indian Tribe Prints contains 24 color prints of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe from 1940. Included with the images is a booklet entitled, "Out of the North: A Brief Historical Sketch of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe" by Frank Bird Linderman.

Associated Subjects: Native American History
Identifier: SC2020.006
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Blacks and Whites Board Game

by Psychology TodaySommer, Robert (1970)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This board game, which is based on Monopoly, was developed by psychologist Robert Sommer for Psychology Today magazine in 1970. The controversial game was meant to demonstrate the struggle of the black community versus the white through playing as one of the races with heavily unfavorable rules for black people.

Associated Subjects: Games • Racism
Identifier: SC2016.083
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Blanche Hudson Letters

by Hudson, Blanche (1892 – 1897)

2 folders (0.1 linear feet)

The Blanche Hudson Letters document the life of Blanche Hudson from 1892 to 1897. Blanche's letters, written to her friend, Berte Graham, describe her daily life and discuss topics such as work, school, church, family, and male suitors. While Blanche lived in Safe Harbor, Pennsylvania, Berte lived in Liberty Grove, Maryland.

Identifier: SC2021.011
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Bokal-Cotter Collection

by Bokal, Elizabeth CotterBokal, Mary AvisCotter, Mary G.Cotter, Paul J. (1894 – 1991)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Bokal-Cotter collection consists of primarily correspondence from individuals including Mary Avis Bokal, Elizabeth Cotter Bokal (Mary Avis's mother), Paul J. Cotter (Elizabeth's brother), Mary G. Cotter (Paul and Elizabeth's mother), among others, dating from 1894 to 1991 with the bulk of the letters dating from 1942 to 1968. While many of the letters seem to regard family and social events from the Broome County, New York family, Mary Avis Bokal and Paul J. Cotter both lived in Washington, D.C. where Bokal went to American University and Cotter worked in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, unidentified photographs and negatives, postcards, and ephemera that mostly belonged to Mary Avis Bokal.

Associated Subjects: Culture • Family Life • Government • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: SC2017.056
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Bollywood Posters

by Unknown (circa 1940s)

1 drawer (0.1 linear feet)

These ten posters were advertisements for Bollywood films in India in the 1940s.

Associated Subjects: Posters • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2013.071
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Book of Cars scrapbooks

by Emery, CharlesTaylor, Russell (circa 1955)

1 oversize box (1.5 linear feet)

These two scrapbooks compiled by Charles Emery and Russell Taylor were created circa 1955 and contain images of cars made between 1900 and the 1950s. Pieces in the scrapbooks include images and captions of makes and models, images of cars in advertisements or other settings, and newspaper clippings related to cars and transportation.

Associated Subjects: Scrapbooks
Identifier: SC2019.010
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Bradway Republican Club Ledger

by Bradway Republican Club (1936 – 1946)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger was maintained by the secretaries of the Bradway Republican Club from 1936 to 1945. The ledger features detailed accounts of the group's activities from 1936 to 1938 including fundraising, bills, parties and political activities. In addition, there are two short entries from 1946 when Doris attempted to bring the club back.   

Associated Subjects: Politics • Women's History
Identifier: SC2023.005
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Ledger (Cortland, New York)

by Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (1939 – 1967)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This ledger was maintained by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in Cortland, New York between 1939 and 1967. Included are membership lists, cash reports, and annual reports, as well as several loose letters.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Labor History • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SC2014.041
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Burton Family Diaries

by Burton Family (1865 – 1920)

8 folders (0.8 linear feet)

The Burton Family Diaries were written by Henry Melvin, Ada Bogardus, and Julia Burton in Romulus, New York. Henry Melvin Burton, who was a farmer, postmaster, and insurance salesman, wrote the nine diaries between 1865 and 1873 when he was married to his first wife, Sarah Hill, with whom he had his daughter Julia. After Sarah's death, he married the younger Ada Bogardus in 1893. Ada wrote the diaries that date 1897 to 1900, 1902 to 1904, 1906 to 1907, 1912, 1916, 1918, and 1920. However, when Henry died in January 1916, Julia wrote entries in the diary. The diaries include entries about daily life in rural upstate New York, but also mention national events such as the assassination of President Lincoln, the beginning of the Spanish-American War in 1898, and presidential elections. In 1920, Ada was purportedly one of the first women to vote in Seneca County. She worked for the Mount Green Cemetery Association.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Diaries (Women) • Family Life • Farm Life • Politics
Identifier: SC2014.064
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Cadiz Library Society Ledger and William Hogg and Peter Vandolah Day Book (Cadiz, Ohio)

by Hogg, WilliamVandolah, Peter (1817 – 1818)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger was maintained in Cadiz, Ohio by William Hogg and Peter Vandolah between 1817 and 1818. It documents the membership and finances of the Cadiz Library Society, as well as the daily transactions of goods sold by the two men.

Associated Subjects: Business • Clubs • Country Life • Ledger
Identifier: SC2017.013
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Catherine Perdunn Papers

by Perdunn, Catherine (1909 – 1964)

5 folders (0.5 linear feet)

The Catherine Perdunn Papers document the early and late life of Catherine (Berger) Perdunn from her birth in 1909 to 1964. Included are Perdunn's baby book, which contains pasted photographs and notes about her childhood in addition to family photographs and a small New York Religious Tract Society publication from the early 19th century; high school commencement program and invitation in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in 1927; one typewritten and one handwritten diary that date from 1962 to 1964; and ephemera from the Peace Corps; teaching and Peace Corps certificates. Perdunn recorded her Peace Corps training experience in her typewritten diary from May to August 1962 at the University of Maryland and her Peace Corps operation service in British Honduras from August 1962 to June 1964. She also gave a speech to a Rotary Club in 1964 that detailed her experience in the Peace Corps.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • International Relations • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2016.015
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Central America Solidarity Posters

by Unknown (circa 1980 – 1989)

1 oversize folder (1 linear feet)

The Central America Solidarity Posters contains 73 posters that emphasized Central American solidarity and condemned the interventions of the United States in the region from circa 1980 to 1989.

Associated Subjects: Graphic arts • Posters
Identifier: SC2022.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Central Labor Union Journal (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)

by Central Labor Union (1927 – 1937)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal documents the meetings and reports of the Central Labor Union in Portsmouth, New Hampshire between 1927 and 1937. The union represented several different trades.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Labor History
Identifier: SC2015.031
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Chemistry Experiment Notebook (Boston, Massachusetts)

by Ryder, Frank (1897)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This chemistry experiment notebook was created by grade school student Frank Ryder of Boston, Massachusetts in 1897. The assignments and experiments, which include drawings and notes, were recorded in a Nathaniel S. French notebook titled "Systematic Experiment Blanks for Experiments in Natural Philosophy or Chemistry."

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education • Science • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.070
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Children's Educational and Activity Booklets

by Emery, CharlesEmery, Paul (1930 – 1951)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

This collection contains children's educational and activity booklets that date between 1930 and 1951. Included are two linen books from 1930 (Mother Goose Rhymes and Baby's First Book), three 1951 "New Basic Readers," a 1930 "Work-Play Book," the 1949 Philadelphia Inquirer Our Country pictorial history of the United States for 1919-1949, and Cuddle Bunnies coloring book from 1941.

Associated Subjects: Education • Publications • Youth • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2019.008
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Chilean Zine Collection

by Unknown (2013 – 2021)

4 folders (0.4 linear feet)

The Chilean Zine collection contains materials from 2013 to 2021 that comment on politics, feminism, and family life in Chile. The materials are made by various people and organizations such as Luna Henriquez Olviares, Ergo Comics, Rodrigo Duran Huidobro, and Griffio Ediciones. Zines are traditionally a small-circulation self-published work of original content.

Associated Subjects: Art • Family Life • Magazines • Photography • Politics
Identifier: SC2022.014b
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Chinese Comic Booklets

by People's Republic of China (1962 – 2013)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

These 46 comic booklets tell stories from 20th century Chinese histories and many are illustrated in addition to the Chinese descriptions. The sets include a 30 volume history of the Korean War (2013), 10 volume history of railway guerrillas (1978), one volume on Chiang Kai-shek as an enemy of the people (1962), one volume on Lenin (1970), one volume on the Chinese civil war (1971), one volume on Chinese mine warfare (1972), one volume on the Xi'an Incident (1980), and one undated volume on the tunnel war.

Associated Subjects: Publications • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2017.036
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Chinese Cultural Revolution Posters

by People's Republic of China (circa 1960, 1970s)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 13 posters represent Chinese propaganda during the 1960s and 1970s, including images that promoted the cultural revolution.

Associated Subjects: Posters • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2017.030
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Chinese Posters and Publications

by People's Republic of China (1930 – 1978s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection includes Chinese posters, comic book adaptations, and children's books printed between the 1930s and 1970s, though primarily in the 1960s and 1970s after the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Included are: five small Chinese Civil War propaganda posters from Jiangxi in the 1930s; a 1962 comic book adaptation of the movie about "The Five Heroes On Langya Mountain;" a 1969 university student's English notebook that contains dictation of stories about Mao Zedong and the Communists; a 1970 comic book adaptation of the movie "Tunnel Battle;" a 1970 children's book entitled "The Little Red Guard;" a 1972 children's book entitled "Two Grenades" about the Vietnam War; and a 1978 comic book adaptation of a movie about Dr. Norman Bethune.

Associated Subjects: Posters • Publications • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2017.035
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Chinese Scroll of 108 Liangshan Heroes

by Unknown (circa 1900s)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This Chinese long scroll is a reproduction of a painting about Song Jiang's 108 Liangshan heroes from the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2016.032
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Chinese Scroll of One Hundred Horses

by Unknown (circa 1900s)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This Chinese long scroll is a reproduction of a painting titled "One Hundred Horses."

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2013.092
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Chinese Scroll of One Hundred Tigers

by Unknown (circa 1900s)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This Chinese long scroll is a reproduction of a painting titled "One Hundred Tigers."

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2013.091
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Chippewa Portrait Prints

by Hakkerup, Niels Larson (1890 – 1910)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Danish-American photographer Niels Larson Hakkerup took these photographs in Minnesota between 1900 and 1915. Subjects of the photographs were members of the Leech Lake and Red Lake Nation including Chief Bemidji, for whom the city of Bemidji, Minnesota is named, and John Smith, who reportedly lived 137 years. Hakkerup’s photography focused on the beadwork, clothing and hair styles of Native Americans. The glass plate negatives for these photographs were discovered in the “rubble” of Hakkerup’s studio after he sold it to Aza and Miriam Cooper in 1946. The Cooper’s son, David, eventually donated the collection to the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University where they were eventually displayed and distributed.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2017.021
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Church Army in the U.S.A. Scrapbooks

by Abraham, Arthur (1927 – 1980)

3 folders (0.3 linear feet)

These two scrapbooks, compiled by Reverend Arthur Abraham, document the history of the Church Army in the U.S.A. from 1927 to 1932 with a 1980 letter. The British organization crusaded by doing "aggressive Evangelistic work under the auspices of the Episcopal Church of America." The scrapbooks contain many photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, and pasted letters that provide a detailed account of the missionary work primarily in New York, though also in southern states like North and South Carolina.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Newspapers • Photography • Postcards • Scrapbooks • Spirituality • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.078
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Civil Rights Montage Poster

by Unknown (circa 1968)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Civil Rights Montage Poster features leaders and images from the Civil Rights era, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the center. It was issued shortly after his assassination in 1968. At the bottom, the words, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968" are typed.

Associated Subjects: Civil Rights Movement
Identifier: SC2020.002
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Clifton E. Burding Letters

by Burding, Clifton (1917 – 1919)

9 folders (0.2 linear feet)

These letters were written from Private Clifton E. Burding to his hometown girlfriend (and future wife) Lillian Snailhan of New Bedford, Massachusetts between 1917 and 1919. Burding was with Company G, 61st Infantry and began training at Fort Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts and Camp Green in Charlotte, North Carolina before being sent to France and, later, Camp Merritt in Creskill, New Jersey. Burding wrote frequently to Lillian and provided insight into the daily routine of military camp life, including frequent drilling and marching, practice with weapons and gas masks, trench digging, medical exams and inoculations, quarantines due to measles, and his assigned details as a hospital orderly, kitchen worker, and provost guard.

Identifier: SC2017.048
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Clyde Family Letter Collection

by Clyde, EthelClyde, Jane Leslie "Jennie"Clyde, Leslie M.Clyde, Robert A. (1916 – 1919)

9 folders (0.1 linear feet)

The Clyde Family Letter Collection documents the lives of Leslie Clyde and Robert A. Clyde as they served in France during the First World War. The letters date from 1916 to 1919 and describe the men's experiences as they trained at Fort Monroe, Virginia and served with the 2nd Trench Mortar Battery, 2nd Division throughout France. Most of the letters were written by Leslie and Robert to their mother, Jane "Jennie" Clyde, and their father, Robert S. Clyde, as well as their younger siblings: Margaret, Alexander "Sander," Jennie, and Marion. While most of the correspondence contains details about daily life, some mention national and worldwide events such as the Spanish influenza epidemic, Daylight Savings Time in the US, prohibition, the Chicago race riot of 1919, unions and the Railroad Brotherhood, and Charlie Chaplin. Some of the letters include racist slurs and sentiments.

Identifier: SC2023.010
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Colonel Freeman Bruce Olmstead papers

by Olmstead, Freeman Bruce (1960 – 1976)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (0.5 linear feet)

The Colonel Freeman Bruce Olmstead papers document Colonel Olmstead's imprisonment in the Soviet Union after his RB-47 reconnaissance plane was shot down over the Barents Sea in 1960 and his release in 1961. His papers date from 1960 to 1976 with the majority of papers from 1960 to 1962. This collection includes telegrams and correspondence, records from the United Nations' Security Council, maps, photographs, press conference notes, a copy of The Little Toy Dog, international press releases, magazines, and newspaper clippings. There is also a calendar by Captain Olmstead that he made and hid in his cell that denotes when he sent and received letters from his family.

Associated Subjects: International Relations • Military History • Politics
Identifier: SC2019.011
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Columbian Zine Collection

by Unknown (1980 – 2015)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

This zine collection from Columbia dates from 1980 to 2015, and it is composed of literary works including comics, poetry, and photography. Zines are traditionally a small-circulation self-published work of original content.

Associated Subjects: Art • Magazines • Photography • Poetry
Identifier: SC2022.014c
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Committee for International Friendly Visits Scrapbook

by Webb, Jane (1969 – 2003)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This scrapbook was collected by Jane Webb, co-founder of the Peace Action Committee (PAX) in Massachusetts, who traveled with the Committee for International Friendly Visits to the Soviet Union several times at the height of the Cold War between 1969 and 2003.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Scrapbooks • International Relations • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2014.047
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Correspondence from Dr. W. Kenneth Riland

by Riland, W. Kenneth (1957)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Correspondence from Dr. W. Kenneth Riland, Chief Physician, consists of a single letter written to All Employees of the United States Steel Corporation in New York. On October 31, 1957, Dr. Riland's memo, entitled "Asiatic Influenza and Upper Respiratory Infections," details that there has been an increase in upper respiratory tract infections, but that many are not Asian type influenza. He offers precautions including adequate rest, a balanced diet, avoiding crowds, and adequate protection against temperature and weather conditions. He also advises what to do if one were to become sick and asks that absences from illness be reported to the Medical Department. A scanned copy of the letter is available under Attachments.

Associated Subjects: Health • Medical history
Identifier: SC2023.008
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Correspondence to Mabala Nyalugwe

by Nyalugwe, Mabala (1979 – 1998)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

The Correspondence to Mabala Nyalugwe documents the relationships that Nyalugwe had with her friends and family living in various places throughout the United States and Africa from 1979 to 1998. In the letters and postcards, Nyaalugwe's correspondents write to her about the conditions of her family and their own life events. The collection includes various letters, postcards and photographs sent to Nyalugwe in Indiana from destinations such as Boston, Kentucky, London, Gabon, Belize, Lambia, Zambia, and Tanzania. The collection also includes 2 textile pieces and an African bead necklace.

Identifier: SC2020.015
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Cory Family Letters

by Cory, AbbyCory, IsaacCory, John (1852 – 1859)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These letters were written from Abby, John, and Isaac Cory between 1852 and 1859, though primarily in 1852 and 1853. The Corys wrote letters from Stockton, California to their family in Tiverton, Rhode Island explaining to them their life events during the gold rush. The Corys left from New Bedford, Massachusetts and discussed their journey on the sea, across the isthmus on mule with natives, their arrival in San Francisco, and the muddiness of Stockton.

Identifier: SC2017.003b
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Cottman Family War Ration Books (Pocomoke City, Maryland)

by United States Office of Public Administration (1943)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These nine war ration books issued by the United States Office of Public Administration documents the Second World War rationing experience of the Cottman family in Pocomoke City, Maryland in 1943.

Associated Subjects: Economics • World War, 1939-1945 • Currency • Military History
Identifier: SC2017.011b
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Crescent Wash Board Trade Card

by Calvert Lithograph Company (circa 1890)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Victorian trade card was created by the Calvert Lithograph Company and was an advertisement for Crescent Wash Board. While the back contains a description of the zinc wash boards, the front depicts a bandaged Irishman with his wife telling another Irishmen, in Irish vernacular, why he bought his wife a Crescent wash board.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2014.033
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Cuban Leaf Impression Drawings

by Goddard, Mary Elizabeth (1865)

1 drawer (0.2 linear feet)

Mary Elizabeth Goddard (later Ticknor) drew the 53 leaf impressions in this collection around 1865 while living in Cuba for two years with her childhood acquaintance, Leila Echeverria. While the carefully arranged drawings document the presence of both economic crops and native plants prior to the island’s deforestation, it is unknown whether she resided at the consular quarters in Matanzas or the Echeverria plantation in the same region. 

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Science • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2017.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Cuban Propaganda Poster Collection

by Feria Internacional del Libro (2005)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Cuban Propaganda Poster Collection documents Cuban politics and their propaganda campaign against racism and support of solidarity with international groups such as those in Vietnam, South Africa, Guatemala, Palestine, and the Black Panthers. This collection consists of 60 color reproduction posters, reprinted in 2005, by the Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The posters include topics such as the Castro Revolution, Vietnam and Latin America during the Cold War, Angola propaganda art, Puerto Rico Independence, Anti-Apartheid propaganda in Zimbabwe and South Africa, socialist propaganda in Africa, Guatemala solidarity, Palestine solidarity, and African American Civil Rights.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • International Relations • Politics • Posters • Racism
Identifier: SC2020.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Curtis and Helen Williams' Playbill Collection

by Williams, CurtisWilliams, Helen (1983 – 2019)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

The Curtis and Helen Williams' Playbill Collection contains theatre and event programs from plays, concerts, and events that the couple attended from 1983 to 2019. The programs range from professional to amateur theatre, operas, cultural events, and fundraisers.

Associated Subjects: Art • Music • Programs
Identifier: SC2021.006
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Desert Storm and George H.W. Bush Trading Cards

by Bryant GraphicFirst Amendment Publishing Inc. (1991 – 1992)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These trading cards date from 1991 to 1992 and pertain to Operation Desert Storm. Included are two packs of commemorative edition Operation Yellow Ribbon trading cards by Bryant Graphic, one pack of Troops Desert Storm trading cards, and a pack of Election '92 "The Full Ballot" trading cards by First Amendment Publishing Inc. The Election '92 "The Full Ballot" pack consists of various presidential candidates that were lesser known.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Advertising • Graphic Arts • Military History • International Relations
Identifier: SC2013.052
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of a New Jersey Woman

by Unknown (1874 – 1878)

4 folders (0.4 linear feet)

The four diaries of an unidentified New Jersey woman are dated 1874, 1876, 1877, and 1878. The author was very active in church activities, including the temperance movement. She wrote frequently about community affairs, her husband, and her personal feelings about life and religion. She also kept a detailed record of what she purchased and its cost. Based on locations often mentioned, she is likely from New Jersey and could be related to a family with the surname Moore.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Spirituality • Family Life • Religious History
Identifier: SC2013.098
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Becky Anne McGrath

by McGrath, Becky Anne (1957 – 1959)

3 folders (0.3 linear feet)

The three diaries of Becky Anne McGrath were written between 1957 and 1959 and document the daily activities and social life of the Naval Academy student from Virginia. The 1957 and 1959 diaries are U.S. Naval Academy-issued "Trident Calendars" and consist of brief entries for each day, as well as annotated calendars. The 1958 diary is a "Year Book" for appointments, reminders, and memoranda, but consists of page-long daily entries from January to August. While many of McGrath's entries focused on her family and dating life, she also began to teach at Longwood College (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia in 1959. McGrath commented on some world affairs, notably the 1958 Lebanon Crisis.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Education • Family Life • Military History
Identifier: SC2013.102
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Charles Sheafe, Jr.

by Sheafe, Charles Jr. (1905 – 1919)

3 folders (0.3 linear feet)

These three five-year diaries were written by Charles M. Sheafe, Jr. between 1905 and 1920. Sheafe, who was an Episcopalian and Republican who graduated from the Harvard University Law School in 1901 and took the Bar Examination in 1902, was a noted attorney in New York City and State. While Sheafe resided in Rye, New York, he frequently traveled on train to cities throughout New England. Beginning in 1905, he worked in the legal department of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail Road Company at a time when banker J.P. Morgan was criticized for monopolizing transportation through the company. Sheafe was a member in many different clubs and organizations, including the Port Chester "4 Minute Men," Sons of the American Revolution, Republic Lodge Masons, and the Harvard, Apawamis, and Manursing Island Clubs. Sheafe wrote entries for each day throughout the 14 year period and oftentimes commented on world affairs.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Voyages and Travel • Labor History
Identifier: SC2015.034
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Edward Dewitt

by Dewitt, Edward (1936 – 1939)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

These four diaries were written by Edward Dewitt of Red Wing, Minnesota between 1936 and 1939. The daily entries include mentions of many different movies and the theaters he saw them in, dates he went on with girls, playing basketball, working on cars, shooting guns, practicing photography, and attending college.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Photography
Identifier: SC2017.043
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Elaine Zold

by Zold, Elaine (1939 – 1945)

3 folders (0.2 linear feet)

These diaries were written in 1943 and 1945 by Elaine Zold of Chicago, Illinois. Zold was a dancer and USO performer who traveled the United States and wrote extensively about her performances, life on the road, and other activities on hotel stationery and other notepads. She kept a compiled record of each of her performances from 1939 to 1945 and a notepad to practice her signature. While most of Zold's diary entries chronicle her tours throughout the United States, she also visited and performed in Italy in late 1945.

Identifier: SC2016.042
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Diaries of Eleanor Meyer Hyde

by Hyde, Eleanor Meyer (1905 – 1906)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The two diaries were written in 1905 and 1906 by Eleanor Meyer Hyde. Eleanor’s entries consist of her daily activities and social life with her husband, Elbert “Bert” Hyde in Washington, D.C.

Identifier: SC2015.040
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Elma Taylor

by Taylor, Elma (1942 – 1944)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

These two diaries were written by Elma Taylor of Hazel Park, Michigan between 1942 and 1944. Taylor wrote each day about her activities which included skipping school, reading, writing and receiving letters, going on trips, watching pool players, picking up gossip, and her New Years resolutions.

Identifier: SC2014.059
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Esther Potter

by Potter, Esther (1848 – 1856)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These three diaries were written between 1848 and 1856 by Esther Euphemia Potter. Potter entered the Select School in Alfred, New York (now Alfred University) in 1845 and attended finishing school in Brooklyn, New York. By 1856 she had married a doctor, William Wells Crandall. Potter was devoutly religious and attended sermons of Henry Beecher Ward and Dr. Cox, in addition to describing the general street scenes in Brooklyn. The diaries are dated 1848, 1850 and 1856.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Education • Religious History
Identifier: SC2018.015
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Frank Burroughs

by Burroughs, Frank (1911, 1919)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two diaries were written by Frank Burroughs in 1911 and 1919. Burroughs was from Kane, Pennsylvania and worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He wrote about train accidents and robberies, as well as his family life.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Labor History • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2014.045
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Freda Breymaier

by Breymaier, Freda (1923 – 1929)

2 folders (0.25 linear feet)

The 13 diaries of Freda Breymaier were written between 1923 and 1929 by the young Dayton, Ohio woman. Breymaier frequently wrote about dating men, her relationship with her future husband Arthur "Art" Meyring, fights with her girlfriends, and social events.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Youth
Identifier: SC2014.057
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment
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Diaries of Helen Binde

by Binde, Helen (1928)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The two Diaries of Helen Binde offer insight into the life and mind of the young nurse who lived in New Jersey in 1928. At the beginning of 1928, Binde started her career as a nurse; throughout the diaries she wrote openly and often about her patients and fellow employees. She pasted numerous newspaper clippings regarding aviators and, in particular, Charles Lindbergh, in addition to newspaper clippings about politics like the 1928 presidential election. On page 18 of the second diary there is a photograph of Binde which she wrote that she sent to a motion picture company to apply as an actress. Binde also wrote which verse of the Bible that she read that day.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Labor History • Medical History • Newspapers • Politics • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2013.032
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Diaries of Henry Evans

by Evans, Henry (1910 – 1915)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These diaries were written by Henry Evans of Laconia, New Hampshire between 1910 and 1915. In the first diary, Evans was 17 years old and finishing school. The other diaries--dated 1911, 1913, and 1915--he worked for a railroad company and also delivered express messages. He wrote about the places he visited regionally, people he saw, and kept an account of his expenditures.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Youth • Railways • Labor History
Identifier: SC2018.004
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

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

Diaries of Jeanne Jamieson

by Jamieson, Jeanne (1934, 1938)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

These two diaries written by Jeanne Jamieson, born about 1921, were recorded in 1934 and 1938 when Jamieson was 13 and 17 years old. Her entries focus on the social life of a young teenager from St. Joseph, Missouri, with events including dating, movies, school, summer trips, and relationships. While the 1938 diary contains entries for each day, the 1934 diary entries range from January 1 to March 3.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of John Popp

by Popp, John (1891 – 1935)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two five-year diaries were written by John Popp from 1891 to 1895 and 1931 to 1935. Popp not only wrote about his daily life including church, relationship with his eventual wife Amelia, politics, and work, but also kept extensive notes about his spending and his genealogy.

Associated Subjects: Business • City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Labor History
Identifier: SC2016.110
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Lewis Lawrence

by Lawrence, Lewis (1880 – 1881)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diaries of Lewis Lawrence were written by the Irish immigrant in New York City between 1880 and 1881. Lawrence emigrated from Ireland to the Bronx in 1875 and later moved to Brooklyn. He wrote about his family life, attendance at church, financial transactions, work at the A.T. Stewart & Company Millinery, and about local and national events. Included are his comments on the assassination of President James Garfield, as well as other events he read in the newspapers.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life
Identifier: SC2016.101
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Louisa McConnell

by McConnell, Louisa (1840)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These diaries were written in 1840 by Louisa McConnell, a student at a Massachusetts girls boarding school known as the Pittsfield Female Academy. McConnell wrote about her daily education and recreational routine, in addition to the subjects that she studied. She enjoyed reading books--especially English literature, history, and religion-- and attended several chemistry lectures in town and was traumatized at one where the Professor Palmer killed a kitten in an experimental demonstration. The diaries conclude with McConnell's final days at the school, which included an exchange of farewell text between the students and the Principal, Nathaniel S. Dodge, followed by a long trip by stage and steamboat to New York state. Also included are notes for scripture, penmanship, chemistry and geology, and art exercises.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Education • Science • Youth • Religious History
Identifier: SC2017.051
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Lydia Stauffer

by Stauffer, Lydia (1910 – 1942)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two diaries were written by Lydia Stauffer of New Holland, Pennsylvania between 1910 and 1942. The first diary was written in 1923 and includes occasional entries about her daily life on the farm and in her community. The second diary includes entries that date between 1910 and 1942 and document her trips throughout the United States and Canada with her husband, Harry.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2018.010
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Marcus and Minerva Reid

by Reid, MarcusReid, Minerva (1894 – 1919)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The four diaries of Marcus and Minerva Reid were written in Jefferson County, New York and document the rural farming life of this couple. Marcus wrote three of the diaries, which date 1894, 1906, and 1907; Minerva wrote one of the diaries, which dates 1919 (the original owner wrote their names on the inside cover). While Marcus was listed as a farmer in the census, he wrote frequently about carpentry on houses, roofs, schools, and his shop on his property that included a barn, gravel pit, house, and orchard.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Diaries (Women) • Family Life • Farm Life • Labor History
Identifier: SC2016.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Mary Langan

by Langan, Mary (1943 – 1945)

3 folders (0.3 linear feet)

The three diaries of Mary Langan, a Catholic housewife who lived in Springfield, Massachusetts, are dated 1943, 1944, and 1945. While many of Langan's entries commented on the weather and her health, she also wrote about world affairs such as bans on pleasure driving, ration coupons, President Roosevelt's death, V-J Day, and other events related to the Second World War. It is also worth noting that in 1943 she wrote her name as "Mrs. W.F. Langan" and in 1945 wrote it as "Mary A. Langan."

Identifier: SC2013.101
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Orren Perkins

by Perkins, Orren (1862 – 1865)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The two Diaries of Orren Perkins are dated 1862 and 1863, but there were documents within the pockets of the diary that date to 1865. The diaries consist of daily entries by Universalist minister, Reverend Orren Perkins of Winchester, New Hampshire. Perkins was also a politician who, at the time of the diaries, served in the Lower House and Senate of the New Hampshire Legislature. Perkins wrote about his personal life, church activities, and local and political topics, including the American Civil War.

Identifier: SC2013.125
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Pennsylvania Woman

by Unknown (1960 – 1969)

5 folders (0.5 linear feet)

These nine Wanamaker diaries date between 1960 and 1969 (1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969) and were created by an unidentified woman who lived in Souderton, Pennsylvania. While the entries, which were recorded nearly every day, are primarily in English, there are a number of French and Spanish phrases throughout the diaries. The author wrote frequently about the weather and her sleep patterns, interactions with friends and community members, and concerns about her health.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Medical History
Identifier: SC2013.086
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Raymond Thayer Quindlen (3)

by Quindlen, Raymond Thayer (1894 – 1948)

6 folders (1 linear feet)

The Diaries of Raymond Thayer Quindlen were written from 1897 to 1901, 1904 to 1906, and 1919 to 1920. Also included are memorandum and notebooks, transaction booklet, and ephemera that date up to 1948. Quindlen was 14 at the start of these diaries and lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked at the Hess-Bright Manufacturing Company, which he referred to as Miss Bright, but was most passionate about theater, burlesque, and movies. He collected programs and newspaper clippings that advertised the shows he attended, placing them throughout his diaries and notepads. One surgeon's appointment card dates to 1894. Notable events during this period in his life include the death of his mother in 1929 and his marriage to Mary Spicer in Greenwich Village in 1937. Later in life, Quindlen was an inspector for SKF.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Youth • City and Town Life • Newspapers
Identifier: SC2016.105
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of the Kayser Family

by Kayser Family (1936 – 1946)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diaries of the Kayser Family were written between 1936 and 1946 by members of the Palouse, Washington family. While it's not immediately clear which diary belonged to who, at least two (1936) diaries belonged to the daughters, Esther and Meriam. The ten diaries are dated 1936, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940 and 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, and 1946. Although there are some gaps in entries, most are complete and filled with details about the daily life of this family. While the family lived in a rural region, one daughter, Meriam, worked as a telephone operator. Most of the entries concern daily life and activities, but others comment on world and community affairs.

Identifier: SC2013.030
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Traveling Preacher Thomas Davies

by Davies, Thomas W. (1851 – 1879)

6 folders (0.25 linear feet)

The Diaries of Traveling Preacher Thomas Davies document the life and profession of Thomas W. Davies from 1851 to 1879. The collection consists of five journals and a group of loose papers. Within the journals, Davies describes his early life, how he became a preacher, his travels from Minersville, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia to Ohio, some of his sermons, donations from his parishioners, being run out of town after an accusation that he was an impostor, and surviving typhoid fever along with other daily encounters. Davies switches between writing in English and Welsh.

Associated Subjects: Religious History
Identifier: SC2020.016
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of William Taylor

by Taylor, William (1942 – 1949)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

The diaries of William Taylor were written by a soldier from Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the Second World War who spent 1944 and 1945 writing about travelling to different bases throughout the United States. He was later deployed to an unspecified location in the Pacific Theater, then Tokyo after V-J-Day. Taylor frequently drank, played cards, and sought after women. William regularly wrote about his friends, especially Jock/Joc – a nickname for Captain Harvey George Odenbrett, a man who earned the Navy Cross for his service and went on to become a Judge, and Marvin L. Kleinman. Also included in the second folder are ephemera collected by Taylor, which includes items such as military records, rifle scores, "Going Back to Civilian Life," records of bonds and income, calling cards from universities, and a list of Taylor's favorite songs. Ephemera dates between 1942 and 1949.

Identifier: SC2016.008
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary and Scrapbook of Kay Thompson

by Thompson, Kathleen (1953 – 1954)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This diary and scrapbook were created by Kathryn “Kay” Thompson between 1953 and 1954. The scrapbook documents her college life and extracurricular activities. Thompson’s diary was written in 1953 and details her personal life and relationships. The collection also contains a collection of photographs.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Education • Scrapbooks • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.009
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of a Brooklyn, New York Woman

by Unknown (1943)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1943 by an unidentified woman in Brooklyn, New York. The author discussed the Second World War, travelling around New York City, and her eventual enlistment in the Red Cross. The transcribed diary is attached.

Identifier: SC2015.045
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Diary of a Connecticut Woman

by Unknown (1929 – 1933)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This five year diary was written between 1929 and 1933 by an unidentified woman in Connecticut, likely Fairfield County. Her daily entries discussed the weather, playing bridge, car trouble, and occasionally national events like the 1929 stock market crashes.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women)
Identifier: SC2013.116
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of a Girl Traveling in India

by Unknown (1930 – 1931)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of a Girl Traveling in India is a handwritten diary from 1930 or 1931. The author travels from Cairo, down the Red Sea to multiple places in India, including Bombay (present day Mumbai), Chikhalda, and Agra. She keeps a daily log of her activities.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel • Youth
Identifier: SC2020.010
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of a Jeremiah Fox Yates

by Yates, Jeremiah Fox (1852)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1852 by Reverend Jeremiah Fox Yates who lived in Chittenden County, Vermont. He wrote frequently about his sermons, readings, and especially his spirituality and spiritual birth. The diary has been transcribed and is attached.

Associated Subjects: Country Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Religious History
Identifier: SC2016.109
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Diary of a New York Traveler

by Unknown (1934 – 1937)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This travel journal describes the author's travels from New York to Florida, Wyoming, and Ohio between 1934 and 1937.

Associated Subjects: Voyages and travel
Identifier: SC2022.013
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of a New York Woman (2)

by Unknown (1901 – 1902)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1901 and 1902 by an unidentified woman who lived in Ontario County, New York. She wrote about her and her family's daily activities, as well as local affairs.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Country Life • Family Life
Identifier: SC2014.013
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of a School Girl (New York)

by Unknown (1859 – 1860)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written by a young girl from 1859 to 1860 while attending Cherry Valley Academy and Seminary in New York.

Associated Subjects: Diaries (Women) • Education • Youth
Identifier: SC2022.007
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of a Vacationing Woman

by Unknown (1984)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1984 by a woman who was on vacation first to Rehobeth Beach, Delaware, then to McAllen, Texas, and later Acapulco and Mexico City, Mexico. In Mexico she went to bars, sought romance, shopped in the markets, and became ill. The transcribed diary is attached.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2016.120
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Diary of a Washington, D.C. Woman

by Unknown (1918 – 1920)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written between 1918 and 1920 by a woman who traveled from Kansas City, Missouri to Washington, D.C. where she worked for at least two years. She wrote about spending time with friends, meeting soldiers, and shopping in her daily entries.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women)
Identifier: SC2018.006
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of a Washington, D.C. Woman (2)

by Unknown (1904 – 1918)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1904 by an unidentified Washington, D.C. woman who included additional notes from 1907 and 1918.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women)
Identifier: SC2018.017f
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Agnes Stiles

by Stiles, Agnes (1932 – 1937)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This five year diary was written between 1932 and 1937 by Agnes Stiles, who lived near Binghamton, New York in the town of Union. Stiles, who was a hairdresser, wrote frequently about the community life in addition to her family's activities. Also included are two small photographs, a local high school playbill, and several newspaper clippings.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life
Identifier: SC2013.114
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Alta Lebo

by Lebo, Alta (1934)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Alta Lebo includes daily entries for the year 1934 when Lebo was around 18 years old. Lebo, who lived in Macon County, Illinois, discussed school, church, movies, parties, books, chores, and the time that she wrote her entries, in addition to the times of various daily activities.

Associated Subjects: Country Life • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.005
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of an Oakland, California Girl

by Unknown (1938)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1938 by a 15 year old girl from Oakland, California whose name was Dee. She wrote about her adoration for older boys (some of whom are recorded in a list of boys titled "Men in my life"), social activities and school, and several family trips to Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Reno, Nevada where she claimed to be 18 and was able to drink and gamble.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Youth • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2018.020
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of an Ohio Woman

by Unknown (1940 – 1942)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written between 1940 and 1942 by an unidentified woman who lived near Urbana, Ohio. The author wrote about family and church matters. She also included address and recipes in the back.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life
Identifier: SC2014.037
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of an Unnamed Army Lieutenant

by Unknown (1918 – 1919)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The diary was written between 1918 and 1919 by an Unnamed Army Lieutenant and describes his daily activities stationed throughout France. Entries are short but contain descriptions of interactions with friends and higher ups as well as occasional interactions with French civilians.

Identifier: SC2023.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Anna Leonard

by Unknown (1923)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Anna Leonard documents the life of an eighteen year old girl who describes her experiences growing up in 1923, moving from Anna, Illinois to Chicago and back to Anna, her interactions with boys, dating, drinking, and her education toward becoming a teacher among her other daily routine.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Education • Youth
Identifier: SC2020.011
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Anna Phillips

by Phillips, Anna (1850)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The travel diary of Anna Phillips documents a woman from Boston, Massachusetts' trip abroad to Europe between May and October 1850. Phillips departed from Boston Harbor on May 15 aboard the steamship Canada and summarizes the cross-Atlantic journey on one page. However, the rest of her trip is presented in detail with several page entries. Tucked within the cover's pocket is a piece of paper with a note.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.089b
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Diary of Anne Knapp Hardy

by Hardy, Anne Knapp (1937)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Anne Knapp Hardy documents a Boston woman's trip from New York harbor to the Mediterranean Sea from January 30 to March 31, 1937. Hardy boarded the S.S. Roma on January 30 with several friends or family and first stopped at Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Hardy's travels brought her to cities such as Jerusalem, Cairo, Venice, Beirut, Rhodes, Athens, Gibraltar, and Florence.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.021
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Anne Middendorf

by Middendorf, Anne (1940 – 1941)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written by 8 year old Anne Middendorf of Woodstock, New York in 1940 and 1941. The young girl wrote and collected many poems, drew pictures, and wrote entries in her diary that included accounts of her daily life and fictional stories.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Poetry • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.044
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Beulah Hatcher

by Hatcher, Beulah (1929 – 1932)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written between 1929 and 1932 by Beulah Hatcher, a young woman who lived in Longmont, Colorado. Her boyfriend, Raymond Young, gave her the diary along with a pressed flower; the couple were engaged for several months in 1932 before she called it off. Hatcher wrote daily about their relationship and her activities, as well as some personal thoughts.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Youth
Identifier: SC2015.044
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of California Girl

by Unknown (1910, 1914)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written by a young girl near Pomona, California in 1914 and includes her history coursework for 1910. The girl was a fruit packer and wrote frequently about her work.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Education • Youth • Labor History
Identifier: SC2016.127
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Charles Mathews

by Mathews, Charles (1854 – 1884)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal documents the life and business of Charles Mathews, who lived in Waterville, Maine. Mathews owned a stationery or book store in the city, which is mentioned throughout the journal. However, the entries focus primarily on major life events such as a local student who was expelled for stealing from his store, the births and deaths in his family and community, and the death of a family of acquaintances in an 1876 railroad accident. Also included in the journal is a genealogical account of the Mathews family.

Associated Subjects: Business • Country Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life
Identifier: SC2016.071
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Cheryl Lee Bradley

by Bradley, Cheryl Lee (1979)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Gnome Gnotebook diary was written by Cheryl Lee Bradley in 1979 and provides daily recordings of a woman traveling across the United States. Bradley and her friend traveled through 28 states and Washington, D.C. between March 14 and June 12, beginning and ending in Whittier, California. She collected and pasted ephemera in her diary from various locations during her journey. The diary has been transcribed and can be requested from Nabb Center staff or read on-site.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.044
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Christian Aitkin (1)

by Aitkin, Christian (1908)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Christian Aitkin documents the social life of a man from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1908. Aitkin wrote daily about the theatre performances he attended, which included vaudeville, opera, and burlesque, playing billiards, gambling, and eating at various restaurants.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men)
Identifier: SC2014.036
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Christian Aitkin (2)

by Aitkin, Christian (1909)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Christian Aitkin documents the social life of a man from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1909. Aitkin wrote daily about the theatre performances he attended, which included vaudeville, opera, and burlesque, playing billiards, gambling, and eating at various restaurants.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men)
Identifier: SC2014.052
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Christina Stephens

by Stephens, Christina (1910)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1910 by Christina Stephens of Clason Point, New York. Stephens' husband, Clinton, was the founder of the Clason Point Amusement Park in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Stephens family was wealthy and Christina wrote about her daily interactions and social activities.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • City and Town Life
Identifier: SC2017.028
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Coldevin Angel Anderson

by Anderson, Coldevin Angel (1935 – 1938)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written between 1935 and 1938 by Coldevin Angel Anderson, a railroad worker in Minnesota. Anderson began the diary by mentioning that 1934 was a year of hardship, unemployment, and drought and that the years from 1931 to 1933 were bad and no good. He wrote about his work and the weather, including dust storms and a man frozen to death on train tracks, as well as Works Project Administration (WPA) workers striking for better pay, relatives moving west to California, and sheriffs confiscating properties.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Labor History • The Great Depression
Identifier: SC2016.130
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Connellsville, Pennsylvania Boy

by Unknown (1898)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Connellsvile, Pennsylvania Boy was written by Henry Hough. The journal covers the spring and summer months of 1898 when Hough would have been 11- years – old. Hough wrote about his daily activities which included delivering papers, and current events like the start of the Spanish-American War.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Labor History • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.081
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Cora Emery

by Emery, Cora (1943)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1943 by Cora Emery of Everett, Washington. Emery was a widow who was employed as a live-in housekeeper for an elderly couple, the Conners. She had three sons, one of whom was shipped from San Francisco to the Pacific during the Second World War. She wrote her diary in short sentences that capture her daily work and her social life, including keeping in contact with her children.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Medical History • Labor History
Identifier: SC2017.042
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Craig Darwin Harrison

by Harrison, Craig Darwin (1902 – 1904)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Craig Darwin Harrison was written in Afton, New York from 1901 to 1904 and details his education and personal life. He wrote about major events in his life, such as a fire that destroyed some of the town's art, his graduation, and his summer work in White Mountains, New Hampshire. Included is his description of his travels to White Mountain from Afton via trains. Harrison mentions other disasters that occurred in his town, such as the dam being destroyed, which caused flooding and the deaths of people who lived below the dam. After Harrison graduated from school, he wrote about the various jobs he held, such as painting signs and working at the New York City Freight Office. Throughout the diary, he mentioned various women that he went to functions with and near the end he wrote about a woman named Inez Reynolds, who he would eventually marry.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education • Labor History
Identifier: SC2015.048
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Daniel MacFarlan

by MacFarlan, Daniel (1892)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Daniel MacFarlan provides daily entries that detail the daily life of a fire insurance inspector from Yonkers, New York. MacFarlan was very religious and depended on God to endure trouble in the home caused by his drinking and servant, Jennie, as well as a possible lawsuit from the church secretary. MacFarlan traveled for work and wrote, in detail, every day. MacFarlan was from a notable family; his father, Thomas, was a financial agent for Peter Gerard Stuyvesant and Hamilton Fish. There are paintings of MacFarlan and his family in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Identifier: SC2013.029
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Della Thomas Barber

by Barber, Della Thomas (1870)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Della Thomas Barber was written in 1870 during the first year of Barber's married life in the Norwalk or Sandusky, Ohio region. Barber detailed her day to day life and sometimes the weather for the first year of her marriage. The diary is accompanied with a photo, possibly of Barber.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life
Identifier: SC2013.083
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of E. Amelia White

by White, E. Amelia (1850 – 1866)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of E. Amelia White was written between 1850 and 1855, but includes at least one entry from 1866. White lived in North Springfield, Vermont and, during the time of this diary, attended music lessons in Boston, Massachusetts, turned 18, visited New York, and witnessed the devastation of her community from a smallpox epidemic. White also shared her thoughts on religion, death, and culture after she visited Boston. Several pages were removed from the diary. Also included are a lock of hair and two calling cards.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life • Medical History • Spirituality • Voyages and Travel • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.104
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Edwin Myers

by Myers, Edwin (1892 – 1895)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Edwin Myers chronicles the ranching and family life in San Bernardino County, California between January 1, 1892 and June 23, 1895. Myers owned a ranch near Etiwanda, California and wrote daily about work on the ranch and vineyard, his personal life, and local and national events. Myers called his wife, Frances, "mama" and his son, Sherman, "Artie." His wife sold books and was elected as a school trustee. Myers was also appointed Secretary of the Board of Irrigation.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Farm Life • Labor History
Identifier: SC2014.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Edwin Myers (2)

by Myers, Edwin (1892 – 1899)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Edwin Myers chronicles the ranching and family life in San Bernardino County, California between January 1, 1892 and June 22, 1895. Myers owned a ranch near Etiwanda, California and wrote daily about work on the ranch and vineyard, his personal life, and local and national events. His wife sold books and was elected as a school trustee. Myers resigned from his post as Deputy County Clerk at the beginning of the diary, but became a deputy assessor, served as a juror, attended temperance meetings, was on the council of the Fraternal Aid Society, and was active in local and school elections.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Farm Life • Medical History • Labor History
Identifier: SC2014.023
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Elizabeth Cole

by Cole, Elizabeth (1875 – 1876)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written by Elizabeth Cole between 1875 and 1876 in Parsippany, New Jersey. Cole was a Quaker who wrote about her husband, as well as their six days at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Cole previously had three children, though they all died in their youth. Also included in the back of the diary are genealogical notes on the Cole and Clark families.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Religious History
Identifier: SC2017.057
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Ella Jenkins

by Jenkins, Ella (1879 – 1880)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Ella Jenkins includes daily entries for the year 1879, as well as January 1880, that discuss daily activities, social life at church and home, and her occupation as a school teacher. Jenkins, who lived in Fulton Township within Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, wrote about the deaths and funerals of community members and recorded the full names of people with whom she associated. In the summer of 1879, she took a vacation to Cape May, New Jersey. Also included in the back of the diary are several home remedies and notes on relationships within the community.

Associated Subjects: Country Life • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Education • Family Life • Labor History • Medical History
Identifier: SC2013.004
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Elmus Carmony (1)

by Carmony, Elmus (1907)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Elmus Caroway is a record of the daily life of a 19 -year-old man living in Lytle, Ohio in 1907. The diary describes Elmus’ work on the farm, family matters, the weather, and local community news. In the summer of 1907, Carmony travelled to Boston, Washington, D.C., and attended the Jamestown Exposition at Norfolk, Virginia.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2016.123
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Elmus Carmony (2)

by Carmony, Elmus (1909)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Elmus Carmony includes daily entries by the Lytle, Ohio school teacher in 1909. At the time, Carmony was attending college at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education
Identifier: SC2016.124
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Emily L. Warner Johns

by Johns, Emily L. Warner (circa 1885 – 1950)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary written by Emily L. Warner Johns documents the places she lived, the different countries she has traveled to, and other personal aspects of her life.

Identifier: SC2022.005
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Emily Murdock

by Murdock, Emily (1923)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1923 by Emily Murdock, a widow who lived in Garland, Maine. Murdock's husband died in 1885 and lost five adult children in the 1890s. She wrote about her daily life, which included crocheting baby booties professionally at home.

Associated Subjects: Country Life • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life • Labor History
Identifier: SC2013.122
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Ethel Burk

by Burk, Ethel (1911)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written by 19 year old Ethel Burk in 1911. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania woman was a daughter of a wealthy businessman who owned real estate in Atlantic City and a meatpacking business. She commented on the weather, trips she took, as well as her daily activities. These activities were rather extravagant as she wrote about going to dances at night, taking rides in her "machine" (automobile), and even spending time on her family's yacht. Burk also mentioned touring the Lusitania and watching it dock from her hotel room.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2016.036
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Eugene Heath

by Heath, Eugene (1869)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1869 by Eugene Heath, the son of an early settler in Annawan, Henry County, Illinois. For the first half of the diary, Heath was attending school in Burlington, Iowa, but later returned home to help tend to the family farm and raise cattle. Heath also kept monthly cash accounts for his purchases.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Farm Life
Identifier: SC2014.025
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Evelyn Garwood

by Garwood, Evelyn (1929 – 1932)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written between 1929 and 1932 by Evelyn Garwood, a student at Hiram College in Ohio. Evelyn wrote frequently about her personal life, relationships, and current events.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Education
Identifier: SC2016.128
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Frederic M. Burnham

by Burnham, Frederic (1906)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Frederic Burnham was written in 1906 in Boston, Massachusetts and details the boy's experiences in high school and daily life. There are entries for every day from January 1, 1906 until December 30, 1906.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.082
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Freedom Hutchinson

by Hutchinson, Freedom (1870)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Freedom Hutchinson was written in 1870 by the Bates College (Maine) student.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education
Identifier: SC2015.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Gaither Warfield

by Warfield, Gaither (1910)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written by 14-year-old Gaither Warfield in 1910. The Rockville, Maryland boy wrote about his family life, sports, and his daily activities.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.121
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of George and Fannie Strait

by Strait, FannieStrait, George (1943 – 1944)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1943 and 1944 by George and Fannie Strait of Walton, New York. The couple was recently married and George had joined the army, originally stationed at Camp Berkeley in Texas.

Identifier: SC2014.017
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of George Chaney

by Chaney, George (1918)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written by George Chaney of Franklin, New Hampshire in 1918. His daily entries mention living with his parents, attending school in Boston, going to "drill" and taking an examination to become a corporal, his girlfriend Ruth and her graduation, and loading or unloading oats. There is a small picture, likely of Ruth, taped to the inside cover of the diary.

Associated Subjects: Country Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Labor History
Identifier: SC2013.117
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of George Newell

by Newell, George (1866)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1866 by George Newell, who owned a dry goods store on Hanover Street in Boston, Massachusetts. George and his wife, Hannah, had a child on July 15 and also had four other children. He wrote of thefts, his brother's return from war, attending socials, home repairs, business dealings, visits from relatives and friends, and weather that included a tornado. He went on several trips during the year, including a fishing trip to Portland, Maine and a visit to New York City where he toured Central Park, attended an auction, and went to Brooklyn.

Associated Subjects: Business • City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2014.018
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Geraldine Packer

by Packer, Geraldine (1934)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Geraldine Packer was written in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania by teenager "Gerry" Packer in 1934. Gerry, who was 15 when she began the diary, turned 16 on September 27. She wrote every day and, at the end of the diary, recorded the names and phone numbers of her friends.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Youth • Family Life
Identifier: SC2016.047
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Grace Stoddard Fisher

by Fisher, G.S. (circa 1942)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of G.S. Fisher documents the journey of a woman from Braintree, Massachusetts to Camp Gordon in Augusta, Georgia, where her son, Richard, was stationed. Fisher, who traveled sometime around 1942, wrote extensive comments on southern lifestyle, African Americans, landscapes, and the general surroundings throughout her entire journey. There are photographs pasted throughout the diary, some presumably taken by Fisher and others collected as souvenirs. Fisher traveled by train through the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and eventually visited New York to meet someone named Russell.

Identifier: SC2013.037
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Diary of Gwynn Hayes

by Hayes, Gwynn (1959 – 1960)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1959 and 1960 by Gwynn Hayes, a 17 year old high school student who lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hayes, who was a member of the Latter Day Saints Church, wrote about ballet and her boyfriend, Mike, who her family did not approve of, although they eventually married in 1961.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Youth
Identifier: SC2015.051
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Hattie Donaldson

by Donaldson, Hattie (1893)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Hattie Donaldson documents the life of a woman in Fullerville, New York in 1893. During her time writing this diary, she visited Jersey City and other nearby cities.

Associated Subjects: Country Life • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.031
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Hazel Abbott

by Abbott, Hazel (1941)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1941 by Hazel Abbott, the wife of a Methodist pastor who lived in Detroit, Michigan. Abbott wrote about church activities and events around the home, especially the disappearance and eventual return of her daughter-in-law Marjorie.

Identifier: SC2014.029
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Hezekiah May

by May, Hezekiah (1870)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written by Hezekiah May from Portage County, Ohio in 1870. The author worked on his father's farm and wrote about daily activities, which included plowing, thrashing, harvesting, butchering, sawing, and gathering sap. May also went hunting and fishing, as well as attending funerals.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Farm Life • Military History
Identifier: SC2013.048
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Illinois Girl

by Unknown (1930)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary of an unidentified Illinois girl contains entries for each day in 1930.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.076
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Irene Lentz Campbell

by Campbell, Irene Lentz (1921 – 1933)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written between the years of 1929 and 1933 by Mrs. Irene Lentz Campbell. Detailed inside are descriptions of the Campbells' daily life in Pennsylvania, family visits, occasional travels, notes on work and brief mentions of personal finance.

Associated Subjects: Diaries (Women) • Family Life • Personal writing
Identifier: SC2023.015
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Irene Smith

by Smith, Irene (1919)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Irene Smith was written in 1919, when Smith was living in Washington D.C. and then later in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Smith arrived in Washington D.C. on January 1st, 1919 and began working for the Red Cross on the 2nd. Smith wrote about her daily life, which included work and personal activities. She also mentioned major events in her life, such as seeing Woodrow Wilson in the "Welcome Home" parade. Smith recorded all of her daily expenses in the back of the diary. Parts of the diary have been cut out.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Labor History
Identifier: SC2015.049
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Jennie Myers

by Myers, Jennie (1937 – 1940)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written from 1937 to 1940 by Jennie Myers, a widowed woman who lived in Leaf River, Illinois. She wrote about her daily life in the village and her time with family including two daughters who lived with her and her son who lived nearby. Myers was also undergoing digitalis therapy throughout the diary and recorded her treatments as "dig." The transcribed diary is attached.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life
Identifier: SC2013.111
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Diary of Jessie Dodson

by Dodson, Jessie (1936)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1936 by Jessie Dodson of Alma, Illinois. The 25 year old woman wrote about her daily activities and her relationship with a man named "Doc."

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women)
Identifier: SC2018.017a
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Johannes P. LaCroix

by LaCroix, Johannes (1853 – 1855)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Johannes P. LaCroix was written between 1853 and 1855 in Richmond, Ohio. The diary details LaCroix's life as a college student and his expenses. The diary includes accounts of LaCroix's daily life and there is a Latin inscription on the final page.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education
Identifier: SC2013.084
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of John Shaw

by Shaw, John (1856 – 1857)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written from 1856 to 1857 by John Shaw of Portland, Maine. The journal is written in two different sides. The first side was written in 1856 and includes Shaw's thoughts on religion and Christianity, as well as his observations while visiting Syracuse, New York, Boston, and Chicago. The second side begins with "Thoughts" that include several pages of writings followed by journal entries from Chicago in 1857. Included on this side are also transcriptions of a couple of letters Shaw wrote to a newspaper editor, one of which detailed his opinions about the upcoming presidential election between Buchanan and Pierce. Shaw also wrote about his beliefs on the question of slavery and commented on the ongoing North-South arguments that led to the Civil War.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Religious History • Slavery • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2018.019
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Johnson Lindsay

by Lindsay, Johnson (1942)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The diary of Johnson Clemmons Lindsay was written in 1942 by an engineer who lived in Los Angeles, California. Lindsay wrote every day about his family, work and seeking work, news from the Second World War, and limited resources due to the war effort. There are several bills enclosed and a detailed account of his expenditures. There are also several newspaper clippings, including one about a friend who had committed suicide.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • World War, 1939-1945 • Military History • Labor History
Identifier: SC2016.041
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Josephine Wesley

by Wesley, Josephine (1918)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Josephine Wesley was written in 1918 and provides a detailed daily account of the teenager from Rahway, New Jersey who turned 18 at the time of this diary. Josephine's mother died six years prior to her writing, which left her as the caregiver of her father and younger sisters. While she frequently cleaned, cooked, and cared for her family when they were sick, she also had an active social life. She oftentimes wrote to her boyfriend overseas, went shopping, attended parties, enrolled in night school, and, most of all, frequented films that she listed and reviewed. Wesley also had her first kiss during the time of this diary and feared that her boyfriend would discover the act if he got a hold of her diary. The diary also contains an abundance of anecdotal information about Wesley such as her physician, height and weight, size of shoes, clothes, and hats, items canned, name-day gifts given, cake recipes, holiday dinner plates, and much more.

Identifier: SC2013.105
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Josephus Jordan

by Jordan, Josephus (1835 – 1837)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written between in 1835 by Josephus Jordan, who lived in Hudson, New York. He wrote about the city and its residents, his dramatic responses to daily activities, the Fourth of July, and recorded information about instruments, naval and military engagements, and literary or philosophical quotations. While the diary entries were written in 1835, there are other writings that seem to date to 1837.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Music • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2016.040
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Karen Galland

by Galland, Karen (1969)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The diary of Karen Galland documents the life and thoughts of an 18 year old from Long Island, New York in 1969. Galland frequently discussed her daily activities and emotions, especially those concerning men. She graduated from high school in 1969, wrote entries almost daily until June, and then wrote occasionally over the summer and as she entered college.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.088
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Katie Wissler

by Wissler, Katie (1878 – 1880)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Katie Wissler was written from 1878 to 1879 by the young student of a Maryland girls boarding school, the Hagerstown Female Seminary. She began with her train ride to the school and orientation, later writing primarily about her daily activities, the weather, and interactions with other students and teachers. At one point she attended a performance by a "darky band." Also included are two broadsides from 1880 that advertise Wissler's musical performance in seminary entertainments.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Education • Youth
Identifier: SC2017.050
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Louis C. Colborn

by Colborn, Louis C. (1876)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection contains the diary of Somerset County, Pennsylvania attorney Louis C. Colborn for the year 1876. Entries run from January to December, with additional entries of cash accounts and memorandums. The diary was written in Colburn's first year as a lawyer.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Labor History
Identifier: SC2019.007
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Lowell Green

by Green, Lowell (1942)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Lowell Green was written in 1942 by a 16-year-old from Findlay, Ohio. The diary describes Green’s complicated family life, work, and schooling. Green was a devoted Lutheran and his diary covers his involvement in church activities.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Labor History • Religious History • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.011
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Lucile Roberts

by Roberts, Lucile (1940 – 1944)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Lucile Roberts documents the daily life and struggles of a Benning, District of Columbia woman from 1940 to 1944. Lucile and her husband, Albert, had one child (Jack) when the diary began in 1940 and welcomed another in 1944 (William). She wrote frequently about her home life, Albert's difficulty finding employment, and rationing during the Second World War.

Identifier: SC2013.126
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Lucile Roberts (2)

by Roberts, Lucile (1938 – 1939)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Lucile Roberts documents the daily life and struggles of a Benning, District of Columbia woman from 1938 to 1939. She wrote frequently about Albert's difficulty in finding steady employment, taking care of their son, Jack, and the home, and spreading the budget thin. At one point in the diary, they purchased a lot and moved a trailer on to it. Also included is a photograph of Albert's headstone from 1953.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Economics • Family Life • Labor History
Identifier: SC2013.124
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Luther Roberts

by Roberts, Luther (1918)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Luther Roberts documents the life of a 17 year old boy from Terre Haute, Indiana for the year 1918. Throughout the diary, Roberts wrote about his Boy Scout activities, going to West Terre Haute to look for German spies, paying dues at the Christian Science Church that the city had recently reopened, celebrating the end of the First World War, and Spanish influenza.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.042
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Margaret Brill Ziesemer

by Ziesemer, Margaret Brill (1938 – 1941)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Margaret Brill Ziesemer documents the life of a woman in pre-World War II America from 1938 to 1941. During her almost daily accounts, Margaret describes the days events, the health of her family and friends, if someone has died, and usually the weather. Margaret lived with her widowed mother and in one entry recounts the anniversary of her father's death. At the end of the diary, on December 7th, she writes that Japan has declared war. The diary concludes with a list of Christmas presents the family has given and received for Christmas in 1941.

Associated Subjects: City and town life • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life
Identifier: SC2020.031
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Margaret Devilbiss

by Devilbiss, Margaret (1931)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Margaret Devilbiss was written in 1931 by a nurse at the Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. During the time of this diary, Devilbiss took two trips: Florida and Denver by way of Chicago. She also wrote about different cases that she worked on at the hospital.

Identifier: SC2016.035
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Marie Fitz

by Fitz, Marie (1896)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The travel diary of Marie Fitz documents Fitz's journey to and within Europe from August 15 to October 5, 1896. Fitz departed with her husband "Bob" from New York aboard the S.S. Campania. While several pages were devoted to life on board the ship, Fitz wrote in extensive detail about her travels in Europe.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.097
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Marion Beers

by Beers, Marion (1939 – 1944)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Marion Beers documents the life of a young girl from Norwalk, Connecticut between 1939 and 1944. Beers was 11 when she began the diary and wrote about how she attended roller skating parties, rode her bike, and played with dolls. Although her entries over the years are sporadic, it is evident that Beers had grown up through her discussions about boys, ice cream parlor dates, and people going off to war. She also wrote about rationing and her teacher enlisting in the armed forces.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Military History • World War, 1939-1945 • Youth
Identifier: SC2014.043
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Marion Drebing

by Drebing, Marion (1954)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Marion Drebing documents the summer 1954 experiences of a camp counselor at Camp Quinibeck, Vermont. Included are Drebing's diary, a book of addresses, and ephemeral items. "Doc Drebing" wrote every day about her activities with the 15 young women.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Youth
Identifier: SC2015.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Marion Gerow

by Gerow, Marion (1935)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The diary of Marion Gerow was written in 1935 by a young woman living in Cleveland, Ohio. Gerow wrote about her personal life, education, and work. She also wrote about current events.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Women)
Identifier: SC2016.010
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Mark Buttrick

by Buttrick, Mark (1884)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Mark Buttrick ranges from January 1 to July 4, 1884 and documents the daily activities of 13 year old Buttrick, who lived in the rural town of Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Buttrick also included a register of employers and payment in the back of the diary.

Associated Subjects: Country Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Labor History • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.007
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Marthe Johnson

by Johnson, Marthe (1927)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Marthe Johnson was written in 1927 by a 15 year old woman from San Louis Obispo County, California. Johnson frequently read and saw films, which likely inspired her emotive writing and dreams of "trips abroad to the mysterious and romantic lands of Europe and Africa and Asia." Johnson wrote nearly every day about school, family road trips around America, and what she had read. She was also a member of the Girls Athletic Association (G.A.A.). Also included with the diary is a 13 page note that Johnson wrote to close the year 1927, which provides insight into the author's intentions and emotions.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.022
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Mary Jane O'Connell

by O'Connell, Mary Jane (1944)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Mary Jane O'Connell was written by a young woman who lived in Whiteside, Illinois in 1944. She wrote about her life at a Catholic college called Webster, men who were enlisted in service, writing letters, her father's drinking issues, and the effects of the war on her and people around her. The diary is an authorized reproduction and the original has been returned to the author's immediate family.

Identifier: SC2014.031
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Mary Louise Shawhan Horn

by Horn, Mary Louise Shawhan (1891)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Mary Louise Shawhan Horn was written in 1891 in Mobile, Alabama. Mary Louise Shawhan married Harold Horn in April of 1891 and the latter half of the diary details her life as a newly married woman along with her wish to not have children. A photograph of a woman not related to Horn is also present with the diary.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life
Identifier: SC2014.055
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Massachusetts Woman

by Unknown (1932 – 1934)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary documents the daily life of an unknown Massachusetts woman between 1932 and 1934. The author was a graduate of Radcliffe College, taught school, and traveled frequently between Boston and Washington, D.C., as well as other cities along the Atlantic coast.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Education • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2014.026
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Maude Hyde

by Hyde, Maude (1943)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Maude Hyde for 1943 was written by a school teacher who lived in Worcester, Massachusetts and Dover, New Hampshire. Hyde wrote about rationing, late trains, concerts, films, and lectures she attended, faculty, restaurants, and the effects of the war on the home front. In February, her sister Grace suddenly died; included with the diary is the last letter she received from Grace. Also included is a letter from one of her relatives, Mrs. Carolyn Goodrich, whose husband had just returned from a secret mission to Algiers and Tunisia. She received a letter from the Bancroft School in Worcester, Massachusetts about her teaching schedule, possibly indicating that that was where she taught. She traveled a lot and visited Washington, D.C. where a relative worked in a new bookstore at the Pentagon.

Identifier: SC2015.015
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Maurice Balthauser

by Balthauser, Maurice (1914)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Maurice Balthauser chronicles the daily activities of the Hamburg, Pennsylvania man throughout 1914. Balthauser mentioned taking the civil service exam for railway mail clerk and was active in politics through the Democratic Party.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Politics
Identifier: SC2014.042
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Michigan Woman

by Unknown (1939)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary of an unidentified Michigan woman was written in 1939. The 19 year old woman mentioned Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Big Rapids, so she likely lived in the West Michigan region. Although it is a five-year diary, she wrote entries for each day

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Country Life
Identifier: SC2015.030
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Minerva Null Hough

by Hough, Minerva Null (1920 – 1921)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Minerva Null Hough was written in 1920 and 1921 by the Connellsville, Pennsylvania widow. Her husband was a veteran of the American Civil War and prominent businessman and politician in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Hough wrote daily and included entries about local deaths from operation complications, as well as comments on prohibition and women's right to vote. She wrote about her first time going to vote on November 2.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Politics
Identifier: SC2016.106
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Miss Standish

by Standish, Miss (1888)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written by a Miss Standish of Omaha, Nebraska between February 14 and May 8, 1888. Until April 29, she was visiting Washington, D.C. and then traveled to Pittsburgh and finally Chicago. She visited many notable locations and met several prominent people while in D.C., including places like the Congressional Library, Corcoran Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens, Mount Vernon, Anacosta Insane Asylum, and the Capitol Building and people such as President Cleveland and his wife, Dr. Mary Walker, and Belva Lockwood, who introduced her to play piano at a reception at Lockwood's home. Standish received an in-depth tour of the Capitol building from someone who worked there. She also wrote in detail about her trip to the asylum.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.115
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Mister Lovering

by Lovering, Mister (1868 – 1876)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written sporadically between 1868 and 1876 by Mister Lovering, a farmer and preacher who lived in various places throughout eastern Pennsylvania including Luzerne County, Berks County, and Franklin County. Lovering initially used the diary to record paint recipes, but then used the rest of the pages to write personal and private entries. His wife accused him of being an adulterer with the family servant, Emma Reefs, as well as other "harlots" in town, which affected Lovering for a lengthy period of time. Also included with the diary is a deed for a cemetery plot in Aulenback Cemetery for his wife's family, the Printzs of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Spirituality • Family Life • Farm Life
Identifier: SC2015.052
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Myra Poole

by Poole, Myra (1905)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Myra Poole chronicles a year in the life of the young woman likely from New Bedford, Massachusetts. The author, however, spent most of 1905 in Herington, Kansas. While Poole was in Kansas, at least one tornado struck in May in nearby Marquette. In one of her entries, Poole revealed that her mother, father, and brother are dead; she spent much of the year living with a family with the surname Dayton. The fore-edges of the diary have the name "M.M. Lawton" inscribed in them and on the title page there is a note that states "read July 19, 1990 M.C." The transcribed diary is attached.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Country Life • Family Life • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.027
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Diary of Nellie Lindsley

by Lindsley, Nellie (1938)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Nellie Lindsley was recorded by a farmer's wife in Tuscarora, New York throughout 1938. Nellie lived with her husband, Budd, and son, Earl. Each day she wrote how many eggs she collected in the morning, as well as her other activities on the farm, which included working with ducks and chickens, baking, cooking, canning, and working in the garden. Lindsley also inserted several newspaper clippings into the diary.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Farm Life • Labor History • Newspapers • Family Life
Identifier: SC2016.046
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of New York Woman

by Unknown (1935 – 1939)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was recorded between 1935 and 1939 by an unnamed woman in Binghamton, New York. The author, who worked with accounting and payroll in an office, remarked upon both community life and world events.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Labor History • Politics
Identifier: SC2013.119
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of New York Woman Abroad in Europe

by Unknown (1892)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This travel diary documents a New York woman's trip abroad in Europe between May 17 and June 27, 1892. The woman wrote extensively about her departure and journey from New York City on the Inman Line ship "City of New York," as well as her experiences when she reached Europe. The transcribed diary is attached.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.089a
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Diary of Ohio Man

by Unknown (1867)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was recorded in 1867 by an unnamed man in Ohio. The author, who was 18 years old, attended school and worked on a farm. His daily activities included hunting and fishing, as well as playing the fiddle. On April 1, the author recorded his thoughts after voting for the first time. Entries are sporadic and begin on February 1.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Farm Life • Labor History • Politics • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Raymond Thayer Quindlen (1)

by Quindlen, Raymond Thayer (1895)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Raymond Thayer Quindlen was written by the 13 year old in 1895 and includes entries about school and home, as well as some comments about national events and memories of his earlier childhood. Quindlen lived in Centreville, Pennsylvania with his single mother after having moved from Maine to New Jersey and then to Pennsylvania. He was listed as a "distinguished student" in the local newspaper and was very resourceful, having built a shanty where he often escaped.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.100
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Raymond Thayer Quindlen (2)

by Quindlen, Raymond Thayer (1896 – 1897)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Raymond Thayer Quindlen was written by the 14-15 year old in 1896 and 1897 and includes entries about school--which he is forced to drop out of to work--and his poverty-stricken home life as he moved frequently between houses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey. He was a "distinguished student" who wrote about national and local events, especially those that involved politics.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education • Politics • Youth • City and Town Life
Identifier: SC2016.107
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Ruel P. Bascom

by Bascom, Ruel P. (1828 – 1834)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The diary of Ruel P. Bascom, kept from January 1, 1828 to December 31, 1834, describes the life of Ruel Bascom. Bascom worked agricultural odd jobs, received contract teaching positions, and assisted with various religious projects. Having lived in both Ogden, New York and Durham, New York, Boscom's diary also reflects on the impact that the Erie Canal had on him and his family.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Diaries (Men) • Education • Family Life • Religion • Social Life and Customs
Identifier: SC2021.012
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Ruth Ellen Thomas

by Thomas, Ruth Ellen (1912)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Ruth Ellen Thomas details a woman's journey with her family from Boston to England and Europe. Thomas boarded the S.S. Laconia on June 25, 1912, only a few months after the sinking of the Titanic, and returned on the Leyland Line Canadian on August 29.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.024
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Sara Bindley

by Bindley, Sara (1898 – 1938)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Sara Bindley documents the life and travels of Sara Slocum Bindley with her children and grandchildren from 1898 to 1919. The first few pages, from 1898 to 1899 record the childhood of Sara's children while they lived in New York. The rest of the diary dates from 1916 to 1919 and describes the travels of Sara with her granddaughter Sarah Virginia Sandell as they travel to Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., and upstate New York during World War I. Some of their adventures include hospitalizations due to accidents and Sarah Virginia's participation in a Red Cross Play. Pasted into the diary are photographs, postcards, and other ephemera. Also included with the diary is a 1938 document acknowledging Sarah Virginia's receipt of $300 from the will of John Bindley.

Identifier: SC2021.021
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Sarah Hill Parker

by Parker, Sarah Hill (1870 – 1871)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written between 1870 and 1871 by Sarah Hill (Butler) Parker, who was a widow who lived in Dracut, Massachusetts. She wrote in depth about her daily activities around the home, calling on others, and other local affairs. Although her husband Perley died in 1864, she frequently mentioned her son Milton and daughter Helen.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life
Identifier: SC2013.118
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Sarah Porter

by Porter, Sarah (1862)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Sarah Porter was written in 1862 by the 12 year old from Hadley, Michigan. Porter's family owned the town's first hotel and had frequent visitors throughout the diary, including American Civil War soldiers.

Identifier: SC2014.002
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Second World War Sergeant

by Unknown (1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written by an unidentified sergeant in the Second World War between August 14 and December 30. The author, who wrote short entries with high intensity, was ordered from Pearl Harbor to Wakayama, then Osaka, Japan. The author was a part of the first troops to enter the areas after the Japanese surrender and he described the environment in detail. In November he wrote about the suicide of a 20 year old soldier in his platoon one month before they were sent home. At the back of the diary, the author listed all of the ships that he had been on during his service.

Identifier: SC2014.003
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Stanley Rabold

by Rabold, Stanley (1942 – 1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Stanley Rabold begins on the first day he enlisted in the Army, September 12, 1942, and includes entries until September 11, 1945. Rabold, who became a corporal, fought in the Pacific during the Second World War. He kept a record at the front of the diary of where his company traveled, drew maps of some camps, and attached unsent letters to various pages. He wrote entries about boot camp, detailed life aboard the ship and in camps, and combat. Rabold was involved in the New Guinea campaign, including battles on Wadke and Leyte Islands in the Philippines, and survived Japanese bombing raids. He also wrote about dead and alive Japanese soldiers, notably collecting souvenirs from the deceased.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Military History • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: SC2017.007
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Susan Hentsel

by Hentsel, Susan (1858)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Susan Hentsel was written in 1858 in New Market, Pennsylvania. The diary provides insight into Susan Hentsel's everyday life in 1858, as well as comments on her family's business. Trips to various locations on the Atlantic coast are mentioned in addition to her church-going life.

Associated Subjects: Business • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Country Life • Family Life • Religious History • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2016.018
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Tricia Bryant

by Bryant, Tricia (1965)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1965 by Tricia Bryant, an 11 year old girl from Santa Maria, California. Bryant's entries include events such as going to the record store to buy Beatles and Beach Boys records, being bought clothes by her mother, swimming with friends, and boys, sports, and school. Also included are three photographs: one of Bryant, one of her friend, and another of her friend's twin.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Youth
Identifier: SC2017.009
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Unknown Minister

by Unknown (1873)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1873 by an unknown minister. It depicts the minister's day to day life along with his thoughts and sermon notes.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2014.058
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Unknown Vermont Man

by Unknown (1844)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary, written in 1844 in Royalton, Vermont, details the 1844 presidential election of James Polk against his opponent, Henry Clay. The writer was a Clay supporter and wrote briefly on his feelings of the Polk victory. The diary also includes personal life matters, such as the death of a neighbor.

Associated Subjects: Country Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Politics
Identifier: SC2013.106
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Viola McKinney

by McKinney, Viola (1937)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Viola McKinney was written in 1937 and documents the farm life in Ellenburg, New York. Although most of McKinney's days were spent baking, cooking, cleaning, and sewing, McKinney participated in community affairs through the church. McKinney was unmarried and lived with her mother.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life • Farm Life • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2013.020
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Virginia Baile

by Baile, Virginia (1913 – 1917)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Virginia Baile was written between 1913 and 1917. Baile lived in New Windsor, Maryland and wrote an entry for each day. There is also one portrait photograph that was enclosed which is likely of Virginia.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women)
Identifier: SC2015.013
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Virginia Woman Abroad in Europe

by Unknown (1908)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary documents the journey of a woman from Richmond, Virginia to Europe in 1908. The woman traveled from Italy to France, then England and Scotland. In addition to her descriptions of the trans-Atlantic trip, she listed hotels she stayed in, books she read, and with whom she traveled. It is likely that she traveled with college friends with the destination being Dove Cottage in Grasmere, England. She witnessed several deaths throughout her travels and became sick herself at one point.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Medical History • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.038
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of W.L. Goodmanson

by Goodmanson, W.L. (1939 – 1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of W.L. Goodmanson was written by a Medical Corps soldier from Oregon who was stationed in the Pacific Theater during the Second World War. Goodmanson enlisted in 1939, but the bulk of his entries were written in 1944 and 1945. He discussed the places he saw, things he missed back home, and the visuals of various battles. In the beginning of the diary, he listed his personal information, general timeline of events, his awards, officers, and his "buddies."

Identifier: SC2016.006
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Warren Sasenbery

by Sasenbery, Warren (1892 – 1903)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written between 1892 and 1903 by Warren Sasenbery who was seven years old when he purchased the diary with money gifted by his Grandpa Isley. Sasenbery lived in Rome, New York and wrote about family events and activities.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.131
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of William Horsch

by Horsch, William (1887)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1887 by William Michael Horsch in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Horsch worked long hours nearly every day at a firm and at the time was courting his future wife, Antoinette Jane Comley.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Labor History
Identifier: SC2013.120
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Doctor's Journal of H.B. Mathiot

by Mathiot, Henry Bernard (1839 – 1891)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This medical journal was written between 1839 and 1891 by H.B. Mathiot, a physician who lived in Fayette county, Pennsylvania. Included are notes on anatomy, recipes for medicine, lists of patients (races noted), and recording of births. Mathiot studied medicine in Newark, Ohio from 1837 to 1840 and began practicing in Smithfield, Pennsylvania afterwards. He eventually graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1852. Mathiot was also ordained as a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1872; there is a list of people whom he married. The transcribed journal is attached.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Labor History • Medical History • Science
Identifier: SC2016.012
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Dorcas Club Ledger (West Virginia)

by Dorcas Club (1900 – 1904)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger was created by a Dorcas Club in West Virginia and provides records of the organization's activities, which include its dues, expenses, and member names.

Associated Subjects: Charity • Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2014.053
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Dorothy Tompkins' Travel Scrapbook

by Tompkins, Dorothy (1956)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This scrapbook documents Dorothy Tompkins' 1956 vacation with her husband as they traveled from Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to southern Florida. She took several photographs and collected postcards, commenting on each item pasted in the scrapbook.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Postcards • Scrapbooks • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2014.015
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Duane Nichols Beer Can Collection

by Nichols, Duane (1971 – 1978)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

The Duane Nichols Beer Can Collection is a set of 3x5 index cards with descriptions of beer cans from 1971 to 1978. Most note cards indicate the brand and type of beer, a detailed description of the can, who gave Nichols the can or where he purchased it, and the date that he received it. Many of the cards also have a single sentence on the opposite side of the card that may have pertained to Nichols occupation as an English professor.

Associated Subjects: Advertising
Identifier: SC2021.023
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Dutch 'Keep Your Pity for the Weak' Propaganda

by Netherlands Information Bureau (1942)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This publication, entitled "Keep Your Pity for the Weak," was published by the Netherlands Information Bureau for the Queen Wilhemina Fund. It describes in English, accompanied by photographs, the various efforts of the Dutch people and military to combat the German and Japanese during the Second World War.

Associated Subjects: Publications • World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: SC2016.053
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Dutch Anti-German Postcard

by Unknown (1942)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This postcard depicts a German raid on Dutch citizens with text that encourages liberation.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2016.056
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

E.G. Sargent Confectionery Stereoview Trade Cards

by Miller and Best (circa 1890s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These five anti-Irish stereoview trade cards were created by Miller and Best in the 1890s for E.G. Sargent choice confectionery in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Associated Subjects: Racism • Advertising • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2014.035
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ebony Classics Christmas Cards

by Ebony Classics (circa 1950s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 11 Christmas cards were created by Ebony Classics around the 1950s. The images depict African Americans in religious imagery and holiday scenes.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Spirituality • African American History
Identifier: SC2013.049
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ed Harris Letters

by Harris, Sophia (1944 – 1946)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Ed Harris Letters were written between 1944 and 1946 by Ed Harris's wife, Sophia, to her husband who was an African American soldier fighting in World War II. The Harris' lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In her letters, Sophia wrote about her daily activities and how she would wait for Ed's letters. She wrote about them trying to buy a house, starting a life together once Ed returned from the war, and updates on the Harris family. She also mentioned that she had a job. Ed was stationed in France, then transferred to Germany where he visited Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Harris mentioned that Ed wrote about American soldiers living overseas with their families and questioned Ed if she could join him overseas. Included in the collection are photographs of Ed Harris, three small V-mail cards, and Ed's discharge papers.

Identifier: SC2014.044
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Emma Sibley's Plant Classification Journal

by Sibley, Emma (1873)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Emma Sibley's Plant Classification Journal was written in 1873 in "Wayside," Concord, Massachusetts. It contains written descriptions of various plants.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Science • Youth
Identifier: SC2014.079
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

English and American Photographers' Correspondence

by Church, GeorgeRosenblohm, William (1939 – 1940)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection contains the correspondence of two photographers-- an Englishman and an American--between 1939 and 1940. Also included are several photographs and negatives of England and Germany, one of which features Nazi flags behind a statue of King Wilhelm. The photographers wrote letters to and from about their love of photography, but also commented on the escalation of the Second World War. The men, who were both 27 years old, were William Rosenblohm of Mt. View, New Jersey and George Church of Barking, Essex.

Identifier: SC2014.010
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

English Notebook of Freda Breymaier

by Breymaier, Freda (circa 1919)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This circa 1919 high school English class notebook was written by Freda Breymaier of Fort Recovery, Ohio.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Education • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Eugene White Vinyl Record Collection

by White, Eugene (circa 1905 – 1940)

1 box (1 linear feet)

The Eugene White Vinyl Record Collection consists of approximately 128 vinyl records that contain primarily classical orchestra music, but also includes marching songs from the First World War and southern plantation songs. The 12 and 10 inch, 78 RPM records were released by Victor, Victrola, RCA, Columbia, and H.M.V.

Associated Subjects: Music • World War, 1914-1918
Identifier: SC2018.012
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

European First World War Postcards

by Unknown (circa 1915)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 25 European postcards, seven of which contain correspondence, relate to various aspects and perspectives during the First World War and likely date between 1914 and 1918. All of the postcards contain illustrations and are primarily in French. While some depict battle scenes or military propaganda, others are satirical.

Identifier: SC2014.006
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Famous Black American Posters

by Nabisco Brands Inc. (1985 – 1986)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Famous Black American Poster set contains seven posters printed in 1985 and 1986 depicting famous African Americans in different professional roles including: Leaders, Generals and Admirals, Entertainers (Part 1 and 2), Scientists, Educators, and Writers.

Identifier: SC2020.003
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Farmers Bank of New Castle, Delaware Ledger

by Farmers Bank of Delaware (1834 – 1838)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This ledger, which includes a separate leather ledger glossary for names, documents the accounts held by and activities of the New Castle branch of the Farmers Bank of Delaware from 1834 to 1838. The bank was the second incorporated in the state of Delaware and served many of the companies in the area at that time. The New Castle branch, in particular, sought to fund the farms of Kent and Sussex Counties.

Associated Subjects: Economics • Accounting Records • Farm Life
Identifier: SC2015.002
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Fascist Italian Publications

by Piccoli, D.S.Societa Editrice di Novissima (1936)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two publications by Societa Editrice di Novissima were printed in 1936 and promote the Fascist Italian government. "The Youth Movement in Italy," by D.S. Piccoli, is an overview of the organizations--youth, women's, universities, athletic-- in Italy and written in English, accompanied with photographs. "What Italy is Doing for Islam in Africa" contains captioned photographs of Italian efforts in Africa and was written in English, Italian, Arabic, German, and Spanish.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Politics
Identifier: SC2015.055
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Father Mathew's Total Abstinence Society Ledger (Norristown, Pennsylvania)

by Doran, Lawrence (1872 – 1912)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Recorded by Lawrence Doran of Norristown, Pennsylvania, this ledger documents the members of the Father Mathew's Total Abstinence Society from 1872 to 1912. From 1879 to 1912, Doran also maintained a longhand journal that primarily discussed his finances and construction business.

Associated Subjects: Business • Clubs • Diaries • Labor History • Minutes (Records) • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2013.006
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

First World War Cookbooks

by Rumford Chemical WorksU.S. Department of Food ConservationU.S. Food Administration (1914 – 1918)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These three cookbooks were created during the First World War to show Americans how to limit their food usage in support of the war between 1914 and 1918. They include the Rumford Common Sense Cook Book, War-Time Cook and Health Book, and War Cook Book for American Women. They include recipes that use limited ingredients and descriptions for the different foods.

Identifier: SC2018.009
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

First World War German Cigarette Card Album

by Cigaretten Bilderdienst (1935)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This First World War (Der Weltkrieg) Cigarette Card Album was published by Cigaretten Bilderdienst in 1935. Included are 270 color cards depicting scenes from the First World War, 1914-1918.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Graphic Arts • Military History • World War, 1914-1918
Identifier: SC2015.007
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

First World War Sheet Music

by Unknown (1914 – 1918)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 16 music sheets date between 1914 and 1918 and include illustrations and songs with First World War themes. Some sheets are printed on "patriotic war editions" that were smaller than usual to reduce paper usage.

Associated Subjects: Music • World War, 1914-1918 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2013.016
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

First World War Stereoviews

by Keystone View Company Studios (1914 – 1918)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

These stereograph photos from First World War depict battlefronts, civilian life, ruins, trench warfare and trench life in Europe from 1914 to 1918.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 • Military History
Identifier: SC2017.032
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

First World War Stereoviews (2)

by Underwood and Underwood (circa 1897 – 1918)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These stereoviews were created by Underwood and Underwood. 33 are images of the First World War dating from 1914 to 1918. 6 unrelated stereoviews depict various nature scenes and people from 1897 to 1903.

Associated Subjects: Photography • World War, 1914-1918 • Military History
Identifier: SC2018.026
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

First World War Stereoviews (3)

by Keystone View Company (1914 – 1918)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

These 47 Keystone View Company stereograph photos from First World War depict battlefronts, civilian life, ruins, trench warfare and trench life in Europe from 1914 to 1918.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 • Photography • Military History
Identifier: SC2018.045
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

First World War Women's Organization Ledger (Meriden, Connecticut)

by Unknown (circa 1918)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger contains the names, addresses, telephone numbers, occupations, working hours, and additional lines of work for women who were part of a Connecticut organization (likely Meriden) circa 1918. The women are listed in companies and each has a rank (Captain, Lieutenant, Private). It is likely that the women were either Minute Women or part of the Connecticut State Council of Defense. Other lines of work listed for the women were Red Cross, surgical, nursing, visiting, reading aloud, stenography, clerical, accounting, auto driving, sewing, gardening, playground, and more. Also included are definitions for various crimes including treason.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Ledger • Minutes (Records) • World War, 1914-1918 • Military History • Women's History
Identifier: SC2016.007
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Floy G. Pearson Letter Collection

by Blake, Maurice P.Bull, William F.Johnson, Carl S.Pearson, Carl L.Pearson, Floy G.Pratt, Butler Hillman, Sr.Winslow, Percy R. (1917 – 1945)

6 folders (0.6 linear feet)

The Floy G. Pearson Letter Collection contains 53 letters addressed to Floy Pearson of West Falmouth, Maine from 1917 to 1919. Written by eight different men, including her brother Carl Pearson, these letters describe daily life as a soldier stationed in various sections of France during World War I and some include reactions to the end of the war. Most of the letters include envelopes showing approval stamps by military censors and some of the letters have parts cut out by the censor. Additionally, there are pieces of ephemera including a prayer card, lyrics to "Our Loved Ones in Heaven," loose envelopes, a page from a letter (most likely by Carl S. Johnson), a receipt for Maurice Blake, and an immunization record for Robert G. Fitzgerald (dated 1943-1945).

Identifier: SC2023.011
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Fort Branch Community Club Ledgers (Fort Branch, Indiana)

by Fort Branch Community Club (1926 – 1954)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

These two ledgers document the weekly meetings of the Fort Branch Community Club in Indiana between 1926 and 1954. In addition to meeting minutes are newspaper clippings that demonstrate the local publicity the club received. Activities of the club included placing markers on the old fort, feeding needy children, and inviting lecturers.

Associated Subjects: Charity • Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Newspapers • Country Life
Identifier: SC2014.011
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Fortune Magazine Posters

by Binder, JosephGiusti, George (1941)

1 drawer (0.1 linear feet)

These two posters were featured in Fortune magazine in 1941. One poster by Geroge Giusti depicts a gas mask with an advertisement for air raid precautions. The second poster was created by Joseph Binder as an advertisement for men to join the armed forces.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Military History • Posters • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: SC2015.054
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Fraktur Birth and Baptism Certificates (Berks County, Pennsylvania)

by Unknown (1844 – 1866)

1 drawer (0.1 linear feet)

These two fraktur birth and baptism certificates, written in German, were created as ornamental records in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The first record was done for Cläre Elisabeth Folck, daughter of Moses and Lusette (Boÿer) Folck, who was born on 23 December 1865 in Fleetwood in Berks County and baptized in 1866 by Pastor Lampe. The second record was done for Mende (Amanda) Althaus, daughter of William and Elisabeth (Guldin) Althaus, who was born on 14 December 1844 in Cumru Township, Berks County, and was baptized in April 1845 by Pastor A. Herman.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Posters
Identifier: SC2014.022
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Fraktur Birth and Baptism Certificates (Lehigh and Snyder Counties, Pennsylvania)

by Unknown (1854 – 1869)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two fraktur birth and baptism certificates, written in German, were created as ornamental records in Lehigh and Snyder Counties, Pennsylvania. The first record was done for Ida Victoria Bittenbender of Lower Macungie Township in Lehigh County, daughter of Daniel Y. Bittenberner and Eliza Breinig, who was born 12 August 1869 and baptized on 12 September 1869 by Pastor Jäger. The second record was done for Annah Charilah Stricker of Penn Township in Snyder County.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Posters
Identifier: SC2014.024
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment
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Frank Dunbaugh Papers

by Dunbaugh, Frank (1919, 1945)

5 folders (0.5 linear feet)

The Frank Dunbaugh Papers document the activity of a Major in the United States Army immediately following the Second World War. Dunbaugh commanded the Allied Military Government (AMG) in the Hersbruck district of post-war Germany. He discussed how his unit identified former Nazi party members, the interrogation of S.S. officers at a castle, a riot in a Polish refugee camp, the mistreatment of civilians and rape of women, American soldiers being ambushed, American G.I.'s mistreating local civilians and German police, encounters with Russian officers, and meeting concentration and labor camp survivors.

Identifier: SC2016.078
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Frank Ryder's School Journals

by Ryder, Frank (1897 – 1898)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Frank Ryder's School Journals were created in the Boston, Massachusetts student's history and English classes in 1897 and 1898. In these journals, Ryder took class notes and completed assignments, including one color map of the American colonies.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.104
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment
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Fred Arnolt Letters

by Arnolt, FredMitscher, Joe (1932 – 1966)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Fred Arnolt Letters were written primarily between 1933 and 1945 from Arnolt, who was a merchant marine in the Isthmian Lines and later served in the Navy Construction Battalion "Seabees," to his parents in Metuchen, New Jersey. From 1942 to 1943, he worked as a technician and engineer for Spencer, White, and Prentis Incorporated in Sierra Leone, South Africa, Iran, and other government-censored locations. Also included are several letters from Joe Mitscher to his wife that are dated 1966; Mitscher wrote about being bloodthirsty and his love for his wife. The attached letters are transcribed.

Identifier: SC2014.049
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

French Anti-Communist Leaflet

by Unknown (circa 1940)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This French leaflet from 1940 depicts a hand with the Star of David holding a communist flag in 1944 that had evolved from the French flag in 1941. The text roughly states, "It's with your own blood that your flag will be blushed."

Associated Subjects: Antisemitism • Posters • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2016.028
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

French Anti-Kaiser Postcards

by Unknown (1914)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 39 French postcards were created in 1914 and depict the German kaiser in various cartoonish and satirical ways.

Identifier: SC2017.020
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

French First World War Trench Newspapers

by Abric, LouisFrench 5th Division of the WoundedSans-Rire, Pince (1916 – 1918)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection consists of two French trench newspapers from the First World War: twelve issues of Brise d'Entonnoirs (1916-1918) and seven issues of La Greffe générale Organe des blessés de la face (1918). The newspapers were written, illustrated, and edited by front-line soldiers and represent the thoughts and experiences of soldiers in the midst of warfare.

Associated Subjects: Military History • Newspapers • World War, 1914-1918
Identifier: SC2017.059
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

French Merci Train Gifts

by Unknown (1948 – 1949)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The French Merci Train gifts were sent on the French freighter Magellan inside 49 antique, narrow gauge boxcars for each of the United States (one split between Hawaii and District of Columbia) as gratitude for the American Friendship Train that toured the United States to raise $40 million worth of food and clothing for French people. In 1949, Mary Laura Francis was sent from the school, then called State Teachers College, to collect the gifts selected for Salisbury University.

Identifier: SC2016.113
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

French World War II Postcards

by Bernard, Jean (circa 1939 – 1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This set of 12 World War II postcards are written in French and date from circa 1939 to 1945. The art on the postcards were drawn by Jean Bernard and portray soldiers from both sides of the war.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: SC2022.009
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

General Store Ledger (Shutesbury, Massachusetts)

by Noble, Roderick (1797 – 1844)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Roderick Noble's General Store Ledger documents the Shutesbury, Massachusetts business from 1797 to 1811. These records include information about Noble's purchases and employees, as well as other overhead costs. Noble seems to also document his business or transactions in Norfolk. The pages in the second half of the ledger have been pasted over with clippings from various publications. These clippings range from political and religious texts to poetry and stories; the additions were made at a later date, primarily from 1836 to 1844.

Associated Subjects: Business • Economics • Poetry • Politics • Spirituality • Accounting Records • Newspapers
Identifier: SC2014.051
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

General Store Ledgers (Rio Arriba County, New Mexico)

by Unknown (1906 – 1909)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

These two general store ledgers document the individual transactions of an unidentified business in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico between 1906 and 1909. The ledgers list the names of purchasers and information about the goods purchased. For Native American customers, the ledgers list the associated tribes.

Associated Subjects: Business • Economics • Accounting Records • Country Life
Identifier: SC2016.034
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

George J. Weide Jr. Collection

by Weide, George, Jr. (1885 – 2020)

1 carton,  1 oversize box (3 linear feet)

The George J. Weide Jr. Collection contains material from 1855 to 2020 and documents Weide’s life and the lives of his relatives in the Weide, Huneke, and Law families. There are several photo albums of family documents, a high school yearbook, a yearbook of the “Brigade’s Best” in Shihung, Korea from 1972 , as well as birth certificates, baptism records, NASA newspapers, certificates, and a diploma.

Associated Subjects: Military History • Newspapers
Identifier: SC2020.029
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Gerda Christoffersen Native American Prints

by Christoffersen, Gerda (1957)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These ten black and white prints of drawings depicting Native Americans were created by Gerda Christoffersen in 1957.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Posters
Identifier: SC2015.008
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

German and Nazi Stereoviews

by Deutsches Reich (1937 – 1946)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These German and Nazi Stereoviews consist of two separate collections of stereoview photographs that were collected by a U.S. Army colonel. Included are two stereoview finders. The first collection of photographs depict the Third Reich's military might and Nazi Party ceremonial events. These 73 photographs, of which there were originally 100, are described in German on the versos, which was translated by the wife of the Colonel who collected the stereoviews. The other collection consists of 36 photographs that show the United States-occupied zone of Germany, which are identified in English.

Identifier: SC2015.017
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

German Campaign in Poland Stereoview Photograph Book

by Hoffmann, HeinrichRaumbild Verlag (1940)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 99 stereoview photographs were taken by Heinrich Hoffmann and published by Raumbild Verlag in 1940. The photographs depict the German campaign in Poland in 1939. The metal folding stereoviewer is included. The book contains a written description of the campaign accompanied by maps and photographs of military commanders.

Associated Subjects: Photography • World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: SC2017.034
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

German Feldpost Postcards

by Deutsches Reich (1941)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This postcard was distributed by the German Feldpost during the Second World War and depicts an abandoned sailboat (verlassenes segelschiff).

Associated Subjects: Postcards • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2016.049
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

German Notgeld Notes

by Unknown (circa 1920s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These approximately 100 German Notegeld notes served as currency after the First World War.

Associated Subjects: Economics • Graphic Arts • Currency
Identifier: SC2013.063
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Gladys McVay Skinner Collection

by Skinner, Charles EdwardSkinner, Gladys McVay (1886 – 1929)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection is primarily correspondence, with a few postcards and invitations, between Gladys McVay and Charles Edward Skinner from 1886 to 1929, with the majority of letters from 1886 to 1902. The collection also includes letters from C.E. Skinner's parents and brothers as well as letters to and from Gladys McVay's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace W. McVay, and letters from Gladys' sister, Pearl MacVay. Beginning in 1886 the letters chronicle daily life, education, social and work life throughout McVay's and Skinner's college years, marriage and raising their family.

Associated Subjects: Education • Family Life • Social Life and Customs
Identifier: SC2021.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Greetings from the Happy South Postcard

by Kauffman, Joseph (1911)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This "Greetings from the Happy South" fold-out postcard contains 16 views of African-Americans with "Southern Products, Water Melons, Razor Backs and Pickaninnies." The descriptive matter, written by Joseph Kaufmann, explained the intent of the postcard: "To the average Northern tourist the old time southern darky is an interesting subject for observation."

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism • African American History • Country Life
Identifier: SC2016.084
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Guyanese Political Publications

by Guyana Institute for Social Research and ActionMinistry of Information and CultureMinistry of National DevelopmentPeople's Progressive Party (1952 – 1977)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 11 publications were printed between 1952 and 1977 by South American (particularly Guyanese) groups such as the People's Progressive Party, Ministry of Information and Culture, Ministry of National Development, and the Guyana Institute for Social Research and Action. The contents relate to Caribbean politics and date around the time Guyana gained independence in 1966.

Associated Subjects: Publications • International Relations
Identifier: SC2016.114
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Hammett's Planisphere Celestial Map

by J.L. Hammett Company (circa 1900)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ornate celestial map was created as an educational supply by the J.L. Hammett Company of Boston, Massachusetts and depicts the "principal stars visible for every hour in the year." Directions for use and finding the principal constellations are printed on the verso.

Associated Subjects: Education • Graphic Arts • Maps • Science
Identifier: SC2016.111
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Harold Boyer Collection

by Boyer, Jefferson (1960 – 1970)

2 folders,  2 oversize folders (0.2 linear feet)

The Harold Boyer collection documents the political culture of youth from 1960 to 1970. Campaign materials in this collection were gathered by Harold Boyer most likely off the floor of the 1964 democratic convention that supported the election of Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey for President and Vice President, respectively. These items include paper pennants, a campaign sticker, two posters, a 1960 Victory Manual for College Chairmen, a Young Americans cartoon, an LBJ volunteer envelope, and two Young Citizens for Johnson Folders. In addition, there are several counter-culture publications that were collected by Harold Boyer. This collection includes: Bijou Funnies, Tasty by the Washington Free Community, Quicksilver Times, the Washington Free Press, and The Realist.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • Politics • Postcards • Posters • Youth • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2020.022
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Harold Vassar Papers

by Vassar, Harold (1917 – 1947)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Harold Vassar Papers document the life and military service of a First World War pilot and architect from Ballston Spa, New York from 1917 to 1947. After graduating from Columbia University in 1913 and working as an architect in New York City, Vassar enlisted and graduated from the School of Military Aeronautics at Cornell University in 1917. In 1918 he was promoted to Lieutenant, graduated from the Army School of the Line in France, and became a certified Army Corps instructor.

Identifier: SC2017.039
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Harry B. Young Letters

by Young, Harry B. (1942 – 1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Harry B. Young letters were written by a United States Marine to his family in Pleasantville, Iowa between 1942 to 1945. The letters detail Young's time in the marines. Young also wrote to his family on family matters. Young's promotion orders to Sargent are also included in one of his letters. Some letters have been redacted by wartime censors.

Identifier: SC2013.108
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Having Fun on the Run Postcards

by Curt Teich & Company (1942)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This set of 18 postcard views entitled "Having Fun on the Run" were created in 1942 by Curt Teich Company. The postcard, which would have been sent by someone on vacation, includes several racist and sexist depictions in its illustrations.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Postcards • Racism • Sexism • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2014.046
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Hell Bank Notes

by Unknown (Undated)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These Chinese joss paper Hell Bank Notes were created to be burnt as offerings at funerals and grave sites. The fake currency includes a variety of Chinese figures, artwork, and symbols.

Associated Subjects: Spirituality • Graphic Arts • Currency
Identifier: SC2013.068
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Hermes Athletic Club Journal

by Hermes Athletic Club (1904 – 1905)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Hermes Athletic Club Journal documents the activities of the Hermes Athletic Club in Brooklyn, New York, from 1904 to 1905. It includes a list of members, attendance lists, the constitution and bi-laws of the club, and meeting minutes.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Youth
Identifier: SC2020.012
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Hindu Pamphlets

by Vasu, Srisa Chandra (1895 – 1905)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection contains pamphlets on various topics relating to Hinduism that date from 1895 to 1905. One of the books includes four bound pamphlets from Hindu scholar Srisa Chandra Vasu that were published in Allahabad, India. The other book includes ten pamphlets from various authors about topics in Hinduism and yoga philosophy. Also included is part of an envelope with a written message sent from P. Rajeswara Rao in Andra, India to Mrs. Dona Luisa Coomaraswamy in Cambridge, Massachusetts (a professional photographer known as Lotte Lamas).

Associated Subjects: Publications • Religious History
Identifier: SC2018.011
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Hodgman Family Journals

by Hodgman, Helena L. HausermanHodgman, Kendrick Kane (1875 – 1932)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Hodgman Family Journals document the lives of Hellena (Hellen) Hauserman and Kendrick Hodgman from 1875 to 1932 in sixteen journals. Two of the journals are written by Hellen in 1875 and 1876 prior to her marriage to Kendrick and describe her daily activities on her family's farm in Parma, Ohio. Thirteen of the journals are written by Kendrick, from 1891 and 1919-1932, about his daily activities in Ohio. The last journal's author is unknown but chronicles the Hodgman family's history from 1875 to 1932.

Associated Subjects: Business • City and Town Life • Country Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Diaries (Women) • Farm Life • Family Life
Identifier: SC2020.025
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Holladay Family Ledger (Cleveland, Ohio)

by Holladay, MarthaHolladay, S.W. (1843 – 1850)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger was maintained by the Holladay family of Cleveland, Ohio from 1843 to 1850, beginning with Martha and later on S.W. While Martha kept records of individuals boarding and purchasing goods from 1843 to 1845, S.W. kept records of legal transactions from 1847 to 1850.

Associated Subjects: Business • City and Town Life • Ledger
Identifier: SC2017.012
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Home Remedies and Recipes Journal

by Unknown (circa 1840 – 1878)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal primarily contains circa 1840s home remedies for afflictions and recipes for common household items such as cologne, ice cream, hair oil, shaving cream, soap, ink, ointment, bitters, and tooth paste. Several entries concern the health of horses. The journal also includes geometry notes, ephemera from 1878, and farming notes and publication cuttings from the 1850s.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Science • Newspapers • Farm Life • Medical History
Identifier: SC2016.077
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Household Cooking Recipes Ledger

by Unknown (circa 1899)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger contains dozens of cooking recipes for deserts, dinners, and other dishes that were recorded around 1899 and later. Some recipes include notations such as "VERY GOOD" or the recipe contributor's name.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Family Life • Recipes
Identifier: SC2017.006
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Indrajal Comics No. 363 to 375

by The Times of India, Bennet, Coleman & Co. (1980 – 1981)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Edited by Anand Jain and published by The Times of India, Benent, Coleman & Co., these twelve Indrajal Comics issues date between 1980 and 1981. The issues are numbered 363 to 375 (excluding 368).

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2013.065
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

International Order of Odd Fellows Records (Buffalo, New York)

by International Order of Odd Fellows (1889 – 1928)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

The records of the International Order of Odd Fellows, written from 1922 to 1928 in Buffalo, New York, is comprised of two journals. The first journal includes a blacklist of people not allowed to join the fraternity. It also contains some loose "Loyal Encampment" applications. The second journal contains the minutes from meetings that occurred between 1889 and 1892. It also includes a proposed act and when they were moved, approved, or declined.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SC2013.017
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

J. Paul Crooks' WWII Photograph Collection

by Crooks, J. Paul (1946)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The J. Paul Crooks' WWII Photograph Collection is a set of photographs that Crooks took while stationed in Okinawa, Japan and at Lowry Field, Colorado in 1946.

Associated Subjects: Photography • War • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: SC2021.025
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

J.E. Short and Company Ledger (Killingly, Connecticut)

by Short, John E. (1853 – 1854)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger was kept by John E. Short of Killingly, Connecticut from 1853 to 1854. Short owned a shoe store and cobbler shop and the ledger primary documents his sale of footwear and other goods.

Associated Subjects: Business • Accounting Records
Identifier: SC2018.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

James Grossman Letters

by Grossman, James (1910 – 1970)

5 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

The James Grossman Letters consist of correspondence between the Navy sailor James Grossman and his parents, Ray and Myrtle, who lived in Alliance, Ohio. While most of the approximately 500 letters are dated between 1956 and 1957 when Grossman was aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DD-823), there are letters written by Ray and Myrtle that date as early as 1910 and as late as 1970. Grossman wrote extensively about his service aboard the destroyer as it went to South America, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East via the Suez Canal (it was the last warship to pass through the canal before the Suez Crisis in 1956.) Additionally, Grossman and his parents wrote frequently about the farm back in Ohio and sent hometown newspapers. Also included are two photos of Grossman (December 1956 and March 1957), military ephemera, and handwritten notes about the family's history and miscellaneous drawings.

Identifier: SC2014.028
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Jane Deibert Letters

by Deibert, Jane (1937, 1946)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Jane Deibert letters were written in 1937 in Elkton, Maryland by Jane's classmates. The letters were written as get-well cards after Jane broke her collarbone and also detail games that Jane missed. The letters also wish Jane a Happy Birthday and a birthday party invitation is included with the letters. A little notebook from 1946 is also included and has Jane's purchases written on a two pages, but the rest is left blank. A photograph of Jane as a baby with an older woman is included as well as a photograph of Jane's father.

Associated Subjects: Education • Personal Correspondence • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.087
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Japanese Matchbook Label Album

by Japan (circa 1940 – 1950)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This album contains 256 labels from Japanese matchbooks likely created between 1940 and 1950. The matchbook labels, which advertised in both English and Japanese, have been pasted on to 46 individual pages. One image depicts Mickey Mouse on a Pachinko Parlor advertisement.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2013.090
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Japanese Military Scenes Lithographs

by Empire of Japan (1942)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 20 lithograph prints from 1942 depict Second World War military scenes from the Japanese perspective. Annotations were made on the verso of several prints, which explain the scene from the Japanese perspective. Scenes depicted include: the naval battle at Java with Imperial Japanese Naval Forces attacking the U.S.-Dutch combined fleet, Japanese warplanes over Singapore, Borneo Campaign and Tarakan Island, attack on Tarakan Island, Japanese destroyers firing at enemy cruisers, night operations at the Battle of Savo Island, capture of American prisoners on Wake Island, naval battle at Java Sea, Japanese submarine torpedo attack against the U.S. carrier Lexington West of Hawaii, Japanese fleet's arrival at Singapore, naval battle off Bali Island, and operations at the Singapore Naval port shortly after its capture.

Identifier: SC2013.094
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Japanese Military Scenes Lithographs (2)

by Empire of Japan (circa 1941 – 1944)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 20 lithograph prints were created by the Empire of Japan during the Second World War to help improve morale among Japanese citizens. They depict various military victories in the Pacific including air, naval, and island battles with the Dutch, Americans, and British. The exhibition of prints was issued by the Imperial Japanese Army Arts Association and each print has a title printed in Japanese on a protective paper.

Associated Subjects: Posters • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2018.021
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Japanese Prints and Books

by Empire of Japan (circa 1881 – 1945)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection consists of various Japanese prints and books that primarily date during the Second World War, but include items from 1881 and the early twentieth century. Included is one picture album containing 60 lithographs that depict war caricatures from the Second World War, a woodblock print picture postcard set from shortly after the Second World War that depicts the United States' occupation of Japan, a circa 1907 palmistry, physiognomy, and divination guidebook with illustrations, a world heritage shrines and temples of Nikko picture map from the 1920s, a set of three encyclopedias that document ancient Japanese history from 1881, and 15 prints that depict Japanese propaganda art.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • International Relations • Military History • Politics • Postcards • Posters • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2016.068
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Japanese Propaganda Leaflet

by Unknown (circa 1943)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This leaflet was a propaganda piece produced by the Japanese and targeted Australian soldiers. It warned the soldiers that "BLACKS" and "YANKS" were raping their wives, daughters, and sweethearts while they're off fighting.

Associated Subjects: Posters • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2016.023
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Japanese Samurai Lithograph Album

by Empire of Japan (1938)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This album contains 60 lithograph prints from 1938 that depict various scenes involving samurais, many of which are violent or tragic.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Military History • Posters
Identifier: SC2013.093
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Japanese Second World War Commemorative Postcards

by Postal Forwarding Bureau of Japan (circa 1942)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These three postcards were issued by the Postal Forwarding Bureau of Japan during the Second World War and commemorate early military victories: the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 8, 1941, the capture of the Anti-Aircraft Battery at Wong Neichong on December 19, 1941, and the Fall of Singapore on February 17, 1942.

Identifier: SC2017.031
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Jeanne Severance Letters

by Severance, Jeanne (1945 – 1962)

4 folders (0.4 linear feet)

This collection consists of letters from Jeanne Severance, a Red Cross volunteer, to Martha and Constance Greene from 1945 to 1946. Severance wrote from and reported on events in the many places she served, which included France, India, China, Myanmar, and Mexico. Several letters were censored by the United States Army. Also included are photographs of the Greenes in 1962 and some newspaper clippings. At the time, the Greenes had opened the office of Martha Greene real estate company on Long Island in Montauk, New York; there are several pictures of Martha in front of the original offices. The transcription of the letters is attached.

Identifier: SC2014.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

John C. Smith's Book of Gospels

by Smith, John C. (1841 – 1842)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This book of sermons was written by John C. Smith in 1841 and 1842. Smith was the pastor of the Fourth Church in Washington, D.C., a Presbyterian congregation that he preached at for 38 years. He noted that "Sunday sermons are omitted in this series. They were delivered in the course of four revivals, and being entirely practical the notes are not preserved."

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Religious History
Identifier: SC2014.105
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

John Hafford Ledgers

by Hafford, John (1923 – 1960)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

These ten ledgers were maintained by John F. Hafford of Washington, D.C. between 1923 and 1960. Hafford was a First World War veteran who worked as a clerk within the U.S. government, specifically the Department of Labor. Throughout the 1920s to 1950s, he bought, sold, and managed properties throughout the D.C. area and western shore of Maryland. His accounts were with various individuals and companies, many of which were indexed at the beginning of each ledger. Maryland properties were primarily located in Anne Arundel county, including Deale and Churchton. Also included are advertisements for his properties and two photographs, one likely of Hafford.

Associated Subjects: Business • Ledger • Accounting Records
Identifier: SC2015.036
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Johnson County, Missouri Board of Health Minutes

by Johnson County Board of Health (1901 – 1911)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The minutes of the Johnson County Board of Health details a group of doctors who met in Warrensburg, Missouri between 1901 and 1911 to share what families they had visited and treated, noting the racial background of the families.

Associated Subjects: Minutes (Records) • Medical History
Identifier: SC2016.099
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Journal of Isadore Soiecki

by Soiecki, Isadore (1859 – 1872)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal was written by Isadore Soiecki of Baltimore, Maryland between 1859 and 1872 and contains both original and copied poetry, biographical entries, and genealogical notes. Soiecki was admitted into the Baltimore Bar in 1872. In July 1862 at Harrisonburg, Virginia, he penned the poem "Oh Maryland, Enslaved, Oppressed" about bloody battles in the American Civil War, though it is unclear if it was original or copied.

Identifier: SC2016.090
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Journal of Noah Shuler

by Shuler, Noah (1834 – 1847)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Noah W. Shuler began this journal with mathematics lessons when he was 13 years old in 1834. Shuler lived in Page County, Virginia and continued the journal until 1847, using it for keeping business accounts and writing brief stories usually about women.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Education • Ledger • Youth
Identifier: SC2017.008
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Journal of Spirit Manifestations

by Benson, Wilmer (1852 – 1854)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Wilmer Benson's Journal of Spirit Manifestations documents the phenomenological occurences of the Booneville, Missouri photographer from 1852 to 1854. Writings in this journal were not only recorded by Benson, but purportedly the spirits that visited him. Most of Benson's encounters were with his 12 year old daughter, Jane; he relates experiences with alphabet answering by the spirits, levitation of a table and unscrewing of the table top, and visits from family and non-family members. The transcribed journal is attached.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Spirituality • Family Life
Identifier: SC2013.010
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Journal of Wilder W. Perry

by Perry, Wilder (1867 – 1868)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The journal of Wilder W. Perry was used while he was teaching at Dark Harbor Seminary in Islesboro, Maine (starting Dec. 2, 1867) and Lincolnville Beach (starting Dec. 21, 1868).

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education
Identifier: SC2016.045
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Julia Hawkes Gardel's Female Seminary School Ledgers

by Gardel, Julia Hawkes (1838 – 1850)

3 folders (0.1 linear feet)

Julia Hawkes Gardel's Female Seminary School Ledgers document Gardel's time as principal of a female seminary in Philadelphia from 1838 to 1850. Within the three ledgers are student lists, house rules, detailed notes on the improper conduct of her students, as well as notes on punctuality, attentiveness, appearance, and other behaviors.

Associated Subjects: Education • Ledger • Social Life and Customs
Identifier: SC2021.010
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Karikatur and Akbaba (Turkish Cartoon Magazines)

by Simavi, Sedat (1942 – 1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These four Turkish satirical magazines include three issues of Karikatur dating 1943 to 1945 and one issue of Akbaba from 1942. They include humorous cartoon drawings of Allied and Axis figures.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2016.022
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

Keystone Stereoview Cards

by Keystone View Company Studios (circa 1900s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This set of 47 stereoview cards were created by the Keystone View Company in the early 1900s. They depict scenes and peoples from around the world.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2018.027
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Keystone View Company Lantern Slides

by Keystone View Company Studios (circa 1915)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

These 28 glass lantern slides were created as educational tools by the Keystone View Company. Each photographic transparency depicts areas throughout the Caribbean and South America sometime around 1915, given that the completed Panama Canal is featured in several slides. Other countries shown in the slides include Martinique, Venezuela, and Jamaica.

Associated Subjects: Education • Photography
Identifier: SC2016.112
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Kriegszeit Kunstlerflugblatter

by Cassirer Verlag, Paul (1914 – 1915)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)

A weekly German cartoon publication featuring attacks on England and Russia. Usually portrays England as a large seal balancing the world on the end of her nose, and Russia as a clumsy bear. Also some morale cartoons appealing to Germanic nationalism and sentimentality. From the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2005681952/

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Military History • Newspapers • World War, 1914-1918
Identifier: SC2017.061
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Ledger (Norfolk, Virginia)

by Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (1914 – 1932)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This ledger was maintained by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in Norfolk, Virginia between 1914 and 1930, with one letter that dates 1932. Included are minutes from the organization, which continued to meet despite the government taking control of the railroads during the First World War.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Labor History • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SC2016.102
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ladies Financial Aid Society Journal (Glen Cove, New York)

by Ladies Financial Aid Society (1873 – 1880)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Ladies Financial Aid Society was located in Glen Cove, New York and was open to both men and women. This journal contains the minutes of the club from 1873 to 1880, which includes the club's finances, elections, new members, meeting locations, and more.

Associated Subjects: Charity • Clubs • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SC2016.039
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Larry Mika Letters

by Mika, Larry (1971 – 1972)

3 folders (0.3 linear feet)

This collection consists of letters that were primarily sent from Lawrence "Larry" Mika to his mother, Leona, in Bay City, Michigan from 1971 to 1972. However, some letters were sent from or to Larry's friend and brother, as well as a series of letters from Leona to Larry in late 1972. At the beginning of the correspondence, Larry was in boot camp and was later stationed in Germany. He wrote frequently about cars and stereos, in addition to things that his mother should send him.

Associated Subjects: Family Life • Military History • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: SC2014.016
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Latin American Zine Collection

by Unknown (2014 – 2019)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

This collection contains 9 zines from 2014-2019 from various Latin American countries including: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. This zine collection displays various types of works such as comics, abstract art, explicit sexual content, and photography. Zines are traditionally a small-circulation self-published work of original content.

Associated Subjects: Abstract • Magazines • Photography • Sex
Identifier: SC2022.014d
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Latin and South American Photograph Collection

by Unknown (circa 1950, 1980)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Latin and South American Photograph Collection documents life in various Latin and South American countries including the Bahamas, Brazil, the Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica's Dunn River Falls Local Church, Martinique, Mexico, Ecuador, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Puerto Rico, The St. Lucia Caribbean, and Tonga. It also includes images documenting the Pacific Conference of Churches, WACC. The photographs are not well labeled and depict scenes from events as well as candid shots of city and rural life.

Identifier: SC2020.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Latinos in the U.S. Zine Collection

by Unknown (2012 – 2022)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

This collection is composed of 151 zines from Latin Americans living around the United States from 2012-2020. There are several authors that have contributed to this collection, and each of these authors produces different types of zines with different themes. Some of these zines include comics, poetry, personal stories, interviews, self-help, Latin American history, and tarot readings. A handful of authors in this collection use their zines to promote a political ideology, BLM, Latino migration, LGBTQ+ rights, freedom of choice, and body positivity. Some of these zines contain explicit language, violence, and sexual references.

Associated Subjects: Latin American history • Magazines • Photography • Poetry • Propaganda • Self-help
Identifier: SC2022.015
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Lavinia Murray's Retrospect of 1833

by Murray, Lavinia (1833 – 1834)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal was written by Lavinia Murray of New York City for her parents and was a retrospect of the year 1833. Murray, who was a student at Van Doren's Institute, mentioned seeing President Andrew Jackson, Black Hawk and his sons, visiting the House of Refuge, and a student's death from small pox. The journal concludes with resolutions for 1834 that include "Not to cry," "to be neat," and "govern my temper." It has been transcribed and digitized.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Youth • Education • City and Town Life
Identifier: SC2015.039
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Ledger of a Massachusetts Itinerant Grocer

by Unknown (1846 – 1847)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This ledger was maintained by an unidentified itinerant grocer who sold goods throughout Essex County, Massachusetts. Goods sold included milk, eggs, cheese, butter, bread, beef, steak, salmon, mackerel, lamb, apples, potatoes, peaches, squash, cabbage, and tomatoes.

Associated Subjects: Business • Ledger
Identifier: SC2017.015
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ledger of Dr. Clark Hancock

by Hancock, Clark (1937 – 1947)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger was kept by Clark Hancock, a doctor from Smith Center, Kansas between 1937 and 1942, and also includes enclosed letters that date to 1947. Hancock recorded the names of townspeople from the farming community who paid for treatment, usually with goods such as melons, apples, potatoes, onions, turkey, milk, eggs, lettuce, chickens, or by chopping wood and ironing. The letters included are between Clark and an itinerant evangelist preacher, Henry Clarence Hall.

Associated Subjects: Ledger • The Great Depression • Country Life • Medical History
Identifier: SC2015.038
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ledger of E.C. Kinnear

by Kinnear, E.C. (1865 – 1866)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger was kept by E.C. Kinnear, a shoe maker in Farmington, New Hampshire, from 1965 to 1866. Kinnear's accounts included "Francis Dane & Co.," one of Boston's leading 19th century shoe makers. Category headings included "Factory Balance Sheet," "Account Stock" (for the sole leather, uppers, and 'handmade of workmen' departments), "Stock Sold" including boxes, split pieces, sheep skin, pounds of wax, shoes, buckles, and soles, and "Factory" expenses such as trucking, freight, zinc nails for shoe making, blacking material, twine balls and pounds of twine, knives, knife blades, sawing and fitting wood, stitching machine, stuffings, stencil plates, work on sole leather tub, iron for heel fitting, and stools. Several factory worker's names are listed, along with weeks worked and jobs performed ("bottoming loafers," "binding loafers," "riveting shoes," or "riveting uppers").

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Business • Labor History
Identifier: SC2017.044
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ledger of Ella N. Mackenzie

by Mackenzie, Ella (1868 – 1874)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The ledger of Ella N. Mackenzie contains all the purchases that Ella N. Mackenzie made from 1868 to 1874 in the Baltimore, Maryland region. The purchases were listed by subject, such as personal, washing, sundries, Christmas presents, casual, charities, and others.

Associated Subjects: Charity • Accounting Records • City and Town Life
Identifier: SC2015.006
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Lester Fooks Collection

by Fooks, Lester (1874 – 1986)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Lester Fooks Collection was compiled by the Private from Salisbury, Maryland primarily between 1941 and 1945, although some of the material dates after this period to 1986 and even more dates before to 1874. The collection documents Fooks' service in Europe during the Second World War. The collection consists of photographs of American troops during the construction of a bridge, photographs of Adolf Hitler and German troops, French postcards, Reichsbank notes ranging from 1 to 100,000 that date between 1908 and 1923, Dutch athletic awards from the 1930s, German cigarettes with Nazi stamps, a Nazi pin and uniform cutting, an American stamp, and coins from Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States that date between 1874 and 1986. The collection also includes a German ammunitions box with Fooks' addresses written on top.

Identifier: SC2017.011a
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Henry Bowes Collection

by Bowes, Edward Henry (1901, 1969)

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)

The Lieutenant Colonel Edward H. Bowes Collection documents the personal history of Lieutenant Colonel Edward Henry Bowes (1896-1944). Personal items relating to Edward Bowes’ career in the U.S. Army from 1919 to 1944 include diaries, photographs, and other service-related documents. Bowes’ wife Roselmer Bowes (nee McKee) and two children lived primarily in New York and San Francisco, California and are documented through photographs and other documents. Bowes was a prisoner of war (POW) in a Philippine Military Prison Camp during World War II and later died after his prisoner vessel was sunk. There are also two yearbooks, a photo album, a birth certificate of Roselmer Bowes (nee McKee), a handbook meant for cadets about the West Point Military Academy, and a copy of a telegram and record detailing Bowes’ death.

Identifier: SC2020.028
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Louis Prang Christmas Cards

by Louis Prang & Company (1879 – 1883)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These three Christmas cards were created by Louis Prang & Co. between 1879 and 1883. Two of the cards depict flowers, one of which is fringed, and the third is an 1883 calendar card advertisement for Estes & Lauriat, Boston publishers and booksellers.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Spirituality • Advertising
Identifier: SC2013.070
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Luis Alaniz Collection

by Alaniz, Luis (1940 – 1994)

6 boxes (5 linear feet)

The Luis Alaniz collection consists of the personal scrapbooks, diaries, photographs, and military memorabilia of World War Two veteran Luis Alaniz. Born October 28, 1922 in Dallas, Texas, Alaniz enlisted in the United States Army on September 10, 1940. He was initially a Medical Technician, promoted to Private on May 25, 1941 and later Corporal on July 16, 1942, but was later a technician in the 755th Railway Shop Battalion. Alaniz was sent to Europe (France and Belgium) on December 5, 1943 and returned on October 5, 1945. He later worked for the New Mexico National Guard, United States Air Force in Sandia Base, and was part of the International Chemical Workers Union in Los Angeles, California.

Identifier: SC2016.088
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Lynching Postcard (Dallas, Texas)

by Unknown (1910)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This postcard depicts a lynching scene on Main Street in Dallas, Texas on March 3, 1910.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism • Lynching
Identifier: SC2014.066
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Lynn Pritchard's Horoscope Readings Journal

by Pritchard, Lynn (1909 – 1947)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This large journal was kept by Lynn Pritchard of Grand Rapids, Michigan between 1909 and 1947. Pritchard, who was a photographer, traveled through Wisconsin, Canada, Kentucky, and other areas and read people's horoscopes. The readings are comprised of two pages: the horoscope chart with symbolic annotation and the "Data of Nativity" where information about the "principal" was recorded. The first reading was of Pritchard and was performed by Dr. Charles Patterson, an allopathic doctor, and also includes newspaper clippings about Pritchard's family.

Associated Subjects: Questionnaires • Spirituality • Family Life • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2014.021
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment
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M.J. Harrison's Boulogne-sur-Mer, France Travel Diary

by Harrison, MJ (1854 – 1857)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This travel diary documents a MJ Harrison's trip with his brother through the Northern French city of Boulogne-sur-Mer between 1854 and 1857. Harrison boarded the Albion steamship in London on August 10, 1854, to visit his father and for several weeks followed Prince Albert and Emperor Napoleon III during their visit to Boulogne. The author was very observant and immersed himself in the Boulogne-sur-Mer culture; included with his entries are small drawings of the townspeople and their costumes. Scattered throughout the travel diary are cuttings from publications, as well as many poems and phrases that the author compiled. The transcribed diary is attached.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Poetry • Newspapers • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.099
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Magdalen Club Journal (Coupeville, Washington)

by Magdalen Club (1907 – 1908)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal is a record of the Magdalen Club, later named the Swastika Club, which was a group of young girls from Coupeville, Washington in 1907 and 1908. The journal includes names of the club members, descriptions of the duties of club officers, minutes of meetings, and yells and cheers, as well as two photographs of the girls.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Country Life • Minutes (Records) • Photography • Youth • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2013.047
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Magician's Notebook

by Unknown (circa 1915)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This notebook and published booklets of tricks were used by a magician some time around 1915. The notebook explains how certain magic tricks are performed, although some of the explanations are in shorthand. Published booklets include Learn to Entertain with Unique Master Magic, DeLand's Old Phantom Card Trick, and Fred Morphet's catalog of trick books.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Labor History
Identifier: SC2015.029
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment
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Major George W. Fisk Papers

by Fisk, George W. (1938 – 1946)

1 folder,  1 oversize folder (0.2 linear feet)

The Major George W. Fisk papers document Fisk's experiences as a Major during World War II. The materials range from 1938 to 1946. Within the collection are photographs of Major Fisk and the Division Staff of the 2nd Infantry Division, a map of Western Europe with his route marked, a typed memoir, two books about the 2nd Infantry Division, two stamp albums for the purchase of war bonds, Maj. Fisk's uniform jacket and pants, and Maj. Fisk's wool army blanket.

Identifier: SC2021.004
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Major Nutter Jerome Wimbrow III Collection

by Howard, John D. (1973 – 2018)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

The Major Nutter Jerome Wimbrow III Collection documents the events of Nutter Wimbrow III's death in 1972 during the bombing of Hanoi, North Vietnam. Materials include copies of official communication from the Defense Intelligence Agency, two books, a copy of a magazine article, and a brief biography of Wimbrow by Brigadier General John D. Howard.

Associated Subjects: Politics • International Relations • Military History
Identifier: SC2020.021
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Mao Zedong Propaganda Book

by People's Republic of China (circa 1970)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This book contains government issued propaganda that promoted Mao Zedong and the People's Republic of China. Both the front and back covers are missing.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Politics
Identifier: SC2016.092
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Martin and Wright Store Ledger (Martinsburg, (West) Virginia)

by Unknown (1835 – 1837)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Martin and Wright Store Ledger documents the financial transactions of the Martinsburg, (West) Virginia general store between 1835 and 1837. At the time, Berkeley County was part of the state of Virginia and many of the homes held slaves. Domestic and imported items purchased from or bartered with the store included daily goods like eggs, coffee, sundries, as well as other items such as coffins, tobacco, and cholera syrup.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Business • Country Life • Economics • Racism
Identifier: SC2013.110
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Mary Morton Stephens Baker Collection

by Baker, Mary Morton StephensBaker, William Howard (1872 – 1879)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Mary Morton Stephens Baker Collection contains letters from William Howard Baker, a law student at Harvard, to his fiancé Mary Morton Stephens of Philadelphia. Their frequent letters over 2 years, 1873 and 1874, portray student and daily life, academic studies and extra curricular activities. The two discuss books read, politics, social functions, church attendance as well as their love for one another and, eventually, their upcoming marriage. Also in the collection are correspondence to Mary and other family members from various senders.

Identifier: SC2021.018
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Mathematics and Penmanship Journals

by Moore, Daniel (1823 – 1835)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two mathematics and penmanship journals were created by students who were learning mathematic principles and practicing penmanship. The first journal does not have an identified creator, but may have been from Pennsylvania; the writing in this journal dates between 1823 and 1832. The second journal was created by Daniel Moore and dates between 1829 and 1835. Both of these journals demonstrate the style of penmanship being taught, the level of mathematics children were expected to understand, and the variety of examples used throughout classes that reflect world affairs.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Education • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.016
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

McLoughlin Brothers Children's Games

by McLoughlin Brothers (circa 1890)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two children's games were created around 1890 by the McLoughlin Brothers. The first children’s game, Mother Goose’s Party or the Merry Game of Old Maid, does not contain its cards and is only the box for the game. The second game, Young Folks Historical Game, is missing the instruction booklet and two cards. In the words of McLoughlin Brothers, the Young Folks Historical Game "affords a method by which the leading facts of American History may be fixed in the mind while indulging in a pleasant pastime." Children learned tidbits of information ranging from the date of completion of the Brooklyn Bridge to the names and dates of significant Civil War battles.

Associated Subjects: Games • Graphic Arts • Military History • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.115
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Memoir of William Vaux

by Vaux, William (1894)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Memoir of William Vaux was written in 1894 and recounts the life of the Doylestown, Pennsylvania man who was born in Philadelphia to British immigrants in 1825. The memoir covers his early family life, being sent out to work for Quaker farmers in the country at age seven, his teenage years working for farmers and learning the shoe making trade. He was an entrepreneur and described his businesses, houses and other buildings he bought and sold, his financial hardship in the 1870s. He also joined the home guard to during Robert E. Lee's invasion at Gettysburg in 1863, though he did not see combat.

Identifier: SC2014.106
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Memoirs and Personal Collections of Anastacio T. Menor

by Menor, Anastacio (1934 – 1980)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Memoirs and Personal Collections of Anastacio T. Menor was begun in 1934 and continued until at least 1980. The journal consists of collected writings from notable authors, philosophers, politicians, and religious works, in addition to original writing by Anastacio Menor that is often signed with A.T. Menor. While much of Menor's writing concerns finding happiness, some of it is whimsical and less philosophical. He often wrote or collected writings about the relationship of men and women. There are also sections with shorthand translations, serial numbers from $100 bills, and a few newspaper clippings.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Poetry • Politics • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2013.025
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (Chelsea, Massachusetts)

by Littlefield, John (1873 – 1900)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Mental Photographs Journal was compiled between 1873 and 1900 by John Littlefield of Chelsea, Massachusetts. Each "mental photograph" consists of two pages of questions and answers that offer rich personal details about the respondent. There are 26 entries in addition to the one entry that was pasted to the following page (previous owners attempted to separate pages). There are also several incomplete and undated entries.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life
Identifier: SC2013.036
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (LeRay, New York)

by Olmsted, Lily (1877 – 1885)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This book, titled Mental Photographs, is a collection of questionnaires to ask other people. The book was created in 1870, but the first entry was in 1877. Many of the questionnaires are completed by Lily Olmstead's friends.

Associated Subjects: City and town life • Questionnaires
Identifier: SC2022.011
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (Medford, Massachusetts)

by Unknown (1873 – 1935)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This Mental Photographs Journal was compiled between 1873 and 1935 with most of the entries occurring in 1873. Given to "Mazie" from "her 'little' cousin Hosie," this journal has entries from various locations with the majority from Medford, Massachusetts and Brookfield, Nova Scotia, but also includes: Liverpool, Nova Scotia; Harvard, Massachusetts; Tufts, Massachusetts; the Atlantic; and Boston, Massachusetts. Each "mental photograph" consists of two pages of questions and answers that offer rich personal details about the respondent.

Associated Subjects: City and town life • Questionnaires • Youth
Identifier: SC2021.028
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (Mobile, Alabama)

by Lyons, Lillie (1879 – 1882)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Mental Photographs Journal was compiled between 1879 and 1882 by Lillie Lyons of Mobile, Alabama. Each "mental photograph" consists of two pages of questions and answers that offer rich personal details about the respondent.

Associated Subjects: Questionnaires • Youth
Identifier: SC2017.022
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

by Thayer, Josephine (1874 – 1878)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Mental Photographs Journal was compiled between 1874 and 1878 by Josephine Thayer of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each "mental photograph" consists of questions and answers that offer rich personal details about the respondent. There are 24 entries in addition to the first entry which has the following page pasted to it (previous owners attempted to separate pages).

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life
Identifier: SC2013.035
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (Portland, Maine)

by Churchill, Joe (1876 – 1912)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Mental Photographs Journal was compiled between 1876 and 1912 by Joe Churchill of Portland, Maine. Each "mental photograph" consists of questions and answers that offer rich personal details about the respondent. There are 39 entries and after 1900 some of the answers were written for unlisted questions, such as favorite actor and actress.

Associated Subjects: Questionnaires
Identifier: SC2013.034
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (Royal Oak, Michigan)

by Coughlin, Charles (1888 – 1897)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Mental Photographs Journal was compiled between 1888 and 1897 by Charles Coughlin of Royal Oak, Michigan. Each "mental photograph" consists of two pages of questions and answers that offer rich personal details about the respondent.

Associated Subjects: Questionnaires • Youth
Identifier: SC2017.023
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (Woodlandville, Missouri)

by Mitchell, Josephius (1893 – 1897)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Mental Photographs Journal was compiled between 1893 and 1897 by Josephius Mitchell of Woodlandville, Boone County, Missouri. Each "mental photograph" consists of two pages of questions and answers that offer rich personal details about the respondent. There are 37 individuals who answer the 40 questions listed, one of which includes a photograph.

Associated Subjects: Country Life • Questionnaires • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.033
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Merrill Family Ledger (Hebron, Maine)

by Merrill, Joseph G.Merrill, Levi B. (1856 – 1877)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger was maintained in Hebron, Maine by Joseph G. Merrill from 1856 to 1860 and Levi B. Merrill from 1872 to 1877. These farmers recorded transactions of goods and services, which included making and repairing shoes.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Business • Farm Life
Identifier: SC2017.016
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Mexican Resistance Posters

by National Indigenous Congress (circa 1990s)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)

The collection contains four posters from the Zapatista or EZLN Indigenous movement in Mexico, circa 1990s.

Associated Subjects: Indigenous • Posters
Identifier: SC2022.003
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Michael Schaefer Papers

by Schaefer, Michael (1911 – 1939)

4 folders (0.4 linear feet)

The Michael Schaefer Papers consist of a ledger that documents the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Knights of Columbus from 1911 to 1916 and reports and minutes from the American Federation of Government Employees that date between 1937 and 1939. Schaefer was a member and president of the District of Columbia chapter of the Knights of Columbus and became president of the American Federation of Government Employees. The Knights of Columbus ledger includes communications from local Catholic organizations, information about sponsored events, and minutes from meetings. The chapter was composed almost entirely of Irish-Americans. The American Federation of Government Employees files contain registries of employees and their department, minutes, reports, and bylaws of the organization.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Labor History • Minutes (Records) • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2013.128
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Milford Spencer Correspondence

by Spencer, Milford (1941 – 1944)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

This collection consists of letters to and from Sergeant Milford Spencer that date between 1941 and 1943. Also included are receipts and a cigarette card that date from 1942 to 1944, as well as undated greeting cards. Spencer, who was from Walton, New York, wrote frequently with family, although there is some correspondence with friends. Spencer was part of the 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division and was killed in action on May 5, 1945.

Identifier: SC2015.016
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Millwood Plantation Journal (Old Long Field, Maryland)

by Barrett Family (1863 – 1865)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal was used both as a diary and as a business ledger for a plantation known as Millwood, located in Old Long Field, Prince George's County, Maryland (present day Forestville), between 1863 and 1865. The journal was printed by J.W. Randolph in Richmond, Virginia and was intended as to be a "Plantation and Farm Instruction, Regulation, Record, Inventory, and Account Book For the Use of the Manager on the Estate." The journal begins with 20 pages of printed text that describes how to run a successful plantation including tables, data, and diagrams, as well as a section on the "Treatment of Negroes." Following the printed section are sporadic daily entries written by two different authors, likely from the Barrett family, who recorded the operations of the plantation, family events, and brief comments on the American Civil War between 1863 and 1864. There is also one page that lists six slaves in the inventory: Tom, Jim, John, Gill, Sarah, and Phebe. The transcribed journal is attached.

Identifier: SC2016.080
Repository: Special Collections
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Minnie Coffin Papers

by Coffin, Minnie (1882 – 1932)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Minnie Coffin Papers include an autograph book that was filled out between 1882 and 1885, as well as telegrams and a typed letter from 1932 regarding the death of William Ore Boon of Portland, Oregon. The autograph book begins with pages of handwritten poems.

Associated Subjects: Poetry • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: SC2018.017c
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Airy Hill Literary Society (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)

by Airy Hill LIterary Society (1886 – 1904)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Minutes of the Airy Hill Literary Society document the school group's activities from 1886 to 1892, as well as 1904. The Lancaster County, Pennsylvania students met to debate, recite, sing, and discuss a variety of topics.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Education • Minutes (Records) • Country Life
Identifier: SC2015.003
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Amelia Woman's Club (Amelia, Ohio)

by Amelia Women's Club (1903 – 1904)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Minutes of the Amelia Woman's Club, recorded between 1903 and 1904 in Amelia, Ohio, document the meetings of the organization. The minutes contain the names of the club's members, the activities of the organization, interactions with other woman's clubs, and upcoming programs sponsored by members of the organization.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Country Life
Identifier: SC2013.009
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Emmet Association (Washington, D.C.)

by Emmet Association (1863 – 1865)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger contains the minutes of the Emmet Association of Washington, D.C. from 1863 to 1865. This group of tailors maintained their constitution and by-laws, as well as meeting minutes and finances, in this ledger.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Ledger • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SC2018.018
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Euzelian Club

by Euzelian Club (1944 – 1950)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Minutes of the Euzelian Club were written from 1944 to 1950, most likely in New Jersey. The Euzelian Club met in order to discuss the arts and read papers for discussion. Extra papers included detail visitors to the club, finances of the club, events held by the club, and records of which members paid their dues. Events mentioned included tea parties and an ordeal called the "Tacky party," which was held around Christmas.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Education • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SC2015.050
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Grand Army of the Republic (Pulaski, New York)

by Grand Army of the Republic (1894 – 1897)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger contains the minutes of the Grand Army of the Republic, J.B. Butler Post No. 111, in Pulaski, New York from 1894 to 1897. This Civil War veteran's fraternal organization met frequently, passed resolutions, and worked with other local organizations. Included are many clippings documenting the publicity of the organization's activities.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Ledger • Minutes (Records) • Military History
Identifier: SC2017.046
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Grange Patrons of Husbandry (Robesonia, Pennsylvania)

by Grange Patrons of Husbandry (1893 – 1905)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The minutes of the Grange Patrons of Husbandry of Robesonia, Pennsylvania document the group's meetings from 1893 to 1905.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Farm Life
Identifier: SC2014.012
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Ladies Aid Society (Guerneville, California)

by Ladies Aid Society (1902 – 1917)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal contains the meeting minutes, dues collected, and expenditures of the Ladies Aid Society of Guerneville, California from 1902 to 1917. The group purchased sewing supplies mainly for quilts and comforters that were made for soldiers.

Associated Subjects: Charity • Clubs • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SC2017.037
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the May Day Conference (Baltimore, Maryland)

by May Day Conference (1919)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal contains the minutes of the May Day Conference that held meetings in Baltimore, Maryland in 1919. The meetings consisted of delegates from various workers groups in Baltimore, including the Russian, Jewish, Italian and other branches of the Socialist Party, The Karl Marx Club, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Ladies Garment Workers, Socialist Labor Party, and the Lituanian and Polish branches of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. The delegates gathered to plan a picnic for May Day, with a march and mass meeting preceding the evening, with profits being donated to the Workers Defense Union in New York City. One of the contested issues in the meeting was whether the Conference should obtain the requisite permit from city authorities. Two of the recording secretaries, E.V. Wallis and T.S. Wetter, were prominent in local radical politics.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Labor History
Identifier: SC2014.071
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Moorestown Literary Society

by Moorestown Literary Society (1891 – 1895)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Minutes of the Moorestown Literary Society document the activities of this social group in Moorestown, New Jersey from 1891 to 1895. The Society met on Monday evenings and discussed subjects such as "Resolved that education should be compulsory," "Resolved that men are more expensive than women," and "Resolved that the love for money is a greater passion than a love for women," and "Resolved the liar is more dangerous than the thief." The minutes book record the officers of the Society as well as some of the members, and who spoke for and against the evening topics.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SC2020.030
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Opportunity Club (Pasadena, California)

by Opportunity Club (1911 – 1915)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Opportunity Club of Pasadena, California began as a club for young girls to help the lonely and needy around them. This journal details the minutes of the club's meetings, which includes meeting places and hosts. The journal also includes member lists, newspaper clippings, and a Treasurer's Report.

Associated Subjects: Charity • Clubs • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SC2013.080
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Red Rose Literary Society

by Red Rose Literary Society (1901 – 1904)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger contains the minutes and constitution of the Red Rose Literary Society from 1901 to 1904. The club was composed of children at their school.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Education • Minutes (Records) • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.121
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Willing Worker Society of the Congregational Church (Stewart, Minnesota)

by Willing Worker Society of the Congregational Church (1925 – 1935)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal contains the constitution, reports, and minutes of the Willing Worker Society of the Congregational Church in Stewart, Minnesota from 1925 to 1935. The society promoted social and religious welfare through potluck dinners and other events.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Spirituality • Country Life
Identifier: SC2014.063
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Miss Halsey's French Wounded Emergency Fund Volunteer Diary

by Halsey, Miss (1917)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The author of this diary, Miss Halsey, was an American woman who spent time in Biarritz and Paris, France, during the First World War in 1917. She wrote about her social activities, America’s growing involvement in the war, and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. On April 5, she took a position with the French Wounded Emergency Fund, a British relief organization. Her job was to chauffeur one of its leaders, Edith May, and deliver supplies to non-Red Cross hospitals in the Mayenne, Ernée, Loire, Sarthe, and Orne departments.

Identifier: SC2016.129b
Repository: Special Collections
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Mississippi Cotton Plantation Photograph

by Unknown (1909)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This stereoview photograph depicts African American individuals picking cotton on a Mississippi plantation. Text on the verso describes the process of cotton picking.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Racism • Farm Life • African American History
Identifier: SC2016.116
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ms. Magazine Collection

by Steinem, Gloria (1972 – 1980)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

The Ms. Magazine collection includes an almost complete run of the liberal women's magazine Ms. from it's creation in 1972 to 1980.

Associated Subjects: Magazines • Women's History
Identifier: SC2022.002
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Myers and Doris Calcott Letters

by Calcott, DorisCalcott, Myers (1917 – 1951)

9 boxes (4.5 linear feet)

These letters were written between 1917 and 1951 by Myers "Jack" Calcott and Doris Gay and chronicle their relationship as it progressed from friends to spouses. Myers and Doris, who were married on June 18, 1929, began writing each other in 1927 and sent many several page letters until Myers' death on July 10, 1951; letters prior to 1927 are primarily from Myers' mother while he was attending the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as some of Doris' personal letters and school certificates when she lived in Charles Town, West Virginia. Myers' worked for the Merchants and Miners Transportation Corporation after graduating, which meant he moved frequently and was often at sea while Doris and their three daughters remained in Charlottesville, Norfolk, and Newport Beach. Myers served on the USS Kitty Hawk and USS Magoffin as a naval reservist. In 1946 they moved into their first permanent home in Salisbury, Maryland but Myers, who had struggled with drinking problems, became a patient at Perry Point Veterans Hospital.

Identifier: SC2017.053
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

N. N. Club Minutes and Diary of an Unknown Woman

by N.N. Club (1865, 1875)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The first half of this ledger contains the minutes for the N.N. Club in the year 1865. This portion lists details about the club, such as members, location of meetings, and what occurred during the meetings. N.N. Club meetings typically included singing, playing marbles, and other activities. The second half of the ledger contains the diary of an unknown individual who wrote the events of their daily life in 1875. The latter half of the diary includes entries about the 1875 World Fair in Cincinnati, Ohio and two unrelated newspaper clippings.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SC2016.122
Repository: Special Collections
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Nathaniel Rogers Farley's Account Book

by Farley, Nathaniel Rogers (1827)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This account book was kept by Nathaniel Rogers Farley of Rowley, Massachusetts in 1827 and documents his trade as a cobbler in the putting out system. While the entries in the ledger primarily pertain to the sale of shoes and boots, other entries include commodities such as bushels of corn and potatoes, gallons of rum, tons of hay, cords of wood, pounds of tea and coffee, calico cloth, and pecks of lime.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Business • Country Life • Labor History
Identifier: SC2015.053
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

Native American Trade Cards

by Unknown (circa 1880s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These three trade cards for circa 1880s products show racist depictions of Native American people.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Racism
Identifier: SC2013.073
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Native Americana Postcards

by A. Young and CompanyDetroit Photographic CompanyRaphael Tuck and Sons (circa 1900 – 1920s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 23 postcards depict various tribes and scenes of Native Americans from the early 1900s to the 1920s. Tribes range from Hopi to Blackfoot, among others, and illustrations feature both individual leaders and groups of people.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Native American History
Identifier: SC2018.025a
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Nazi Photograph Postcards

by Deutsches Reich (circa 1937 – 1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two Nazi Photograph Postcards both contain one photograph of German Nazis and an accompanying song. The two songs featured are translated as "Why is it then that Girls Love Soldiers?" and "As in your Little Flower Garden." Also included are three stamps depicting Adolf Hitler.

Associated Subjects: Antisemitism • Postcards • World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: SC2015.009
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Negro Minstrels Booklet

by T.S. Denison & Company (publisher)Townsend, Charles (1891)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This booklet, entitled Negro Minstrels with End Men's Jokes, Gags, Speeches, Etc., was written by Charles Townsend and published by T.S. Denison & Company in 1891. It contains a brief history of minstrelsy, lessons on organizing a minstrel, and scripts for performances.

Associated Subjects: Racism • Programs
Identifier: SC2017.011c
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

New Panorama of the Rhine from Mayence to Cologne

by Kapp, David (1868)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This accordian fold-out map was published by David Kapp in 1868 and depicts a panoramic view of the Rhine River from Mayence (Mainz) to Cologne with 37 views and a description.

Associated Subjects: Maps
Identifier: SC2015.058
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Nicholas Hatter Ledger

by Hatter, Nicholas (1861 – 1863)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

The ledger of Nicholas Hatter was written from 1861 to 1863 in Owings Mills, Maryland. The ledger includes monetary transactions of various people. The first several pages were covered with newspaper clippings that seem to be poems. These newspaper clippings cover previous entries made by Hatter. Included with the ledger are other excerpts from newspapers, music sheets, and parts of the ledger that had fallen out. There is also a photograph of a man that was taken in Baltimore, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Business • Minutes (Records) • Music • Newspapers • Photography • Scrapbooks
Identifier: SC2013.100
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Norwegian Silhouetted Santa Postcard

by Unknown (1923)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Norwegian postcard depicts a silhouetted Santa giving children toys. There is correspondence in Norwegian on the back of the postcard.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.051
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Notebooks of Freda Breymaier

by Breymaier, Freda (1918 – 1919)