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Items with subject 'Diaries'

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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

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

Benjamin Marsh Diary

by Marsh, Benjamin F. (1841 – 1922)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Photocopied diary of Benjamin F. Marsh, (1841-1922), he was a native of Smith Island, Somerset County, Maryland. The diary documents Marsh's life on Smith Island along with national events from around 1900-1905. Transcribed by his daughters, Addie, Sadie and Sally.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men)
Identifier: 2011.022
Repository: Local History Archives
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

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

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

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