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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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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
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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
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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 Red Cross, Lower Shore Chapter records

by American Red Cross, Lower Shore Chapter (1916 – 2011)

2 cartons,  1 oversize folder (3 linear feet)

American Red Cross, Lower Shore Chapter records document the diverse services volunteers from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware have provided in the nearby communities, across the nation, and on foreign soil, especially during the Second World War. Providing home care, medical services, and disaster relief, the organization’s local achievements are represented through chapter forms, meeting minutes, monthly reports, pins, newspaper clippings and photographs. Their national aid is documented via pamphlets and photographs, and their World War II involvement is recorded in their financial records, volunteer logs, donation ledgers, and shipping forms. The records date from the chapter’s founding in 1916 to 2011.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Medical History • Military History
Identifier: 2016.095
Repository: Local History Archives
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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
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Bayly Family papers

by Bayly, Alexander HamiltonBayly, J. Washington E.Bayly, JosiahBayly, Julian (1706 – 1934)

37 cartons (47 linear feet)

The papers of the Bayly family extensively document the Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland family from 1706-1934, with the bulk of the material dating from 1820-1865. This comprehensive collection documents the lengthy legal and political career of Maryland Attorney General Josiah Bayly, as well as the prolific medical practices of his son, Dr. Alexander Hamilton Bayly. Simultaneously, the collection documents family education practices, and thoughts on the American Civil War through scrapbooks and correspondence. Leisure activities are observed through a variety of fictional publications from the Library of Select Novels, and the Shakespeare Quarto Illustrated. Additional printed materials include local and national newspapers, almanac’s, weekly satirical magazines, Godey’s Lady’s Book and Blackwood’s Edinburg Magazine.

Identifier: 2009.316
Repository: Local History Archives
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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
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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
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Diaries of Eleanor Meyer Hyde

by Hyde, Eleanor Meyer (1905 – 1906)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two diaries were written in 1905 and 1906 by Eleanor Meyer Hyde, the wife of Elbert "Bert" Hyde who was an employee in the Government Patent Office. The Washington, D.C. couple, who married on June 14, 1905, lived near the Congressional Library, dined and went to the theater where they once saw President Roosevelt, and spent time in their flat. Hyde was from Ohio, which they visited via train in the summer in addition to Chicago, Illinois were Bert's wealthy parents lived. She was also frequently sick and drank quinine with hot lemonade, but still attended social functions despite her sickness.

Identifier: SC2015.040
Repository: Special Collections
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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
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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
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