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Items with subject 'City and Town Life'

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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

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

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 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
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 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. Popp was born in Chicago, Illinois to German immigrants, and his wife, Amelia, immigrated from Germany in 1881. Popp became an executive for a grocery wholesaler and owned several properties.

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 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

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