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Items with subject 'Social Life and Customs'

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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

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
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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
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E.I. Brown Photograph Collection

by Brown, E.I. (circa 1890 – 1922)

3 boxes (1.25 linear feet)

G. Marshall "Bunny" Scott collected photographic material and lived on Beckwith Avenue in Princess Anne, Maryland. These 185 negatives and glass plate negatives, collected by Scott, represent a portion of the photographs taken by Euthadius Irving Brown between 1890 and 1922. Many of the photographs depict individuals and scenes around Princess Anne and Somerset County, Maryland, as well as Washington, D.C. and the University of Maryland. Also included is an instructional pamphlet for the dry plate development process.

Identifier: 2001.006
Repository: Local History Archives
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Frank Baker papers

by Baker, Frank (1919 – 2002)

4 boxes,  1 oversize folder (3 linear feet)

This collection contains numerous mementos of Frank’s life, in newspaper clippings, photographs, awards, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook entitled “Sex Life of Adak” contains newsletters from his time in Adak, Alaska during his military career as well as comics of the time. A photocopy of the contents of the scrapbook is also included as well as a map of Adak. (The actual scrapbook can be found in box three.)There are awards and certificates from volunteer service, newspaper clippings from his volunteer career, and obituaries for his brother, his sister-in-law, and himself, as well as his birth certificate, and lease documentation for one place that he lived. The collection also contains a variety of play programs from the Community Players and three Playbills, from 1958, 1960, and 1961.

Associated Subjects: Baker Family • Social Life and Customs
Identifier: 2006.146
Repository: Local History Archives
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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

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
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Lieutenant Allan Morton Thomas Jr. Letters

by Thomas Jr., Allan Morton (1942, 1945)

folders ( linear feet)

The Lieutenant Allan Morton Thomas Jr. Letters consists of letters and personal correspondence from Lieutenant Allan Morton Thomas Jr., USNR. to his wife Georgia E. Thomas from 1942 to 1945. Thomas Jr. was a Lieutenant on LCI(L) - 225 in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Thomas Jr. wrote about his life aboard the ship in the censored locations of the Pacific Theater. Several letters have missing pages and some lines are censored by the U.S. Navy. At the time, Thomas Jr.’s wife Georgia E. Thomas and daughter Margaret Anne, lived primarily in Bethesda, Maryland, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The transcription of the letters is attached. The digital reproductions of the letters include telegrams, pictures, and newspaper clippings.

Identifier: 2011.036
Repository: Local History Archives
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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
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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
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Richard Frizzell Letters

by Frizzell, Richard (1928 – 1937)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

These letters were written by Richard Hanna Frizzell to his parents in Cleveland, Ohio. Frizzell was a student at Yale College from 1928 to 1932, lived in New York City after graduation, briefly moved to central Pennsylvania to apply for a job with the Interstate Commerce Commission, and eventually moved to Buffalo, New York where he worked for Wickwire Spencer Steel Company. He wrote about his approach to life, college activities and social happenings, assessments of his own talents, and school work. While the letters are primarily to his parents, there are also letters written to his aunts and letters sent to his parents from their cousins.

Identifier: SC2017.049
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Sarah Jane Clary Letters

by Clary, Sarah Jane (1850 – 1854)

9 folders (0.25 linear feet)

These 42 multi-page letters were written to Sarah Jane Clary between 1850 and 1854. Clary lived in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and primarily corresponded with her Van Slyk cousins living in New York: Peter, Hannah, and Harriet. She also wrote to her sister-in-law and brother in Williamsburgh, friends in Rockford, Illinois, and another cousin Sylvester Eldridge. Also included are several letters that Clary wrote and other ephemera.

Identifier: SC2017.047
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment