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Items with subject 'Diaries (Women)'

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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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
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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
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