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Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Genreform

Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:

Rena Bestervelt Henshaw Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4083
Scope and Contents The diary was written by Rena Bestervelt Henshaw (1903-1988) who was married to John H. Henshaw (1902-1994.) They had three children: Fred, Linda and Margaret. They got married on November 26, 1926. John H. Henshaw worked as a draftsman from Brown Co. and was a carpenter once he retired in 1966. In 1955, Margaret Henshaw (1939-2014) was diagnosed with polio, which at the time was a devastating disease which had symptoms of paralysis and could be fatal. Margaret’s mother, Rena...
Dates: 1955

Richard G. Lobdell Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3338
Abstract

This collection contains the Diary about Richard G. Lobdell's day to day activities living in Kalamazoo; in early 1929. The diary was purchased by the Archives and Regional History Collection via the Starring Endowment.

Dates: 1929 January-August

Richard Smith Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3761
Scope and Contents During his time as soldier Richard Smith keep a diary of the last months of the Civil War in 1865. In the diary, Sargent Smith mostly discusses the weather, duties he performed on a daily basis, when and where his unit’s camp was moved, and briefly mentioned skirmishes with the rebel forces. The writing for each date seldom goes over a single line on the paper and is usually written in sentence fragments. The diary is good way to see the different duties performed by a soldier and track the...
Dates: January 1-April 1, 1865

Robert Nielsen Diary

 Item
Identifier: RH-A-3954
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the diary of Robert Nielsen between the years of 1942 and 1946, recording his everyday life and routine during his time in high school. This routine included attending school during the week, and playing around and attending Sunday School on the weekends. This diary provided a record of the activities Robert did, giving insight on what growing up in the 1940s was like, rather than his thoughts or feelings about his life.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1946

Ruth Van Horn Zuckerman

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4040
Scope and Contents Ruth Genevieve Van Horn Zuckerman was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 7, 1900 to Samuel H. Van Horn (1875-1938) and Laura J. (Mills) Van Horn (1880-1967). As a young adult, Ruth attended Western Michigan College (1918-1921) and the University of Michigan (1921-1922) to receive a B.A. in English. Continuing her studies, she returned to the University of Michigan (1925-1926) and also attended Columbia University (Summer 1935, Fall 1936-1967) to receive a M.A. in English with a minor in...
Dates: 1936-1985

Schwab Family diaries

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4142
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of eighty-five diaries which detail the daily life of the Schwab family from 1902-1972. The dairies are written by several members of the Schwab family: Pearl Leora Taylor Schwab (1894-1974), Theresa Schwab (1851-1930), Clifford Schwab 1918-2001), Harley Schwab (1885-1965), and Gladys Schwab (1888-1953). Of the eighty-five diaries, ten have unknown authors.The entries appear to recall the events of the given day and each entry noted the weather...
Dates: 1902-1972

Sheckles Travel Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3636
Scope and Contents This travel diary is written by the mother of the Sheckles family. The Sheckles family left Dowagiac, Michigan, on May 26, 1950 and traveled in their car nicknamed the chief. The family would either camp or stay in a motel each night on their trip. On this trip it is the mother Marguerite Sheckles, the daughter Backus, and two sons Loyd nicknamed Loydie and John nickname Johnnie. They travel down to Texas to visit their grandmother who is Marguerite’s mother. The grandmother owned a 650 acre...
Dates: 1950

Stutley S. Parmater Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3975
Scope and Contents In the diary Parmater mainly records the weather and his daily chores on the farm. He occasionally writes about large purchases, visits from neighbors, the death of friends, the health of his family, and trips to Decatur and Dowagiac Michigan to visit friends, attend fairs, or shop. Most entries are four or five lines long, though he sometimes records just one line about the weather. On January 1st of each year Parmater writes a longer entry about his family, the holidays, and the start of a...
Dates: 1894-1897

Summer 1972 Diary (Caribbean), 1972

 File — Box 2: [Barcode: 31141023888899], Folder: 11
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Ruth Genevieve Van Horn Zuckerman was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 7, 1900 to Samuel H. Van Horn (1875-1938) and Laura J. (Mills) Van Horn (1880-1967). As a young adult, Ruth attended Western Michigan College (1918-1921) and the University of Michigan (1921-1922) to receive a B.A. in English. Continuing her studies, she returned to the University of Michigan (1925-1926) and also attended Columbia University (Summer 1935, Fall 1936-1967) to receive a M.A. in English with a minor in...
Dates: 1972

Teresa B. Bowmaster Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4241
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of twelve diaries written by Teresa B. Bowmaster (1882-1969) from 1918 and 1939-1965. The diaries document the daily life of Teresa Bowmaster.

Two notable entry in the diaries: on July 30, 1960 and August 8, 1960, Teresa writes that her husband Frank passed away and finding out that her son John had also passed away.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1918, 1939-1965