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Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

Gladys Lambert Dunham Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3552
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of diaries written by Gladys Marie Lambert Dunham from the years 1921 to 1987. Some of the diaries are a different year than what is stated on the cover. The diaries are an excellent example of life in a small farming village during the mid- to late-20th century. Gladys writes about the weather each day, places in southwestern Michigan that she visited, her work and the food she ate. Many entries describe her day washing, cleaning, canning food, and picking...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1921-1987

Harry M. Penny Diary

Identifier: RH-A-3377
Scope and Contents Harry Penny was a farmer in Allegan during these years. Not much has been found about him yet although in the 1930 census he is living in Illinois with his wife Alice. At that time both of them are 49. In 1935 he is living in Allegan and working as a farmer. The diary includes information about the weather and his daily activities which include dairy production and farm life. He does mention Alice. According to notes he also writes about his concerns over a federal government proposal to...
Dates: 1935

Hazel Brown Morton Collection

Identifier: RH-A-409
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of material from the personal collection of Mrs. Hazel Brown Morton and her husband Mr. Sidney Morton ranging from 1863-1972. The Morton’s lived in Jackson, Michigan.Hazel’s daily diaries concerned topics such as local weather, social activities, meals she cooked, family affairs, and current events. Hazel’s travel diary documented several trips her and Sidney went on from 1952-1958. This includes travels to McAllen, Texas to visit Hazel’s extended...
Dates: 1863-1972

Henry L. Root Diary

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31141024409810]
Identifier: RH-A-4391

The collection is composed of a singular diary belonging to Henry L. Root for the year of 1870, who lived in Constantine, Saint Joseph, Michigan at the time.

Dates: 1870

Henry Yaple Collection

Identifier: RH-A-2278
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal documents and photographs of Zepha Lynn Pulver Spencer, of southwest Michigan.The diaries provide a glimpse into her life, including her daily activities, primarily describing events regarding family, the weather, baking, chores, and religion. The collection also contains a book of poems, most of which were written by herself, and a few that were not. Many of the poems surround themes of family, expressing love, and religious sentiments. The...
Dates: 1920-1976

James L. Rumsey Diary

 Item — Box 1 of 1: [Barcode: 31141024408085]
Identifier: RH-A-4230
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of one five-year diary kept by James Llewellyn Rumsey of Grand Rapids, Michigan from 1918 to 1922.The pages in his diary are filled with accounts of the daily weather, travels, errands, and visitors. Also mentioned are daily chores such as running the cleaner and canning his wife Flora (Newton) and sister-in-law Lillian (Holms) did with seasonal fruits and vegetables. The prices of goods and services are often mentioned as well real estate deals closed...
Dates: 1918-1922

John Frederick Monroe journals

Identifier: RH-A-4242
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two journals written by Ensign John Frederick Monroe (1921-1986) of Muskegon MI. The journals detail daily life of John F. Monroe during his service in the US Navy from 1943-1944 while stationed in Panama during World War Two.

Dates: 1943-1944

John Holmes Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3454
Scope and Contents In 1892,a new Post Office was completed on the southwest corner of Burdick and South Streets. In July of 1903 an article announced that work on the new addition which would be built to the west had begun. Total cost of the addition would be $38,500.Charles W. Gindole of Chicago received the contract to construct the building. John H. Holmes worked for the federal government supervising the construction. There are entries written by John Holmes starting on July 14, 1903 and continuing off and...
Dates: 1913

Louise Decker Diary

Identifier: RH-A-3799
Scope and Contents Louise Decker was born in 1912 in Otsego, Michigan. While writing this diary, she lived on Washburn Street and Dayton in Kalamazoo Michigan. She died on July 16, 1998 in Kalamazoo.She kept this diary over five years between 1939 and December 1942. She recorded an entry of three or four lines almost every day. Every day she wrote about what she and her husband, Frank, did and about the weather. Most of the entries are about cleaning the house, shopping with her sister, visiting...
Dates: 1939-1942

Mable Beckley Millen Collection

Identifier: RH-A-587

The collection is composed of 10 diaries written by Frederic Millen (1891- 1954) along with various letters written by family members from 1818 to 1932 all from the eastern part of the United States.

Dates: 1818-1932