Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Refers to books containing the daily, personal accounts of the writer's own experiences, attitudes, and observations. Use as a form subdivision under names of individual persons and families, classes of persons, and ethnic groups for individual or collections of diaries of those persons. Also use under military services for diaries of persons belonging to those services.
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box MISC-05, Folder: MSS-0041
Content Description The diary of A.J. Van Nuys recounts the trip of A.J. and Lizzie Van Nuys to Benson, Nebraska. The diary contains brief daily entries along with some accounting of expenses. The diary includes entries from May 4-July 11 of an unidentified year in the late 19th or early 20th century. The names written inside the front cover are Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Van Nuys of Belle Mead, New Jersey and 831 Main St., Benson, Nebraska. Written inside the back cover in the same handwriting is the name Miss Della...
Dates: circa 1900
Collection — Box MISC-02, Folder: MSS-0068
Content Description The diaries of Alexander Cornell document his daily life as a twenty-something young man in Illinois in 1882 and 1884, as well as daily life when he is in his 60s living in University Place, Nebraska (part of present-day Lincoln, Nebraska) in 1918-1920. Cornell's diaries routine activities including work, visiting with friends and family, weather, and other daily activities. Selected names mentioned in the diaries include: Henry Taylor, Lewis, Mary Chapman, Bartlette, Chipman, Cole,...
Collection — Box MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0058
Content Description Travel diary of a woman believed to be Anna Perainen from the Midwest visiting the West Coast of the United States. She visited Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Canada. A partial transcription of the journal entries provided by the seller: "July 6th, Today was the day. I really stepped around getting everything around the home in order to leave it to Dick Wallace and Frank Moore for 2 months. Marianne and Dick took me to the train. I kissed them goodbye...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection features correspondence, diaries and journals, photographs, newspaper clippings, personal papers, and mementos created by and about Annie Laurie Smith and her family. The majority of the collection is correspondence to and from Annie Laurie Smith and her immediate family. The collection contains letters, postcards, telegrams, greeting cards, and many of the letters included newspaper clippings. This collection of correspondence is interesting not only because of the broad...
Dates: 1825-1996; Majority of material found within 1935-1990
Scope and Contents The Arthur Paul Papers, 1940-1974, include Paul's journals, correspondence, reports, notes, data, and other material about Afghanistan especially financial matters and economic developments in Afghanistan in the 1960s-1970s. He served the Asia Foundation as an economic advisor to the Royal Government of Afghanistan from 1960-1966. Paul kept a daily diary documenting his travels and work in Afghanistan during this time period, which have been microfilmed and the first seven of the fifty-nine...
Collection — Box MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0109
Content Description The Automobile Travel Diary documents three trips by car in 1917 and earlier. The white travelers are based in Manatee, Florida, and recount travel by earlier automobile including staying at auto camps, hotels, and farmhouses. The first undated trip begins in Manatee, Florida, and concludes in Sacramento, California. The second undated trip begins in Handley, Texas, and returns to Manatee, Florida. The final trip recounted in the diary is dated 1917 and begins in Manatee visiting sites in...
Dates: circa 1910-1917
Collection — Box 2017-020
Content Description The papers of Belle Hauser are composed of six diaries and a small amount of correspondence. Hauser was a teacher in Pennsylvania, which she discussed in her diaries. Her collection makes reference to her interest in and perhaps involvement in the Temperance Movement and the Democratic Party. One of her letters discusses the evils of liquor (possibly a portion of a speech).
Collection — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0086
Content Description The papers of Carl B. Whittlesey include a diary from 1965 and a multi-year diary containing entries from 1968-1970. The collection also includes two pieces of correspondence addressed to Whittlesey when he lived in Joliet, Illinois, in the early 20th century and St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1969.
Dates: circa 1906-1970
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The Carl Jonas Papers hold the works of Omaha, Nebraska, novelist Carl S. Jonas. The manuscript portion of the collection includes typed novels and works-in-progress with hand-written corrections, including two versions of a novel entitled The X Family, an incomplete draft of The Deer and the Antelope Play, and three incomplete, untitled novels.New material added 2015-10-29: The papers of Carl Jonas include manuscripts of his...
Collection — Box MISC-04, Folder: MSS-0064
Content Description Two diaries from 1965-1966 kept by a Visalia, California woman who was a teacher. She wrote entries every day documenting her daily life including work activities, purchases, social activities, household chores, interactions with friends and family, and similar information. The diaries include biographical and familial information, which with research may enable the diarist to be identified.
Collection — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0088
Content Description The diaries of Edna Earl Martin McGuire span 1900 through 1905. McGuire wrote her name in the front of each of the two diaries, which are labeled book 3 and book 4. There is no documentation about books 1 and 2. The diaries document McGuire's daily life in Missouri including farm tasks, travel to neighboring communities and states, life with her husband Uncas McGuire as well as medical procedures she underwent. Also included is a photograph of McGuire. The following information and partial...
Collection — Box MISC-11, Folder: MSS-0087
Content Description The diary of Elgia Leila (Wittwer) Dawley from 1921-1925 spans her years teaching French and voice in New York through her marriage in 1922, and move to Olympia, Washington. The diary includes entries for the same date for five years on the same page. The following partial transcription was provided by the seller: "1921 JANUARY: "18th, Mother left at 8:30. Came home and about cried my eyes out. In the evening the girls lit in and informed...
Collection — Box MISC-11, Folder: MSS-0049
Content Description The diary of Emma Frost, a 24 year old woman from Detroit, Michigan, documents her social activities, amusements, and household activities in 1914. She mentions spending time at a yacht club, her maid, attending dances and movies, painting, trips to River Side Park, dates with men, a summer trip to Georgian Bay and Mackinac Island, and other activities. Frost used several pages in the back of the diary for expenses and as an address book. The following partial transcription of diary entries...
Collection — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0084
Content Description The diary of Francis M. Burdick recounts events from his daily life in 1913. He wrote in his diary nearly every day referencing his daily activities, places visited, and the weather. The address provided in the front of the diary identifies Burdick’s address as Columbia University.
Collection — Box MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0059
Content Description The five year diary of Gardia Reta (Peaker) Bailey documents life in the western United States during the Great Depression. The family lives in a trailer and stays at auto parks, such as the Wallow Saw Auto Camp, on the West Coast including in the state of Washington. Included in the diary are various pieces of ephemera including news clippings and photographs as well as notations about family members and birthdays. The diary mentions the family traveling to sell Reta's handmade baskets,...
Collection — Box MISC-08, Folder: MSS-0096
Content Description Description provided by the seller. The handwritten daily diary of Gladys I. Baldwin includes a few gelatin silver prints and some images, probably harvested from a high school yearbook. The diary covers the period when Gladys Baldwin of Kansas City, Missouri was in high school and it contains "details of her daily life, schooling, and social functions, and which includes among other things, an account of her consultation with a faith healer. In the opening pages of the diary, her...
Collection — Box MISC-14, Folder: MSS-0139
Content Description The collection of three diaries belonging to Hagar Miller Lillico of Coatesville, Pennsylvania include two from 1907 and 1908 when she was around 23 years old and living with her parents and the third diary is from 1947 after she has married. The diary entries document activities of her daily life as a young woman and in middle age. The major event of the 1907 diary is her mother's ongoing illness and death in October 1907, which results in many diary entries about loneliness and sadness. The...
Collection — Box MISC-10, Folder: MSS-0045
Content Description The diaries of Hallie Miles document her life in Danville, Indiana from 1940-1945, including activities at her church, sewing, visiting with friends and family, choir rehearsal, and similar activities. She mentions giving lessons to children in her home. She comments on world events such as the death of President Franklin Roosevelt and the end of World War II. Her diaries also contain many news clippings, notes, and other bits of ephemera such as a WWII ration stamps envelope. Miles used a...
Collection — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0074
Content Description The papers of Hattie Lynde of Parkers Prairie and Waubun, Minnesota include a diary she kept in 1918, two postcards mailed to her husband Cornelisu V. Lynde while she was traveling with their son Kenneth in the western U.S., and an application to join the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1905. Lynde's diary shares her daily life including moving to a new town as well as life in a doctor's household during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic (referred to as the Spanish Influenza) and her take on...
Collection — Box 001
Scope and Contents Selections from the diary of Ida Rebecca Brockman (later Cornelius) pertaining to her student days at the University of Nebraska, September 1888-November1889. Complete diary, as transcribed by her granddaughter, Amy Mitchell Tuttle, is on file at the Nebraska State Historical Society. NSHS also has Ida’s mementoes of her campus years, including programs for a military ball, field days, and events sponsored by Delian Literary Society, University Union, and Palladian (of which she was a member);...
Collection — Box MISC-15, Folder: MSS-0146
Content Description The one year Excelsior brand diary of an unidentified man from Illinois who worked for the railroad contains entries from January 1 through December 31, 1894. The author and his family appear to have lived near Springfield, Illinois. The entries comment on the weather, strikes by coal mine and railway workers, the Panic of 1893 and ensuing economic depression, and daily life. There are references to injuries to fellow employees in the railyard and some later dying. The diary writer does not...
Collection — Box MISC-15, Folder: MSS-0145
Content Description The five year diary of Jinnohn Troeger begins on January 1, 1946 and continues through December 31, 1950. The diary was a gift to Troeger from her mother for Christmas 1945. Troeger's daily entries track social, school, family, work, and other activities in the life of a teenager and young woman in the mid-1940s through 1950. She mentions school, going out with friends and family to shows, skating, other activities, visiting Omaha and Council Bluffs regularly, work, and home life.
Collection — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0075
Content Description The memories of J.K. Marlay of Lincoln, Nebraska of his service in the U.S. Civil War as a Major in the 60th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry are captured in a journal written in 1896-1897. The collection also includes letters addressed to Marlay's granddaughter Marjorie Noble of Portland, Oregon. The letters were written in 1892 and most were pasted into the journal. Marjorie Noble's name is written inside the journal. A partial transcript provided by the seller: "The...
Collection — Box 2016-085
Content Description The papers of John and Eupha Shanly is composed of correspondence, newsletters and notices from the U.S. consulate in Afghanistan, journals or diaries of John Shanly, drafts of books by Eupha Shanly, research material about Afghanistan, news clippings, a few items from a Christian church in Kabul for Americans, a small number of photographs, and other material.
Collection — Box MISC-14, Folder: MSS-0138.1-2
Content Description The collection of three diaries belonging to Laura Sutterfield of Missouri hold entries about her daily life during the Great Depression, World War II, and immediately after the war. Her entries cover everything from buying a Fridgidaire electric refrigerator, illnesses, church services, family and friends, work, and home life. Sutterfield also references world events of the time including England preparing to defend Hong Kong, the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hitler’s death, American prisoners...
Collection — Box 2016-100
Content Description This collection holds ledgers, journals, student notebooks, memoranda books, and memorial cards (circa 1890-1905) of unrelated provenance that were acquired from the same source. Further description is required.
Dates: circa 1859-1920
Collection — Box MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0100
Content Description The diary of Lelia Ackley from July-August 1905 documents her family's move to Idaho, first to a cabin near Big Rock. The Ackleys would later move to Caldwell, Idaho and operate a general merchandise store. The Ackleys traveled via horse and wagon in July 1905 searching for a claim to stake for gold mining in the mountains southeast of Boise, Idaho. The Ackleys were searching for a cabin near Big Rock; along the way they stopped at a place called the Golden Eagle for water. Lelia Ackley...
Collection — Box MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0102
Content Description The diary of Lucy Brunetta Nettie Gudgeon Moon for the years 1890-1899 includes regular entries for the first years of the diary becoming less frequent in the later years. Lucy Moon recounts activities of her daily life including social interactions, her children, various activities of her church, and health matters of their family as well as others related to her husband's career as a physician or doctor in general practice. Description provided by the seller:...
Collection — Box MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0123
Content Description The diary of Margaret A. Baker follows her trip by railroad from Portland, Maine, U.S.A. to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The diarist records details of their train travel departing from Portland with a stopover in New Hampshire. She describes the mountains, hotels, as well as other scenes in towns and cities. The following partial transcription and description was provided by the seller:"September 23rd, A day to which we had been looking forward with the most pleasant...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Mercy Jane Bancroft kept diaries from 1859 until 1900. The diaries detail many aspects of daily life and significantly, the creation of a quilt, now housed at the International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The materials also include a Devotional and Practical Polyglot Family Bible published in 1870 by the National Publishing Company and Jones Brothers and Co. The bible contains information on marriages, births, and deaths within the Bancroft/Blair family. Sixteen...