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Diary, 1942-1944

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 58, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Diary of Paul Eugene Nelson (1929-2003) of Phoenix, Arizona, with entries for the years 1942-1944. Nelson was an 8th grader when he began writing his diary. He records daily activities like school, church and library visits, pep band practice and leisure activities, walks to town, etc. Mentions titles of books and magazines purchased, and movies watched, and also mentions several military parades in town.


  • Creation: 1942-1944

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 0.1 Linear Feet



Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository