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Nancy Edelen Diaries

Identifier: MS 00164
Diaries, 1951-1953, of Nancy Edelen, a high school student in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Concerns her day to day activities, her school work, and her interactions with friends and family. Includes the fact that she cheated on tests, her desire for a boyfriend, her low self esteem, and her father's gambling and drinking, among other items.


  • 1951-1953

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Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in April 2012.
Guide to the Nancy Edelen Diaries
Finding Aid Authors: Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository