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Diaries (Washington, D.C. and Va.)

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2010.003

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Diaries, 1925 and 1928 of an unidentified Southern Railway employee, who worked in a Washington, D.C. office.  Entries cover family, health, social life, weather, food, work, and trips in and around Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  The writer was a member of the Brotherhood of American Railway Engineers. Some of the entries are rather detailed and give a good impression of the daily life of a mid-level office employee at the time.

Also included are notes made by a previous owner regarding possible authorship for the diary as well a news clippings.

Dates

  • 1925, 1928

Language of Materials

English

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.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.20 Cubic Feet (Confirm container profile, location)

Acquisition Information:

Purchase.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed in January 2010

Title
Guide to the Diaries (Washington, D.C. and Va.)
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist.
Date
2010-01-11
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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