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Box 3

 File — Box: 3
Identifier: id241535
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains 16 diaries kept by members of the Munger family from New Haven, Connecticut and Portland, Oregon. The collection contains information about the social, religious, cultural, and intellectual lives of late 19th- and early 20th-century women, the daily rhythms of their domestic lives and family relations. Twelve of the diaries were kept by Rosanna ("Rose" or Rosa") May Munger from 1886-1945, excluding years...
Dates: 1882-1945; Majority of material found in 1900-1930

Rose Munger Diary 12, 1941-1945

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 1
Identifier: id241536
Scope and Contents

While making occasional trips across the Northeast, Rose appears to still be living in New Haven. Her daily routine generally comprises social calls, housework, reading, and writing letters. A few, scattered references to the Second World War include mentions of the Pearl Harbor attack, air raid practice, and United States’ victory over Japan. This is the last of Rose’s diaries. By 1945, she is 79 years old.Fragile leather clasp and interior binding; 366 pages

Dates: 1941-1945

Mary Erskine Heilman Munger Diary 1, 1921-1925

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 2
Identifier: id241537
Scope and Contents Mary’s diary has brief entries for most days of the five year period, though some days, especially in 1922, are left blank. In addition to occasional comments on the weather, Mary often reports on the health of her family members, especially her young sons Theodore, who dies at a young age,  James Duncan (b. 1921 December 21), and Thornton Osgood (b.1924 June 24). Mary also notes housework like sewing, cooking, and gardening, as well as her husband Thornton T. Munger’s travels and...
Dates: 1921-1925

Mary Erskine Heilman Munger Diary 2, 1926-1930

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 3
Identifier: id241538
Scope and Contents Mary continues to relate her social involvement in the various organizations aforementioned, with the addition of the Housing Committee. She attends various teas, luncheons, dinners, movies, and sports games. Mary continues to note her family’s health and her husband’s professional and leisure activities. She also recounts trips to California (1927 December and 1929 February); to the East Coast via Chicago, where she spends a few days with her children (1930 April 20 to June 27); and to...
Dates: 1926-1930

Mary Erskine Heilman Munger Diary 3, 1931-1935

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: id241539
Scope and Contents Many days are not filled in. Mary discusses the health of her family, her involvement in the aforementioned organizations. She continues to note her husband’s undertakings. She recounts various activities with her family, like going to movies, fishing, and gardening, her “S.S.” and pewter classes, and her sons’ schooling and lessons. She refers to Rose’s visits to the West Coast (also in Rose’s Diary #10 Box 2 Folder 4).Good condition; 366 pages. Ten memorandum pages at the end of the diary...
Dates: 1931-1935

Elizabeth K. Duncan Munger Diary 1, 1882

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 5
Identifier: id241540
Scope and Contents Elizabeth’s diary comprises short entries, three days per page for the whole year. Most, but not all, days are filled in. Elizabeth takes note of the weather, her health, her housework, her husband’s activities and schedule, her children’s lessons, as well as church services and meetings. She is involved in the Ladies’ missionary committee of her parish. From June 10 to September 9, Elizabeth recounts a family trip to Europe by steamer and train. The Munger family visits various regions of...
Dates: 1882