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Phyllis Gabowitz Diary and Photograph

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Identifier: SC 00841
Scope and Contents Diary of Phyllis Gabowitz of Highland Park, Middlesex County, New Jersey. She was a 6th grade student at the time she wrote her diary in 1958. The "Ponytail" diary measures 4" x 5 1/2", and has 123 handwritten entries. Included with the diary is a 5" x 7" photograph of the author and her classmates, and on the back of the photograph she gives the names of her those shown in the picture. The following description was provided by the seller: "Phyllis writes of watching TV shows like...

Katherine Hamilton Diary

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Identifier: SC 00651
Scope and Contents Diary, 1890-1897, of Katherine Hamilton of Shreveport, Louisiana. The first part of the diary details a trip that Hamilton took to Europe aboard the steamship Scythia, from June 1890 to September 1890. The next part of her diary details a trip that Hamilton took to New Orleans in December 1892. The rest of the diary includes very brief entries about particular days, including when she visited Chicago for the World's Fair in 1893.

Harriet Simmons Girl Scout Memory Book

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Identifier: SC 00876
Scope and Contents Girl Scout Memory Book, 1934-36, compiled by teenager Harriet Simmons of Staunton, Virgina. Harriet Simmons documented her girl scout summer camps and Camp May Flather, near Harrisonburg, Virginia, with photographs, clippings and handwritten diary entries. She also records her badges, overnight hikes, swimming lessons and other activities. Included are 2 ID cards, and a photo postcard of the camp.

Ilse Adelman Diaries

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Identifier: SC 01125
Scope and Contents Two diaries, January 1941-December 1942, kept by a German school girl. Both volumes are called "Kriegstagebuch" (War Diaries) and were most likely part of an regular school assignment or created under direction of the "Bund Deutscher Maedel" which was a constituent of the Hitler Youth.For the most part the entries document events of war like battles, news from occupied territories and the occasional news of members of the National Socialist Party or of military personnel. The nature...

Jean Smith and Edward Smith Diaries

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Identifier: SC 00988
Scope and Contents Diaries of Jean Smith and Edward Smith, siblings of Hawley, Minnesota. Edward Smith's diary primarily concern his school activities, jobs which he performs around the town, and interactions he has with members of the community. Jean Smith's diary primarily concerns the sickness and death of Edward Smith and her family's reaction to his death. There is also a letter of condolence, dated March 7, 1883, written by Jean Smith's uncle to her father, Oscar Smith. Finally, there are calling cards for...

Joanne Mason Diary

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Identifier: SC 00771
Scope and Contents Diary, 1945-1947, of Joanne Mason, a teenager from Long Beach, California. Includes descriptions of her relationship with her mother, including fights that they had; her relationships with various young men; parties which she attends; alcohol consumption; her school and schoolwork; and trips that she took, among other items.

Lydia Miller Diary

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Identifier: SC 00844
Scope and Contents Diary of Lydia Miller, a high school girl or young college or vocational school student from Prospect, Illinois for the years 1936-1939. Daily entries describe events at school, life at home with her parents, and social activities like visiting with friends, going to shows and attending dances. Also included are 5 loose leaves detailing some of the dances, what clothes she wore, who she danced with, who her favorite boyfriend was, etc.

Sarah M. Mead Diary

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Identifier: SC 00835
Scope and Contents Diary of a 12 year-old girl, Sarah M. Meade for July 15 - Dec. 31, 1850. In daily entries the girl describes her routine, noting the time she gets up every morning, going to school, washing dishes, watching the baby, going for walks, working on her lessons, social visits, etc. The location is not mentioned, but on page 1 Sarah notes that she is attending "Mrs. N.M. Hubbel's school."

Lucy P. Ruddy Diary

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Identifier: SC 00741
Scope and Contents Diary, 1893, of  Lucy P. Ruddy, a girl in her late teens or early twenties of Lynn, Massachusetts. Her entries talk about her work at a general store, her struggles with religion, problems with her family and boyfriend, church visits, chores, etc. 

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Elizabeth P. Stone Diary

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Identifier: SC 00738
Scope and Contents Diary, 1901 of Elizabeth P. Stone of North Rose, Wayne County, N.Y.  Daily entries describe household chores, social activities, and family life on a farm. The following description was provided by the seller: "Elizabeth lives in good circumstances on a farm with her mother and father and her brother.  They have domestic livestock and land to cultivate.  The diary gives a very full view of what life was like during this period.  She is not a small child.  She has daily or weekly...