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398th United States Army Air Force Bombardment Squadron Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00799
Scope and Contents Contains a handwritten diary, roster, booklets, and newsletters that were collected by a member of the 398th Bombardment Squadron, 504th Bombardment Group of the Twentieth United States Army Air Force that was stationed on Tinian Island during Word War II. Included in the collection is a diary written by an unknown soldier that follows his voyage from Seattle, Washington in November 1944 up through the end of the War in September 1945. The unknown soldier was an enlisted soldier and worked...
Dates: 1944-1945

Abby Edwards Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00992
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1911-1913, of Abby Edwards of Riverside California. Includes information about Edwards' trips to the beach, her depression and treatments for it, people that she visited, and events she attended, among others. There is also a letter, 1897, from Frank Edwards to Abby that was tucked inside the diary.

Dates: 1911-1913; 1897

Account Ledger and Diary (Upstate New York)

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01038
Scope and Contents One bound volume that includes both an account ledger and a diary from a family in Upstate New York. The first part of the volume provides handwritten accounts for what appears to be a general store, while the rest of the volume contains a diary of daily life written by more than one person, maybe a family. The name Patterson seems to be featured in a lot of the diary entries and accounts. Some of the topics discussed in the diary section include trips taken, personal health, married life,...
Dates: 1886-1907; Majority of material found in 1890-1900

Florence Adams Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01015
Scope and Contents

The daily diary of teenager Florence Adams from 1927-1930. She discusses her social and family life throughout. Some sample entries can be found in the folder description below.

Diary has a slight smell of perfume.

Dates: 1927-1931

Walter Aldrich Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01119
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1936-1939 of a teenage boy. In brief daily entries, which cover his last 4 years of high school and end in the summer of his senior year, he lists activities and chores, like going to school, church, band practice, playing games, and working for his uncle. Also included are a few accounts in the back of the book, showing money earned and spent.

Dates: 1936-1939

Lucian W. Alexander Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01029
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1942-1943, of Corporal Lucian W. Alexander while he was stationed in India during World War II. Alexander was member of the 679th Signal Corps of the United States Army. The diary contains 46 handwritten pages, 10 of those are itinerary pages of places he visited, 8 pages contain more descriptive entries, and last section of the diary contains 28 pages of autographs and addresses.

Dates: 1942-1943

Bertha E. Allison Diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 00180
Scope and Contents Three five-year diaries of Bertha E. Allison, of Good Hope, Illinois for the years 1927-1931 and 1943-1943. The following information was provided by the seller: "Almost all days have entries except when the writer's mother had a stroke in April, 1935. There were practically no entries from then until September of that year. All the diaries have deaths listed on the back pages and the latest lists books Bertha read in 1940-41 on a front page. She gives an account of the weather, chores,...
Dates: 1927-1931, 1934-1943

Myrtle M. Weaver Alwine Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00403
Scope and Contents This collection contains the diary of Myrtle M. Weaver Alwine of Greeley, Colorado and Ontario, California. As the diary begins, Myrtle Weaver works at the home of Emmie William Henry Lindley, 539 West A Street, Ontario, California. William Lindley was successful in a variety of businesses, including land development, orange groves and insurance. Miss Weaver has moved to California from Greeley, Colorado about six months prior to the start of her diary in September, 1914. The diary describes...
Dates: 1914-1915

Anna Jean Snowden notebook

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01856
Scope and Contents This collection includes a composition notebook with 34 leaves of lined paper (22 pages with handwritten text), a laid-in stapled gathering of 8 leaves (6 pages with text), and a Howard University Hour Examination sheet. It was compiled by an African-American woman, Anna Jean Snowden, who attended Howard University and later taught at the Tuskegee Institute. The notebook contains her coursework at Howard and educational interests as well as her attendance at the Annual Negro Farmers'...
Dates: 1916-1918

W.A. Archer Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Tr8
Scope and Contents

Typescript copy of diary, 1931, of W. A. Archer's anthropological and biological expedition to El Choco, Colombia. The volume includes black and white photographs of the region and of its people.

Dates: 1931

Arthur Samuel Burt Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01144
Scope and Contents Diary of reverend and missionary Arthur Samuel Burt (1846-1890). His last entry is was made about 4 months before his death and mentions handing over the church’s ministry to someone else as his health is deteriorating. The entire journal is about his ministry, funerals, conventions, visitations, marriages, his travels and family. Burt visited many people in the area and lists most of them by their full name. At the end of his life he lives in New Bedford, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Also...
Dates: 1882-1890

Ball Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.674
Scope and Contents Papers, 1887-1976, of the Ball family, chiefly Hugh Ball and Mary Pierce Ball who operated a dairy farm in Vergennes, Vermont. Dairy farming account books and receipts are included in the collection. Mary Ball (née Mary Lucy Pierce) grew up in Shelbourne, Vermont and her eleven diaries, written between the ages of eighteen and thirty-two, detail the weather, social engagements, sewing projects, books read, school, and in the last diary, baby care. Also in the collection are...
Dates: 1887-1976

Harlan H. Ballard, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.091
Scope and Contents Set of 5 journals and a few single letters, poems, postcards and photographs. The journals document vacations and visits to Harlan H. Ballard, Jr.'s  cabin, referred to in one of the journals as 'Arbutus Lodge.' Arbutus Lodge was located in Nichewaug, near Barr, both Worcester County, Massachusetts. The entries were written both by the host and guests and detail their visits and activities. Several of the volumes contain photographs. Some of the names mentioned are: ...
Dates: 1921-1946; Majority of material found in 1921-1946

Sarah A. Ballard Journal

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01603
Scope and Contents This journal begins in Hartford, CT when Sarah Ballard begins her training to become a teacher. She writes almost exclusively about visiting local schools and of lectures she hears related to the teaching profession. Much of the first portion of her journal is dedicated to understanding different teaching philosophies. She details her approaches to teaching arithmetic, spelling, singing, and grammar. She also addressing religion and attending church services. Ballard gives some description...
Dates: 1850-1858

Barbara Booth Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00760
Scope and Contents Diaries, 1934-1939, of Barbara Booth of Rochester, New York. The first volume is an autograph and photograph album, with photographs of friends, and notes written to Booth. In the volume Booth states that she goes to Monroe High School.The second volume is a diary, 1935-1939, in which she records her daily life, activities she does with her friends, dances and other social events that she attends, and other activities. In the later entries she mentions her marriage to a man named...
Dates: 1934-1939

Florence Barber Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00834
Scope and Contents This diary was formerly described as an unattributed diary and entitled: Diary (Portsmouth, Va.), 1901, but has now been attributed to Florence Barber of Norfolk, Virginia. In brief daily entries she talks about the weather, chores, and social life, trips to town, church, attending meetings, etc. In August she went to visit churches and schools in Georgia and Alabama, like Atlanta University and Spelman College, both historically black schools. She also mentions teaching music, attending...
Dates: 1902

Henry J. Barber Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00942
Scope and Contents Five-year diary, 1932-1936, of a teenage boy, Henry Barber (1918-2002) of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. There are a couple of entries for 1937 on loose pieces of paper as well. In brief daily entries, Henry describes his daily activities, like going to school, collecting stamps, reading, going to ball games, riding his bike and listening to the radio. He wrote most days in 1934, 1935 and 1936 and less often in 1932 and 1933. Also included are a few loose pages, on which he noted the titles of...
Dates: 1932-1937

Blanche Luella Barhite Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.116
Scope and Contents

Diaries, 1904-1913, kept by Blanche Luella Barhite, who was 17 years old in 1904. Blanche records daily events and chores, and talks about social activities and family life. For brief excerpts from the diaries, provided by the seller, please navigate to the "Collection Organization" tab of this finding aid.

Dates: 1904-1913

Alice W. Barker Poetry Journal

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00726
Scope and Contents

According to the bookplate, this journal seems to have belonged to Alice W. Barker and contains poems, prayers and other writings as well as clippings of poems and writings.

Dates: circa 1919

John Henry Barker Diary

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2009.547
Scope and Contents

Diary of John Henry Barker (b. 1861). He resided in Oxford County, Maine, and mentions traveling around the county from Lewiston to Rumford, mainly along the Androscoggin River. His mostly brief entries record weather, floods, prices, family and social events, health, etc.  A few cash accounts are listed in the back of the 1906 diary.

Dates: 1906-1909

Martha Barksdale Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 6.004
Scope and Contents [NOTE: Since the Martha Barksdale diary is fragile, researchers are required to use either the digital verison, the photocopy, or the transcription of the diary.]The papers include Martha Barksdale's diary for 1918-1919, recording her experiences as a member of the first class of women at William and Mary. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs that document student activities and women's sports at the college from her student years to her teaching career. The bulk of...
Dates: 1918-1974; Majority of material found in 1918-1922

Violet L. Barnett Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.504
Scope and Contents Diaries of Violet Laughead Barnett (d. 1972) of West Chester, Pennsylvania for the years 1931-1972 (with the exceptions of 1967 and 1968). Violet Barnett was a homemaker and had two children, Ethel and Earl. Daily entries cover chores, weather, family and social life. There is also the occasional comment on national and international events. Violet Barnett was very engaged in church activities and a member of several chapters of the National Grange. Also included are a few newspapers...
Dates: 1920-1972; Majority of material found in 1931-1972

Barraud Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B26
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers, mostly 1810-1860, of the Barraud family of Norfolk, Virginia. Correspondence of Dr. Philip Barraud (1758-1830), his wife, Ann Blaws (Hansford) Barraud (1760-1836), and their children, included Daniel Cary Barraud (1790-1867), Otway Byrd Barraud (b. 1801), and Leliana (Barraud) Baker (b. 1805). A number of the letters, as well as some poems, are from St. George Tucker (1752-1827), a close friend of Barraud's when he lived in Williamsburg,...
Dates: 1799-1904; Majority of material found in 1810-1860

Hester Barrows Diaries, 1951-1980

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.150
Scope and Contents

Diaries, 1951-1980, of Hester Barrows of Fulton, New York. Diary entries include information about her daily life, her travels, weather, activities she participated in with friends, and other events.

Dates: 1951-1980

Mrs. Thomas H. Bates Travel Diary

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Identifier: SC 01180
Scope and Contents Travel diary of Mrs. Thomas H. Bates of Ohio to the British Isles via the Queen Mary in an undetermined year, but post-1945. On June 8, she and her husband took the Akronite from Akron, Ohio to New York City. On June 9, they boarded the Queen Mary and traveled to England. They docked at Southampton and took the train to Hereford to a nephew's house. The couple visits her sister in Staffordshire and another sister in Wales and also visit other areas to look for her husband's family. The diary...
Dates: circa 1946-1955

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Coleman, Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington, 1832-1908 2
Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894 2
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 2
Galt, Alexander D. II, 1827-1863 2
Galt, John Minson, 1819-1862 2
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Millington, John, 1779-1868 2
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Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728 2
Perrin family 2
Randolph, John, 1773-1833 2
Tucker, Henry St. George, 1780-1848 2
Tyler Family 2
Tyler, John, 1790-1862 2
Tyler, John, Jr., 1819-1896 2
Williamsburg Historic Records Association (Williamsburg, Va.) 2
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Adelman, Ilse 1
Akin, Mary H. 1
Aldrich, Walter 1
Alexander, Lucian W. 1
Allison, Bertha E. 1
American Chemical Society 1
American Red Cross 1
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Anderson Seminary 1
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Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876 1
Braikenridge, George, 1737-1827 1
Bray, Benjamin F., b. circa 1926 and d. 2002 1
Broome family 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Catherine 1
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