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Indiana--Social life and customs--20th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Glenna Blosser Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01055
Scope and Contents Diary, 1933, of Glenna Blosser of Indiana. Topics include Franklin D. Roosevelt's election and inauguration, the Long Beach Earthquake in March, and the crash of the Akron, a US navy airship.  She also mentions topics such as birthdays, her Christmas presents, school, and family illnesses, among others.

Cycle Literary Club (Bloomington, Indiana) Minute Book

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Identifier: SC 01040
Scope and Contents Minute book, 1926-1931, of the Cycle Literary Club of Bloomington, Indiana. Meetings typically include dinner, roll call, discussions of various topics, bible study, and report of the amount of money of the club. There are also lists of members from each of the years included in the minute book, which includes the attendence of members at each individual meeting.

Peter Isaac East Diaries

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Identifier: MS 00182
Scope and Contents Diaries, 1937-1941, of Peter Isaac East, a railroad worker from Terre Haute, Indiana. Primarily includes entries related to his work for the New York Central Railroad Company.  For more detailed description provided by the seller, click on the Finding Aid link below.

Geraldine Toepp Diary

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Identifier: SC 00792
Scope and Contents Diary, 1922-1923, of Geraldine Toepp, an 18 year old Catholic girl from an affluent family from South Bend, Indiana. Geraldine begins each entry with the weather for the day. She regularly mentions going to church and visiting with friends. Her daily activities include sewing, shopping, reading, swimming, writing letters, attending movies, listening to records, and playing cards and other games. Geraldine spends most of her days and nights socializing.During the spring of 1922,...

Helen Rodgers Weber Letters

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Identifier: MS 00211
Scope and Contents The collection consists of incoming correspondence for Helen Rodgers Weber, with the bulk written over a few months in 1943. The letters are mostly authored by Helen's mother Lettie, father Clarence, and sister Jean. The content reflects on daily life in Indiana during WWII. Helen, also known as Honan, marries Charles Anthony Weber in May 1943. The tight-knit family often addresses their letters to both Helen and Charles and sign each letter as a family unit. Other...

Maude M. Presslor Papers, 1913-1972

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.593
Scope and Contents This collection contains the diaries, correspondence, and biographic material of Maude M. (Mathas) Presslor (1898-1972) of Montezuma, Indiana from 1913-1970. Earlier papers and material relate to Presslor's life as a teenager and young adult during the World War I period. Letters from friends serving in France and a baby book detailing the early years of her three children, Betty Jean (Presslor) Montgomery, Frank Richard Presslor, and David Lowell Presslor, date from this period. Later papers...

Harriet M. Shultz Diary

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Identifier: SC 01047
Scope and Contents Diary, 1914-1918, of Harriet M. Shultz of Logansport, Indiana. Primarily focuses on her pregnancy, the birth of her daughter Jane, and her life after her daughter is born. Also includes information about her husband, Harry Shultz. There is also a negative of a man holding a baby, presumably Harry Shultz and Jane Shultz.

Ruth Thompson Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.292
Scope and Contents Diaries, scrapbooks, and letters, circa 1905-1919, of Ruth Thompson of Indianapolis, Indiana. Includes scrapbooks and diaries of Thompson's time at the Bradford Academy, a women's boarding school in Haverhill, Massachusetts. There are also diaries from after Thompson's graduation, when she returned to Indianapolis. These include entries about World War I, including newspaper clippings of people from her area who were drafted. Finally, there are letters written to Thompson by various people.

Esther E. Zak Diaries

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.154
Scope and Contents 21 diaries, chronicling the daily life of Esther E. Zak (1914-2007) of Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, for the years 1973-1994. Author recorded daily chores, weather, health, activities such as letter writing, phone calls made and received, as well as outings like church visits, social visits, or shopping trips. There are also occasional comments on political events.