United States--Social life and customs
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: SC 00914
Scope and Contents Letter from an unknown female to an unknown person about "Grandpap helping Polly Parnell to move into a new house," anticipating a visit every friday night, school out in March, weddings, new dress and hurt arm. March 1, 1871. Includes 5 envelopes addressed to either Mary Jane or Sallie Chisholm in German Settlement, Preston County, Virginia and sent from Waterford, Pennsylvania, Grafton, Virginia or Topeka, Kansas. No dates on the envelopes.
Identifier: SC 00791
Scope and Contents Diary, circa 1920s, of an unknown woman, possibily with the last name Jackson, entitled "Dates." Contains the names of men with whom she went on dates as well as some of the activities in which they participated. There is also information about the time that she would arrive home from these dates, as well as her opinion of how each of them went.
Identifier: Mss. 99 G59
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, engraved invitations, drafts of newspaper articles, and press correspondents' membership cards. One volume contains War Department communiques, 10 December 1941-23 May 1942. Collection contains "The Rockefellers at Williamsburg" (EPM Publications, Inc., 1991) by Gonzales.
Identifier: SC 01488
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2001.31
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of more than 700 letters written by Herman Recht (1908-1971), a Navy yeoman, from Camp Peary (U.S. Naval Construction Training Center), near Williamsburg, Virginia, between October 1943 and February 1946, to his wife, Esther, in Clairton, Pennsylvania. There are no letters from Esther because, as he wrote her, saving them would make him homesick.Recht had been a lawyer for eight and a half years before joining the Navy. He was very well read, and...
Identifier: MS 00101
Scope and Contents Letters written primarily by Joseph C. Hilton, an American engineer from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, working in and around Medellin, Colombia and Santiago, Colombia from 1926-1933. His wife, Margaret, joined him in Colombia in 1927 and the collection also includes letters written by her. The couple regularly wrote to their two children, Sylvia and Tom, back home in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Ithaca, New York. Content covers Joseph's exploration of Colombia, his work on the tunnel, and social...
Identifier: MS 00092
Scope and Contents Scrapbook comprising of mostly clipped newspaper articles. Some manuscript pages and some handwritten marginalia. From the writings within the book, it appears that the scrapbook belonged to Leatitia P. Gregory who married Edmund Ware. Edmund M. Ware is mentioned along with a birth date of July 18, 1834. There is also a Camilla Adelena Ware born August 16, 1839, and a Lucy Amanda Ware, no birth date given. The scrapbook also contains many handwritten poems, love messages, and related...
Identifier: SC 00783
Scope and Contents Travel diary of Mary Frances Bean Stewart, recording a car trip she took with her husband Robert Stewart from Contra Costa, California to Nashville, Tennessee from June to August, 1953. Returning via Chicago, Illinois and Park Rapids, Michigan, the Stewarts crossed a total of 17 states, visiting relatives, sites and shopping for antiques. Includes list of antiques purchased on the trip and recipes collected in the southern states. The following description was provided...
Identifier: SC 01019
Scope and Contents Diary by Sylvie, written in 1931. Cover of diary has "S.I.S." embossed on it. Photograph of Sylvie on first page. Cards inserted in front of diary mention Lawrence H. Guill, L. Phillips Hunt, Henry Thiel (N.C. State Raleigh) and Joseph A. Kirkman. Sylvie is ill at the beginning of the year. She dates Joe and other "guys." She works at Gross on occasion. She takes a Home Economics course during night school. Diary mainly about her social life including dates, church...
Identifier: SC 00699
Scope and Contents Papers of Charles D. Tibbetts who died in Phoebus, Virginia in 1924 at the age of 94 or 96. The collection includes a few financial and personal documents and personal correspondence, but it is mostly correspondence between people involved with Tibbetts' inheritance. Tibbetts enlisted in the army in Richmond, Virginia when he was 17 years old and fought in the Mexican War. Genealogy of the Tibbetts, Stover and Cunningham families are partially shown in the letters searching for heirs.