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Diaries Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1984-0029

Scope and Content

The personal diaries of thirteen known individuals, two anonymous diaries, one signature (autograph) album, and nine travel journals. Individual descriptions of the contents are listed with the collection listing.

Dates

  • 1851-1943

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.

History

Diaries dating from the 19th century provide information on mid-century farm life, social activities, local travel and education at a one room school. Two “thoughts diaries” of the same period give one man's views on Christianity, human nature and slavery. Travel journals from the later part of the century describe trips through European countries; these also contain information on transportation and lodging.

Those dating from the 20th century reveal much about the life of a Connecticut female artist and her thoughts and feelings concerning World War II. Also included is the 1943 diary of a University of Connecticut coed (Ann T. Winchester) and the 1902 diary of a Hartford store employee (Phineas Gofriels).

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Diaries dating from the 19th century provide information on mid-century farm life, social activities, local travel and education at a one room school. Two “thoughts diaries” of the same period give one man's views on Christianity, human nature and slavery. Travel journals from the later part of the century describe trips through European countries; these also contain information on transportation and lodging. Those dating from the 20th century reveal much about the life of a Connecticut female artist and her thoughts and feelings concerning World War II. Also included is the 1943 diary of a University of Connecticut coed and the 1902 diary of a Hartford store employee.

Custodial History

The collection was transferred to Historical Manuscripts and Archives in 1984 from the Special Collections Department, Homer Babbidge Library. The Stanton diaries were added in April 1989. In 1995, Special Collections and Historical Manuscripts and Archives merged to form Archives &and Special Collections now located in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Additional diaries are added as they are acquired.

Acquisition Information

Additional diaries are added as they are acquired.

Separated Materials

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged: Journal, George Ransom, 1844-1847 Call number: D2592

Title
Diaries Collection
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
1988 December
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

Contact:
University of Connecticut Library
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