Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Margaret Huff diary

Abstract

The Margaret Huff diary (dated 1928; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) consists of a diary kept by Margaret documenting her life in Louisville, Kentucky in the year leading up to her wedding in September of 1928.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Margaret Huff diary
Creator
Huff, Margaret, 1903-1994
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Women -- Societies and clubs
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0027: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Margaret Huff diary, 1928, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Margaret A. Phillips Huff was born on August 30, 1903 to Charles (b. 1856) and Maggie Phillips (b. 1866) in Louisville, Kentucky. Her father was a real estate broker and later owned a title company in Louisville. Coming from an upper middle to upper-class family, Margaret worked briefly as a school teacher and was involved in a number of women's club activities and the Y.W.C.A. Up until her engagement Margaret was a school teacher. On September 28, 1928 Margaret married John Seaton Huff (1903-1987), an advertising agent and later president of an advertising agency in Louisville. They had two daughters, Nancy (b. 1931) and Margaret (b. 1936). Margaret Huff passed away in 1994.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Margaret Huff diary (dated 1928; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) consists of a diary kept by Margaret documenting her life in Louisville, Kentucky in the year leading up to her wedding in September of 1928. The diary provides insight into civic life within the city's women's club activities, entertainment, and opinions related to the younger generation of flappers. She ended the diary on the day after her wedding and expressed great excitement at the prospect.
The Margaret Huff diary is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access The collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Margaret Huff diary, 1928

  • Box 122, folder 11
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