Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Diary of a young woman

Abstract

The Diary of a young woman (dated 1921-1923; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises a diary written by a young woman that documents her daily life with her husband and family in the early-1920s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Diary of a young woman
Extent
0.03 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Family.
Friendship.
Marriage
Young women -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0392: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Diary of a young woman, 1921-1923, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The author of the diary lived in the area between Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio; no other biographical information available.
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 Diary of a young woman (dated 1921-1923; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise a diary written by a young woman that documents her daily life with her husband and family in the early-1920s. In the entries, she writes about the chores completed around the house, whether her husband was off from work that day, if guests came by, when she attends mass, going out to see friends and family, celebrations of birthdays, marriages, and anniversaries; and what the daily weather was like. In the back of the diary, she makes lists of who she gave gifts to for Christmas, gifts she received for birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas; the monthly costs of running a household, and addresses.
The Diary of a young woman 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 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

Diary, 1921-1923

  • Box WH-19, folder 13
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