Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Kansas woman diary

Abstract

The Kansas woman diary (dated 1901; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents one year in the life of a young woman living in Kansas in 1901.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Kansas woman diary
Extent
0.03 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Women in education.
Family.
Travel.
Friendship.
Female friendship -- United States.
Health
Domestic Life -- United States -- 20th century
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0805: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Kansas woman diary, 1901, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available on author of diary.
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 Kansas woman diary (dated 1901; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents one year in the life of a young woman living in Kansas in 1901. In the entries, she details when she woke up, how long she practiced playing music, what books she read, family and friends who came to visit, traveling to Saint Marys and Topeka, when her father was away on business trips, attending social events, chores completed around the house, going to school, and her personal health.
The Kansas woman diary collection 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

Kansas woman diary, 1901

  • Box WH-87, folder 15
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