Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Verona Elizabeth Diehl diary

Abstract

The Verona Elizabeth Diehl diary (dated 1929-1950; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the daily life of Verona Diehl, living in Ohio in the mid-twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Verona Elizabeth Diehl diary
Creator
Diehl, Verona Elizabeth
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Domestic Life -- United States -- 20th century
Family.
Friendship.
Man-woman relationships -- United States -- 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
2009ms132.0860: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Verona Elizabeth Diehl diary, 1929-1950, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Verona Elizabeth Diehl (1910-2005) was born in Ohio to Forrest Diehl (1887-1946) and Luella Motz (1887-1968). In 1934, she married Lawrence Drumm (1900-1996), an electrician. 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 Verona Elizabeth Diehl diary (dated 1929-1950; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the daily life of Verona Diehl, living in Ohio in the mid-twentieth century. In the entries, she details daily activities, chores completed around the house, visiting friends and family, spending time with her boyfriend and future husband, writing and receiving letters, celebrating birthdays and holidays, and working. She also includes lists of gifts she received for multiple Christmases, verses for greeting cards, costs of goods she purchased, birthdays of friends and family, and addresses.
The Verona Elizabeth Diehl 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

Verona Elizabeth Diehl diary, 1929-1950

  • Box WH-101, folder 8
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