Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Diaries of Salem, Indiana woman

Abstract

The Diaries of Salem, Indiana woman (dated 1899, 1921; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise two diaries that document the life of a woman working on farms around Salem, Indiana in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Diaries of Salem, Indiana woman
Extent
0.04 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Agriculture -- Indiana
Alternative medicine.
Family farms
Farm life -- Indiana
Medicine
Patent medicine
Women farmers.
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
2009ms132.0224: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Diaries of Salem, Indiana woman, 1899, 1921, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available on Salem, Indiana woman.
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 Diaries of Salem, Indiana woman (dated 1899, 1921; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise two diaries that document the life of a woman working on farms around Salem, Indiana in the early twentieth century. The 1899 diary has only a few entries, but these entries discuss the daily weather, work done on various farms, including plowing fields, nailing boards, and picking fruit; and trips to nearby towns to sell farm goods. The 1921 diary covers similar topics, detailing the daily weather, planting and harvesting crops, and property maintenance, but also detail visits from friends, trips taken out of town, meetings attended, and in the back of the diary, the author lists addresses of friends and definitions of words.
The Diaries of Salem, Indiana woman are 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 of Salem, Indiana woman, 1899

  • Box 266, folder 1
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Diary of Salem, Indiana woman, 1921

  • Box 266, folder 1
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