Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Diary of Indiana farmer

Abstract

The Diary of Indiana farmer (dated 1918; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the activities of an unidentified farmer working on his and neighbors' farms in Indiana in 1918.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Diary of Indiana farmer
Extent
0.04 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Agriculture -- Economic aspects
Family farms
Farm life
Tobacco 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
2009ms132.0233: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Diary of Indiana farmer, 1918, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available on Indiana farmer.
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 Indiana farmer (dated 1918; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the activities of an unidentified farmer working on his and neighbors' farms in Indiana in 1918. The farmer writes about seasonal farming practices, wheat sowing and thrashing, harvesting corn, and planting tobacco. The farmer also describes working on other farms as an additional source of income, cutting and hauling logs, having to go to town to fill out paperwork, social visits from friends and family, and the weather. In the back of the diary are notes on debts owed to the farmer, debts the farmer owed to others, and prices the farmer received for their crops.
The Diary of Indiana farmer 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 of Indiana farmer, 1918

  • Box 266, folder 10
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