Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Cora Stallings diary

Abstract

The Cora Stallings diary (dated 1909-1910, 1936-1937; 0.09 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises a diary that documents the daily life of Cora Stallings before her marriage and after her divorce in Indiana in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Cora Stallings diary
Date
1909-1910, 1936-1937 (inclusive)
Creator
Stallings, Cora, 1889-1982
Extent
0.09 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Friendship.
Family.
Marriage
Young women -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0463: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Cora Stallings diary, 1909-1910, 1936-1937, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Cora M. Stallings (1889-1982) was born in Indiana to Leander Stallings (1849-1927) and Lodema Elsperman (1854-1951). In 1914, she married Paul E. Robb (1890-1962), and together they had one son, James (1914-1973), before divorcing around 1921. At some point in her life, Cora and her son James relocated to California where they remained until their deaths.
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 Cora Stallings diary (dated 1909-1910, 1936-1937; 0.09 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises a diary that documents the daily life of Cora Stallings before her marriage and after her divorce in Indiana in the early twentieth century. In the diary (fashioned out of a Little Colonel's Good Times Book), Cora recorded birthdays, deaths, and wedding dates into the small calendar in the front. In the spaces for entries, she wrote about spending time with her family and friends, social events attended, the weather, school, and deaths of friends.
The Cora Stallings diary 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
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, 1909-1910, 1936-1937

  • Box WH-28, folder 5
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