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Caroline (Bryan) Harper/Hammach and Mellie (Harper) Hughes--Diaries, 1918-1946

 Unprocessed — Box: 08584
Identifier: H2007-059

Content Description

The collection consists of 26 diaries written by Caroline (Hughes) Harper/Hammach and continued by her daughter Mellie (Harper) Hughes. The diaries were written while the family lived in Huron (S.D.). The diaries date from 1918-1946. Caroline’s entries are from 1918 to 1925. Mellie wrote the diary for Caroline in 1925 and 1926. Mellie then continued the diaries after Caroline’s death to 1945. The diaries cover common, day to day events. Also covered are the following topics: weather, children, neighbors, National events and politics, crop land the family owned in Blunt, women’s issues, the Townsend Plan, Hoover Chickens (out of season pheasants), and renting out rooms in their home. Major topics included in the diary are the Depression and World War II. A folder list is included:

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1918-1945

Creator

Extent

0.75 Cubic Feet

Inventory

Folder 1: Family Genealogical Information, Summaries of Diary Entries Folder 2: Diaries 1918-1919 Folder 3: Diaries 1920-1921 Folder 4: Diaries 1922-1923 Folder 5: Diaries 1924-1925 Folder 6: Diaries 1926-1927 Folder 7: Diaries 1928-1929 Folder 8: Diaries 1930, 1931, & 1932 Folder 9: Diaries 1933, 1934, & 1935 Folder 10: Diaries 1936-1937 Folder 11: Diaries 1938-1939 Folder 12: Diaries 1940-1941 Folder 13: Diaries 1942-1943 Folder 14: Diaries 1944-1945