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Scope and Contents 1928 handwritten manuscript diary of an upstate New York hardworking Black woman:This 'single entry ledger' was probably used as an accouting type book for the first 74 pages, which were then excised and the book was turned into a journal starting on page 75. It has a total of 113 pages in pencil running from March 29 through December 19, 1928. The author is believed to be an African- American woman belonging to 'Harry Family House' in Montgomery, Orange County, New York. She is an...
Scope and Contents These 54 World War II letters dated from 1943 - 1945 were mostly written by Johnnie Newton. The sensitive young man wrote simple and folksy words to his folks back home. He always began the letters wishing his family well and telling them about the weather. He often told them how lucky he was because he was not yet sent overseas, and sometimes asked for money because his payment was irregular. A recurrent subject was his difficulty to communicate with his brother Samuel:"Mother I...
Overview This is an artificially assembled collection of approximately 1018 real photo postcards portraying African-Americans, dating from approximately 1905 to approximately 1946. Each postcard is approximately 3½ by 5½ inches with a black-and-white photograph on one side and a postcard format on the reverse. The collection was left in original order and is organized by subjects or subject matter.
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Scope and Contents The 3-page play tells the story of Lucindy and her daughter Ophelia, who are domestic servants in the south. Their employer, Mrs. Gardner, is at church, so Lucindy receives the visit of friend Caroline Johnsing. While having coffee, Lucindy tells Caroline she went to a diet doctor to lose weight after her husband cheated. The doctor prescribed a diet of spinach, dry toast and lean meat, but after almost two weeks her skirt is tighter around the waist than it was before. Lucindy is surprised...