Guide to an Unidentified Homemaker’s Diary 1960 MG 1581

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

Container List

Diary


Guide to an Unidentified Homemaker’s Diary
1960
MG 1581
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
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© 2004 All rights reserved.
The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Shawn Ryan Rosa.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. December 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Unidentified Homemaker
Title: Guide to an Unidentified Homemaker’s Diary
Dates 1960
Abstract: This collection consists of a single diary, written by a woman, which includes entries for every day of the year 1960.
Quantity: 0.02 linear feet (1 volume)
Collection Number: MG 1581

Biographical Note

The author of this diary is unknown, although she was most likely a homemaker/housewife who resided in the area of Mount Holly or Moorestown, New Jersey. Her diary spans the year 1960 in its entirety.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a single diary, which includes entries for every day of the year 1960. The author details the every day happenings of her life, including topics such as the weather, household chores, and social activities.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Topics:
Home economics–New Jersey.
Housewives–New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Moorestown (N.J.)
Mount Holly (N.J.)
Document Types:
Diaries.
Subject Occupations
Housewives.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1581, Unknown Woman’s Diary, 1960, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by The New Jersey Historical Society in February 2003.

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Container List

Diary

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Diary describing the weather and her daily activities, including performing household chores, receiving guests, visiting, and writing letters. The author seems to be mostly confined to the home and seems to have
suffered from poor health during the early part of the year.
1960 Jan.-Dec.

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