Manuscript Group 806, Mary E. Rogers (fl. 1934-1953), Housewife Diaries, 1934 – 1953

The New Jersey Historical Society

Manuscript Group 806, Mary E. Rogers (fl. 1934-1953), Housewife

Diaries, 1934-1953, 1 linear foot / 13 volumes

Call Number: MG 806


Kept by an East Orange, New Jersey housewife.

Biographical Note:

Mary E. Rogers lived in East Orange, New Jersey.  She was married to Fred F. Rogers, with whom she had at least two children, a son, Freddie, and a daughter, Ruth.

Provenance Note:

The source of these diaries is unknown.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of twelve diaries kept by Mary E. Rogers between the years of 1934 and 1953, as well as her address book.  The diaries give a daily account of the weather and what Mrs. Rogers did during the day.  Most of her activities involved doing household chores, running errands, or going out shopping, to lunch, or to the beauty parlor.  In the diaries there are assorted newspaper clippings, postcards, letters and business cards.  Among the newspaper clippings are articles having to do with the Second World War.

Folder List:

Box Folder Item Dates
1 1 Diaries (2) 1934 and 1938
1 2 Diaries (2) 1939 and 1940
1 3 Diaries (2) 1941 and 1942
1 4 Diaries (2) 1943 and 1944
2 1 Diaries (2) 1946 and 1947
2 2 Diaries (2) 1949 and 1952
2 3 Address Book n.d.

Processed by Alicia Santoliquido, May 2001

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