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Allene Curry diaries (microfilm)

 Collection
Identifier: 1993_070-UA
The diaries were begun in 1938 by Curry at age 13. Nearly every notation begins with a word or two about the weather and concludes with a few words about activities of the day. There are reminders of her cherished walks in the woods and of her fishing trips: of her searches through the hills for ginseng; of pie suppers and sleigh rides; of outings with her sons when they were young, and later, with her nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. See also oral history interview (1993-048).

Dates

  • 1938-1992

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.

Extent

2 reels of microfilm

Biographical / Historical

Curry, a farmer and housewife from Taylor County, Kentucky, began keeping the diaries when she was given a five-year diary as a gift from her great-aunt on her thirteenth birthday. Since then, she has kept an almost daily record of life in rural Kentucky.

Creator

Title
Allene Curry Diaries (microfilm)
Status
Completed
Date
2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752
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