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Diary of David M. Austin

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-63
Collection Description

Handwritten diary maintained by David M. Austin of Elsie, Michigan. The diary is written in a day book. Entries begin on January 1, 1913 and conclude on December 31st 1916. Austin records the details of his everyday life including the weather, his work around the farm and jobs he is hired to do, and details of friends and family.

Inserted in the diary are a newspaper article, a poem, and a program from a Merchant of Venice performance.

Dates: 1913-1916

Correspondence and diaries of Civil War surgeon, John Bennitt

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: RHC-43
Abstract

John Bennitt was a physician from Centreville, Michigan. He joined the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment as an assistant surgeon, and remained in military service until the end of the war. The collection consists of over 200 letters from John Bennitt to his wife and daughters. In them he shared his detailed observations of army life as a surgeon. Three diaries accompany the correspondence.

Dates: 1861-1865

Camp Fire Girls collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-180
Content Description

Collection of handbooks, magazines, printed ephemera, uniforms, scrapbooks and diaries, organizational reports, and artifacts relating to the Camp Fire Girls youth scouting organization, spanning from around 1912 to the mid 1960s.

Dates: circa 1912-1966

Roy Kinsley Cronkhite diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-10
Collection Description The collection consists of seven handwritten bound diaries maintained from October 23, 1906 to July 30, 1957. Diaries were maintained routinely throughout this time with gaps from 1918 to 1922, 1936 to 1944, and from 1949 to 1953 indicating that some volumes may be missing. He writes about his work, the weather, and his family. Mr. Cronkhite traveled as far as New York and Colorado for his work. He mentions creating drawings of turpentine stills for the C.W. Thomas turpentine refinery in...
Dates: 1906 - 1957

Allison R. Denise diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-202
Content Description Two pocket diaries of Allison Denise on his Lowell Township farm. Both pocket diaries document, in rich detail, the daily events in the life of Allison Denise on his Lowell Township farm. Included are weather observations; farming responsibilities such as planting, harvesting, and marketing; improvements made to the land and farmhouse, such as plowing, repairing, and painting; frequent trips to Alto, Lowell, Grand Rapids, and other places; maintenance of the road fronting his property;...
Dates: 1892 and 1898

Fei Hu Films research and production files

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-88
Collection Description Collection contains production records, research files, and audiovisual materials created and collected by Fei Hu Films in the development and production of documentary films about the history of the American Volunteer Group, "Flying Tigers," and the Civil Air Transport airline, later named Air America. The materials span in date from the early 1940s to 2007, and are organized in four series.Series 1. Fei Hu: the Story of the Flying...
Dates: 1941 - 2007

Humphrey family World War II papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-86
Content Description Collection contains correspondence and personal papers of Frederick G. Humphrey and William F. Humphrey, Jr. relating primarily to their military service during World War II. Also included are photographs of the twins as boys and in their uniforms. The collection also contains additional family papers including a diary with entries dating from 1942-1943 from the twins' first cousin, Eloise Jennifer Humphrey and World War I era post cards to their aunt, Pearl (Humphrey) Keene, from her future...
Dates: circa 1857-1949

William Mercer diaries

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-91
Collection Description

Collection contains twelve handwritten daily diaries by William Mercer, dating from 1877 to 1897. The diaries contain brief entries with details of the weather, his travels and activities, court cases and the incidents of daily life in Hillsdale County, Michigan. The diaries also contain miscellaneous receipts and notes.

Dates: 1877 - 1897

Diary of fruit farmer Theodore Peticolas

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-51
Collection Description

In the diary Peticolas details his farm work, crops, family, neighbors, and social life. He also names the varieties of fruit grown on his farm. He maintains meticulous records of the weather, using a system of symbols and noting the temperature three times a day. The diary ends shortly after the death of his son.

Dates: 1863

Whitley Read Civil War diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RHC-52
Collection Description

This diary was kept by soldier Whitley Read detailing his last year of service in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery, Company H. It also focuses on his postwar service on a Great Lakes Schooner. The last pages of the diary include brief memoranda and cash accounts.

Dates: 1865

William Welsh papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-89
Scope and Contents The collection contains six journals kept by William Welsh, containing entries dating from 1855 to 1908 and one folder of loose letters, notes, and newspaper clippings. The journal entries document the activities of Welsh, including his teaching and surveying activities in Knox County, Ohio, farming, weather, and personal observations. Entries occasionally mention the Civil War and other important matters of the time. The journals also contain a variety of newspaper clippings, genealogical...
Dates: 1855 - 1908

Floyd E. Westfall papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-61
Collection Description

Collection includes diaries kept by Westfall during high school and college, cash account books kept in high school until 1925, and a small notebook of unidentified code; insurance and legal records, and a small brown medicine bottle make up the rest of the collection.

Dates: 1889-1925