This page highlights items of lay interest from the collection.
All of these works are published for the first time in this collection.
- Small-pox Outbreak in Northern
Virginia, 1792 A manuscript showing reactions of Martha Paige
to an outbreak of small pox in 1792.
- Diary of a Grand Tour of Europe
and the Middle East, 1850-1852, 3 vols. A major work by Maria
- Bessie Mattern Diary, 1892-1910
details the social life of Bessie Mattern from age 14 to 32 in Pennsylvania.
- Mary Josephine Lyon's Diary 1899
describes a trip through Italy in 1899.
- Diary of a European Tour,
May-July 1914, Postcards, fashion clippings and other ephemera
illustrate this travel account of a trip to France, England and Scotland
just before World War I.
- My Trip Abroad, 1914 World
War I interrupted Ruth Pike's tour of Europe, leaving her stranded in
Heller's Boyfriend Book (1932) A diary of
dates, social engagements and ratings of boyfriend from a teenager in
Pennsylvania in 1932.
- Evelyn Jackson Diary, 1933 A
young black school girl describes school work, friends, religious
observances and her resolutions for the year.
of Mary and Jasper Muglia, 1942-1945. Letters from Mary in New
Jersey to Jasper in service during World War II.
- Ship Log Honduras-Guatemala
Cruise, 1954 A scrapbook account of Edna May and her husband's
trip to Central America in 1954.