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Poems from the Old Log House, 1976 August

 File — Box: 4265.001, Folder: 18

Scope and Contents

This file contains a booklet of poems by KatieAnn Troyer, Poems from the Old Log House, about her life and the lives of her family members, written between 1958 and 1968. Several poems are dedicated to relatives. There are thirty-one rhyming verse poems, photocopied and compiled by Troyer's family. Some entries are typed, though others are handwritten. Two entries are in German. The booklet also contains three newspaper clippings that concern family members or depict horses and farming activities.


  • 1976 August

Language of Materials

While most of the booklet consists of English-language materials, two poems are written in German.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to portions of this collection has been restricted by Archives and Special Collections in order to preserve the original materials. Contact University Libraries Special Collections at or 205.348.0500 for information on access to the restricted portions of this collection.

The rest of the collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

According to a biography on Page 2 of her booklet Poems from the Old Log House, KatieAnn Miller was born March 14, 1891, and was married to three people: (Sandy) John J. Detweiler (1910-his death, 1951); Ananias Miller (1954-his death, 1955); and Benj. Troyer, whom she married in 1956. At the time of the booklet's printing, the Troyers lived in Fredericksburg, Ohio.


From the Collection: 3.8 Linear Feet


Formerly MSS.2579

Local Identifier


Processing Information

Processed by Amanda Haldy, 2009.

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266