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P. H. P. Typed Diaries and Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4064

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the typed diary of a northern women who moved to Alabama when her husband was relocated to an Army base there. In it she describes her perceptions of the poverty, poor living conditions, and general treatment of most African Americans. There is also a typed letter to the editor of a Washington, DC, newspaper decrying the actions and inactions of the DC health department regarding drug stores, kennel boarding facilities, and public restrooms in restaurants.

There are two copies of the diary, both of which are carbon copies.

Dates

  • c. 1950

Biographical / Historical

A diary is generally a daily accounting of the events of a person's life. It may also reflect their thoughts and comments on current events. Diaries are usually not meant to be published as is, but could be used as the basis for the writer's memoirs or autobiography.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Typed diary of a northern women who moved to Alabama when her husband was relocated to an Army base there.

Provenance

purchased from M. Benjamin Katz, 20141

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014
Title
Guide to the P. H. P. Typed Diaries and Letter
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
November 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500