ALAN E. MAURER 1930 - 1941 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF TWELVE  DEPRESSION ERA AND PRE WORLD WAR II DIARIES OFFERING A RARE DAILY LOOK AT THE PERSONAL, LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS AND POLITICS OF THE DAY AFFECTING A DOWN TO EARTH PENNSYLVANIA MAN
ORWIGSBURG PA PENNSYLVANIA 1930 Leather Very Good Manuscript
On offer is a remarkable archive of twelve  handwritten manuscript diaries beginning in 1930 until the author's death in 1941. This archive chronicles the Depression Era and pre- World War Two era in superb fashion - the author Alan E. Maurer [1892-1941 son of William R. and Anna L. Maurer] was a meticulous, near obsessive diarist observing the world from a personal, local and national and international level as if he had a front row seat and never failing to present the details of the day. In a very neat manner of printing with a near calligraphic style the author notes everything - trials, weather, births, deaths, automobile purchases, WPA checks ++++ Rarely will one find as comprehensive a retelling of such an important era of American history as this for the Depression. Here are some examples: worst Blizzard in years, Johnstown Flood, 1700 WPA county workers laid off, Hardware Store explodes kills two, Democratic Parade in Pottsville. National/World: Hitler sends troops to Rhine, Hauptmann executed, Louis upset by Schmelling, Louis vs Sharkey fight, Roosevelt wins 46 of 48 states, strike at Shirt Factory, Alex Meyers to Rockview for execution, 1st Stainless Steel Train by Budd Co. at Rail Road Station. National/World events: Ohio Valley Floods, Jean Harlow 26 dies, Braddock looses to Joe Louis, Amelia Earhart lost in Pacific, Louis vs Farr, Japan sinks US Gunn Boat and 2 Oil Tankers, fire at Mahanoy High School, Police Move out. National/World events: Radio Scare War of Worlds broadcast, Braddock vs Farr Fight, Hitler Takes Austria, R. Whitney goes to Sing Sing, Max Baer vs Farr, Joe Louis beats Schmeling in first round, 75th Ann of Gettysburg, Howard Hughes record Flight, Hitler and War, Auburn Brick plant fire, Regular Thanks Giving day not celebrated in PA., Thanks Giving day by Roosevelt, 8 lb Capon cost $1.60, Fire at Arcadia Hotel. National/World events: Pope Pius XI dies, New Pope elected, 14 democracts indited, Hitler Takes Checo-Slovakia, NY Word Fair opens w/President, Sub Squal sinks, Men rescused with diving bell, Louis vs Galento, War Loams in Europe, Hitler attacks Poland, Al Capone released today 71/2 years, Mussolini, purchased 3 ton of bootleg pea coal $15.00, 16 Block Cave In at Shenandoah,PA worst in history of Antracite Fields, In Warne Hospital, Pottsville, Bill $28.00, Razing old court house. National/World events: Germany Invades Norway, Hitler invades Belgium, Holland & Luxenburg, Germans start Air Raid in Paris, France Surrenders, Roosevelt Wins 3rd term. Many hundreds maybe 1000s of names will provide a wealth of genealogical info. VG.