1938 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN IOWA WOMAN MOVED TO LOS ANGELES DOING WHAT IT TAKES TO SUPPORT HER FAMILY IN DEPRESSION ERA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

By: AGNES GUNIRLLE

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On offer is the original handwritten five year diary of Agnes Gunirlle, a housewife and waitress, originally from the small town of Mondamin, Iowa, but living in Los Angeles, California for the duration of the diary. She and her husband, "Winston," who she refers to most often just as "Mr," live in the Los Feliz neighborhood of the city that they move into during the beginning of August 1938. Ms. Gunirlle's job as a waitress is often mentioned, mostly as she talks about the tips she made. "Aug 13 1938. Sat. Went to look at a job worked from 4-12 at night. Home on bus made 30 in tips. on 6619 Western." There are also occasional references to going out dancing or shopping with friends as well as going to the California beach or to Redondo and other seaside towns for events and daytrips. Agnes Gunirrle is young but past school age, as much of her life revolves around going to work and church, as well as female activities such as knitting, pressing clothes, and doing household chores. She goes several days a week to church in addition to every Sunday. Most dates contain four entries for the years 1938-1941, though some entries from earlier years run longer, and near the end of the year, the entries for 1941 stop completely for months at a time. The entries are almost entirely in pencil. On many pages, the pencil marks have smudged over the years and can make reading some dates difficult. Here are some snippets: October 2 1938 Sun. Stayed home and went to the show in the evening. To church at 9 bells. Jan 7 1939 Sat. Work at 900 bells. Worked till 8:00 at night. Home and played Chinese checkers. August 1 1939 Mon. Started down the hill at 8 bells & then to L.A. at 1:30 & home. slept all afternoon & evening. Mr. O'Streh got mark mad. September 22 1939 Thu. got my hair died then went to look for work in Hollywood on Vernon. Got a job for fri. & sat. Home & knitted & pressed clothes to bed at 10 bells. October 8 1940 Sun. To church at 8 Mary & I went shopping. Off to the Mts. with Winston at Lake Sherman. Mary & I went right away to the marina.

Title: 1938 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN IOWA WOMAN MOVED TO LOS ANGELES DOING WHAT IT TAKES TO SUPPORT HER FAMILY IN DEPRESSION ERA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Author Name: AGNES GUNIRLLE

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: LOS ANGELES, 1938

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002585

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