1929 - 1930 ORIGINAL CHARMING MANUSCRIPT DIARY HAND WRITTEN BY A RURAL ARKANSAS TEENAGER COMING OF AGE IN PRE DEPRESSION AMERICA

By: GERALDINE HENRY

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On offer is a young high school student's diary that follows part of her experiences growing up in rural Arkansas. Measuring about 6in by 3 1/2 in, this leather bound 5-year diary spans the years 1929 to 1933. The cover is in good condition with some wear marks and the clasp works. The entries for 1929 are nearly complete, 1930 about 45% and only a couple of days each in 1931 and 1933. Geraldine Henry lives in the small community of Plainview, Arkansas and attends Plainview High School. From the context of some entries, a reader could surmise that she is 16 or 17 years old. The entries themselves are full of the ordinary day-to-day events of a young high school student: "Rained like everything. I went to school and wished it would stop as Plainview could play Ola (Arkansas) on Wed" [Jan 22, 1929], "Went down to Holiman's drug store and spent the afternoon, most all my friends were down there." [Feb 2, 1929], "had a good time at school today .Train time, Corinne and I went to Post Office. Heard the news. If you ever want to hear gossip, go to Post Office." [Mar 21, 1929], "... Today was my birthday Lathelle gave me a compact and lip stick. Corine gave party tonight and she gave me handkerchief and garter set" [Nov 22, 1929]. The entry for Sept 13 contains a small annotated photograph. The Memoranda section has a number of autograph entries, similar to a high school yearbook. The value of this diary lies in the snapshot they offer to a social historian of life in a small town in rural Arkansas during the years between WWI and WWII

Title: 1929 - 1930 ORIGINAL CHARMING MANUSCRIPT DIARY HAND WRITTEN BY A RURAL ARKANSAS TEENAGER COMING OF AGE IN PRE DEPRESSION AMERICA

Author Name: GERALDINE HENRY

Illustrator: /

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

Publisher: PLAINVIEW ARKANSAS OUACHITA NATIONAL FOREST, 1929

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 0008034

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