1938-1942 5 Year Diary of an American Teenager, Learning, Working and Dating, Naively Unaware of the Impact of World War Two

By: Hazel M. Stewart

Price: $389.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair


On offer is a five-year diary of a young girls started in the late 30's and kept into the opening years of WWII. This diary measures 5.5 inches by 4.0 inches and contains 365 pages. It is approximately 80% complete. It has a padded leather cover and is in good condition. The spine is loose in a couple of places but the binding is intact as are all pages. The handwriting is legible. The diary was kept for the years 1938 through 1942. It was written by Hazel M. Stewart. Born in 1921, she was 16 when she began it. Our informal research had not turned up any additional biographical information about her. As you would expect, it is chock full of the events and names of individuals that made up her busy adolescent life: "Went to school. Nothing happened. Gene Shaffer acted nice to me. Gosh was I surprised. I finished reading Silas Marner. I wonder why Darlene Peterson doesn't" [Feb 1, 1938]; "Shocked barley. Went horseback riding with Grace, Eileen and Dorothy Mae AND I am sore" [July 13, 1938]; "The Prince and Princess of Denmark were in the Brush School. Was let out so that we could see them. Hot stuff!" [May 8, 1939]; "Today an incident happened that I won't soon forget. I stayed home and studied tonight. Gosh but it feels good to get some sleep" [Sept 7, 1939]; "At last I have quit my job. I don't know whether I'm happy or sad. But I got fed up washing dishes…" [June 4, 1940]; "Went to work at Blue Bell. Delbert and his boy came down. We went to Sterling came back and went to the pictures…" [Mar 23, 1941]; "Skipper came and since there was no dance, we went to a show. Gee He's wonderful. Good looking, nice, curly hair, good dancer, one OK guy!" [Aug 16, 1941]; "War. Japs and Germany - USA. Although it will effect many people's lives, it won't over here for quite a while. I hope!" [Dec 8, 1941]. For a social historian or a researcher into Women's Studies, this is an excellent window into the world of a teenage girl during the years around the beginning of WWII. The attitudes hinted at in this diary point to the type of traditional roles for women that would be steadily altered over her lifetime. As well, despite her fervent hope expressed in her Dec 8th entry, she would soon see that this far off war would have devastating affects in her own home town. ; Manuscripts; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 365 pages

Title: 1938-1942 5 Year Diary of an American Teenager, Learning, Working and Dating, Naively Unaware of the Impact of World War Two

Author Name: Hazel M. Stewart

Categories: M. Benjamin Katz, Books & Manuscripts, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: Colorado, Usa, Intrawar Colorado USA: 1938-1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 0011029

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