Social life and customs
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S528
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of and original autographed, signed letters from George W. and Mary A. Gorman in Owensville, Indiana, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky and Lexington, Kentucky from the circa 1860s regarding family matters and the Civil War.
Dates: 1862, undated
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of Hiram Maine's family correspondence and his Civil War letters. After the Civil War, correspondence also consists of Maine's newspaper work, letters from the Chicago Express, labor unions, and letters to stockholders in the La Cobriza Mining Company in Sonora, Mexico. Correspondence ranges from 1844 to 1918 from throughout the United States, most notably Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kansas.
Scope and Contents In an oral history interview conducted by Jerry Handfield for the Indiana State Library on February 9, 1977, James Cunningham discusses his parents and their Irish heritage, his father’s work at the Pennsylvania railroad and move to the near South Side. He talks about attending St. John’s Catholic school, the brothers of the Holy Cross and school life in the early twentieth century. He talks about growing up in the near south side, the sports he participated in as a child and part time jobs he...
Collection — Folder S470
Collection — Folder S527
Scope and Contents This collection includes newspaper articles, death notices, printed and autographed poems, and autographed, signed letters from various authors in Indiana, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and other locations ranging from 1829-1926 regarding legal cases, speeches, family matters, obituaries and celebrations of war heroes.
Dates: 1829-1926, undated
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs, personal diaries, account books, and cassette tapes from Kathryn Fletcher Davis ranging from 1900 to 1975 regarding her life, daily expenses, and family. Her diaries record her every day life, including her relationships with family members, illnesses, household chores, and her attempts to bring in additional income through boarders and other jobs. The account books are detailed records of the family's expenses. Notable items include a small mirror with a...
Dates: circa 1900-1976
Collection — Folder S0096
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a 32 page (not all pages are numbered, several chapters are numbered 1-,last page), typed and photocopied document with handwritten corrections, written by Larken L. Beeman and dated 8-24-1964 and 12-16-1964, entitled “Rural Life” in and around school district 3, Marion Township, Boone County, IN from 1876-1900.Chapter 1 is about the school, which was named Baker’s Corner in honor of Mr. Baker. Teachers named were Mr. Jones; Jacob Cobb, a local man;...
Collection — Folder S173
Scope and Contents This is a manuscript written by Lealie Samantha Hulen Reeve in 1938 telling about her early life. This 14-page typed manuscript gives her childhood memories until her father died and she went to live with her aunt, who was not very kind to her. Lealie Samantha Hulen Reeve wrote this story of her childhood at the request of her children. Her father came from Davies County and married three four, first to Eliza Jane Keith, second to Elizabeth Patton, and third to Lealie's mother. In...
Collection — Folder S121
Collection — OH064
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1 transcript of an interview with Mary Clark Coquillard. While she speaks very little about herself, she goes into great detail about social life in South Bend around 1900. Topics include: daily domestic life, cars, fashion, the Studebaker family, South Bend society, the Oliver family, and local history.