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COLLECTION Identifier: A/S634

Diary of Virginia Slover, 1905


Daily diary kept by Virginia Slover.


  • 1905

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the diary of Virginia Slover as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder

Collection consists of a diary created by Virginia Slover. Diary entries describe Slover's daily life in high school and at home, while living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her aunt and uncle. Topics include visiting her mother and father during school vacations, homesickness, the South High School debate team, her social life, outings with Arthur Reum, attending church, chores, and letters received. The last entry reflects on the past year.


Virginia Slover was born on July 9, 1888, to Arthur Slover and Grace (Jackson) Slover in Gales Township, Minnesota. In 1905, Virginia Slover moved to the Minneapolis, Minnesota, area to live with an aunt and uncle, where she attended the South High School. Virginia Slover married Arthur Reum on September 8, 1908. The Reums had one child: Virginia "Vee" Reum (1909-1956). Virginia Slover Reum died on December 7, 1977, in Monterey, California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The diary of Virginia Slover was given to the Schlesinger Library by E.C. Davis in 1989.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital Surrogates of the items in this collection are available through the Adam Matthew online database Gender: Identity and Social Change (Access restricted to subscribing institutions).

Processing Information

Updated and additional description added: April 2021

By: Cat Lea Holbrook

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Zetlin Sisters Fund and the Jane Rainie Opel '50 Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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