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COLLECTION Identifier: A/B1552

Diaries of Nena H. Bailey, 1896-1920


Diaries of Nena H. Bailey.


  • 1896-1920


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. The diaries created by Nena H. Bailey are in the public domain. 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 two diaries written by Nena H. Bailey: one with entries copied from diaries, 1896-1916; the other from 1920. Bailey details social life, sickness, death; household activities such as soap making, quilting, smoking meat, etc.; home improvements including installing a telephone, wood furnace, Phelps carbide gas machine, bathroom, and piano; also contains financial records.


Nena H. Bailey was born in 1871. She lived in Knox County, Illinois, near Yates City.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2009-M26

The diaries of Nena H. Bailey were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Dan Casavant in 2009.

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

Processed: February 2009

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: March 2022

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 gifts from the Zetlin Sisters Fund, the Jane Rainie Opel ’50 Fund, and the Gerard Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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