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Fam. Family and Personal Papers

 Topic Guide
Identifier: Fam
This classification groups together collections created by and on the topic of Family and Personal Papers.

Found in 190 Collections and/or Records:

Coombs-Learned Family Papers

Identifier: MS-182
Abstract A collection of 19th and early 20th century family papers of the Coombs and Learned extended families who lived in Michigan, California, and Ohio. Papers include extensive family correspondence, diaries, business and financial records, and over 300 photographs. Noteworthy among the contents are several letters written by President James A. Garfield to a family member when he was a young man, as well as Palmer Coombs' World War I diaries and papers. Portions of this collection, including...
Dates: 1819-1985

D. Watson Craig Papers (SC-5)

Identifier: SC-5
Scope and Contents

Consists of letters written by Craig to various members of his family. Craig traveled to Oregon and Panama, as well as spending time in Springfield, Ohio and Washington D.C. His letters cover his experiences, local and national politics, and family matters.

Dates: 1852 - 1887

Sgt. Jay H. Crawford World War I Diary (SC-225)

Identifier: SC-225
Scope and Contents The diary, kept by Sergeant Jay H. Crawford, details a World War I soldier’s experience in 1918. It starts in Houston in May 1918, describing Crawford’s journey to the east coast, and later to France. The diary discusses his experiences in France, including describing airplanes and dogfights in May and June, and describing the aftermath of the Battle of Verdun. The diary consists of multiple longer passages, with dates referenced in narrative form. The last events discussed appear to date to...
Dates: 1918 May-Oct

Jeannie Croswell Letter (SC-13)

Identifier: SC-13
Scope and Contents

Photocopy and transcribed letter written in 1876 by Jeannie Croswell describing the Centennial celebration that took place in Dayton. The letter was not to be opened until the bicentennial in 1976.

Dates: circa 1976?

Benjamin F. Cryder Papers

Identifier: MS-105

Benjamin Cryder was the grandfather of Frederick White, one of Wright State University's early founders. His papers include survey maps of Ross County, Civil War bounty reenlistment records, correspondence, and essays on a variety of political and humorous subjects.

Dates: 1816-1888

Harland B. Cushman Papers

Identifier: MS-263

Papers consist of letters written to Cushman by his fiance, Stella Kline, who worked at McCook Field from 1919-1921. Letters contain mostly personal and family information, but also discuss events and people at McCook Field during the period.

Dates: 1919-1921

Dayton Family Photograph Album (SC-217)

Identifier: SC-217
Scope and Contents

Photograph album of an unknown Dayton family, depicting family life and a parade in Dayton. The location appears to be where Sinclair Community College is now located, as some photographs have Sacred Heart in the background.

Dates: circa 1900

Dayton Stories by the Abel Family (SC-286)

Identifier: SC-286
Abstract Four accounts written by four members of the Abel Family from Dayton, Ohio over three generations, and transcribed by Rita Mastbaum Hughes. Includes: Personal Recollections by Joseph F. Abel, circa 1900; Silver Anniversary Trip of Joseph J. Abel and M. Josephine Abel, June 19, 1925 to July 30, 1925; D. Herbert Abel, Ph.D. Autobiography, 1968; and Remembrances by Rosemarie Rita Abel Gabel, 1975. Collectively the collection documents social life and customs in Dayton, Ohio's history from the...
Dates: 1900-1975

Diary of Sarah Louise Reed Brown (SC-295)

Identifier: SC-295
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a single transcription of the diary of Sarah Louise (Reed) Brown. The diary transcription was edited by Martha A. Gavin and Sarah H. Conrad.

Dates: undated

The Diary of the House in the Woods (SC-273)

Identifier: SC-273
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a single pamphlet titled "The Diary of the House in the Woods," which was published by the Lowe Brothers Company in Dayton, Ohio. The pamphlet is a combination of two people's diaries. Katherine McDowell and her husband Ned allowed their diaries to be published to explain the development of their house that they built and in which they lived in the woods. The diary entries begin in May of 1918 and continue through October of the same year. The couple also included...
Dates: circa 1918