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Minnie E. Atteberry Papers

Diaries and letters, ca 1934-1972

Manuscript Collection 1235




INFORMATION ABOUT MINNIE E. ATTEBERRY

Minnie E. Atteberry, a native of Zack, Searcy County, Arkansas, lived on a farm with her son, Lawrence Harry Gardner, and two grandchildren, LeRoy and Christie Marie Rea, the children of her deceased daughter.  Atteberry started keeping her diaries in 1934.  The early entries for the years 1934-1935 are very short, usually about her son's work schedule and the weather. Her daily accounts of events become more detailed over time.  By 1954, Atteberry evidently kept a separate record of her own daily activities, as well as a record of those of her son Lawrence, with few exceptions when he wrote the diary himself.  Both diaries are written in the third person.




INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION

The Minnie E. Atteberry Papers were donated to the Special Collections Division by James Johnston of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on March 1, 1993.

The papers contain diaries, correspondence consisting mostly of Atteberry's draft letters to her relatives and other individuals, and a small number of other papers such as a life insurance policy, a mortgage, personal property assessments, a bill of sale, and others.

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries,
Fayetteville, Arkansas, in November 1998.


CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION
 
Box 1         Diaries

 1. 1934-1935.
 2. 1941.
 3. 1942-1943.
 4. 1946.
 5. July 1950 and 1952.
 6. 1954.
 7. 1957.
 8. Jan-Aug 1959 (1 of 2).
 9. Jan-Aug 1959 (2 of 2).
 10. Aug 1959 (by Lawrence Gardner).
 11. Sep-Oct 1959.
 12. Oct-Dec 1959.
 13. 1959 weather record.

Box 2

 1. Aug 1960.
 2. Nov-Dec 1960.
 3. June-Oct 1961.
 4. May 1962.
 5. Jan-Sep 1964.
 6. July-Dec 1965.
 7. Jan 1-3, 1966 and Jan-Apr 1967.
 8. Jan 12-16, 1966; Feb-May and Oct-Nov 1967 (by Lawrence Gardner).
 9. Jan 1-12, 1968 weather report.
 10. 1968 (by Lawrence Gardner).
 11. Apr 1950 and 1972 (by Lawrence Gardner).
 12. Correspondence, ca 1941-1969.
 13.  Miscellaneous papers.



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