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finished flagging and organizing Ethel’s diaries! Final tally is 149 volumes
(!), including 4 ledgers. See the picture below for the finished product. I’m
still impressed by how consistently Ethel wrote in them.
Once I finished
up with the diaries, I started on an oversized box with mostly family school
documents. Some are certificates of attendance and merit, and some look like
proto-report cards. These are from Lizzie and Minnie Reed when they lived in
New York. The box also contains Nancy’s junior high and high school diplomas
(from Claremont Junior High and Claremont High), as well as her diploma from
Pomona College (class of ’44). See the photo below for a vintage Pomona B.A. There
might be some reorganization of the materials in this box, since there are some
documents that are pretty small and really don’t need to be in such a large
started on Nancy’s scrapbook. The pages are currently in Manila envelopes and
I’m in the process of transferring all of them to Mylar sleeves. There are
pictures of Nancy and Ethel, their home in Claremont, and lots of pictures of
cats. Below are pictures of Nancy and
Ethel. It’s nice to have faces for the names, as I’m going through their stuff!
What I think is most interesting about the photos is that they are recognizably
photos of Claremont… the exteriors of the houses haven’t changed all that much
in the past 60 years!
Next week’s post will feature the
cat photos. Get ready…