Collins Family papers
Scope and Contents
The collection primarily consists of journals of trips taken and recorded by Anne Collins in the period of 1936 to 1965. In addition, there is a diary and trip journal kept by Anna Albertson in 1907 and another trip journal kept by Anna A. Collins in 1912.
The collection is open for research use.
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
Biographical / Historical
There is no concrete information on any of the journal writers, although there is an Anna J. Albertson (1854-1914) and an Anna Newlin Albertson (1846/7-1930). Although Anne Collins may have been nee Balderston and a Quaker, there is no proof that can be made from the materials in the collection.
42 Volumes (5 boxes)
Though much of the contents of the journals contain commentary that is mundane and seemingly trivial, this set of works offers broad social history and insight into the imagination and perceptions of primarily 20th-century middle-class American women, probably Quaker, as they perceive the world beyond their own spheres of reference. (Written by Emma Lapsansky-Werner)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Collins Family papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1995 by Dan Collins.
Oricessed by Diana Franzusoff Peterson.
- Collins Family papers, 1780-1965
- Diana Franzusoff Peterson
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
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