ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58202

DR. ALICE HUNTER PAPERS

COLLECTION: OGL#370 (addition)

DATES: 1936

SIZE: 1 folder

INTRODUCTION

ACQUISITION: This addition to the Dr. Alice Hunter Papers was deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection by Dr. David Tilotta, University of North Dakota, on June 29, 2001 (Acc.#2001-2522). The material was purchased at an auction by Dr. Tilotta.

ACCESS: Available for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This addition to the Dr. Alice Hunter Papers consists of her personal diary from 1936. The diary recorded everyday events like meetings, different errands she ran, what the neighbors were doing, and happenings around town. The diary also contained information about the weather during the year, especially during the cold winter months. The main focus of the diary, however, was about her father, Adison I. Hunter, who was very ill at the time. She lived with and cared deeply for him.

Adison Hunter was in and out of the hospital throughout 1936, even going to Rochester for care. He died on Monday, December 7, and the funeral was held two days later on December 9.

After the death of her father, Dr. Hunter’s diary entries became shorter, as she was in mourning. She wrote about how she could not sleep at night, and then therefore had to sleep late into the morning. On December 31, 1930, she attended another funeral and wrote that it was "hard to go to thru funeral, so sad this time of year" (p. 366).

BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 12
Folder

  1. Diary: 1936

 Original Donation  First Addition: 1907
 Second Addition: 1936  

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