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Collins family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1237

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of the journals of trips taken and recorded by Anne Collins in the period 1936-1965. In addition, there are a diary and trip journal kept by Anna Albertson in 1907 and another trip journal kept by Anna A. Collins in 1912.


  • 1780-1965

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Please contact the Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

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

Dan Collins, May 1995
Collins Family Papers, 1780-1965
Diana Franzusoff Peterson
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