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Ann Coffey Papers, 1924-1940

Ann Coffey Papers, 1924-1940
Mss. Acc. 2011.634
0.05 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Contains one typed transcript of a diary as well as a scrapbook of photographs entitled "The Coffey Pot" by Ann Coffey for her daughter Ann Elaine Coffey. The diary gives an account of the daily life of Ann and Ann Elaine, from large events like Ann Elaine's birth, her first day of school, her adventures at camp, moving to different towns, and a family trip to Niagara Falls, to everyday occurrences including being bitten by the neighbor's scottie dog and getting a perm for her hair. The diary ends in 1940 on Ann Elaine's sixteenth birthday.

The scrapbook contains a copy of the diary along with photographs of Ann Elaine as a child, her family and friends, summer camp, and trips the family took. Also included in the collection is "Why the Jew", a November 27, 1940 research paper written by Ann that discusses why Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler discriminated against the Jews and defends the population, positing that the Jews have contributed more to society than any other race. For excerpts from the diary provided by the seller, see the Finding Aid/Box List link below.

Coffey, Ann
Women--Michigan--Social Life and Customs

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Acquisition Note
 Source: Purchases-eBay.
Acc. 2011.634 was received by the SCRC via USPS in September 2011.
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Preferred Citation
Ann Coffey Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in October 2011. Further description and rehousing provided by Gabbie DeCuir in November 2013.
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