Fifty-eight diaries of Joseph Buchanan Bernardin, Episcopal clergyman, dated 1913-1987, and thirteen scrapbooks of clippings, invitations, programs, and other memorabilia.
Most of his diary entries do not go into detail, but record the bare bones of his daily activities. He often mentions people with whom he socializes and good friends. But he rarely tells what he is reading, or mentions particulars about his parishioners or friends. He mentions places he visits, from restaurants to plays to tourist sites, but gives no detail.
His scrapbooks contain personal items, such as passports and birthday cards, but mostly contain programs from events such as plays and musicals; menus from restaurants and tourist pamphlets. Also includes his manuscripts.