Archive Finding Aids

Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

Hattie Bowlus (on right) weaving, 1959
Hattie Bowlus (on right) weaving, 1959
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Bowlus family fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Family diaries. -- 1915-1944
Series 2 Account book, yearbooks and music. -- 1922-1939 and n.d.

Inventory

Series 1 Family diaries. -- 1915-1944. -- The series consists of day-by-day accounts of routine farm and family life at Blackie, recorded by members of the Bowlus family, in particular by George Bowlus from 1915 to 1924 and by Hattie Bowlus from 1925 to 1944. The diaries also include entries written by their daughters, and some cash accounts.
M-5789-1 Diaries. -- 1915-1916
M-5789-2 Diaries. -- 1917-1918
M-5789-3 Diaries. -- 1919-1920
M-5789-4 Diaries. -- 1921, 1923
M-5789-5 Diaries. -- February-December 1924; 1925
M-5789-6 Diaries. -- 1926-1927
M-5789-7 Diaries. -- 1928; January-April 1929; April-December 1929; October-December 1931; and January 1932
M-5789-8 Diaries. -- March 1930-October 1931; 1933
M-5789-9 Diaries. -- 1935-1936
M-5789-10 Diaries. -- 1937-1938
M-5789-11 Diaries. -- 1939
M-5789-12 Diaries. -- 1940-1941
M-5789-13 Diaries. -- 1942-1943
M-5789-14 Diaries. -- January-September 1944
Series 2 Account book, yearbooks and music. -- 1922-1939 and n.d.
M-5789-15 Account book for Bowlus Farm, Blackie. -- 1939
M-5789-16 Yearbook for Doane College, Crete, Nebraska. -- 1922
M-5789-17 Yearbook for Doane College, Crete, Nebraska. -- 1925
M-5789-18 Books of published music belonging to George Bowlus. -- n.d.
M-5789-19 Books of published music belonging to George Bowlus. -- n.d.
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