Nancy Grey Osterud Papers,1856-1983.

Collection Number: 4985

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Nancy Grey Osterud papers, 1856-1983.
Collection Number:
4985
Creator:
Nancy Grey Osterud.
Quantity:
2.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Interviews, diaries, a notebook, and autograph book, photographs, tintypes, pocket almanacs, audiocassettes, and other materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers relating to the Historian in Residence Program.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Participant in the Historian in Residence Program, 1981-1983

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers relating to the Historian in Residence Program, including Osterud's dissertation and other writings using research material consisting of contemporary oral history interviews with people in the Maine, New York area, and diaries of George Riley (1865-1889) and his Accessor's Books (1887-1889); Judge Hiram Riley diaries (1876-1894) including a notebook for the Ancient Order of Grand Templars Lodge #495; Vernon A. Davy diaries (1889-1897); Chauncy F. McIntyre diaries (1856-1887); Dana Bicknell diary (1870); Mertie Whittemore diaries (1894-1901); Bostwick family ledgers; Alice Johnson autograph book; Maine Fire Company constitution and by-laws (1922); Theodore T. Lawton diaries (1868-1922); and miscellaneous documents, including an 1851 contract to go to the California gold fields. Includes photographs, tintypes, pocket almanacs, and audicassettes.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Osterud, Nancy Grey.
Bicknell, Dana.
Bostwick family.
Davy, Vernon A.
Johnson, Alice
Lawton, Theodore T.
McIntyre, Chauncy F.
Riley, Hiram.
Whittemore, Mertie.
Ancient Order of Grand Templars (Maine, N.Y.)
Maine Fire Company (Maine, N.Y.)
Riley, George.

Subjects:
Family--New York (State)--Maine.
Fire departments--New York (State)--Maine.

Places:
Maine (N.Y. : Town)--Social life and customs.
Maine (N.Y. : Town)--History.
California--Gold discoveries.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Nancy Grey Osterud papers, #4985. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
Papers relating to the HIR program and Grey Osterud including a copy of her dissertation and other writings using these materials.
Box 1
64 folders of Oral History transcriptions and extracts from Diaries.
Box 1
6 Diaries.
Box 2
George W. Riley, d. Jan. 30, 1890, Diaries, 1865-1889 ; Accessor's Books, 1887-1889.
Box 2
Judson Hiram Riley, [son of Geo. W.], Diaries, 1876-1885, 1887-1894, 1897 ; Notebook, Ancient Order of Grand Templars, Lodge #495, 1881-1882.
Box 2
1 folder of misc. documents including an 1851 contract to go to the California gold fields, 1851-1906.
Box 2
Vernon A. Davey, Arbutus, Diaries, 1889-1897.
Box 2
Chancy F. McIntyre, Diaries, 1856, 1875, 1878, 1883-1884, 1886-1887.
Box 2
Dana Bicknell, Diary. 1870 and some loose items.
Box 2
Miss Mertie Whittemore, Union Center, Diaries, 1894, 1897-1989, 1901.
Box 2
Unidentified woman, Diaries, 1895, 1919-1920 , [possibly Miss Whittmore].
Box 2
Bostwick Family, Owego, 4 Ledgers re: shoemaking, sheep and wool trade and etc.
Box 2
Alice Johnson, Autograph book, 1880s.
Box 2
Maine Fire Company #1, Constitution and By-Laws, 1922.
Box 2
Hazeltine's Pocket-book Almanac for 1885 , 1 1/4" x 2".
Box 2
1 tintype, 2 photographs.
Box 3-4
Theo. T. Lawton, Diaries, 1868-1922 and misc. papers.
Box 5
47 cassettes of Oral History, see Box 1 for transcriptions.