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Diaries (Miscellaneous) collection

Call Number: MS 181

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of miscellaneous diaries which are not part of any other collection.

All diaries, except those by anonymous writers, are catalogued. Cards are filed in the catalogue under author, subject, and geographical location.


  • 1681-1945

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

The Michael F. Campbell diary is also available on microfilm (290 frames on 1 reel, 35 mm.) from Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, at cost. Order no. HM212.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


The diaries are arranged alphabetically by diarist name, beginning with anonymous entries, and assigned sequential numbers which appear in the folder column for boxes 1-18. The remainder of the diaries are also assigned sequential numbers, however, there is no alphabetical order.


12.75 Linear Feet (28 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


An artificial collection of diaries relating to Connecticut and other states and regions in the United States. Topics including farming, religion, military life, student life, travel, and the weather are documented.

Separated Materials

The Earliss Porter Arvine (1846-1914) diary formerly in Box 10, Folder 319 was transferred to Yale Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, MS 1258, Series I, Alphabetical.

Guide to the Diaries (Miscellaneous) Collection
Under Revision
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
November 1978
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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