Mary Ruth Slaton diaries

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The diaries of Mary Ruth Slaton, a housewife and mother from in Hopkins County, Kentucky, dated 1931-1973. Slaton begins writing her diary during the Great Depression in the early 1930s. She describes going to school, spending time with friends and doing chores. By the late 1930s she has finished school and transitions into her adult life. She describes activities she does with her husband Rex and later her son Robert. She notes her daily housework, the weather, and activities such as going to church, listening to the radio, visiting friends, playing cards, and, later on, watching television. She comments on the health of her family, and notes the deaths of friends and family. By the 1970s she often discusses her son Robert who is grown. There are 37 total diaries in the collection. The first 5 are presented here.

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Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1931 - 1935

Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1931 - 1935

Metadata: Title: Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1931 - 1935 Description: Daily diary kept by Mary Ruth Slaton from January 1, 1931 through December 31, 1935. Creator: Slaton, Mary Ruth Publisher: Kentucky Historical Society Date: 1931 - 1935 Places: Hopkins County (Ky.) Subjects: Slaton, Mary...

204 pages: 9% transcribed, 91% needs review
Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1936

Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1936

Metadata: Title: Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1936 Description: Diary kept by Mary Ruth Slaton from January 1, 1936 through December 31, 1936. Creator: Slaton, Mary Ruth Publisher: Kentucky Historical Society Date: 1936 Places: Hopkins County (Ky.) Subjects: Slaton, Mary Ruth, 1911-1973;...

101 pages: 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1937

Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1937

Metadata: Title: Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1937 Description: The Clipper diary kept by Mary Ruth Slaton from January 1, 1937 through December 31, 1937. Creator: Slaton, Mary Ruth Publisher: Kentucky Historical Society Date: 1937 Places: Hopkins County (Ky.) Subjects: Slaton, Mary Ruth,...

162 pages: 1% transcribed, 99% needs review
Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1938 - 1940

Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1938 - 1940

Metadata: Title: Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1938 - 1940 Description: Five year diary kept by Mary Ruth Slaton from January 1, 1938 through December 31, 1940. Creator: Slaton, Mary Ruth Publisher: Kentucky Historical Society Date: 1938 - 1940 Places: Hopkins County (Ky.) Subjects: Slaton,...

195 pages: 4% transcribed, 96% needs review
Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1941

Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1941

Metadata: Title: Mary Ruth Slaton diary, 1941 Description: Marquette Diary and Daily Reminder by Mary Ruth Slaton from January 1, 1941 through December 31, 1941. Creator: Slaton, Mary Ruth Publisher: Kentucky Historical Society Date: 1941 Places: Hopkins County (Ky.) Subjects: Slaton,...

204 pages: 7% transcribed, 93% needs review
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