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Guide to the Ruby Crumley Mitchell diaries

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1904-1966
Creator: Mitchell, Ruby Crumley (1880-)
Extent: 5.00 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0228
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Daily diaries of this Rhodes, Iowa, native.

Access: The diaries are open for research.

Use: Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The diaries (donor no. 314) were donated by Pat Ellerbroek in 1995.

Preferred Citation: Ruby Crumley Mitchell diaries, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason

Ruby Buena Vista Crumley Mitchell was born in Rhodes, Iowa, on April 9, 1880. In 1900 she married and moved to Los Angeles.

The diaries consist of brief entries concerning her daily life, including details of her social activities.  Apart from one diary written in her twenty-fourth year, the diaries were written sporadically from the time she was in her fifties until her eighties.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: Diaries

  • Series 1: Diaries
  • Box 1:
  • Diaries - 1904, 1930, 1932-1934
  • Diaries - 1935-1939
  • Diaries - 1940-1944
  • Diaries - 1945-46, 1948-1949, 1951
  • Diaries - 1958-1962
  • Diaries - 1963-1966