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Collection Details


Collection Name: Clinton Osborne Houghton Diaries
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/houghton.htm
Dates Spanned: 1905-1940
Description: The C.O. Houghton Diaries consist of nineteen diaries which span the period 1905, and 1923-1940, as well as ephemera which had been laid in the pages of the diaries. This ephemeral material includes membership cards, golf schedules, postage rate schedules, receipts, a business card, and a ticket. Though daily entries are generally only several lines in length, and are often greatly abbreviated, the diaries nonetheless contain a great amount of personal information; from a mundane accounting of Houghton's daily routine, to important family events such as Frederick's first step, taken in March, 1905. Much of this material is fairly repetitive, and there are a great many details which are unclear, such as the lab at which he worked, and his continual reference to individuals by no more than an initial letter. There are no diaries from 1906-1922, and there is very little information regarding the University of Delaware or his activity as a professor.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 19
Broad Subjects: Biography
ASP Subjects: Biography; College teachers; Delaware; Diaries; Newark, DE; United States; University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Collection Code: OHC0004813