Guide to the Helen Fitch McLaughlin Diary, 1902-1908

Collection number: UA 3/1/8
Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About Helen Fitch McLaughlin (d. 1954)

Helen Fitch McLaughlin received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1909 and her B.S. from Simmons College in 1915. She began working at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1917 as a Home Demonstration Agent. She was promoted to Instructor in Home Economics in 1920 in which position she stayed until her retirement in 1953. She died in April of 1954. The College became the University of New Hampshire in 1923.

About the Helen Fitch McLaughlin Diary

This series contains two diaries. The first was written by Helen Fitch McLaughlin and spans her sophomore and junior years at the University of Wisconsin, 1906-08. She describes her daily activities and thoughts. The second diary was written by a young woman from Iowa who was in some way related to Helen McLaughlin but whose identity is still unknown. She, and a woman named Cornelia, stayed in Boston, Massachusetts from December 1902 to April 1903. They attended lectures, concerts and plays, took a trip to Washington, D.C. and visited relatives living in Groton, Massachusetts. Attached in the back of the diary is a list of some of the members of the Fitch family born between 1777 and 1823.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Helen Fitch McLaughlin Diary, 1902-1908, UA 3/1/8, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11906-1908Helen Fitch McLaughlin diary
Box 1, Folder 21902-1903Unidentified female relative of Helen McLaughlin diary