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Written by:
Jessie E. Greer, American, 1902 - 1978  Search this
Subject of:
George J. Jones, American, born 1900  Search this
Beulah Elizabeth Calmeise, American, 1907 - 2010  Search this
Florence J. Greer, American, born 1877  Search this
Vivian I. Greer, American, born 1900  Search this
Sadie Portman, American, born 1881  Search this
Robert C. Greer, American, born 1873  Search this
iron gall ink and graphite on chemical wove wood pulp paper
H x W x D (TR2018-22.2 diary): 7 13/16 × 5 × 1/4 in. (19.8 × 12.7 × 0.6 cm)
Place depicted:
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
This is the wartime diary of Jesse Greer, a 16-year-old African American girl living in Cincinnati during World War I.
A diary written by Jessie Greer. The diary has entries from February 21, 1919 to April 14, 1919. The diary cover has preprinted text that reads: [Normal / Note Book. / No. 600]. Handwritten in black ink above the preprinted text reads: [My Diary]. The interior has pages have diary entries written by hand in pencil. The entries detail Greer's daily activities and interactions with family and friends. The back cover is mostly blank with faded stamp on the bottom.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Education  Search this
Families  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
World War I  Search this
Youth  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Greer-Calmeise Family of Cincinnati, Ohio
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture