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Nolf (Mary) Diaries and Correspondence
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Nolf Family History
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Related Materials

  • Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: Mary Nolf Diaries and Correspondence
    Creator: Nolf, Mary
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2018.051
    Physical Description: 1 box
    Physical Description: .42 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1831-1939
    Date (bulk): 1880-1910
    Abstract: The Mary Nolf Diaries and Correspondence collection contains diaries, autograph books, and a calendar book that mostly belonged to Mary Nolf, as well as correspondence, such as letters and postcards between Mary, her siblings, family members, and possibly friends.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Nolf Family History

    This collection pertains to three sisters (Mary, Angeline or Angie, and Margaret or Maggie) who moved from Pennsylvania to Pasadena, California after receiving an inheritance of land from their deceased parents. Their brother William and his wife, Marie, remained in Pennsylvania. Angie married a man named Martin E. Geibel in 1910 and Mary and Margaret, who remained unmarried, moved in with them in their Pasadena home where they lived out the rest of their lives.

    Preferred Citation

    For information about citing archival material, see the Citations for Archival Material  guide, or consult the appropriate style manual.

    Processing Information

    This collection was processed by Lindsay Anderson in 2020.

    Scope and Contents

    The Mary Nolf Diaries and Correspondence Collection (1831-1939) contains .42 linear feet of diaries kept by Mary Nolf written between 1889-1912; as well as letters mostly written to Mary by her sisters, brother, friends, and other relatives. Also included in this collection are autograph books; a calendar book; postcards; letters written to Angie, Margaret, William and more; and other ephemera. Major events are briefly mentioned in the diaries and letters, such as the sisters attending a lecture given by Susan B. Anthony on women's rights in 1905, witnessing Glenn Curtiss and Louis Paulhan's flight during the Los Angeles International Aviation Meet at what was Dominguez Park in 1910, and attending the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Related Materials

    1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet Research Collection, and 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet Research Digital Collection 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet at Dominguez Field
    Autograph albums
    Geibel, Angeline Nolf
    Nolf, Margaret
    Nolf, William
    Geibel, Martin E.