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Guide to the Diane Jane Honodel papers
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Series 1. Personal papers 1904-1974

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series, spanning from 1904 to 1974, consists of papers and scrapbooks that document various stages of Diane Honodel's personal and professional life. It contains personal and biographical materials, including Honodel's baby book (1930) and her resume (1966); correspondence, a sparse diary, handwritten collection of poems, and book of bird sketches from Honodel's youth; and a card file of science facts and activities for students that Honodel compiled as a teaching tool. In addition, this series contains three scrapbooks that are comprised of such items as correspondence, notecards, newspaper clippings, sketches, and photographs. The scrapbook from circa 1904 to 1945 notably contains photographs of Diane Honodel's extended family and newspaper clippings likely collected by Diane's mother, Thelma.
Box 1: 1

General personal and biographical materials circa 1930-1974

Box 1: 2

Correspondence circa 1954-1974

Box 1: 3

Diary 1938-1940

Box 1: 4

Collection of handwritten poems 1944

Box 1: 5

Card file of science facts and activities for students after September 1951

Box 1: 6

Scrapbook circa 1904-1945

Box 1: 7

Scrapbook circa 1942-1944

Box 2: 1

Scrapbook circa 1945-1971

Box 2: 2

Scrapbook circa 1945-1971

Box 2: 3

Scrapbook circa 1945-1971

Box 2: 4

Scrapbook of bird sketches and notes, undated


Series 2. Printed materials (1944-1982) 1944-1982

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains printed materials that date from 1944 to 1982. Such materials include two California Junior High yearbooks; a collection of programs and fliers from musical and theatrical performances mounted in Sacramento, Berkeley, and Davis, California; and entire issues of C.K. McClatchy High School's The Prospector (May 21, 1954), the University of California, Berkeley's The Daily Californian (November-December 1955), Daily Variety (June 8, 1981), and The Sacramento Union (August 10, 1982), as well as a number of newspaper clippings. Other materials include a Sacramento State College summer session announcements booklet (1953); Plaza Suite: A Comedy in Three Acts, by Neil Simon (1969); a "Diners' Club" application card; a calorie chart; a United Air Lines menu; a Shell Street Guide of Los Angeles and Vicinity; and "The Family Circle Dictionary of Antique Metals: Silver, Pewter, Brass, Copper and Iron," clipped from Family Circle (1974).
Box 2: 5

California Junior High yearbooks, The Californian February and May 1944

Box 2: 6

Performance programs and fliers circa 1951-1956

Box 2: 7

Newspapers and newspaper clippings 1952-1982

Box 2: 8

Other printed materials 1953-1974