Anna P. Howes Diary and Scrapbook, Brookline Massachusetts Resident, Photograph Album: Beaver Country Day School, World War Two, Oberlin College. Jack LEMMON, John KANDER.
Anna P. Howes Diary and Scrapbook, Brookline Massachusetts Resident, Photograph Album: Beaver Country Day School, World War Two, Oberlin College
Anna P. Howes Diary and Scrapbook, Brookline Massachusetts Resident, Photograph Album: Beaver Country Day School, World War Two, Oberlin College
Anna P. Howes Diary and Scrapbook, Brookline Massachusetts Resident, Photograph Album: Beaver Country Day School, World War Two, Oberlin College
Anna P. Howes Diary and Scrapbook, Brookline Massachusetts Resident, Photograph Album: Beaver Country Day School, World War Two, Oberlin College
Anna P. Howes Diary and Scrapbook, Brookline Massachusetts Resident, Photograph Album: Beaver Country Day School, World War Two, Oberlin College
Anna P. Howes Diary and Scrapbook, Brookline Massachusetts Resident, Photograph Album: Beaver Country Day School, World War Two, Oberlin College
Anna P. Howes Diary and Scrapbook, Brookline Massachusetts Resident, Photograph Album: Beaver Country Day School, World War Two, Oberlin College

Anna P. Howes Diary and Scrapbook, Brookline Massachusetts Resident, Photograph Album: Beaver Country Day School, World War Two, Oberlin College. [Brookine Massachusetts]: No Publisher, [1944].

This very detailed and charming diary was meticulously kept by Anna P. Howes of Brookline Massachusetts. The pages begin with Miss Howes' (known as ‘Nancy”) entries for her high school graduation from the Beaver Country Day School in June of 1944, and her coming out party that same week, all amidst the announcements of the fall of Rome and the D-Day invasion two days later. Nancy’s continues to keep her diary throughout her four years at Oberlin College, and beyond. The scrapbook contains diary entries, photos, letters, correspondence, keepsakes and newspaper clippings. Over 100 black and white prints are scattered throughout the diary/scrapbook and are captioned; these snapshot and professional prints range in size from 2x2” to 5x7”. Also included are many invitations and wedding announcements of her classmates and girlfriends at Oberlin (including her own from 1949). Ms. Howes adds notation (dated) in later years to point out interesting bits from early entries, such as nights on the town with Jack Lemmon and John Kander (at the time, unknown). Portions of the diary (sections of individual pages, and in one place, two complete leaves) have been excised from the diary by careful and precise cut-out; particularly in the early college years (possibly the diarist edits her earlier entries at the same time she is adding notation in the 1980's). Also included in this scrapbook are several letters written to Miss Howes (after her marriage to one of her professors at Oberlin); these letters are from Harrison Arlington 'Pete' Williams Jr., while he was a U. S. Congressman. The Congressman and Miss Howes evidently met while at Oberlin and kept in touch over the next several years. Years after the diary is kept, when Pete Williams was a Senator, he was convicted during the Abscam sting operation. At Oberlin, she took a philosophy course with William Kennick, and a lifelong relationship began. The two were married in June 1949. Professor Kennick later taught at Amherst College in 1956, retiring in 1999. Miss Howes was known as Nancy. At the time of her marriage to Professor Kennick, she worked as a staff member in the Hillyer Art Museum at Smith College according to one newspaper clipping. Mrs. Kennick passed away in 2014.

Price: $500.00

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