Cherrie E. Barrow Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0969

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a 5-Year diary from a young woman living in Old Hickory, Tennessee at the outset of WWII (1939-1943). The author is a high school student at the beginning of the diary and talks about her daily life with some breaks in between entries.

Context suggests that she is living in a Girl's Dormitory at her school. Throughout the diary, she mentions family and friends by name, notes daily events and happenings, and documents the major events in her life. There are many gaps in her entries, but overall, they offer a clear picture of her life and experiences in this period. Entries frequently record activities with family, clubs and organizations, and church. After graduation, she moves to Old Hickory Village and spends the early years of WWII in the Village.

Dates

  • 1939 - 1943

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Biographical / Historical

The author is identified as Cherrie Ellie Barrow. As a student in 1939 at the start of the diary, she was likely born around 1922. After graduating from the school in May 1940, she moves to 910 Hadley St. (now Ave.) with a Mrs. Watson.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains a 5-Year diary from a young woman living in Old Hickory, Tennessee at the outset of WWII (1939-1943). The author is a high school student at the beginning of the diary and talks about her daily life with some breaks in between entries.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Cherrie E. Barrow Diary
Status
Completed
Author
Zach Johnson
Date
March 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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