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Hazel Dorothea Christopher reminiscences

 Unprocessed Material — Folder: 001
Identifier: ViU-2023-0018

Content Description

This collection contains one handmade and illustrated memoir of Hazel Dorothea Christopher, a child from Brooklyn, New York, from the late 1930s. The book is told in the third person and has four chapters" A Look Backward, Childhood, School Days, and the Future. 'A Look backward' explores her parents and grandparents, particularly the youthful seafaring exploits of her Norwegian grandfather. 'Childhood' starts with Hazel's birth and her very early life to the age of six. 'School Days' reflects on her experience at grammar and public school. The final chapter, "The Future," looks to high school and after, considering possible careers for the author as a nurse or teacher. The reminiscences are in a hand-bound book with cardboard covers and a black cloth spine, hand-sewn and decorated. The text is typed with handwritten captions; the book includes title page, "publisher" imprint, contents page, eleven black and white photographs mounted or laid in, two sketches, and some tipped-in clippings.

Acquisition Type



Purchased from Type Punch Matrix, 24 January 2023.

Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: 1936


.03 Cubic Feet (one letter file folder)


1 item