Guide to the Eva Wennergren Diaries,

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Wennergren, Eva Christine, 1893-1981
Title: Eva Wennergren Diaries
Dates: 1941-1975 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.25 linear foot)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 152
Summary: Three diaries written by Eva Wennergren containing comments on daily occurrences such as what movies Wennergren watched, people she talked with, and what weather she encountered, and her reactions to both.
Repository: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Contact Information: Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
Languages: Material in English 

Biographical Note

Eva Christine Wennergren was born July 31, 1893 in Logan, Utah. She lived out her life in Logan working at the Utah State University Bookstore for five years, and at the Bluebird Café for 30 years as a candymaker. For most of her adult life she lived with her sister Hazel Wennergren Olson. Besides her job as a candymaker, Eva spent the rest of her time managing the home she and her sister lived in. Each day she spent time cooking, cleaning, and organizing. She also attended movies on a regular basis, sometimes twice a week.

Other siblings include William Wennergren, Arthur Wennergren, Lorraine Rostad, and Mildred Lewis. Her parents were Oscar Wennergren and Caroline Johnson Wennergren. Eva died February 22, 1981.

Content Description

The collection consists of three diaries written by Eva Wennergren (1893-1981). Each diary contains daily entries of Wennergren's domestic duties within the home she shared with her sister Hazel Olson. Diary I, (1941-1945) spans ages 48-52. Diary II (1966-1970) spans ages 73-77, and Diary III (1971-1975) spans ages 78-82. The diaries contain comments on daily occurrences such as what movies Wennergren watched and what weather she encountered, and what her reaction was to both. The diaries also mention people that visited Wennergren, and discusses what they did. These diaries give insight into the social life of a single woman living in Logan.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Eva Wennergren Diaries must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: Eva Wennergren Diaries USU_COLL MSS 152, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 152, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged chronologically.

Processing Note :  

Processed in February> of 2000

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 Three diaries of Eva Christine Wennergren 1941-1945, 1966-1970, 1971-1975
1 1 Obituary from Herald Journal and a newspaper clipping of a poem 1981 February 24


    • Personal Names :
    • Wennergren, Eva Christine,|d1893-1981--Diaries.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Single women--Utah--Logan--Diaries.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Logan (Utah)--Social life and customs--20th century.

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