Guide to the Louise Short, Virginia, Diary, 1933

Summary Information

Title: Louise Short, Virginia, Diary, 1933
Collection: AC.1163
Extent: 0.02 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is a five-year diary of Louise Short, of Virginia, with entries made only for the year of 1933.

Creator: Louise Short

Biographical/Historical Note

Louise Short apparently attended a higher education school somewhere in southwest Virginia in 1933. This diary mentions friends and a boyfriend but only by first name. School is not mentioned but could possibly be Oak Hill Academy due to the description of a co-ed campus and proximity to locations such as Grassy Creek, North Carolina and Elk Creek and Independence, Virginia.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a leather bound diary dated 1933 and signed Louise Short. Most entries relate Louise's daily activities revolving around going to school, maybe a college. She also speaks of other friends, traveling to Galax, Wytheville, Independence, and Bristol, Virginia. A boyfriend named Kyle is mentioned often.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This was purchased from Benjamin Katz, Canada, in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1163: Louise Short, Virginia, Diary, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.