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Guide to the Irving S. Olds Papers
 MS 325

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Container List

Series III. Diaries, 1904-1962. 1.33 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

This series contains personal diaries from throughout Olds's life. Most date from his retirement and those are very detailed. However, they are more of a schedule of his daily life than an insight into his inner mind.


After the first folder, which contains an autobiography written about his past, the diaries are arranged chronologicially. The last folder contains two daily calendar booklets inscribed by Olds.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 7 Memoir

Scope and Contents

Contains an autobiography of Olds's life for "White and Case Records", written shortly before Olds's death

Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 8 Diaries

Scope and Contents

Contains two seemingly identical transcripts of Olds's diaries from the time in which he clerked for Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 9-10 Diaries (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains a diary from Olds's trip to Europe in 1951, and a detailed diary of his daily schedule during 1952

Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 1-10 Diaries (10 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains very detailed diaries, outlining Olds's schedule of every day's events from 1953-1962

Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 12 Date Books

Scope and Contents

Contains one date book from 1904 and one from 1961


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