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Milton O. Stemmler Student Diary, 1891-1896

Scope and Content Note

The diary includes description of a variety of activities and information, including: social events, interaction with fellow students and townspeople, paid carpentry and agricultural labor, weather conditions, involvement with a local church, reading habits and lovelife. Annual summaries of expenditures and money earned are also featured in the diary. With regard to Stemmler's life as a student, the diary describes his participation in band and on the football team, work for Horticulture professor George Coote, interaction with (and negative feelings about) President John M. Bloss, and classes attended.


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