Sadie Elizabeth Owen Diary, 1905-1907  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Owen, Sadie Elizabeth, b. 1891
Title
Sadie Elizabeth Owen Diary
Dates
1905-1907
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 1411, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Sadie Elizabeth Owen Diary contains brief entries on the day to day activities of an adolescent girl. Sadie mentions mostly recreational activities, such as horseback riding, attending dances, playing games, and often simply "bumming around." School related entries describe classroom discipline incidents and band practice.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Sadie Elizabeth Owen was born in Edgerton Village, Minnesota on January 19, 1891. She was the daughter of Richard Owen (1853-1934) and Sarah Rees Owen (1857-1931). Richard came to Montana in 1892 where he worked as a miner in Hassel, Broadwater County. His wife and daughter joined him after he built a cabin on Eureka Creek, a structure later owned by the U.S. Forest Service as the Eagle Ranger Station. Sometime around the turn of the century the Owen family moved to Radersburg where Sarah operated a boarding house and Richard resumed working as a miner. Sadie lived at the boarding house, attending school in Radersburg and helping with chores at her mother's business. Richard Owen eventually left Radersburg to take up a ranch which his wife purchased in 1910.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Owen diary contains brief entries on the day to day activities of an adolescent girl. Sadie mentions mostly recreational activities, such as horseback riding, attending dances, playing games, and often simply "bumming around." School related entries describe classroom discipline incidents and band practice. Many entries identify her friends and schoolmates only by their initials, but occasionally a code at the top of the page indicates the full name of people indicated by the initials.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Girls-Montana-Radersburg-Diaries
  • Girls-Montana-Radersburg-Social life and customs-20th century
  • Schools-Montana-Radersburg
  • Geographical Names :
  • Radersburg (Mont.)-Social life and customs-20th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries-Montana-Radersburg