Eva Wennergren Diaries, 1941-1975  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Wennergren, Eva Christine, 1893-1981
Eva Wennergren Diaries
1941-1975 (inclusive)
1 box, (.25 linear foot)
Collection Number
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.
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
Access Restrictions

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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

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 DescriptionReturn to Top

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 CollectionReturn to Top

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 InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
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

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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