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Clementine M. Harris diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0338

Scope and Content

This collection (1898-1937) contains ten diaries kept by Clementine "Clemmie" M. Harris between the years 1898-1911. These diaries contain information about Mrs. Harris’ daily life in Springville, Iowa. Included within some of the diaries are newspaper clippings regarding deaths of friends in Springville, as well as clippings about local events. The collection also contains several newspaper clippings, including an obituary.


  • Creation: 1898-1937

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Clementine "Clemmie" M. Harris was born Clementine M. Bruce in 1845 to Harvey and Mary Jane Bruce. She lived most of her life in Springville, Iowa, and is considered to be a pioneer resident of the town, which officially became a town in 1881. Harris was a long-time member of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society and served as the organization’s secretary for a time. She died in 1913 and is buried in the Springville Cemetery.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)


The collection is organized Chronologically.

Related collection materials

An additional 24 diaries (1872-1897) are housed in the Springville (Iowa) Memorial Library.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0338. Clementine M. Harris diaries, 1898-1937
December 12, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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