Jerry Yocum papers
Collection — Folder: 1
Scope and Contents
"The Diary of Beulah Marie Lucas written 12/25/15--5/27/19, Pocahontas, Iowa" consists of a transcript compiled by her son Jerry Yocum in 1997, with explanatory footnotes, an epilogue, and photographs. In the diary, which spans the period 1915 to 1919 and measures 0.5 linear inch, she relates many details regarding her family and the people of Pocahontas, a town of 1100 residents. Her diary reflects the "busyness" of the adolescent years, her job at the Variety Store, the devastation caused by Spanish influenza, the onset of World War I, and other societal changes.
- Yocum, Jerry, 1923- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has been retained by the donor and his heirs.
Biographical / Historical
Beulah Marie Lucas was born in 1899 in Pocahontas, Iowa, the oldest of six children. In 1915 at age sixteen she began keeping a diary and did so for three and a half years. On September 22, 1920 she married Herman Yocum and with him raised three children. Beulah Marie Lucas Yocum died in 1990.
0.50 linear inches
Transcript of the diary of Beulah Marie Lucas of Pocahontas, Iowa compiled by her son Jerry Yocum in 1997.
One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Method of Acquisition
The papers (donor no. 449) were donated by Jerry Yocum in 1997.
- Archives (groupings)
- Blue collar workers
- Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
- Nineteen tens
- Oral histories
- Personal papers
- Pocahontas (Iowa)
- Variety Store (Pocahontas, Iowa)
- World War, 1914-1918
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Women
- Yocum, Beulah Marie Lucas, 1899-1990
- Yocum, Jerry, 1923-
- Margaret Richardson, 1998; KÃÂÃÂ¤ren M. Mason, 1998.
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