Skip to main content

Jerry Yocum papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0704

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.


  • Creation: 1997


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been retained by the donor and his heirs.

However, copyright status for some collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge the Iowa Women’s Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, as the source of the material. For further information, visit

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

Language of Materials



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.

Margaret Richardson, 1998; Kären M. Mason, 1998.
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)