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Jerry Martin Diary

An inventory of his diary at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Martin, Jerry.
Title: Jerry Martin Diary
Inclusive Dates: 1894-1897
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Photocopy of a diary kept by Martin describing his personal life and social activities in Tioga and Whitesboro, Texas.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Jerry Martin was an American teacher, reverend, and farmer. He was a resident of Tioga and Whitesboro, Texas, north of Dallas.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jerry Martin Diary is a negative photostat copy of a diary kept by Martin from 1894 to 1897. Martin records his personal life and social activities, including his engagement to Ida Brown, his debating society meetings, his preaching, and his travels in Texas. The original diary is held at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Martin, Jerry.


Debates and debating -- Societies.
Rural clergy -- United States -- History.
Teachers -- Texas -- Diaries.
Texas -- Religious life and customs.


Tioga (Tex.) -- History.
Whitesboro (Tex.) -- History.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Jerry Martin Diary,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: [Summit record]
Date: 2001-01-01
Revision history: 12 Mar 2007 - converted to EAD (MRC); 15 Feb 2010 - updated EAD (LMD)

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SC 387 1894-1897

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