Skip to main content

Subseries 3.1 | A Finding Aid to the Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972 | Digitized Collection

Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.

3.1: Diary Entries , 1941-1972

Subseries consists of files of consistently dated entries, notes, writings, and other material. The files, which comprise the vast majority of the series, are arranged chronologically according to how Cornell likely accumulated, maintained, and used them. The bulk of the entries are hand-written, though typed entries are common during the period from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. The extent of the diaries, both in number and length of entries, increases with each year Cornell kept them. In the later diaries, it is not uncommon to find several entries for a given day.
The file descriptions below are meant to provide researchers with some sense of the contents of Cornell's diary entries, but are by no means exhaustive.
Description Container
1941-1944
6
1
1945
6
2
1946
6
3
1947
6
4
1948
6
5
1949
6
6
1950
6
7
January-May, 1951
6
8
June-September, 1951
6
9
October-December, 1951
6
10
January-February, 1952
6
11
March-April, 1952
6
12
May-June, 1952
6
13
July-August, 1952
6
14
September-October, 1952
6
15
November-December, 1952
6
16
January-February, 1953
6
17
March-April, 1953
6
18
May-June, 1953
6
19
July, 1953
6
20
August, 1953
6
21
September-October, 1953
6
22
November-December, 1953
6
23
January, 1954
6
24
February, 1954
6
25
March, 1954
6
26
April, 1954
6
27
May, 1954
6
28
June, 1954
6
29
July, 1954
6
30
August, 1954
6
31
September, 1954
6
32
October, 1954
6
33
November, 1954
6
34
December, 1954
6
35
January, 1955
6
36
February, 1955
6
37
March, 1955
6
38
April, 1955
6
39
May, 1955
6
40
June, 1955
6
41
July, 1955
6
42
August, 1955
6
43
September, 1955
6
44
October, 1955
6
45
November, 1955
6
46
December, 1955
6
47
January, 1956
6
48
February, 1956
6
49
March, 1956
6
50
April, 1956
6
51
May, 1956
6
52
June, 1956
6
53
July, 1956
6
54
August, 1956
6
55
September, 1956
6
56
October, 1956
6
57
November, 1956
6
58
December, 1956
6
59
January-February, 1957
7
1
March-April, 1957
7
2
May-June, 1957
7
3
July-August, 1957
7
4
September-October, 1957
7
5
November-December, 1957
7
6
January-February, 1958
7
7
March, 1958
7
8
April, 1958
7
9
May-June, 1958
7
10
July, 1958
7
11
August, 1958
7
12
September, 1958
7
13
October-November, 1958
7
14
December, 1958
7
15
January, 1959
7
16
February, 1959
7
17
March, 1959
7
18
April, 1959
7
19
May, 1959
7
20
June, 1959
7
21
July, 1959
7
22
August, 1959
7
23
September-October, 1959
7
24
November, 1959
7
25
December, 1959
7
26
January, 1960
7
27
February, 1960
7
28
March, 1960
7
29
April, 1960
7
30
May, 1960
7
31
June, 1960
7
32
July, 1960
7
33
August, 1960
7
34
September, 1960
7
35
October, 1960
7
36
November, 1960
7
37
December, 1960
7
38
January-February, 1961
7
39
March, 1961
7
40
April, 1961
7
41
May, 1961
7
42
June, 1961
7
43
July, 1961
7
44
August, 1961
7
45
September, 1961
7
46
October, 1961
7
47
November, 1961
7
48
December, 1961
7
49
January, 1962
7
50
February, 1962
7
51
March, 1962
7
52
April, 1962
7
53
May, 1962
7
54
June, 1962
7
55
July, 1962
7
56
August, 1962
7
57
September, 1962
7
58
October, 1962
7
59
November, 1962
7
60
December, 1962
7
61
January, 1963
8
1
February, 1963
8
2
March, 1963
8
3
April, 1963
8
4
May, 1963
8
5
June, 1963
8
6
July, 1963
8
7
August, 1963
8
8
September, 1963
8
9
October, 1963
8
10
November, 1963
8
11
December, 1963
8
12
January, 1964
8
13
February, 1964
8
14
March, 1964
8
15
April, 1964
8
16
May, 1964
8
17
June, 1964
8
18
July, 1964
8
19
August, 1964
8
20
September, 1964
8
21
October, 1964
8
22
November, 1964
8
23
December, 1964
8
24
January, 1965
8
25
February, 1965
8
26
March, 1965
8
27
April, 1965
8
28
May, 1965
8
29
June, 1965
8
30
July, 1965
8
31
August, 1965
8
32
September, 1965
8
33
October, 1965
8
34
November, 1965
8
35
December, 1965
8
36
January, 1966
8
37
February, 1966
8
38
March, 1966
8
39
April, 1966
8
40
May, 1966
8
41
June, 1966
8
42
July, 1966
8
43
August, 1966
8
44
September, 1966
8
45
October, 1966
8
46
November, 1966
8
47
December, 1966
8
48
January, 1967
8
49
February, 1967
8
50
March, 1967
8
51
April, 1967
8
52
May, 1967
8
53
June, 1967
8
54
July, 1967
8
55
August, 1967
8
56
September, 1967
8
57
October, 1967
(2 folders)
8
58-59
November, 1967
8
60
December, 1967
8
61
January, 1968
9
1
February, 1968
9
2
March, 1968
9
3
April, 1968
9
4
May, 1968
(2 folders)
9
5-6
June, 1968
(2 folders)
9
7-8
July, 1968
9
9
August, 1968
9
10
September, 1968
(2 folders)
9
11-12
October, 1968
(2 folders)
9
13-14
November, 1968
(2 folders)
9
15-16
December, 1968
9
17
January, 1969
(2 folders)
9
18-19
February, 1969
(2 folders)
9
20-21
March, 1969
9
22
April, 1969
9
23
May, 1969
9
24
June, 1969
9
25
July, 1969
9
26
August, 1969
(2 folders)
9
27-28
September, 1969
(2 folders)
9
29-30
October, 1969
9
31
November, 1969
(2 folders)
9
32-33
December, 1969
(2 folders)
9
34-35
January, 1970
9
36
February, 1970
9
37
March, 1970
9
38
April, 1970
9
39
May, 1970
9
40
June, 1970
9
41
July, 1970
9
42
August, 1970
9
43
September, 1970
(2 folders)
9
44-45
October, 1970
(2 folders)
9
46-47
November, 1970
9
48
December, 1970
9
49
January, 1971
(2 folders)
9
50-51
February, 1971
9
52
March, 1971
9
53
April, 1971
9
54
May, 1971
9
55
June, 1971
10
1
July, 1971
10
2
August, 1971
(2 folders)
10
3-4
September, 1971
(2 folders)
10
5-6
October, 1971
10
7
November, 1971
10
8
December, 1971
(2 folders)
10
9-10
January, 1972
(2 folders)
10
11-12
February, 1972
(2 folders)
10
13-14
March, 1972
10
15
April, 1972
10
16
May, 1972
10
17
June, 1972
10
18
July, 1972
10
19
August, 1972
10
20
September, 1972
10
21
October, 1972
(3 folders)
10
22-24
November, 1972
10
25
December, 1972
(2 folders)
10
26-27

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.