Lee Anna Embrey student diaries


Creator: Embrey, Lee Anna
Date(s): 1927-1929
Call Number: MSS 0097, Item 0151
Language: Materials in English and French.
Abstract: These three diaries were kept between 1927 and 1929 by Central High School (Washington, D.C.) student and aspiring writer Lee Anna Embrey. Embrey described in very detailed, descriptive, and articulate language the events of her life. She wrote about family members, friends, school lessons, thoughts, and aspirations, as well as budding relationships. The diaries focus particularly on high school activities such as clubs and social events, with a special emphasis on the journalism club (Quill Clique) and Embrey's involvement in the Central HighBulletin, the school newspaper for which she served as editor-in-chief. The diaries also include newspaper clippings featuring news stories of interest to Embrey, her poetry, which was published in theWashington Post, and writings by her friends.
Physical Description: 3 volumes (815 pages) 20 cm
Source: Gift of Jeffery W. Boys, February 2002.
Processing: Processed and encoded by E. Evan Echols, December 2013.