||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.