Guide to the Bertha Caine Diary 1927-1928
Cage 4947

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Caine, Bertha.
Title
Bertha Caine Diary
ID
Cage 4947
Date [inclusive]
1927-1928
Extent
1.0 folder
General Physical Description note
.1 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of a one-volume diary, in which Bertha Caine recorded her daily experiences at home and at work, interactions with her neighbors, including many well-known Pullman families, and discussed her relationships with her family and her estranged husband, Roy Caine.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Bertha Caine diary, 1927-1928

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

In "Bertha Caine Worked for the Red Cross" (Bunchgrass Historian volume 6, number 2, Summer 1978), Dorothy Matson wrote:

"Mrs. Bertha Caine of Pullman, Washington was born at Glidden, Wisc., 1902, and the family went to St. Maries, Idaho and homesteaded. She married Roy Caine and they came to Pullman Christmas Day in 1926. They had three children: Bernice (Mrs. Dick) Emerson, of Washington, D.C., Beatrice (Mrs. Harlan) Gilliam, Cheney and James (Bud) Caine of Spokane. Roy was a carpenter and worked for the college and helped build the first gym. They separated soon after and Bertha had to support her children by cleaning for people. She worked for 30c an hour, and walked to and from her jobs. During the depression, she traded a sack of potatoes for a lot adjoining her house."

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a one-volume diary, in which Bertha Caine recorded her daily experiences at home and at work, interactions with her neighbors, including many well-known Pullman families, and discussed her relationships with her family and her estranged husband, Roy Caine. She often noted details about her finances--income from her work and from her husband, and her struggles to pay expenses.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This diary was donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Susan Armitage (part of MS 2008-14). Helen Perry of the Neill Public Library gave it to Dr. Armitage, after receiving it from a library patron who had purchased it at a yard sale in 1988.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in 2009 by Cheryl Gunselman.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pullman (Wash.) -- History -- Sources.

Personal Name(s)

  • Caine, Bertha -- Diaries.

Subject(s)

  • Mothers -- Washington (State) -- Pullman.
  • Washington (State)
  • Women
  • Women -- Washington (State) -- Diaries.

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