Hazel Marjorie Diamond Papers

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Hazel Diamond Macy diaries
Creator: Macy, Hazel Marjorie Diamond, 1885-1957
Call Number: D.516
Dates: 1855-2012
Physical Description: 7.75 Linear Feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Processing Information
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Diaries, 1898-1942
Series II: Manuscripts and printed matter, 1855-1916
Subseries I: Dance, 1872-1903
Subseries II: Family, 1855-2004
Subseries III: Local history, 1875, 1907
Series III: Photographs
Subseries I: Family, 1886-1930
Subseries II: Local history, circa 1880s-1890s
Collection Overview
Title: Hazel Diamond Macy diaries
Creator: Macy, Hazel Marjorie Diamond, 1885-1957
Call Number: D.516
Dates: 1855-2012
Physical Description: 7.75 Linear Feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Hazel Marjorie Diamond Macy was born on March 2, 1885, in Rochester, NY, to Juliet Noyles Diamond and Eliott Barrows Diamond. Macy was involved in her mother's dance studio, Diamond School of Dancing, as a prominent dancer in shows and theater productions. She studied art at the Mechanic's Institute (now Rochester Institute of Technology, RIT) beginning in 1905, graduating in 1907. Afterward, she attended the Boston Museum School, to continue her training. Although she was a ballroom dance instructor during her teenage years and early 20s, after art school, Macy eventually became an art teacher, at the Deaf and Mute Institute, now the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), where she worked for 8 years.

Macy was very social; she was involved in dances, parties, and events at public halls. She was also a devout Christian Scientist, believing Christian Science as the root of all the good things in her life. She married Paul Macy (1890-1962) in 1916 and had two children. She moved from Rochester to Westchester County in 1928, and died in Scarsdale, NY, on September 6, 1957, from heart disease, at the age of 72. She was cremated, and her ashes are interred at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY.

Scope and Content
The Hazel Diamond Macy diaries, 1855-2012, the bulk of which document the writer's daily life from 1898-1942. The collection is arranged into three series: Diaries, Manuscripts and Printed Matter, and Photographs.

There are the 166 personal diaries written by Macy. Also included in the collection is a diary written by her husband, Paul Macy, from 1916, which provides an account of their wedding, among other topics. Some diaries are missing covers and pages and must be handled with care. They span topics of social events, family life, education, working, and marriage and children. Macy diaries show that she was very active and social. During her lifetime she witnessed a lot of developments in technology, such as the phonograph, automobile, radio, telephone, moving pictures, airplanes, and cameras, which she notes in her diaries.

In addition to the diaries, there is a scrapbook from the Diamond School of Dancing, including programs, newspaper reviews, and a booklet on ballroom dancing. Please note: some pages of the scrapbook are glued together, and cannot be separated. Also included, is Macy's granddaughter, Melissa Carr Kupfer's, graduate thesis (2004), which provides insight into the time-period when her grandmother lived, and intimate details about her grandmother's life. The correspondence in the collection consists of 3 thank you notes, and a photocopy of a letter from her uncle Jesse Noyes, written during the Civil War.

The papers also consist of 11 stereographs of the Rochester area, including High Falls, and of Niagara Falls, and 38 Pocket Kodak photographs of Macy and family, the Rochester area, and her family farm. There are photocopies of photographs of Macy at age 1, 20 and 30, and of her husband, Paul.

Arrangement
Series I: Diaries: Arranged in chronological order by diary number and date.

Series II: Manuscripts and printed matter: Arranged by subject in alphabetical order.

Subseries I: Dance

Subseries II: Family

Subseries III: Local history

Series III: Photographs: Arranged by format and subject in alphabetical order.

Subseries I: Family

Subseries II: Local history

Subject(s):
Diaries
Photographs
Macy, Hazel Marjorie Diamond, 1885-1957
Dancers
Teachers
Processing Information
In keeping with original order, this collection was arranged in three series by format.Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Melissa Carr Kupfer, 2017.Access
The Hazel Diamond Macy diaries is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Hazel Diamond Macy diaries, D.516, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Kimberlee Schleyer
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
URL:

Finding aid publication date: April 2018
Content List
Series I: Diaries, 1898-1942
Box 1, Folder 1Very First, 1898
Box 1, Folder 2-5Numbers 1-4, 1899
Box 1, Folder 6-11Numbers 5-8, 10-11, 1900
Box 1, Folder 12Number 12, 1900-1901
Box 2, Folder 1-7Numbers 13-19, 1901
Box 2, Folder 8-11Numbers 20-23, 1902
Box 3, Folder 1-3Numbers 24-26, 1902
Box 3, Folder 4-8Numbers 27-31, 1903
Box 3, Folder 9-11Numbers 32-34, 1904
Box 4, Folder 1Number 35, 1904-1905
Box 4, Folder 2-3Numbers 36-37, 1905
Box 4, Folder 4Number 38, 1905-1906
Box 4, Folder 5-6Numbers 39-40, 1906
Box 4, Folder 7Number 41, 1906-1907
Box 4, Folder 8-9Numbers 42-43, 1907
Box 4, Folder 10Number 44, 1907-1908
Box 4, Folder 11-12Numbers 45-46, 1908
Box 5, Folder 1Number 47, 1908
Box 5, Folder 2Number 48, 1908-1909
Box 5, Folder 3-5Numbers 49-51, 1909
Box 5, Folder 6-8Numbers 52-54, 1910
Box 5, Folder 9Number 55, 1910-1911
Box 5, Folder 10-11Numbers 56-57, 1911
Box 5, Folder 12Number 58, 1911-1912
Box 6, Folder 1Number 59, 1912
Box 6, Folder 2Number 60, 1912-1913
Box 6, Folder 3-4Numbers 61-62, 1913
Box 6, Folder 5Number 63, 1913-1914
Box 7, Folder 1-2Number 64-65, 1914
Box 7, Folder 3Number 66, 1914-1915
Box 7, Folder 4Number 67, 1915
Box 7, Folder 5Number 68, 1915-1916
Box 7, Folder 6-7Numbers 69-70, 1916
Box 7, Folder 8Number 71, 1916-1917
Box 7, Folder 9-11Numbers 72-74, 1917
Box 7, Folder 12Number 75, 1917-1918
Box 8, Folder 1Number 76, 1918
Box 8, Folder 2Number 77, 1918-1919
Box 8, Folder 3Number 78, 1919
Box 8, Folder 4Number 79, 1919-1920
Box 8, Folder 5Number 80, 1920
Box 8, Folder 6Number 81, 1920-1921
Box 8, Folder 7-9Numbers 82-84, 1921
Box 8, Folder 10Number 85, 1921-1922
Box 8, Folder 11Number 86, 1922
Box 9, Folder 1Number 87, 1922
Box 9, Folder 2Number 88, 1922-1923
Box 9, Folder 3-7Numbers 89-93, 1923
Box 9, Folder 8Number 94, 1923-1924
Box 9, Folder 9-12Numbers 95-98, 1924
Box 10, Folder 1Number 99, 1924-1925
Box 10, Folder 2-4Numbers 100-102, 1925
Box 10, Folder 5Number 103, 1925-1926
Box 10, Folder 6-9Numbers 104-107, 1926
Box 10, Folder 10Number 108, 1926-1927
Box 10, Folder 11-12Numbers 109-110, 1927
Box 11, Folder 1Number 111, 1927-1928
Box 11, Folder 2Number 112, 1928
Box 11, Folder 3Number 113, 1928-1929
Box 11, Folder 4Number 114, 1929-1930
Box 11, Folder 5-7Numbers 115-117, 1930
Box 11, Folder 8Number 118, 1930-1931
Box 11, Folder 9Number 119, 1931
Box 12, Folder 1Number 120, 1931-1932
Box 12, Folder 2-5Numbers 121-124, 1932
Box 12, Folder 6Number 125, 1932-1933
Box 13, Folder 1-5Numbers 126-130, 1933
Box 13, Folder 6Number 131, 1933-1934
Box 13, Folder 7-11Numbers 132-136, 1934
Box 13, Folder 12Number 137, 1934-1935
Box 14, Folder 1-3Numbers 138-140, 1935
Box 14, Folder 4Number 141, 1935-1936
Box 14, Folder 5-6Numbers 142-143, 1936
Box 14, Folder 7Number 144, 1936-1937
Box 14, Folder 8-9Numbers 145-146, 1937
Box 14, Folder 10Number 147, 1937-1938
Box 14, Folder 11-12Numbers 148-149, 1938
Box 15, Folder 1Number 150, 1938
Box 15, Folder 2Number 151, 1938-1939
Box 15, Folder 3-5Numbers 152-154, 1939
Box 15, Folder 6Number 155, 1939-1940
Box 15, Folder 7-8Numbers 156-157, 1940
Box 15, Folder 9Number 158, 1940-1941
Box 15, Folder 10-12Numbers 159-161, 1941
Box 16, Folder 1Number 162, 1941
Box 16, Folder 2Number 163, 1941-1942
Box 16, Folder 3-5Numbers 164-166, 1942
Box 16, Folder 6Excerpts from diary of Hazel Diamond Macy, 1898-1924
Box 17, Folder 1Diary by Paul Macy, 1916
Series II: Manuscripts and printed matter, 1855-1916
Subseries I: Dance, 1872-1903
Box 17, Folder 2Ballroom dancing booklet, 1872
Box 17, Folder 3-4Contracts between Mrs. Juliet M. Diamond and the Humane Society of Rochester, NY, 1898
Box 17, Folder 5Diamond School of Dancing programs, 1896-1899
Box 17, Folder 6Lyceum Theatre programs, 1899
Box 17, Folder 7Newspaper clippings from dancing productions, 1899
Box 17, Folder 8Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1898-1903
Subseries II: Family, 1855-2004
Box 17, Folder 9Correspondence, 1898-1899
Box 17, Folder 10Lists of debt owed, 1855
Believed to be family related.

Box 17, Folder 11Melissa Carr Kupfer Master's thesis (Granddaughter), 2004
Box 17, Folder 12Photocopy of Civil War letter from Jesse Noyes (uncle), 1864
Box 17, Folder 13Spelling test of Hazel Diamond, 1899
Subseries III: Local history, 1875, 1907
Box 17, Folder 14Brick Church Life programs, 1907
Box 17, Folder 15Miscellaneous ephemera, 1875
Series III: Photographs
Subseries I: Family, 1886-1930
Box 17, Folder 16Photocopies of Photographs of Hazel Diamond Macy and Paul Macy, 1886-circa 1930
Box 18, Folder 1-39Pocket Kodak photos, circa 1896-1902
Original box cover states, "The Locusts" Diamond Family Farm, Morton, NY.

Subseries II: Local history, circa 1880s-1890s
Box 17, Folder 17Stereograph cards, circa late 1880s-1890s


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