Collection 2274 - Jackie Loesel Diary, 1971-1974
Creator: Loesel, Jacqueline Jo
Provenance Note: Jackie Loesel of Bozeman, Montana, donated a photocopy of selected pages from her five year diary that ran from 1971 to 1974 to the Montana State University Library on July 27, 1992.
Historical Note: Jacqueline Jo Loesel was an employee for Hamilton Stores at Fishing Bridge fountain and curio shop in Yellowstone National Park during the summer of 1971 and made a brief visit the following year on August 1-2, 1972. Her diary entries on the pages for June 10 through September 1 include both her 1971 working summer and her visit the following year. Other entries on the same pages, made in 1973 and 1974 list unrelated activities such as television programs and movies watched by Loesel.
Content Description Note: The Yellowstone Park diary entries are brief and discuss fellow employees; movies and concerts attended and books read; scenic places visited in the park; and special employee parties including "Christmas in August" and the annual watermelon party.