|Scope & Content||
Small maroon colored diary with the words "Five Year Diary" printed in gold at an angle in the top left corner of the front cover. One page holds room for five entries. At the top of each page in green ink is the date without a year (i.e. January 1) and there are five date prefixes along the left margin of the page (i.e. 19--) into which the year suffixes are written (i.e. 1935). This way, the same date over five years can be compared.
The diary was written by Lorene Burns, mother of Robin Burns (later Rieper) and wife of Roy D. Burns. She keeps the diary on behalf of her daughter who was quite young at the time. Entries include things Robin learned did or saw each day. Some days were missed. A note is written on the first page that says "Robin Burns. The Second Five Years. Christmas 1934 from Mother and Daddy.--"