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Janet MacCubbin Collection

Identifier: WV 0463

Content Description

The collection includes a 14 May 2009 oral history transcript; a portrait photograph of MacCubbin in American Red Cross military welfare winter uniform with cap, circa 1941.


  • circa 1941, 2009

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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Janet Murphy MacCubbin (1919-2010) of Brooklyn, New York, served in the American Red Cross from 1944 to 1946. Jane Emmitt MacCubbin was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 4, 1919. She moved to Montclair, New Jersey, at age three with her father and mother and elder sister. MacCubbin attend college at the Women’s College at the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1937 to 1941 and majored in Secretarial Administration.

Upon graduation from WC she was employed with the financial firm J.P. Morgan & Company. In the fall of 1944 MacCubbin enlisted in the American Red Cross due to the letters of a friend serving with the organization in South Africa. She received her training in Washington D.C, where she worked with a Catholic USO unit. Upon the completion of her training she was sent to an embarkation depot in Seattle, Washington, for assignment. MacCubbin was assigned to a rest and recovery station on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

She was later attached to the 3rd Marine Division, which was recovering on the Parker Ranch after sustaining massive causalities during the recent battle for Iwo Jima prior to a possible redeployment for an invasion of Japanese home islands. After the end of the war, MacCubbin returned to J.P. Morgan and married a veteran of the United States Army.


0.21 Linear Feet (2 folders)

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Condition Description

The condition is good.

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Processed by Matthew McCarthy.

Janet MacCubbin Collection
Matthew McCarthy
2022 September
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US