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Lois Betlach Filewood Collection

Identifier: WV 0613

Scope and Contents

Uniforms, artifacts, books, publications, scrapbooks.


  • Other: 1943-1992


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement

Biographical Note

Lois Betlach Filewood (1910-2004), of Minneapolis, Minnesota, served in the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) from 1944-1949. She received her basic training at Hunter College, New York and was then stationed at United States Naval Barracks in Washington, D.C. She was a chaplain assistant. In 1948, she married and in 1949 Filewood transferred to the Naval Reserves. Her husband was in the Navy and Filewood went with him to his duty stations to Guam; The Philippines; Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan; Astoria, Oregon, San Diego, California; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Salem, Oregon. In 1961, when she was in Astoria, Oregon, Filewood transferred to the Active Reserves Filewood retired from the Navy in May of 1973. She died in Salem in 2004.


8.00 Linear Feet (1 Document Box, 2 Scrapbook Document Boxes, Textile box, Artifact Box 4)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

Arrangement Note

Each Series stored separately. Series 3 Artifacts stored in General Artifacts box 4, drawer 1.

Source of Acquisition

Gift from Connie Betlach Cleary

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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