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Theresa A. Burnett Collection

Identifier: WV 0364

Content Description

This collection includes a letter to Burnett from Lucile Thompson of the Office of Naval Officer Procurement who inquired how Burnett was doing at the Great Lakes Naval Center for her basic training. Another letter; dated 19 March 1949, was written by Burnett to her family and it describes basic training and her free time off base in Waukegan, Illinois. The collection also includes a navy blue jacket and skirt, a navy blue garrison cap, a seersucker garrison cap, and a shoulder navy ranking insignia for Petty Officer 3rd class; a clipping about WAVES Captain Joy Bright Hancock From American Magazine.


  • 1949

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This collection is open for research.

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

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Biographical / Historical

Theresa A. Muscarelli Burnett (b. 1928) was a Petty Officer 3rd class in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service--United States Navy) circa 1949.


0.21 Linear Feet (2 Folders. 1 Textile Box.)

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

Condition Description

The condition is good.

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Processed by Victoria Hinshaw.

Theresa A. Burnett Collection
Victoria Hinshaw
2023 January
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Repository Details

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

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