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Janet Muriel Mead Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0389

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters written by Mead to her parents throughout her military career, as well as during the mid-1950s. Photographs in the collection include images of Meade, her friends in the WAVES and U.S. Navy, and Naval Air Station Seattle.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1955

Creator

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

Janet Muriel Mead (1923-2009) of Sand Creek, Michigan, joined the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in August 1944. Following basic training at Hunter College in Bronx, New York, Mead attended radio school at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In February 1945, Mead was stationed at the Naval Air Station Seattle (Sand Point). She was discharged from the WAVES in August 1946, shortly after her marriage to Jack Helm.

Extent

0.20 Linear Feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Janet Muriel Mead (1923-2009) of Sand Creek, Michigan, served as a radioman 3rd class in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

The collection contains letters written by Mead to her parents throughout her military career, as well as during the mid-1950s.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material and then chronologically within each type.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased from Ebay in March 2007.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer Motszko, July 2009

Title
Janet Muriel Mead Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Jennifer Motszko
Date
07/20/2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

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

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