Janet Muriel Mead Collection
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.
- Mead, Janet Muriel (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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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.
0.20 Linear Feet (1 half-manuscript box)
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Method of Acquisition
Purchased from Ebay in March 2007.
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- Mead, Janet Muriel
- United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve
- United States. Navy -- History
- United States. Navy -- History -- 20th century
- United States. Navy -- Women
- United States. Navy--Women
- Women and the military
- Women in war
- Women veterans
- Women veterans -- United States
- World War, 1939-1945
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
- Janet Muriel Mead Collection
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