Mary C. Dickson Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains paperwork detailing standard regulations of the United States Marines Women's Reserve (USMCWR), personal and official correspondence, newsletters, song lyrics, personnel sheets, an ID card, a bumper sticker, and a photograph. The personal letters written by Dickson to her family talk about her travel experiences and life in the Marines; however most of the collection consists of official correspondence. There is one photograph of her sitting at her desk with her typewriter in the Public Relations office in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Other: Date acquired: 05/00/2009
- Dickson, Mary C (Person)
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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.
Mary Catherine Dickson, a native of Missouri, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Dickson. In 1933, she graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri, before obtaining a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1937. After graduation, she woked in the advertising department of the Fayetteville Observer in Fayetteville, North Carolina, before she moved to Seattle and worked for an advertising agency, a radio station, and the Office of Censorship. While working for the Office of Censorship she transferred to Miami, Florida, and began publicity work for the Civilian Defense Council.
In July of 1943, Dickson enlisted with the Marines and reported to Camp Lejeune in New River, North Carolina, and completed her basic training in October 1943. In November that year, she was assigned to Headquarters Company, Marine Corps in Washington, D.C. before being transferred to the Division of Public Relations in Atlanta, Georgia.
0.21 Linear Feet (2 folders)
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