Winona Franklin Walker Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence, military papers, maps, souvenirs, an oral history interview, photographs, professional papers, three scrapbooks, and textiles and artifacts. The scrapbooks include a number of photographs, postcards of historical sites, travel brochures, and correspondence. One scrapbook contains pictures primarily of Bremen and Germany, the second scrapbook contains pictures and postcards from Miss Walker's travels to Denmark and Switzerland and the third contains more personal pictures and photographs/memorabilia from her stay in Bremen. The correspondence found in the scrapbooks has been removed for preservation purposes. The correspondence consists of letters to Miss Walker's mother and other members of her extensive family with only a few letters that she in turn received from her family.
- 1945-1964, 2003
- Majority of material found within 1945 - 1965
- Walker, Winona Franklin (Person)
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After her graduation Miss Walker worked at the public library in Shelby, North Carolina, for eight years and then at the Post Hospital library at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for two years. She left Fort Bragg in August 1945 to join the Army Special Services as a librarian. She served in Bremen, Germany, until the fall of 1946.
Miss Walker returned to the United States in October 1946 and worked in Kecoughtan, Virginia, and Greenwood, South Carolina. She later found employment at the High Point Public Library in High Point, North Carolina, and then various school libraries in Greensboro, North Carolina. She retired from Jackson Junior High School's library.
2.50 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
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- Librarians -- United States -- Interviews
- Military libraries -- Germany
- United States -- Armed Forces -- Women -- Interviews
- United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division
- United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division -- Interviews
- Walker, Winona Franklin
- Walker, Winona Franklin -- Interviews
- Women in war
- Women veterans -- United States -- Interviews
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
- Winona Franklin Walker Collection
- University Archives Staff
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