Jeane Eddy Westin is a local author from the Sacramento area. The Westin papers collection consists of interviews on cassette
tape and in printed form, several newspaper clippings, and correspondence related to her first book,
Making Do: How Women Survived the 30s. The book was published in 1976 by Follett Publishing Company and features interviews with several women, some from Sacramento,
who survived on little income during the Great Depression.
Jeane Eddy Westin is a local author who has written articles for many popular magazines, such as Womens Day, Parade and Ms. Making Do: How Women Survived the 30s was her first book, published in 1976, and it features stories told by women she interviewed who were growing up during the
Great Depression. Born in July of 1931, Jeane was a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors as well as the
Womens Army Corps, where she worked as a cryptographer during the Korean War. Other works she has written include Love and Glory and Swing Sisters, both fictional stories set in the 1930s and 40s. She married Eugene Westin in Sacramento in April of 1962.
1.5 linear ft.
(3 archival boxes)
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