Women Veterans & Civilian Support of Santa Cruz County records

UCSC OAC Unit
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
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© 2006
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Women Veterans & Civilian Support Of Santa Cruz County Records

Collection number: MS 124

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
September 2006
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2006 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Women Veterans & Civilian Support of Santa Cruz County records
Dates: ca. 1940-2004
Collection number: MS 124
Creator: Women Veterans & Civilian Support of Santa Cruz County
Collection Size: 1 box, 1 flat
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection includes minutes, personal histories, resource material, photographs, calendars and scrapbook covering the ten year history of the group.
Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Women Veterans & Civilian Support of Santa Cruz County records. MS 124. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Robin Zimmer, 2006.

Organizational History

From the beginning, women have served our nation in the military and continue to do so in ever increasing numbers. Although all forms of recognition provided by a grateful citizenry have always been open equally to women veterans, they remain historically under represented in using the benefits offered to them and seem more reluctant to embrace their status as veterans than their male counterparts.
To honor the Women Veterans of Santa Cruz County, the Mid-County Senior Center was held a formal tea in November 1994. The tea was met with enthusiam and so additional November teas were held in 1995 and 1996. Thanks to the Santa Cruz Sentinel's advance coverage of the 1996 event, attendance exceeded expectations and the enthusiastic attendees wished to meet more often. From 1997-2004 the group met quarterly and more formally. The name "Women Veterans and Civilian Support of Santa Cruz County was formally accepted during this period.
The term "Civilian Support" denotes those women who served in defense support capacities, either during a conflict or currently during peace time. Some catagories are: Air raid wardens, defense workers, ferry pilots, nurses, Red Cross workers, shipyards workers, hospital staff, "Rosie the Riveter", and USO workers. These women, especially during WWII, took over traditionally held male jobs in order that the men could "Go off to war" and defend the country. They sacrificed time with their families and their own pursuits in order to better the war effort.
The organization ended in 2004 due to declining membership.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection includes minutes, personal histories, resource material, photographs, calendars and a scrapbook covering the ten year history of the group.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Women Veterans & Civilian Support of Santa Cruz County--Archives
Women veterans--California--Santa Cruz County
Women veterans--Services for--California


Container List

box:folder 1:1-8

Administrative files

box:folder 1:1

Veterans resources informational materials 1989-2004

box:folder 1:2

Membership Lists 1994-1996 2001-2003

box:folder 1:3

Meeting notes and inspirational material n.d.

box:folder 1:4

Minutes, agendas, invitations, "Newsletter" [publication] 1996-1997

box:folder 1:5

Minutes, agendas, roster 1998

box:folder 1:6

Minutes, agendas 1999

box:folder 1:7

Minutes, agendas, notes 2000

box:folder 1:8

Minutes 2001-2004

box:folder 1:9-11

Speakers

box:folder 1:9

Walter Maunder - "Coast Guard History" 1999

box:folder 1:10

Jackie Wolf - "Vietnam, Air Traffic Control" [2000?]

box:folder 1:11

Don Cooley - "WWII, Battle of the Bulge" 2000

box:folder 1:12

Shig T. Kizuka - "WWII, 442nd Regimental Combat Team" 2001

box:folder 1:13

News Clippings - loose 1997-2003

box:folder 1:14-17, 2:4

Resources

box:folder 1:14

All Services Women Veterans Luncheons, Sacramento, CA 1998-2003

box:folder 1:15

"MOMS" - Mothers of Military Services, Santa Cruz Bible Church - member booklet n.d.

box:folder 1:16

Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Florida State University 1998

box:folder 1:17

"Veterans History Project " Library of Congress 2003

box:folder 2:4

"The Women's Memorial" calendars 1999-2003

box:folder 1:18-20

History

box:folder 1:18

"Women - A History of Service" n.d.

box:folder 1:19

California State "Women's Military History Month" proclamation 2003

box:folder 1:20

"Rosie the Riveter" Trust 2002

box:folder 1:21-35

Personal Histories

box:folder 1:21-22

Army

box:folder 1:21

Lynda Van Devanter November 2002

box:folder 1:22

Charity Adams Earley January 2001

box:folder 1:23-27

Navy

box:folder 1:23

"Grami Weez" 2003

box:folder 1:24

Hilda Burchell 1946

box:folder 1:25

"MAC" Report - "NYF" National Yeoman (F), Stillwater A. and M., Oklahoma 1999

box:folder 1:26

6 Photographs "NYF" National Yeoman (F), Stillwater A. and M., Oklahoma - From Margaret Blair

box:folder 1:26

2 - Yeomen (F), Stillwater A. M., Oklahoma 1943

box:folder 1:26

1 - Yeomen (F) - Dining Room at Stillwater A. M., Oklahoma 1943

box:folder 1:26

Miss Sweat, C. O.(Commanding officer), Stillwater A. M., Oklahoma 1943

box:folder 1:26

Coast Guard officers - taken for the 100% Bond Drive, Stillwater A.M. Oklahoma - Miss Murphy, Miss Marsh, Ensigns June 1943

box:folder 1:26

Officers at Stillwater A. M. Oklahoma - Yeomen (F) 1942

box:folder 1:27

A Panorama of U.S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, California 1943

box:folder 1:28-32

Air Force

box:folder 1:28

Dorothy E. Ward "My Army Saga" 1942-1944

box:folder 1:29

Vilma Lazar Quails - obituary 1917-2003

box:folder 1:30

Helen J. Shanline, WAC 1944

box:folder 1:31

Muriel A. "Robin" Pickup, WAF 1952-1955

box:folder 1:32

WAF: A Handbook for Air Force Women 1954

Scope and Content Note

Gift of Muriel Pickup
box:folder 1:33

Coast Guard: Dorothy Cecchini - photographs ca. 1940-1949

box:folder 1:34

USO: Rose Gobert 1999

box:folder 1:35

Civilian Support - "Rose Moore" WOW [Women's Ordinance Workers] 1943

box:folder 1:36; 2:1-2

Publications

box:folder 1:36

The Bridge v.20:4 July-Aug 2000

box:folder 1:36

The Register Fall 1989, Spring 1990, Winter 1999, Spring 2002 1989-2002

box:folder 2:1

Brightwork, Published by the Enlisted women of Naval Training Station (Y), Oklahoma A. and M. College, Stillwater, OK - v.1:2-3 December 1942

box:folder 2:2

Stillwater Daily News - Navy Section, Oklahoma A. and M. College, Stillwater, OK August 29, 1943

box:folder 2:3

Scrapbook 1997-2004