Helen Harder papers

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2020


Descriptive Summary

Title: Helen Harder papers
Dates: 1934-1984
Collection Number: 2005-17
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1 carton
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: This collection documents the life of Helen Harder (nee Eleanor F. Sugg). Born in 1918, Harder was a flight instructor in the Women's Army Corps (WACS) in World War II. She later worked in a variety of fields including private industry, sales, civil service and education. Harder was interested in spirituality and wrote a number of small essays on the subject.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research. Certain materials may be restricted. Contact the archivist for more information.

Preferred Citation

Helen Harder papers. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Arion A. Stone on April 1, 2005.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection documents the life of Helen Harder (nee Eleanor F. Sugg). Born in 1918, Harder was a flight instructor in the Women's Army Corps (WACS) in World War II. She later worked in a variety of fields including private industry, sales, civil service and education. Harder was interested in spirituality and wrote a number of small essays on the subject. She helped organize a National Organization for Women (NOW) chapter in rural Nevada in the early 1980s. Harder died in 1984. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, poetry and prose manuscripts and fragments of a memoir, materials regarding her military service and NOW, financial records, ephemera, audiotapes Harder recorded around 1984, personalia, artifacts and an obituary--which contains her life story.

Indexing Terms

Lesbians
World War, 1939-1945