Manuscripts, photographs, correspondence and other papers, circa 1910-1995, of Wilna Onthank, who in 1994 wrote
Born Gay, an unpublished book based on the diaries of her brother Robert Onthank, a gay World War II veteran.
Wilna Jane Onthank was born December 11, 1921 to Fred R. and Grace E. Onthank. She was raised in the middle-class suburbs
of Chicago until the Depression forced the Onthank family to travel west. Wilna attended high school in Glendale and then
majored in commercial art at Frank Wiggins Trade School, now known as Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Wilna was the first
woman employed in the Technical Illustration Department at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, California.
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