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Rockwell (Jeanette Sledge) archive related to to South Pacific Army Base libraries
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Materials include photographs and documents related to the Army Library Service and Western Pacific Base Command. Includes photographs of library locations and librarians (including Jeanette), news clippings and pamphlets with features about the libraries, and other ephemera. Also includes a group of photographs, not specific to the libraries, documenting military base life in these islands duing wartime.
Jeanette Sledge Rockwell (died 1975) was a librarian. She received her library degree from Columbia University in 1938 and went on to work at the New York Public Library and the Library of Hawaii, Honolulu. During World War II she worked to establish recreational libraries for servicemen on the islands of Honolulu, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Guam, and others in the Marianas group and became the Western Pacific Base Command Head Librarian.
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