Guide to the Jeanette Sledge Rockwell archive related to to South Pacific Army Base libraries MSS.PHOTO.0578

Malgorzata Schaefer
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
February 2017
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064


This is a listing rather than a true finding aid.

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Jeanette Sledge Rockwell archive related to to South Pacific Army Base libraries
source: Robert H. Rubin - Books
creator: Rockwell, Jeanette Sledge
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.PHOTO.0578
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet 1/2 mb
Date (inclusive): 1941-1945

Biographical / Historical

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; 2017. Accession MSS 2017-372.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See:

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Jeanette Sledge Rockwell archive related to to South Pacific Army Base libraries (Mss Photo 0578). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Robert H. Rubin - Books
Rockwell, Jeanette Sledge

half-box 1, folder 1-2

38 photographs featuring Jeanette Sledge, Head Librarian of Hickam Field Library at the HIckam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii

half-box 1, folder 3-4

50 photographs of Hickam Field Library, servicemen in the library, and library staff

half-box 1, folder 5-6

89 photographs relating to the post and island

half-box 1, folder 7

Ephemera, including letter of appreciation to Jeannette Sledge from Major General P. W. Clarkson; Personnel Prescribed Service Uniform - Army Hostess and Librarian Service; issues of The Daily Target Saipan, Okinawa Recreation Bulletin, Twenty Niner; greeting cards

half-box 1, folder 8

Newspaper clippings