Guide to the Amanda G. DeWilde World War I and II Research Collection MC 73

James C. Scott
Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
Copyright 2019
Sacramento Public Library. All Rights Reserved
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
Title: Amanda G. DeWilde World War I and II Research Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MC 73
Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet (2 Archival Boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1914-1959
Abstract: The collection contains research materials relative to Sacramento's involvement in World Wars I and II. It was used to write two books, both authored by the Special Collections of the Sacramento Public Library.

Biographical / Historical

Amanda G. DeWilde was born in Eureka, California, and grew up in Klamath Falls, Oregon. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in History from Southern Oregon University and a master's degree in Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin, with an emphasis on archival studies. After a brief stint with the Montana Historical Society, she became head archivist for the Special Collections of the Sacramento Public Library, known more commonly as the Sacramento Room. She started in this capacity in 2010 and left the position in May 2019. Over her tenure, DeWilde was responsible for expanding the Sacramento Room's manuscripts collection, digitization initiative, programming footprint, records management policy and outreach plan. She also participated in the writing and publishing of three books on Sacramento: World War I and the Sacramento Valley (2016, History Press), World War II Sacramento (2018, History Press) and Sacramento (Arcadia, 2019).

Scope and Contents

With coverage from 1914 to 1959, the collection is composed of correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings (organized by topic), scholarly articles, presentation notes and publisher/writer contract information. Box One contains Series One and content on World War I; Box Two contains Series Two and content on World War II. The researcher should note that the collection has been maintained in the creator's original order. Series and corresponding folders are arranged as follows:

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Amanda G. DeWilde World War I and II Research Collection, MC 73, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.


World War I Series I


box-folder 1:1 Presentation - World War I


box-folder 1:2 Flu (Spanish Influenza)


box-folder 1:3 Women


box-folder 1:3.1 The War and School


box-folder 1:3.2 Red Cross


box-folder 1:4 Contract Stuff


box-folder 1:5 Schools


box-folder 1:6 Post War


box-folder 1:7 Industry


box-folder 1:8 Southern Pacific


box-folder 1:9 Food


box-folder 1:10 Bonds


box-folder 1:11 Images


box-folder 1:12 Conclusion


box-folder 1:13 Drafts


box-folder 1:14 Introduction


box-folder 1:15 Bread Bullets Will Win the War (Food)


box-folder 1:16 With Enthusiasm (Women)


World War II Series II


box-folder 2:1 Correspondence


box-folder 2:2 Drafts


box-folder 2:3 Presentation


box-folder 2:4 War Work - Other


box-folder 2:5 War Work - McClellan


box-folder 2:6 War Work - Housing


box-folder 2:7 War Work - Industry


box-folder 2:8 Conclusion


box-folder 2:9 Images


box-folder 2:10 Civilian Defense