Scope and Content Note
Title: Jeane Eddy Westin papers
Collection number: MC 24
Jeane Eddy Westin
1.5 linear ft.
(3 archival boxes)
Sacramento Public Library. Sacramento Room
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: Jeane Eddy Westin is a local author from the Sacramento area. The Westin papers collection consists of interviews on cassette
tape and in printed form, several newspaper clippings, and correspondence related to her first book,
Making Do: How Women Survived the 30s. The book was published in 1976 by Follett Publishing Company and features interviews with several women, some from Sacramento,
who survived on little income during the Great Depression.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Sacramento Room.
Languages represented in the collection:
Collection is open for research.
Use of the described materials may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
[Identification of item], Jeane Eddy Westin papers, MC 24, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.
This collection was donated to the Sacramento Public Library by the author in 1993.
Jeane Eddy Westin is a local author who has written articles for many popular magazines, such as
Making Do: How Women Survived the 30s was her first book, published in 1976, and it features stories told by women she interviewed who were growing up during the
Great Depression. Born in July of 1931, Jeane was a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors as well as the
Womens Army Corps, where she worked as a cryptographer during the Korean War. Other works she has written include
Love and Glory and
Swing Sisters, both fictional stories set in the 1930s and 40s. She married Eugene Westin in Sacramento in April of 1962.
Scope and Content Note
The papers are comprised of both printed and recorded interviews by the author, newspaper clippings promoting the release
of her book, and outgoing and incoming correspondence relating to the publication of
Making Do. The printed interviews are organized alphabetically by interviewee last name, and are told to the author from the perspectives
of different women growing up during the Great Depression and making do in hard times.
This collection is organized into three series:
- Series 1. Interviews
- Series 2. Printed Materials
- Series 3. Correspondence
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States -- Sacramento