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Guide to the Jeane Eddy Westin papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Donation Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jeane Eddy Westin papers
    Dates: 1974-1977
    Collection number: MC 24
    Creator: Jeane Eddy Westin
    Collection Size: 1.5 linear ft. (3 archival boxes)
    Repository: 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: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jeane Eddy Westin papers, MC 24, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.

    Donation Information

    This collection was donated to the Sacramento Public Library by the author in 1993.

    Biographical Note

    Jeane Eddy Westin is a local author who has written articles for many popular magazines, such as Womens Day, Parade and Ms. 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

    Indexing Terms

    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