This collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence and flyers related to Carmel's USO, 1941-1947. It
was created by James H. Cooke, who served on the Operating Committee for the Carmel USO, and on the Advisory Council for the
Monterey Peninsula’s USO.
The Bill Hill Collection was created by James H. Cooke. Cooke was active in Carmel’s USO, serving on the Operating Committee
for the Carmel USO in addition to the Advisory Council for the Monterey Peninsula’s USO. Along with his wife Ruth Cooke, James
Cooke dedicated those war years to the servicemen and women who came to the USO. This collection reflects his commitment to
the USO. The newspaper clippings are full of the events and people who made this particular USO an outstanding example across
the country. The photographs, many taken by Fort Ord staff photographers, also show the USO in action.
The Henry Meade Williams Local History Room, Harrison Memorial Library does not hold copyright to these items. Permission
to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder by the user.
Materials are open for research.