September 1, 2010, 1 vol. 150 items, 0.155 cubic feet; Scrapbook (March 1943 - May 1945, undated) relating to Betty Bonner Higgins' World War II service in the W.A.V.E.S. (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) for the U.S. Navy, including her induction, training, graduation as a member of 2nd Battalion Company 5, of the U.S. Naval Training School Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; her promotion from SKV 2.c to SKV 1.c (T); also her service at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Livermore, Cal., including correspondence with her family in San Luis Obispo, California and from her boyfriend Edmund "Ed" Woodburn, SK 1.C, who was serving aboard the escort carrier USS
Admiralty Islands (CVE-99) and the LST 453 in the Arawe and New Britian campaigns in the Southwest Pacific Theater and Australia; typescripts, including "The Last Will of Adolph Hitler," clippings, ephemera, menus, photographic prints, printed forms, programs, a WAVES matchbook, etc. 15.5" x 11.5" vol., 27 p. used out of 41 p. Recd. 7/14/2010. Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Ten Pound Island Book Co.
Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Ten Pound Island Book Co.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Betty Bonner Higgins Collection (#1170), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, September 01, 2010
Processing completed May 31, 2016, by Robert Hines