World War II coed reunion

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0383

Scope and Contents

The WWII UNR Coed Reunion videocassette contains interviews with twenty-five women that took place on January 16, 1997, and who recall the impact of the war on school and their lives. Each woman talks about what they did after leaving the university and tell of families and careers. Esther Early led the discussion. A brief presentation was given by Jean Ford, Nevada Women's History Project, and Suzie Kuczynski, Alumni Relations is also included. The video was recorded by Joann Peden and is 2 hours. and 2 minutes in length.

The women listed below attended the reunion, and appear in the following order on the videotape: Esther Early (Detweiler), Ruth M. Smith (Armstrong), Dorothy Goetz (Jones), Marillyn Glynn (Reynolds), Maxine Cardinal, Roberta McBride (Whitney), Betty (Elizabeth) Waltenspiel (Zang), Marilyn Cusick (Amodei), Barbara Harbit (Burhans), Edith Saibini (Moore), Beverly Horton (Burhans), Mary A. Matthews (Duffy), Betty (Elizabeth) Porter (Tracy), Marilyn Perkins (Dugan), JoAnn Sorenson (Record), Mary Margaret Pehrson (Mason), Nora Chipman (Saunders), Muriel Gamble (Westergard), Gloria Walker (Mapes), Elinor Erickson (Jensen), Mary Lou Noel (Hovenden), Mary Davis (Ancho), Estella Marie Brown (Hicks), Rose Meredith (Nannini), and Marjorie Olsen (Menu).

Dates

  • 1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Historical Note

Under the auspices of the Nevada Women's History Project, 25 women who attended the University of Nevada during the second world war, met and recorded the impact of the war on the school and their lives. The reunion was held at the Reno Y.W.C.A. on January 16, 1997, and Esther Early was the discussion leader. In addition to the former students, a brief presentation was given by Jean Ford of the Nevada Women's History Project, and Suzie Kuczynski of the University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Relations.

The women had attended the university throughout the period 1939 - 1950. In their remarks, they address the changes that resulted when the men students left for the military. Included in the changes were the first woman student body president and the first woman editor of the school newspaper. They also shared memories of their individual lives, and talk about dating, raffles, rationing, and classes. Each woman also talks about what they did after leaving the university, and tell of families and careers.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 videocassette)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

On January 16, 1997, under the auspices of the Nevada Women's History Project, twenty five women who attended the University during World War II and immediately after, 1939-1950, met and recalled the impact of the war on school and on their lives. The collection contais a video recording of the women speaking about her personal experiences, including dating, classes, rationing, housing, and war-related activities.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Esther Detweiler Early in 1997.

Existence and Location of Copies

Additional copies provided to the Nevada Women History Project, and the University of Nevada Oral History Project.

Creator

Title
Guide to the World War ll Coed Reunion
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
August 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)