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Collection Paulette Burgie
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1879
Object Name Archive
Title Scrapbooks, 1943-1945
Year Range from 1943
Year Range to 1945
Event World War II
Description Three scrapbooks and loose photographs pertaining to Paulette Burgie, a Monroe, Wisconsin, resident who served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. The scrapbooks were arranged by Burgie and document her time in the WAC through newspaper clippings, original personal photographs, and ephemeral manuscript materials. Some of the newspaper clippings include articles about Burgie and her service, the participation of WAC soldiers in the war effort, and information about various Wisconsin soldiers fighting overseas. Other newspaper clippings cover famous decorated soldiers, such as Richard Bong and Charles E. Kelly, important generals for the Allies, and coverage of the war in general. Original photographs (some identified) include images of Burgie in uniform, posing by herself and with fellow WAC soldiers, and document her service while stationed in Minnesota. Also included are images of Burgie posing with her family members. Additional manuscripts include original military papers and orders, programs from various events and shows, and select souvenirs collected during her service. Loose photographs include a bust portrait image of Burgie in uniform and several unidentified individuals and children, likely her family. Originally from Monroe, Burgie moved to Chicago after graduation and worked several jobs in the area over thirty years. She moved back to Monroe after retiring in 1976.
Extent and Medium of Description Scrapbooks : 0.6 linear ft. (3 flat boxes)
Photographs : (1 folder)
History Originally from Monroe, Burgie moved to Chicago after graduation and worked several jobs in the area over thirty years. She moved back to Monroe after retiring in 1976.
Subjects Women soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Monroe.
Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Monroe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poetry.
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
Scrapbooks.
Clippings (information artifacts).
Black-and-white photographs.
Geographic:Fort Des Moines (Iowa)