Ruth E. Zencey papers
Scope and Contents
The Ruth Estelle Mills Zencey Papers contain correspondence, 1941-1951; memorabilia; and photographs. The correspondence consists of letters written to and from Earl Mills, Ruth's younger brother. He was in the army and stationed in a variety of locations throughout World War II. The letters describe the war overseas, and also life on the homefront. The memorabilia includes a World War II ration book, a post card, a drawing, a few programs from concerts, an Air Raid Warning Poster and a few newspaper clippings. The photographs are of Earl Mills.
- Majority of material found within 1941 - 1945
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Ruth Estelle Mills was born on December 5, 1915 in Mount Vernon, New York, to Earl Harrison and Violet Louise Morrison. She had one brother, Earl Harrison Mills, Jr. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1932, and from Mount Holyoke College in 1936. In 1937 she began working as a secretary in New York City. She married Frank Shaw, Jr., and had a son, Frank, in 1944. In 1962 she began working for DuPont as a stenographer.
2 boxes (1936 Mills)
Language of Materials
Zencey, Ruth Estelle Mills, 1915- ; Secretary and stenographer. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1936. Papers consist of correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs. Primarily containing letters by and to her brother, Earl Mills, concerning his life in the army during World War II.
- Mount Holyoke College Manuscript Collections Subject Source: Local sources
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Zencey Papers, 1941-1951 (bulk 1941-1945)
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- Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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