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Jean Heringman Willacy Papers

 Collection — Box: 2020-025
Identifier: APAC-0016

Content Description

The papers of Jean Heringman Willacy document her interest and travel in Afghanistan beginning in 1967 along with her work supporting Afghan refugees after the Soviet invasion. The collection includes photographs, slides, and digital copies of slides donated to the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University along with drawings by Afghan refugee children about their war experiences, a speech for Save the Children, postcards, pamphlets, booklets, reports, newsletters, correspondence, calendars (National Islamic Front of Afghanistan, Austrian Relief Committee for Afghan Refugees, and Afghan media Resource Center), and other material.


  • Creation: circa 1960-1998


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

The Conditions Governing Access policy of UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections is available at

Conditions Governing Use

Donor retained copyright.

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1 Cubic Feet (1 box) : slides, photographs, correspondence, drawings

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Custodial History

Donated by Sue Heringman, daughter of Jean Heringman Willacy. Heringman inherited the material on August 4, 2004.

Existence and Location of Originals

Sue Heringman donated her mother's collection of almost 3,000 slides and copies of the refugee children's drawings to the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU) prior to donating original material and copies of the slides to UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections in August 2020.

Related Materials

A copy of Sue Heringman's book about her mother was also donated and can be found searching the library catalog.


Donation made in honor of Jean Heringman Willacy.


Jean Heringman Willacy Papers
Amy Schindler; Angela Kroeger
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States