Jean Heringman Willacy Papers
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
- Willacy, Jean Heringman (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
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Conditions Governing Use
Donor retained copyright.
The Conditions Governing Use policy of UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections is available at https://www.unomaha.edu/criss-library/about-us/library-policies/archives-policies.php.
1 Cubic Feet (1 box) : slides, photographs, correspondence, drawings
Language of Materials
Collection has not yet been arranged and described.
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.
Donation made in honor of Jean Heringman Willacy.
Genre / Form
- administrative reports
- drawings (visual works)
- personal papers
- picture postcards
- slides (photographs)
- Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989
- Afghanistan -- In art
- Afghanistan -- Photographs
- Jean Heringman Willacy Papers
- Amy Schindler; Angela Kroeger
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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