Mary Williamson Papers
Scope and Contents
The Mary E. Williamson Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Collection comprises the personal effects of Mary E. Williamson relating to her service as a Women Airforce Service Pilot during World War II (1943-1944). The collection includes photographs, awards, certificates, official documents, forms, correspondence, WASP class books (44-W-10 and 44-W-7), CD-ROMS of ceremonies, a commemorative medal, and needlecraft artwork depicting an aircraft with the phrase "I'd rather be flying."
New material added August 16, 2019: Photographs of Williamson from throughout her life including as a baby and her childhood in Missouri through her life in Omaha. The photographs include personal and family events as well as professional events.
- Creation: 1924-2012
- Williamson, Mary Ellen (1924-2012) (Person)
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 https://www.unomaha.edu/criss-library/about-us/library-policies/archives-policies.php.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
2.35 Cubic Feet (4 boxes; 94 items)
Language of Materials
This collection has been arranged into the following series: Series: WASP Service; Series: WASP Printed Materials and Artifacts; Series: Awards and Recognition; and Series: Photographs.
This collection was gifted to Criss Library from Mary Williamson's estate in June 2013. The collection was received by Les Valentine, of Criss Library, from Peggy McCracken, a personal representative of Mary Williamson's estate on behalf of a close group of Williamson's friends.
New material added August 16, 2019: Gifted to UNO Libraries by Angelika Walker, who received the material from a neighbor and friend of the late Mary Williamson.
The Statement on Harmful Materials of UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections is available at https://www.unomaha.edu/criss-library/about-us/library-policies/archives-policies.php.
Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014. Further processed by Erin Duerr, Archives & Special Collections volunteer, between December 2014 and February 2015.
- Mary Williamson Papers
- In Progress
- Angela Kroeger, Archives & Special Collections Associate, Erin Duerr, Volunteer, arranged and described the collection in December 2014-February 2015.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Edition statement
- 2nd edition
Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository
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