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Mary Williamson Papers

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: MSS-0030

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.

Dates

  • 1924-2012

Creator

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.

Extent

2.35 Cubic Feet (4 boxes; 94 items)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

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.

Custodial History

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.

Related Materials

Dr. Williamson was interviewed for the Reflections in Time program in December 2002. The bibliographic record and a link to a streaming version of the interview is available at http://unomaha.worldcat.org/oclc/52643375.

General

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014. Further processed by Erin Duerr, Archives & Special Collections volunteer, between December 2014 and February 2015.
Title
Mary Williamson Papers
Status
In Progress
Author
Angela Kroeger, Archives & Special Collections Associate, Erin Duerr, Volunteer, arranged and described the collection in December 2014-February 2015.
Date
2014-12-02
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Edition statement
2nd edition

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States
402-554-6046