Skip to main content

Mildred Brodt Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0162

Content Description

The papers of Mildred Brodt document her life from young adulthood in rural Nebraska, serving in the Women's Army Corps in Papua New Guinea during World War II, working as one of the first women civilians with the Occupational Forces in Tokyo, Japan, and her careers and life after returning to the United States. Robust correspondence is available from her time working abroad and in Washington, D.C. as well as with her future husband Warren Brodt. Mildred also traveled domestically and internationally, which is documented mostly through photo albums. After Mildred's WWII letters were discovered by her great-nieces and nephews in a barn later in her life, she began giving talks about her WWII experiences at universities and for local organizations and these activities are also documented in the collection.


  • Creation: circa 1925-2022


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

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


6.75 Cubic Feet (5 record cartons, 4 document boxes, 1 flat box) : Correspondence, Photographs

Language of Materials



Collection has not yet been arranged and described.

Custodial History

After Mildred Brodt's death, her niece Angie Nelson assumed custody of her personal papers and organized the material before delivering it to UNO Libraries per Brodt's wishes. Received on May 19, 2022, by Amy Schindler.


The Statement on Harmful Materials of UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections is available at



Mildred Brodt Papers
Amy Schindler, Angela Kroeger
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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