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Frances Stephanie Szalay Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2016-012-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence, service records, periodicals, and photographs from Frances Stephanie Szalay who served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during the Second World War (1943 to 1948). The collection also includes correspondence and photographs after the Second World War. Some photographs depict WAC events and exhibits that Szalay attended.

Inventory: 138 personal correspondence, 1937-1985 -- 1032 photographs -- 351 negatives -- 1 30x20 inch poster -- 1 glass negative -- 1 Super 8 film reel - 38 pieces of ephemera -- 4 maps -- 3 certificates -- 33 military newspapers, documents, and narratives -- 3 scrapbooks -- 7 miscellanous booklets -- 9 military history booklets -- 37 WAC related periodicals -- 3 textiles -- 1 pair of binoculars -- 1 box of ceramic tile pieces -- 10 realia - 3 pages of supplemental information

Dates

  • 1943 - 1948

Language of Materials

The bulk of the collection is in English but some of the letters are in Hungarian.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

Francecs S. Szalay was born in Budapest, Hungary on December 26, 1905. She died at Fountain Care Center in Orange, California on May 27, 2003. As a civilian, Szalay worked as a photographer. She first enlisted into the Women's Army Corps as a clerk typist on December 22, 1943 and was honorably discharged August 4, 1948. She reenlisted as a photographer on April 25, 1946 and was honorably discharged a second time on November 13, 1950.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (3 cartons)

Overview

This collection contains material donated by Frances Stephanie Szalay from her time in service in the Women's Army Corps during and after the Second World War.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type and date.

Series 1. Correspondence with Frances Stephanie Szalay, 1937 - 1985 -- Series 2. Photographs, negatives, 8mm film reel, and stereo book, 1944 - 1984 -- Series 3. Military discharge papers, service record and certificates, 1943 - 2003 -- Series 4. Booklets and periodicals, 1943 - 1990 -- Series 5. Military newsletters, documents, and narratives, 1943 - 1972 -- Series 6. Maps, 1945 - 1946 -- Series 7. Realia and textiles, 1970 -- Series 8. Ephemera, 1946 - 1943 -- Series 9. Supplemental biographical information, 2003 -- Series 10. Artifacts, 1944 - 1947 -- Series 10. Scrapbooks, 1944 - 1947.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of April Mae Holznecht
Title
finding aid for Frances Stephanie Szalay Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
John Encarnacion
Date
9/17/2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States