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Helen F. Kuhns Papers

Identifier: MS-2560

  • Staff Only

The Helen F. Kuhns Papers, 1944-1963 (bulk 1945) consists of incoming correspondence during Kuhns' service as a WAVE in Washington D.C. Outgoing correspondence from Kuhns' time in Special Services, government issued pamphlets and flyers, and personal programs and bulletins are also included in this collection.


  • 1944-1963 (bulk 1945)

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


0.3 Linear Feet


The Helen F. Kuhns Papers, 1944-1963 (bulk 1945) consist primarily of incoming correspondence of Kuhns, a member of the women's naval branch during World War II. In addition to incoming correspondence, this collection also contains government issued pamphlets and flyers as well as correspondence to the Round Robin group.

Biographical/Historical Note

Helen Faustine Kuhns of Decatur, Illinois graduated Millikin University in 1944 with a degree in home economics. As a WAVE during World War II, she served as a communications officer and naval records librarian in both Boston and Washington, D.C. from 1944-1946. She received a BS in library science in 1947 from the University of Illinois. Kuhns joined the United States Army European Special Services in 1950 and served as a field librarian at Stuttgart Military Post. Kuhns died on October 22nd, 2005.


Collection consists of three folders.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections by Helen F. Kuhns in August 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA