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