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Gertrude E. Ward Scrapbook


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Gertrude E. Ward Scrapbook, 1918-2002, undated | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Predominant Dates:1941-1945

ID: 001/01/MSS 2015-061

Primary Creator: Ward, Gertrude E. (1919-1996)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in original order. Loose materials have been separated.

Date Acquired: 07/02/2015

Subjects: Jersey City (N.J.), Man-woman relationships, New York (N.Y.), Sailors, San Diego (Calif.), United States. Navy--History--World War, 1939-1945, Virginia Beach (Va.), World War, 1939-1945

Forms of Material: Brochures, Business cards, Correspondence, Envelopes, Feather (material), Greeting cards, Love letters, Money (objects), Napkins (culinary textile), Newsletters, Poems, Postcards, Printed ephemera, Programs, Scrapbooks, Sketches, Souvenir programs, Telegrams, Theater programs, Ticket stubs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

One circa 1941-1945 scrapbook of personal mementos relating to Betty Ward and her husband, Fred Ward. The scrapbook includes photographs, telegrams, playbills, birthday cards, poems, and other materials relating to the couple's relationship during Fred's service in the United States Navy in World War II. Prominent geographic locations in the scrapbook include New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; and San Diego, California. The scrapbook also includes several late 1990s to early 2000s photographs of Fred Ward in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Biographical Note

Gertrude "Betty" Elizabeth Parsons Harkness Ward was born on August 12, 1919 in San Dimas, California. She married Frederick George Ward on May 6, 1941 in Yuma, Arizona. Ward taught for the Norfolk and Virginia Beach school systems for more than 30 years; she taught at Princess Anne High School for a total of 19 years. She died on June 7, 1996 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was buried at Princess Anne Memorial Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Jersey City (N.J.)
Man-woman relationships
New York (N.Y.)
San Diego (Calif.)
United States. Navy--History--World War, 1939-1945
Virginia Beach (Va.)
World War, 1939-1945

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Estate of Frederick G. Ward by donation

Preferred Citation: Gertrude E. Ward Scrapbook, MSS 2015-061, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed September 21, 2017.

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Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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