Finding Aid for the Gladys Eileen Sparks Papers 2011.10.r

Finding aid prepared by Claudia Horn
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA, 92866
(714) 532 - 7711
rboyd@chapman.edu
06/10/2011


Title: Gladys Eileen Sparks Papers
Identifier/Call Number: 2011.10.r
Contributing Institution: Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
One University Drive
Orange, CA, 92866
(714) 532 - 7711
rboyd@chapman.edu
Language of Material: The majority of the collection is in English
Storage Unit: 1
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1939-1969
General Physical Description note: Photo album cover is deteriorating.
Language of Materials note: The materials in this collection are in English.
Location note: Leatherby Libraries
Abstract: This is a small collection of Glady's Eileen Sparks' papers related to her two years in the United States Coast Guard (Women's) Reserve from 1944-1946 and her college career before that at the University of Illinois. This collection primarilty includes documents and photographs.

Scope and Contents note

Ephemera belonging to Gladys Eileen Sparks, who served in the Coast Guard during the WWII era. Most of the collection relates to the Coast Guard experience, but included are her two diplomas and personal photographs of WWII era and later in life. including Two b & w oversized group portrait photographs of women Coast Guard Reserves (SPARs).

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation note

[identify item], Gladys Eileen Sparks papers (2011-10.r), Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Arrangement note

This collection is arranged by material type.

Biographical/Historical note

Gladys Eileen Sparks was the cousin of a Chapman alumni's (Cheri Navarro, '06) grandmother. Miss Sparks was born on October 15, 1917 in Moline, Illinois, received her Bachelor's and Masters' degrees from the University of Illinois, and served in the United States Coast Guard (Women's) Reserve from Feb. 3, 1944 until May 8, 1946. She died in Long Beach, CA in October, 1993.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mortimer, Donald R., Lt., 1919-1944
Navarro , Cherie
Sparks, Gladys Eileen, 1917-1993.
Spain -- History -- Alfonso XIII, 1886-1931.
Spain -- History.
Spain -- Kings and rulers.
United States. Coast Guard. Women's Reserve
World War, 1939-1945