Guide to the Claire Thornton Oral Histories on the G.I. Bill at Washington State College 2016-2017
Cage 5091

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Thornton, Claire
Title
Claire Thornton oral histories on the G.I. Bill at Washington State College
ID
Cage 5091
Date [inclusive]
2016-2017
General Physical Description note
0.05 linear feet of shelf space 1 folder and digital files
Language
English
Abstract
The Claire Thornton Oral Histories on the G.I. Bill at Washington State College consists of five digitally recorded oral histories of individuals who attended Washington State College (later, Washington State University) on the G.I. Bill. Thornton used the oral histories as source materials for her 2016 Washington State University honors thesis. The physical collection contains signed permission forms and a summary of the digital collection.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description]. Claire Thornton Oral Histories on the G.I. Bill at Washington State College. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical Note

Claire Thornton graduated from Washington State University in 2016. Her honors thesis titled "The GI Bill at WSC (Washington State College)" passed with distinction. The oral histories include interviews with David and Bernadine Berglin, Eloise Frank, Lenna Harding, Virginia Boettcher, and Orin Swanson.

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Scope and Contents note

The Claire Thornton Oral Histories on the G.I. Bill at Washington State College consists of five digitally recorded oral histories and the release forms signed by the interviewees. The oral histories reflect the experiences of each of the interviewees at Washington State College following World War II. The bulk of the collection is stored in MASC's digital archives and is accessible on-site. The physical collection contains the release forms and a brief article on Thornton's work.

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Arrangement note

The collection maintains its original order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

No known restrictions apply to this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Claire Thornton Oral Histories on the G.I. Bill at Washington State College was donated to Washington State University Libraries by Claire Thornton in 2017 (MS.2017.02).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Steven Bingo in 2017.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Berglin, Bernadine
  • Berglin, Dave
  • Frank, Eloise
  • Harding, Lenna
  • Swanson, Orin
  • Boettcher, Virginia

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Military
  • United States. Montgomery G.I. Bill
  • Washington (State)
  • Washington State University -- History -- Sources

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