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Accession 834

Inclusive Dates

1918-1998, nd


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1500 pieces 3.75 linear feet



Historical Note

Major Eleanor M. Roberts (1916-2000) was a native of York, SC and a 1938 Winthrop College graduate. She was one of the first to volunteer for service during WWII and served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942. She remained in the Army until retiring in 1966. She is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in York, SC.

Scope and Content Note

The Major Eleanor M. Roberts Papers consist of records related to Major Eleanor M. Roberts who was a 1938 graduate of Winthrop and a 25 year veteran of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC).These papers, which consist of correspondence, scrapbooks, photocopies, orders, and military papers, document not only her career but also her and her family’s participation in World War II including brothers, Harold O. Roberts, James William Roberts, Herbert N. Roberts, sister, Lily Roberts Allen, and brother-in-law, Robert D. Allen. There is also information on World War I, Italy, Winthrop College and York, South Carolina.


The Major Eleanor Roberts Papers were deposited with the Archives on August 25, 1993 and on October 19, 1994 by Major Eleanor Roberts.


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Major Eleanor M. Roberts Papers - Accession 834