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Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Bette Brooks Stone papers date from 1941 to 1993 and measure 7 linear inches. The papers include Stone's memoir, "My life during World War II" detailing her activities as a high school student during the war, a note from Jacqueline Kennedy thanking her family for their sympathy, and championship patches from Women's International Bowling Congress tournaments. Stone's high school memorabilia include programs and table items from her prom and a schedule and identification card from her girls' singing sextet that competed at the state competition.

Stone's collection of items from her life in Chicago includes samples of the cigarettes her friends smoked and programs from events she attended including ice skating shows with Sonja Henie. Her scrapbook has been disbound and trimmed for preservation and contains memorabilia with comments from throughout Stone's life. The photographs from Mapleton include her prom portrait, as well as images of her high school friends and of Stone in her drum majorette uniform, which is housed in Box 2. The photographs from Chicago depict Stone with fellow Western Union workers and some of the service men she met in the wake of the war. The engagement and honeymoon photographs include Stone's camping trip with her fiancé and honeymoon vistas. Stone's artifacts include her satin high school drum majorette uniform, a handkerchief sent to Stone by a serviceman in the Philippines, and a black rubber exercise device with illustrated instructions.


  • Creation: 1941-1993


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


From the Collection: 7.00 linear inches

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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