Beulah Duncan World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Beulah Duncan World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States.

Description

Beulah Duncan served in the United States Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, SPARS. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston in 2003, as part of the Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project, Duncan talked about her experiences during the Second World War. Duncan was born in New Mexico. She received a degree in education from the University of Kansas and became a teacher. Once the United States entered the war in 1941, she joined the SPARS and went to Officer Candidate School at Smith’s College in Massachusetts. She then worked as a coder at the Coast Guard’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. She was later assigned to work in Miami, Florida. Duncan does not state her years of service.

Creator

Duncan, Beulah

Source

Kansas Veterans of World War II Oral History Project / Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project

Publisher

Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

2003

Contributor

Johnston, Pattie
Kansas State Historical Society

Rights

The original copy of this video is available through the Lawrence Public Library. The Watkins Museum of History and the Kansas State Historical Society may also have interviews associated with this project. Researchers are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for uses other than educational or scholarly research. Contact the Watkins Museum of History for additional information. https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/

Relation

To access the video recording of this oral history, go to: https://archive.org/details/duncan-wwii-interview
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
Other resources for interviews with World War II veterans are available through the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project: https://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.htm

Format

MP4

Language

eng

Type

Oral History

Identifier

Duncan, WWII Interview

Coverage

Washington (D.C.)
1941 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Duncan, Beulah

Location

Lawrence (KS)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:43:06

Bit Rate/Frequency

317 kbit/s (audio)
6544 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Duncan, Beulah, “Beulah Duncan World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 15, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1815.

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