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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: Photographs (5)

Series 2: Press Clippings

Series 3: Audiovisual

Series 4: Artifacts

Texas Woman's University, the Woman's Collection

Josephine Jane Rice Papers

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Rice, Josephine Jane, 1922 - 1989.
Title: Josephine Jane Rice Papers
Date: 1941 - 1950
Abstract: Photographs, news clippings and artifacts from Texas State College for Women (TSCW, now Texas Woman’s University) graduate and female gunnery instructor in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
Location: Mss. 834
Size: 1.5 linear feet.
Repository Texas Woman's University, the Woman's Collection

Biographical Note

Josephine Jane Rice grew up in Dallas and attended Highland Park High School where she graduated valedictorian of her class in 1941. She obtained a degree in music at TSCW and also participated in the Rifle Team. After college, she joined the Marine Corps and became the first woman machine gun instructor. In 1950, she married in the Little Chapel in-the-Woods on the TSCW campus in Denton.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Photographs and news clippings of her wedding and Marine Corps career including a March 27, 1944 Life magazine article. Also includes a framed montage of photographs and insignia from the Cherry Point, N.C. Marine Training Base, a glass with WMA (Women Marine Association) logo, and a Highland Park High School War Veterans Memorial video.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Series 1:Photographs
Series 2: News clippings
Series 3: Audiovisual
Series 4: Artifacts

Topics

Texas State College for Women/Texas Woman’s University
Women – World War II
Women – U.S. Marine Corps

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Researchers may access the Mamie Frances King Hansen Papers Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Woman's Collection. The Woman's Collection is located on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey Library. All materials are viewed in the Catherine Merchant Reading Room, and photocopies are provided at the discretion of the Woman's Collection.

Publication and Copyright Statements:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Coordinator for Special Collections.

All responsibility for questions of copyright that may arise in copying, scanning, and use of material shall be assumed by the user.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Donated by her daughter, Ellen Gee, 2007.

Processed by:

Ann Barton, 2007

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Photographs (5)

Box Folder
1 1 Description
Wedding photograph inside Little Chapel
Wedding photograph outside Little Chapel
Rice in Marine uniform
Rice with her mother, Jane Rice
Rice with Training Class, Cherry Point, N.C.

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Series 2: Press Clippings

Box Folder
1 2 News articles regarding TSCW Rifle Team, Rice’s marriage, her military service, And career as a music teacher
3 Life magazine, March 27, 1944, which included layout on women in the Marine Corp and photograph of Pfc. Rice demonstrating assembly of a Browning .50-calibre machine gun.

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Series 3: Audiovisual

Box Folder
1 Highland Park High School War Veterans Memorial Video (DVD).

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Series 4: Artifacts

Box Folder
1 Framed montage of photographs and insignia from Marine Training Class at Cherry Point, N.C.
Drinking glass with WMA (Women Marines Association) logo

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