Calista Louise Bliler collection
Scope and Contents
The Calista Louise Bliler collection consists of personal letters, cards and telegrams, photographs, badges and identification cards, a diary, official military papers including her commissioning papers and discharge papers, rationing stamps, catalogs, and progress reports from officer training school. There are also photocopies of newspaper clippings tracking her progress in officer school as well as a photocopied scrapbook.
- created: 1942-1954
- Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1943
- Other: Date acquired: 06/21/2017
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to all researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Biographical or Historical Information
Calista Louise Bliler was born on January 27, 1912, in California. She served in World War II in the WAVES as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. She began her training at Hunter College, Bronx, New York in the first class of WAVES training. Prior to her World War II service, Bliler was an elementary school teacher and an author of children's' stories. After finishing her initial training, Bliler reported to Lakehurst, New Jersey Air Station for Aerographers' training. From December 1945 to May 1946 she served as Educational Services Officer. After being honorably discharged from the United States Navy, she resumed her teaching career. She passed away on May 16, 1968, in Los Angeles, CA.
Language of Materials
The Calista Louise Bliler collection consists of official military papers and personal photographs, letters, and notes of the first woman to become an officer from the U.S. Naval Air Station in Dallas, TX.
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
- Calista Louise Bliler collection
- Craig Whittington
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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