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Geraldine Brooke Greene papers

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 5 (00.0118-00.0139), Folder: 00.0137-Folder 1
Identifier: 00.0137

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of several papers donated by Geraldine Brooke Greene. Geraldine became a "wandering wife" during the war, following her husband Staff Sergeant Julian John "Jack" Brooke until he was sent to Europe. Jack was eventually killed in action. Geraldine later remarried.


  • Existence: 1919-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1942-1947
  • Event: Date acquired: May 21, 2000
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2020-03-28


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

Geraldine Brooke-Greene was born on December 8th, 1919, and was raised by an aunt. She was in her Junior year in College when the war broke out. She met Staff Sergeant Julian John Brooke after he offered to accompany her to her house from the bus one night after work. Jack, as she refers to him, had joined the army Infantry soon after the Pearl Harbor attacks. Three weeks later he asked her to marry him (by phone), which she accepted. However, as he was in basic training he was constantly being moved from one training camp to another. Geraldine decided to become a "Wandering Wife" and follow him through the different training camps until he was sent to Europe. Jack was killed in action. She eventually remarried.


1 folders (The papers are contained in one folder.)

Language of Materials


Geraldine Brooke Greene papers
Mallory McGovern
March 27, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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