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Janet C. Bryan papers

 Collection — Container: 14.0026 - Box 1
Identifier: 14.0026

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Janet C. Bryan who was married to a U.S. Army Field Artilery officer who was stationed at various posts in the U.S. during World War II. This collection is composed of the correspondance from Janet C. Bryan to her parents, addressed as Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Williams, residing in Barrington and Providence, Rhode Island. Janet C. Bryan's 145 letters, postcards, and telegrams document the social activities and personal impressions of army life, train travel, and the Western U.S, including visits to San Fransisco and Oakland, San Luis Obispo, and Los Angeles. She also mentions people and family members from Providence including actor Sonny Tufts, a cousin of Janet C. Bryan.


  • 1942-1944
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2015-05-13


Biographical / Historical

Janet C. Bryan was born February 4th, 1920 and lived in Providence, Rhode Island. Having grown up in the Great Depression, her family was not wealthy but did have considerable social standing in Providence; Janet was a bit of a local celebrity with the society writers and local paper's photographers as evidenced by her regular appearance in the Providence Evening Bulletin, the Daily, and the Sunday Journal. Janet C. Bryan graduated from Wheeler School and studied early childhood education at the Nursery Training School of Boston. Later she taught in Providence at the nursery school of Gordon School and had three children of her own. Janet died November 19th, 2010.

First as her fiance, then husdand when they married January 20th, 1943, Raymond C. Bryan was in the army artillery, first as a corporal and then as a second lieutenant. Prior to the correspondence in this collection, they met when he was stationed in Providence. From 1942-1944 he served at army bases in the western US including Fort Sill (Lawton, Okalahoma), San Rafael, King City, Morro Bay, and Atascadeno (California) and Tyler (Texas).


.5 Linear Feet (1 half box)

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Janet C. Bryan papers
Laran Dixon
November 1, 2019
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Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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