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Gloria Sullivan transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box 8 (04.0264-04.0310), Folder: 04.0303 - Folder 1
Identifier: 04.0303

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Gloria Sullivant and her experiences while she served in the U.S. Navy WAVES during World War II. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript.


  • 1942-1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2004-11-19


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 / Historical

Gloria Sullivan was born on December 29, 1923 in Patch, Pennsylvania. She graduated high school in 1939 and attended Penn State. Following her graduation from Penn State, she decided to enlist in the WAVES. She trained at Smith College where her favorite activity was marching. After Smith College, she transferred to Washington, D.C. where she worked in the Navy Department’s coding area of the WAVES. Sullivan helped forward incoming messages to their intended recipient. Following the war, she moved around the east coast with her husband who was a naval aviator in the U.S. Navy. Sullivan eventually fulfilled her dream to return to Washington D.C. where she worked as a tour guide of the U.S. Capital. Sullivan passed away on June 6th, 2017 at the age of 93. She is buried with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery.


1 folders (1 folder)

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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.


Gloria Sullivan transcript
Beatrice Dain
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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