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Katherine Reibman transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box 8 (04.0264-04.0310), Folder: 04.0280 - Folder 1
Identifier: 04.0280

Content Description

This collection relates to Katherine Reibman who served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II at Camp Upton. This collection contains an Oral History where Reibman recounts her experiences during the war where she was responsible for handing out uniforms and later handing over the records of African Americans being discharged.


  • Other: Date accessioned: 2004-10-20
  • Event: 1944-1946


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

Katherine Reibman was a professional dancer before she served during World War II as a T/5 in Women's Army Corps. She enlisted at the age of 24 and was stationed in Camp Upton on Long Island in New York. She was initially responsible for handing out uniforms, but later was tasked with handing over the records of African Americans being discharged. She served from 1944 to 1946. After the war, Katherine Reibman married and used the G.I. Bill to study dance. She was married to her husband for 44 years. Afterwards, she owned a dance studio where she taught for 22 years. Katherine Reibman served as a Girl Scout leader and edited the school paper.


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.


Katherine Reibman transcript
Beatrice Dain
November 9, 2020
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Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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