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Eva Romero Jacques collection

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2021 Box, Folder: 21.0003-Folder 1
Identifier: 21.0003

Content Description

This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Eva Romero Jacques who served with the Women's Army Corps as an Administrative Assistant at Sedalia Army Air Field in Warrensburg, MO, and then the Pacific Theater in New Guinea and the Philippines. The collection contains photographs, military classification cards, ephemera, and a newspaper article interview of Jacques.


  • 1942-2003
  • Event: Majority of material found within 1942-1946
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2021-03-12


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

A third generation Spanish immigrant, Eva Romero Jacques was born on April 21, 1921 in Trinidad, CO. She grew up in Raton, NM and attended St. Patrick's Academy from kindergarden through 12th Grade. Upon graduating from high school, she attended New Mexico Highlands University for three years. In college, Jacques sang in Spanish over KFUN radio station.

She enlisted in the Women's Army Corps in March 20, 1943 in Santa Fe, NM as a clerk typist. After basic training, she was assigned to Sedalia Army Air Field in Warrensburg, MO. Jacques transferred overseas to the Pacific Theater in December 1945. She was stationed in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands.

After being discharged, Jacques enrolled at the University of New Mexico to complete her degree. She was recruited by U.C. Berkeley as a bilingual Administrative Assistant to the Director of Bancroft Library where she translated historical manuscripts from Spanish to English.

She married Frank Jacques in 1949. They owned and managed a family restaurant called La China Poblana which specialized in Mexican and Indian cuisine for over 30 years in the San Francisco Bay area of California.

After retiring and whild living in a veteran's home in Yountville, CA, Jacques volunteered and served as an Allied Council member for Section H. She lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater opening and was Grand Marshall at serveral city of Yountville parades. She passed away on February 9, 2017 and is buried at the Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery Yountville, Napa County, CA.


1 folders

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This collection was donated by the daughter of Eva Romero Jacques, Paulette Ianniello.

Custodial History

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

Eva Romero Jacques collection
Michael G. Kasper
March 18, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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