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Evelyn King papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 14.0020

Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Evelyn King who served as a U.S.O. hostess during World War II. The collection contains letters, postcards, V-mail, and greeting cards. The collection also contains newspaper and magazine clippings, various booklets and pamphlets, numerous lifestyle magazines, Navy and Army uniform buttons, and prints.


  • Created: 1908-2014
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/06/2014


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

Evelyn King was born on November 22, 1922, to parents Angelos and Mae Ladakis. Her father was a corporal in World War I and was an officer in the American Legion Department of Ohio during World War II. During the war, King and her family lived in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. When she was nineteen, she worked as U.S.O hostess along with her mother and sister Mary. The three of them would take the bus to Arkon, Ohio, where they would entertain the troops.


2 boxes

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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.

Source of Acquisition

Evelyn King

Method of Acquisition


Evelyn King papers
Zoe Hume
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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