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Barbara Lane Daley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 00.0608

Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Barbara Lane Daley who served in the US Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS) from 1944 to 1946. She was stationed at the US Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C. The collection contains a photocopy of a scrapbook, photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and various documents including pamphlets, postcards, menus, a restaurant placemat, and certificates. The newspaper clippings in this collection include photocopies as well as the original newspaper clippings of major U.S. events during WWII, such as President Roosevelt's death, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and Japan's surrender. Daley's scrapbook includes photographs of herself, military friends, and other SPARS at the U.S. Coast Guard training station in Palm Beach, Florida.


  • Created: 1944-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/28/2003


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

Barbara Lane Daley was born November 28, 1923, in Hartford, Connecticut. Her parents were John and Florence Etheridge Lane. In 1941, Daley graduated from East Hartford High School. She then went on to work at an insurance company for two years before serving in the US Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS) from 1944 to 1946. She was stationed at the US Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C. After service, Daley worked as Secretary to the Coroner for Hartford County from 1946 to 1968. In 1967, Daley married Thomas J. Daley and the two moved to Winter Park, Florida in 1981, where they remained until his death. Daley returned to Connecticut in 1992 and later got remarried to a man named Leonard F. Schumann, Jr. On July 14, 2005, Daley passed away at Hartford Hospital.


1 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

Barbara Lane Daley

Method of Acquisition


Barbara Lane Daley papers
Theresa Hume
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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