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Geraldine Brooke Greene papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0137-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0137

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of several papers donated by Geraldine Brooke Greene. Geraldine became a "wandering wife" during the war, following her husband Staff Sergeant Julian John "Jack" Brooke until he was sent to Europe. Jack was eventually killed in action. Geraldine later remarried.

Dates

  • Existence: 1919-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1942-1947
  • Event: Date acquired: May 21, 2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical or Historical Information

Geraldine Brooke-Greene was born on December 8th, 1919, and was raised by an aunt. She was in her Junior year in College when the war broke out. She met Staff Sergeant Julian John Brooke after he offered to accompany her to her house from the bus one night after work. Jack, as she refers to him, had joined the army Infantry soon after the Pearl Harbor attacks. Three weeks later he asked her to marry him (by phone), which she accepted. However, as he was in basic training he was constantly being moved from one training camp to another. Geraldine decided to become a "Wandering Wife" and follow him through the different training camps until he was sent to Europe. Jack was killed in action. She eventually remarried.

Extent

1 folders (The papers are contained in one folder.)

Language of Materials

English

Title
Geraldine Brooke Greene papers
Author
Mallory McGovern
Date
March 27, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository