Oral Histories of Women Internees: WWII Bibliography

Query From Christina Twomey ctwomey@deakin.edu.au 21 Jan 1998

I am researching the experience of Western women internees of the Japanese during the second world war. The research covers US, British, Australian, US and Canadian women, and also military nurse POWs. Do subscribers to this list know of any oral history work, including that lodged in archives, done with women of any of the above nationalities? I am particularly interested in the way in which women remembered and constructed their experiences post-1945,in terms of gender, race and culture. Any suggestions for contacting ex-internees would also be welcome.


The BRCS Museum and Archives
Barnett Hill, Wonersh:
Guildford; Surrey, GU5 ORF; England
Phone: (0483) 898595
Fax: (0483) 892836
Archivist (as of 1995): Alison Kearns

Imperial War Museum in London

Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corp Association (Museum) Regimental Headquarters QARANC
Army Medical Services Training Group
Keogh Barracks
Ash Vale, Aldershot
Hants, GU12 5RQ; England
Phone: 01252 340283
Fax 01252 340224

Liddle Collection
University of Leeds
Archivist: Peter Liddle
e-mail: lib6phl@library.novell.leeds.ac.uk Web site: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.html

Other Contacts:

Elizabeth Norman and Dorothy Angell: Recent paper on Vivian Bullwinkel presented at the Am.Assoc. for History of Nursing conference, 1997. Bullwinkel is an Australian nurse interned by the Japanese.

Prof. Norman is at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, 07102, USA or phone: (201) 744-2795 Dorothy Angell is at LaTrobe University In Australia as a doctoral student in Women's Studies/History.