Leah Willis Papers

MSS. COLL. #80


Title: Leah Willis Papers

Dates: ca. 1941 – 1948

Quantity: ½ box

Types of Material: literary; photos; corresp.; military documents; printed certificates

Accession Numbers: 1985.167.10-

Brief Description: Leah T. Willis (1900-1979) was born in Pilot Mountain, NC. She was awarded a B.S. from the North Carolina College for Women in 1923 and also attended Columbia College. Willis taught home economics and general science in various North Carolina schools up until ca. 1930. She subsequently became a dietitian and was employed by the military in that capacity from 1941-48. Ms. Willis rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant and was stationed at a number of military bases: Camp Davis, N.C.; Camp Gordon, Ga.; Camp Hood, Tx.; Ft. Sam Houston, Tx.; Ft. Dix, N.J.; Wright Field, Ohio; and Northington General Hospital, Tuscaloosa, Ala. The collection concerns primarily her military career, and is most notable for the manuscript “Sir Ma’am,” which is a journal of Army life.
Materials include: various photographs of Willis (ca. 1945); the typed manuscript, “That Summer’s Trance” (nd); and the typed manuscript, “Sir Ma’am” (nd).

Major Names/Subjects: Camp Davis (N.C.)
Camp Gordon (Dekalb County, Ga.)
Camp Hood (Tex.)
Diet — Military
Fort Dix (N.J.)
Fort Sam Houston (Tex.)
Northington General Hospital (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
United States. Army
Willis, Leah T., 1900-1979
World War, 1939-1945
Wright Field (Ohio)

Date Surveyed: 8/28/1996