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Marjorie Shumway papers, 1936-2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8874 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains scrapbooks, artifacts, military papers, including a collection of V-mails, and letters belonging to Marjorie Shumway relating to her service in the Women's Army Corps, and to her hometown in Arizona. Dated 1936 to 2006.


  • 1936-2006


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Marjorie Shumway was born on August 5, 1916 in Mesa, Arizona, to Elijah Gill Shumway and Sarah Elizabeth Willis. After graduation she worked for the government as a stenographer, and joined the U.S. Army Women's Army Corp during World War II. She worked in London, Paris, and Nuremburg, and finished her service as a court transcriber at the War Crimes Trials. She achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant. After the war she lived and worked in Los Angeles for many years. Marjorie passed away at 89 year old on July 8, 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona, and was buried with full military honors in Phoenix.

Biographical / Historical

E. Gene Shumway (1925- ) was born in Arizona on August 17, 1925, to Elijah G. Shumway and Sarah Elizabeth Willis. He joined the U.S. Navy and trained as a pilot during World War II. After the war he studied sociology at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, and went on to work as a social worker and later a university professor. He married Carolyn Blair Shumway on August 18, 1950, and after her death married Argie Shumway. He is the brother of Marjorie and Don L. Shumway.


18 folders

1 oversize box

2 oversize folders

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