Scope note: The subjects of the photographs include Bleecker Houston, Douglas MacArthur, the surrender of Japan, and several scenic photographs taken in London. In addition, 18 photographs are of the sinking of the Bismarck. The four negatives are for military photographs.
Houston in military uniform
Capt. Bleecker Simons Houston, stamped, 9 May 1945
Bleecker Simmons Houston, undated
Bleecker S. Houston standing alongside a man - both in military dress
Bleecker S. Houston, undated
11 men in military uniform/gear
De La Salle College
POW camp, undated
Pile of at least 35 corpses [Bataan Peninsula?]
Group of officials (including General MacArthur) ascending and descending a set of stairs, undated
The signing of the Japanese surrender aboard the Missouri
[London?], incl. the House of Lords, and construction work photos
Photographs related to naval matters, including the Bismark , the Gneisenau , the Prince of Wales , the Prinz Eugen , and several destroyers.
3 scenic and 1 [?].
3 military photos, 1 scenic photo
(4 film negatives)
Military Papers [series]
Scope note: The papers consist primarily of military documents and applications regarding the positions and tasks assigned to Houston during her enlistment in the WAACs and after the war. Also included are copies of proclamations given by Douglas MacArthur and a discharge certificate of her son by the Navy.
Hose, Orion E. TLS to Bleecker Simmons Houston, 24 February 1941
Regarding probationary period.
Welch, John P. TL to Bleecker S. Houston, 7 January 1942
Regarding work at the Richmond Quartermaster Depot.
Hose, Orion E. "Report of Transfer," 9 March 1942
Report of transfer of Bleecker Houston from employment under the Quartermaster Corps.
"WAAC Individual Clothing and Equipment Record," 1943, for Bleecker S. Houston.