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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.
1 Namecard: "Captain Bleecker Simmons Houston," undated
1 War Department Identification Card marked Inactive, 14 October 1943
"Special Orders No. 247...Extract," 15 October 1943
Regarding stations of specific WAC officers.
"Special Orders No. 188...Extract," 19 October 1943
Regarding duties of Lt. Bleecker Houston.
Engle, C.J. (Asst. Adj. Gen.) TDS Copy to various military units (WAC), 21 May 1944
List of officers for duty as censors
"General Order No. 1" TDS Copy by Douglas MacArthur, 31 October 1944
Appreciation to American and Filipino ground, air, and naval troops
"Proclamation to the people of the Philippines," TDS by Douglas MacArthur, for the purpose of raising morale and fighting spirit, undated
"Proclamation to the people of the Philippines," TDS by Douglas MacArthur, regarding the re-establishment of Commonwealth of the Philippines, undated
Osmena, Sergio TL Copy to "My Beloved People," undated
Message to raise morale and encourage support among the Philippine people.
Osmena, Sergio TL to "My Fellow Countrymen," undated
Regarding freedom in the Philippines.
MacArthur, Douglas TLS Copy to Count Terauchi, undated
Regarding the treatment prisoners of war following surrender of American and Filipino forces in the Philippines.
"General Orders No. 191" TD by R.K. Sutherland, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, 24
Awarding of the Bronze Star Medal to Bleecker S. Houston, September 1945
"Citation For Bronze Star Medal" to Captain Bleecker S. Houston, undated
1 Negative copy of Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy for John Thomas Simmons, Jr., 22 December 1945
Middleton, C.R. TL to Bleecker Mills Simmons, 26 December 1946
Regarding the death of John T. Simmons.
Thomas, W.C. TLS to Bleecker Simmons, 11 July 1947
Award of Good Conduct Medal to Simmons' late son, John Thomas Simmons, Jr.
"Application for Federal Employment," 20 July 1949
Job application signed Bleecker H. Pollard for position as a Typist or Stenographer, Richmond, Virginia.
"Special Orders No. 127...Extract," 28 May 1951
Includes appointment of Mrs. Bleecker H. Pollard Assistance Fiscal Officer.
"Department of the Army Job Description," 1 July 1952
Job description of Accounting Clerk (supervisor), signed by Bleecker H. Pollard.
"Lesson Plan...Basic Military Training...Service in the WAC-Part II," Revised, October 1952
"Department of the Army Job Description," January 1955
Job description of Accounting Clerk, signed by Bleecker H. Pollard.
1 "Notification of Transfer of Records" card for Bleecker Simmons Houston, 12 March 1958
Copy of Service rating of Lelia Samuel, rated by Bleecker S. Harrison, 15 January 1974
"Certificate of Appreciation...Bleecker Harrison," Maryland's Unsung, 1 March 1990
Heroines, St. Mary's County Commission for Women
Garcia, Aurora, Manuscript music "Women's Army Corps" to Lt. Catherine H. Foster and Lt. Bleecker Houston, undated
"Headquarters-USAFFE," pages 19 and 20, includes name of Capt. Houston, B. (WAC) as Assistant Executive Officer
Simmons, John T. V-Mail to B[leecker] M. Simmons political cartoon, undated