Bleecker Houston papers  1941-1990 (bulk 1941-1958)
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Contents List

Container / Location Title
Volume   1  
Photographs and Negatives [series]

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 (1 Photograph)
Capt. Bleecker Simons Houston, stamped,  9 May 1945 (1 Photograph)
Bleecker Simmons Houston,  undated (1 Photograph)
Bleecker S. Houston standing alongside a man - both in military dress (1 Photograph)
Bleecker S. Houston,  undated (1 Photograph)
Prop Plane (1 Photograph)
11 men in military uniform/gear (1 Photograph)
De La Salle College (1 Photograph)
[Military Encampment?] (1 Photograph)
POW camp,  undated (1 Photograph)
Pile of at least 35 corpses [Bataan Peninsula?] (1 Photograph)
Group of officials (including General MacArthur) ascending and descending a set of stairs,  undated (12 Photographs)
The signing of the Japanese surrender aboard the Missouri (3 Photographs)
A celebration (1 Photograph)
[London?], incl. the House of Lords, and construction work photos (4 Photographs)
Photographs related to naval matters, including the Bismark , the Gneisenau , the Prince of Wales , the Prinz Eugen , and several destroyers. (14 Photographs)
3 scenic and 1 [?]. (4 Photographs)
3 military photos, 1 scenic photo (4 film negatives)
Volume   1  
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
Volume   1  
Miscellaneous Papers [series]

Scope note: Newspaper clippings pertaining to Bleecker Houston and Douglas MacArthur, and pieces of Japanese currency.

1 Newspaper Clipping "WAAC Officer" picture of Bleecker Simmons Houston
Stationed at Daytona Beach, Fla. (located on the second page of photographs)
1 Newspaper Clipping "Skirt Trouble,"  undated
1 Newspaper Clipping "3 Virginians Praise Gen. M'Arthur Highly," Area News,  6 April 1964
Three Virginians: Willis E. Harrison, Lewis I. Held, and Marion B. Echols.
1 note "The Japanese Government Fifty Centavos"