Ruth (Diamond) Levinson [RG5458.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG5458.AM:  Ruth (Diamond) Levinson, 1911-2013

Papers:  1942-1946
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  University instructor; Red Cross worker
Size:  One folder

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born in McCook, Nebraska, on January 4, 1911, Ruth Diamond graduated from Lincoln High School (Lincoln, Nebraska) in 1927.  She attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in 1931.  Ruth taught physical education at the Municipal University of Omaha from 1931 to 1942.  She also taught swimming as a volunteer with the American Red Cross.  In 1942, Diamond volunteered for the Red Cross overseas program.  She served in various capacities in England and France during World War II.  Ruth returned to the United States in 1944, and then in 1946, she married Harry Levinson.  Ruth went to work for the University of Nebraska (Lincoln), serving as an instructor in the Physical Education department for twenty-two years.  Ruth (Diamond) Levinson died on February 3, 2013.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one folder containing various items relating to Ruth (Diamond) Levinson’s work with the American Red Cross during World War II.  Included are correspondence, newsletters, newspaper clippings and other miscellany.  The materials in the collection date from ca. 1942 to 1946.

Note:  See the photo component [RG5458.PH] for related images.  See also the Museum collections for related artifacts.

Acc. 2004.0198

INVENTORY

American Red Cross materials of Ruth (Diamond) Levinson

 

Subject headings:

American Red Cross
Levinson, Ruth (Diamond), 1911-2013
Relief work
World War, 1939-1945

 

TMM     01-27-2021

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