Marguerite Crouse Bezanson, 1936-1946 | East Texas Research Center

By Natasha McClanahan, 1992

Collection Overview

Title: Marguerite Crouse Bezanson, 1936-1946Add to your cart.

ID: A/149

Primary Creator: Bezanson, Marguerite Crouse (1909-)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1986

Subjects: Bezanson, Marguerite Crouse, 1909- -- Military leadership, Military orders, Stephen F. Austin State University, United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, World War, 1939-1945 -- Women

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists chiefly of special orders relating to the military service and career of Bezanson, most of which were issued at the Nacogdoches Army Administration School.

Collection Historical Note

Marguerite Inez Crouse was born February 14, 1909, in Marshall, Texas. At the outbreak of World War II, she completed officers' candidate school at the Woman's Auxiliary Corps Training Center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. She was ordered to active duty effective January 23, 1943, as an instructor at WAAC Branch Number 1, Army Administration School at Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College. During her tour of duty at the Nacogdoches school, she also was assigned other duties, including Assistant Personnel Officer, Public Relations Officer, Special Services Officer, and Assistant Adjunct. In January 1944 she was made Adjunct and Commander of Headquarters Company. She eventually obtained the rank of Captain before leaving the service. In 1944 she married Osborne Bezanson and was living in Tatum, Texas, in 1986.

Subject/Index Terms

Bezanson, Marguerite Crouse, 1909- -- Military leadership
Military orders
Stephen F. Austin State University
United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials: Army Administration School: Women's Army Corps. ETRC University Archives. B-29


Box and Folder Listing


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Folder 1: Fort Des Moines, Iowa, Headquarters, First Woman's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Special Orders, numbers 19, 24 (2), January 23 and 29, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Nacogdoches, Texas, Headquarters, WAAC Branch Number 1, Army Administration School, Special Orders, numbers 1, 1 corrected, 7, 23, 26, 47, 56, 72, 86, January 25-August 16, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Washington War Department, Special Orders, number 233, August 21, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Nacogdoches, Texas, Headquarters WAAC Branch Number 1, Army Administration School, Special Orders, numbers 98, 101, 119, 136, 138, 139, September 21-December 31, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Nacogdoches, Texas, Headquarters, WAAC Branch Number 1, Army Administration School, Special Orders, numbers 2, 7, 11, 12, January 4-February 1, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dallas, Texas, Headquarters, Eighth Service Command, Army Service Forces, Special Orders, numbers 29. 43, January 29-February 12, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Nacogdoches, Texas, request for five day leave of absence, February 17, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Washington War Department, appointment to active duty, September 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Nacogdoches, Texas, WAAC Branch Number 1, Certificate of non-indebtedness, February 14, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Nacogdoches, Texas, Roster of Eighth Service Command and Headquarters Company, ca. 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Government request for transportation form, May 27, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Shoe purchase certificate form, December 1, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Personal letter to Bezanson, St. Louis, Missouri, from Sgt. Irene Gaddis, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 2, 1945Add to your cart.

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