Elizabeth Setze papers
Scope and Content
The collection contains Setze's military service records, certificates, awards, and correspondence. Also included are scrapbook pages containing poems from her fifth grade students in 1939; personal papers; a 1973 Georgia zip code directory booklet; a 1997 directory of the Atlanta Retired Teachers association; and a booklet on survivor benefits from the Navy. There are five notebooks that Setze used as travel logs, containing information about her travel expenses as well as notes about some points of interest during her travel through the Southeast.
- 1936-1997, undated
- Setze, Elizabeth (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Elizabeth Setze (1900-1981) was the daughter of James Waddell Setze (1866-1945) and Leila McClatchey Setze (1869-1939). She worked as a teacher at Henry Grady Elementary School in the 1930s and was the first woman from Altanta to join the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) at Smith College in 1942. While there she served as an instructor at the Officers Training School until 1947. She was later promoted to Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy and served in the Navy Reserves until she retired in 1963.
0.417 linear ft. (one document case)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2017.
- Education, Elementary -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Henry Grady High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Setze, Elizabeth
- Southern States -- Description and travel
- United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve
- United States. Navy -- Women
- Women in education
- Women teachers -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- World War, 1939-1945
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women
- Elizabeth Setze papers
- Joshua Whitfield
- June 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.