Zencey, Ruth E.,
Manuscript Collection: MS 0621
Agency History/Biographical note:
Ruth Estelle Mills was born on December 5, 1915 in Mount Vernon, New
York, to Earl Harrison and Violet Louise Morrison. She had one
brother, Earl Harrison Mills, Jr. She graduated from Mount Vernon
High School in 1932, and from Mount Holyoke College in 1936. In 1937
she began working as a secretary in New York City. She married Frank
Shaw, Jr., and had a son, Frank, in 1944. In 1962 she began working
for DuPont as a stenographer.
Scope and Content:
The Ruth Estelle Mills Zencey Papers contain correspondence,
1941-1951; memorabilia; and photographs. The correspondence consists
of letters written to and from Earl Mills, Ruth's younger brother.
He was in the army and stationed in a variety of locations throughout
World War II. The letters describe the war overseas, and also life
on the homefront. The memorabilia includes a World War II ration
book, a post card, a drawing, a few programs from concerts, an Air
Raid Warning Poster and a few newspaper clippings. The photographs
are of Earl Mills.
Cite as: Ruth E. Zencey Papers, Mount Holyoke College,
Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley,
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted