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A0063 – Aileen Lewerenz Warner Papers

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title: Aileen Lewerenz Warner Papers
Date span:  1918-1944 (bulk 1944)
Physical description: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Creator(s): Aileen Lewerenz Warner
Language note: English

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Restriction on Access: The collection is available for supervised use by appointment during normal Boynton Beach City Library hours. Users are required to complete a registration form and comply with the library’s regulations governing use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction: Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). The Boynton Beach City Library adheres to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any use of a reproduction in excess of “fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement.

Acquisition Information: From Boynton Beach Historical Society (2016.022); and Aileen Lewerenz Warner via the Boynton Cultural Centre, Inc. (2018.010)

Preferred Citation: Collection title, box, and folder numbers, Boynton Beach City Library

 

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Aileen Lewerenz
Lewerenz worked as a
welder in Tampa in 1944

Biographical Note: Aileen Lewerenz (b. 1918) was born to Walter and Hatty Lewerenz. She attended Boynton Beach High School Class of 1933. During World War II, she worked as a welder in Tampa. She was married several times, with her last name changing to Watson, Fowler, and then Warner.

Scope and Content Note:  Chiefly ephemera relating to Lewerenz’s time working as a welder in Tampa during WWII (1942-1944). Includes materials relating to her membership in the International Brotherhood of Boilermaker Iron Ship Builders, including receipts for membership, changing class from welder helper to welder, dues, and a withdrawal card stating the reason for leaving being the intent of becoming a Housewife; and two newspaper articles featuring articles on women welders in Tampa in 1942, including photos of Lewerenz. Collection also includes an autograph album featuring a list of her teachers, the names and addresses of her classmates, and verses written by classmates at Boynton Beach High School (1933) and a lock of her own baby hair (1919).

Click here to view one of the articles,  from the Tampa Times, 28 November 1942

Keywords:
World War (1939-1945)
Women in war
Women welders
International Brotherhood of Boiler Makers, Iron Ship Builders, and Helpers of America

Processing Information: Collection processed in 2017 / sms
Date of Finding Aid: May 2019 / gc

 

CONTAINER LIST

Box 1
Folder 1: Envelope with Aileen’s hair at 1 year
Folder 2: Empty envelope with Tampa Shipbuilding Co. return address
Folder 3: List of positions and wages
Folder 4: Autograph album with classmates’ entries, 1933
Folder 5: Tampa newsclipping, 1942, re women war workers
Folder 6: Paper wallet for the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 
Folder 7: Initiation and insurance receipt
Folder 8: Receipt, 1944
Folder 9: Receipt, 1944, for changing class from welder helper to welder
Folder 10: Receipt, 1944, Boilermakers local union
Folder 11: Mechanic’s dues and insurance receipt, 1944
Folder 12: Withdrawal card from the International Brotherhood of Boilermaker Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of America, for the stated purpose of becoming a Housewife