Grace F. Thorpe collection - Newspaper clippings on "Jim Thorpe Day," 1969
About the Project
Help us transcribe "Newspaper clippings on "Jim Thorpe Day," 1969" (Box 2, Folder 16) from the Grace F. Thorpe collection! These are in Series 5 of the collection which contains materials on Jim Thorpe and his legacy.
Grace Thorpe (1921-2008), Sac and Fox, was a WWII veteran and Native Rights activist. The daughter of famed athlete Jim Thorpe, Grace served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) from 1943-1945. She served as a recruiter for the WAC before being sent overseas to New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. Grace was later awarded the Bronze star for her service in the Battle of New Guinea. Following the end of the war, Grace remained in Japan with her husband Lieutenant Fred W. Seely and worked at General MacArthur Headquarters as Chief of the Recruitment Section, Department of Army Civilians.