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Calista Louise Bliler collection

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Letters/Documents/Photographs/Ephemera
Identifier: 02.98.0329

Scope and Contents

The Calista Louise Bliler collection consists of personal letters, cards and telegrams, photographs, badges and identification cards, a diary, official military papers including her commissioning papers and discharge papers, rationing stamps, catalogs, and progress reports from officer training school. There are also photocopies of newspaper clippings tracking her progress in officer school as well as a photocopied scrapbook.


  • 1942-1954
  • Majority of material found in 1942-1943
  • Date acquired: 06/21/2017


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical or Historical Information

Calista Louise Bliler was born on January 27, 1912, in California. She served in World War II in the WAVES as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. She began her training at Hunter College, Bronx, New York in the first class of WAVES training. Prior to her World War II service, Bliler was an elementary school teacher and an author of children's' stories. After finishing her initial training, Bliler reported to Lakehurst, New Jersey Air Station for Aerographers' training. From December 1945 to May 1946 she served as Educational Services Officer. After being honorably discharged from the United States Navy, she resumed her teaching career. She passed away on May 16, 1968, in Los Angeles, CA.


1.00 boxes


The Calista Louise Bliler collection consists of official military papers and personal photographs, letters, and notes of the first woman to become an officer from the U.S. Naval Air Station in Dallas, TX.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

Helen Earl

Method of Acquisition


Calista Louise Bliler collection 02.98.0329
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

Tallahassee FL 32306 US