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POLLY PETTY SHARP. Papers; 1944-1945, 1966. .1 cu. ft.

Polly P. Sharp came to Alaska in the summer of 1941. She worked at Fort Richardson and for the Clerk of the District Court before accepting a position as Assistant Director of the Anchorage U.S.O., where she had been a volunteer. While living in Anchorage she shared a house with several other women which became known as "The Bee Hive" and functioned as an unofficial auxiliary U.S.O. Polly P. Sharp left Alaska in the fall of 1944.

The collection consists of papers relating to Polly P. Sharp's time in Anchorage and work with the U.S.O. Included are a copy of her memoir about life in "The Bee Hive", copies of the articles she wrote about the local U.S.O. activities for the Anchorage Times, and a copy of an article about her Alaskan adventures that appeared in a newspaper in Atlanta, Georgia.

The collection was loaned to the archives for copying in 1996. A deed of gift was signed in 1996.

HMC-0441
MW (1/1996)

Folder list:

1. "Life in the Bee Hive" by Polly Petty Sharp - 14 typed pages [the Bee Hive was the name given to the house in Anchorage shared by Beulah, Beverly, Blanche, and Polly during World War II which acted as an unofficial auxiliary U.S.O.]; 1966?

2. "Cabin Notes from the U.S.O." - Copied articles from the Anchorage Times written by Polly Petty detailing the local activities of the U.S.O.; March-May 1944.

3. "Georgia Girl's Alaska Adventure" by Eileen Hall - Copied article from the Atlanta Journal about Polly Petty; February 4, 1945.