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The University of Arizona and World War II

University of Arizona War Service Honor Roll Certificate

Bernice Cosulich (1896-1956) was born in Iowa, but moved with her husband and daughter to Tucson, AZ. She worked as a reporter for the Arizona Daily Star from 1922 to 1948, and was a correspondent for the New York Times, Life Magazine, and the Time-Fortune Corporation (later Time Incorporated). She retired in 1948 due to health reasons, but continued her research, publishing her book Tucson in 1953.

The collection includes an original typescript, with reports, questionnaires filled out by faculty and staff, and other materials gathered by the University of Arizona from 1942 to 1945 that were used in preparation for a manuscript. The collection was created by Bernice Cosulich to document the University’s involvement in World War II and contains lists of students and faculty members who served in war along with their ranks, branches of service, school, and year of graduation; as well as a list of those who died in war and a separate list of women who served.