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Williamson, Mary Ellen



  • Existence: 1924-2012

Dr. Mary Ellen Williamson (1924-2012) was a longtime professor of communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha from 1969 until 2004.

"WASP, advertisor, teacher, dean, mentor; these are only some of the roles Mary Ellen Williamson occupied during her lifetime. Joining the UNO faculty in 1969, teaching was actually Mary’s second career; earlier in life, Mary served her country as a WASP (Women’s Air Force Service Pilot) during the Second World War, and then went on to work in advertising and broadcast production in Kansas City, Missouri; Washington DC; St. Louis, Missouri; and eventually ending up in Omaha, Nebraska. Her work in advertising and broadcasting eventually brought her to UNO as a professor in the Department of Communications, where she mentored countless students and impacted numerous lives. During her time at UNO, from 1969 to 2004, Mary served the University in a variety of positions, including Communications Professor, Interim Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Interim University Relations Director, and Consultant for the Nebraska Business Development Center."

Source: Walker, Angelika. "Mary Willaimson." UNO Women's Archive Project. 2011.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mary E. Williamson Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: MSS-0030
Scope and Contents The Mary E. Williamson Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Collection comprises the personal effects of Mary E. Williamson relating to her service as a Women Airforce Service Pilot during World War II (1943-1944). The collection includes photographs, awards, certificates, official documents, forms, correspondence, WASP class books (44-W-10 and 44-W-7), CD-ROMS of ceremonies, a commemorative medal, and needlecraft artwork depicting an aircraft with the phrase "I'd rather be...