Virginia Irwin Collection, 1934-1963 (S0084)

1000 index cards, 1 cubic foot

 Finding Aid

Virginia Irwin was a journalist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1932-1963), who spent most of her career as a feature writer, but was accredited as a war correspondent in 1944 for the European theater. She was the first woman and among the first three Americans to enter Berlin before the armistice. The army discredited her for the unauthorized trip ahead of military forces, but she was later reaccredited and cited for meritorious service. The collection consists of annotated index cards to her newspaper articles.