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Aimee Whitman Marrs papers, 1911-1973, bulk 1943-1969

Identifier: 1981-024

Content Description

This collection includes a diploma, certificates, clippings; military records all pertaining to the life and military service of Commander Aimee Whitman Marrs. She was a TU Alum and teacher and Clinical Psychologist in the U. S. Navy.


  • 1911 - 1973
  • Majority of material found within 1943 - 1969



This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Aimee V. Whitman was born in Catoosa, Ok 1911 December 15, 4th of 5 children of William and Lillian Whitman. She graduated from Catoosa High School, and from N.S.U. with a B.A. in 1931. She started to work for Staniland Oil and taught dancing and physical education at the Y.W.C.A.

She enlisted in the Naval Reserve/W.A.V.E.S. in March 1943, and served in various naval supply depots, rising in rank from Ensign to Lieutenant (J.g.) to full Lieutenant by the end of the war. She returned to Reserve Status and then to college where she earned a Masters in Psychology from The University of Tulsa. At the time of her graduation in May 1948, she married Manton Lee Marrs, a well-known Tulsa Journalist and eventually city editor of the Tulsa World. During this period she was a psychology teacher at the University of Tulsa Downtown Division.

During the Korean War she returned to the Navy, reporting to the naval hospital in San Diego where she served as clinical psychologist in the neuro-psychiatric division. In the early 1950s she was the only woman psychologist in the Navy.

She was certified to practice Clinical Psychology in California and Virginia.

She retired from the Navy in 1969, and returned to Tulsa. She died in August 1974, and was buried next to her late husband in Broken Arrow.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Aimee Whitman Marrs papers, 1911-1973, bulk 1943-1969
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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Tulsa 74104-3123 USA
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