Holm, Jeanne M.

U.S. Air Force officer.   First woman to serve as a major general in the Armed Forces.

October 2010

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Internet Resources

Air Force Biographies:  Major General Jeanne M. Holm.
Available online at:  http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5838

Library of Congress.  Veterans History Project:  Jeanne M. Holm.
Available online at:  http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.04293/

Jeanne M. Holm, 88, Dies; First Female Air Force General.  Washington Post  February 25, 2010.
Available online at:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/24/AR2010022405278.html
Article at time of death.

Photographs and Images of Jeanne M. Holm
Available online at:  http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&q=Jeanne+M.+Holm

Profile:  Major General Jeanne M. Holm.
Available online at:  http://afgw.libraries.psu.edu/profiles/holm.html
Includes a color photo of Major General Holm.


Please note:  A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Brokaw, Tom.  The Greatest Generation.  New York, Random House, 2004.  412 p.
See section "General Jeanne Holm" pp 139-149.
Book call no.:  940.54 B867g 2004

Contemporary Authors, Volume 130.  New York, Gale Research, 1990.  493 p.
Holm, Jeanne M., pp 202-203.
Book call no.:  R 928 C761 v.130 1990

Holm, Jeanne.  Women in the Military:  An Unfinished Revolution.  Revised ed.  Novato, CA, Presidio Press, 1992.  544 p.
Covers from the american Revolution through the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
Book call no.:  355.0088042 H747w 1992

In Defense of a Nation:  Servicewomen in World War II, edited by Jeanne Holm and Judith L. Bellafaire.  Arlington, VA, Vandamere Press, 1998.  192 p.
Especially note "The Legacy" by Jeanne Holm pp 143-150.
Book call no.: 355.0082 I351

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services.  Utilization of Manpower in the Military.  Hearing.  92nd Congress, 1st and 2nd sessions. Washington, GPO, 1972.  1 vol.
See pages 12450 and following for statements by Brig Gen Jeanne M. Holm, Director of Women in the Air Force.
Also in CIS Microfiche:  1972 H201-24.4.
Book call no.:  355.22 C7491uc

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services.  Women in the Military.  Washington, GPO, 1981.  369 p.
See pp 2-13 for statement and comments by Maj. Gen Jeanne M. Holm, USAF (Ret).
Also in CIS Microfiche:  1981 H201-23.4.
Book call no.:  355.348 U58w

Who's Who in America, 1997.  51st ed.  New Providence, NJ, Marquis, 1997.  2423 p
Volume One:  Holm, Jeanne Marjorie, p 1976.
Book call no.:  R 920.07 W62 51st ed. 1997 v.1

Who's Who of American Women 1999-2000.  21st ed.  New Providence, NJ, Marquis, 1998.  1156 p.
Holm, Jeanne Marjorie, pp 474-475.
Book call no.:  920.7 W621 1999-2000

Women in the Military, edited by E. A. Blacksmith.  New York, Wilson, 1992.  162 p.
Maj. Gen. Jeanne Holm - "The Persian Gulf War", pp. 63-79.  (This is a reprint of Chapter 26 of Holm's book "Women in the Military" 1992 ed.)
Book call no.:  808.5 R332 v. 64 no. 5


Gauch, Tracey L.  Air Force Leadership:  Major General Jeanne M. Holm.  Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL, April 1985.  33 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 G265a


Air Force Gets Female General.  Air Force Times  31:4 July 21, 1971.

Brig Gen. Jeanne Holm, USAF - Interview.  Air Force Magazine  54:72-75 September 1971.

Callander, Bruce.  Women in the Military:  An Ongoing Revolution.  Air Force Times  43:8 December 20,1982.
Review of Women in the Military, an Unfinished Revolution by Maj Gen Jeanne Holm (USAF Ret).

Corell, John T.  The Last Anniversary.  Airman  17:7-11 July 1973.

Cowan, Mary E.  A Challenging and Rewarding Future.  Airman 10:4-8 June 1966.

Director of WAF reveals personnel plans.

Craver, Martha.  Maj Gen Jeanne M. Holm--the First Woman Two-Star Speaks Out on Today's Servicewoman.  Air Force Times  Times Magazine Supplement, pp 12-15, December 6, 1982.

Everett, Robert P.  The Lady Is a GeneralAirman  15:40-47 September 1971.

General Holm Named Journal's 'Woman of the Year.'  Commanders Digest  18:12-13 July 10, 1975.

Holm, Jeanne M.  Challenges for New Officers.  Air Force Policy Letter for Commanders  Supplement No.12:8-12 December 1971.

Holm, Jeanne M.  Employment of Women--A Management Problem.  Air Force Policy Letter for Commanders  Supplement No.7:12-19 July 1974.

Holm, Jeanne M.  The Future of Military "Womanpower."  Air Force Policy Letter for Commanders  Supplement No.4:15-21 April 1973.

Holm, Jeanne M.  The New Realities (and the Promotion of National Defense).  Air Force Policy Letter for Commanders  Supplement No.1:18-23 January 1975.

Holm, Jeanne M.  Report of the Veterans Administration Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, July 1988.  Minerva Quarterly Report on Women and the Military  6:1-24 Winter 1988.

Holm, Jeanne M.  Should Women Fight in War?  U.S. News & World Report  84:53-54 February 13, 1978.

Holm, Jeanne M.  WAF to Serve in More Jobs.  Air Force Policy Letter for Commanders  Supplement No.9:27-32 September 1972.

Holm, Jeanne M.  Women and Future Manpower Needs.  Defense Management Journal  6:6-11 Winter 1970.

Holm Outlines Women's Role.  Air Force Times  33:6 February 28, 1973.

Holm Prods Base Stores to Stock WAF UniformsAir Force Times  32:22 November 10, 1971.

Lady Stars Give Hill the Word.  Air Force Times  32:11 March 22, 1972.

(Major) General Holm Looks Back and AheadAir Force Times  35:2 May 14, 1975.

Maj. Gen. Jeanne M. Holm, 1921-2010.  Air Force Magazine 93:14 April 2010.

New Look in Government:  Maj Gen Holm (Special Assistant to the President for Women) Leads the Way to Greater Participation by Women.  National Defense  61:22-23 July-August 1976.

New WAF Director Seeks Quality Goals.  Journal of the Armed Forces  103:1+ November 6,1965.

Recruitment of WAF Hitting New Highs Air Force Times  31:21 July 28, 1971.

Top WAF Typifies Women in Careers.  Air Force Times  26:8 March 23, 1966.

WAF's Future Fixed.  Air Force Times  30:3 June 17,1970.

Women Shy Away from WAF Title.  Air Force Times  33:2 October 18,1972.


United States.  Congress.  Joint Economic Committee.  The Role of Women in the Military.  Washington, GPO, 1978. 143 p.
See pages 90 and following for statements by Maj Gen Jeanne M. Holm, USAF (Ret).
CIS Microfiche 1978 J841-16.2   (Located in the Periodical section)

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