Miss America 1943, the 17th Miss America pageant, was held at the Warner Theater in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 11, 1943. Miss California, Jean Bartel won the title after winning awards for her swimsuit and talent.
- ^ Associated Press (1943-09-13). "California Blonde Named Miss America For 1943". Carroll Times Herald. p. 4.
- Saulino Osborne, Angela (1995). "Miss Americas and their Courts". Miss America The Dream Lives On. Taylor Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87833-110-7.