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United States. Army. Women's Army Corps

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Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth "Betty" Bachman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0315
Abstract Elizabeth "Betty" Bachman (1917-2005), of Wapakoneta, Ohio, served with the Women's Army Auxilary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. She worked to train new women recruits as the acting platoon sergeant for the 2nd Platoon at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.This collection consists of approximately 30 pieces of correspondence during 1943 between Bachman and Miss Cecil De Long of Wapakoneta, Ohio. The letters indicate that Bachman and De Long had a...
Dates: 1943

Judith C. Bennett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0290
Abstract

Lieutenant Judith C. Bennett served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in New Guinea from 1944 to 1945.

The bulk of this collection consists of letters dated 1944-1945 from Lt. Judith C. Bennett to her family in Corsicana, Texas, while she was stationed in New Guinea with the Women's Army Corps.

Dates: 1944-1945

Westray Battle Boyce Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0472
Abstract Westray Battle Boyce (1901 - 1972), of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, served as part of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corp (WAAC) and Women's Army Corp (WAC) from 1942 to 1947. She served under General Eisenhower in North Africa and is the first woman to have received the Legion of Merit medal. In 1945, she succeeded Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby as director of the WAC and served as its second director until her retirement from military service in 1947.Collection contains copies of letters...
Dates: 1943 - 1975; Other: Date acquired: 2009

Nancy E. Carter Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0322
Abstract

Nancy E. Carter of Charlottesville, Virginia, served as a sergeant in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II and remained in the army at least until the 1960s.

Correspondence written chiefly by Nancy E. Carter and various members of the Carter family document Carter's military service and the lives of her family members in California and Ohio from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Dates: 1942 - 1992

Correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1945 - 1948

 File — Folder 1
Identifier: WV 0475- File Folder 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains correspondence from Helen to her family, one newspaper clipping, and one letter from her brother William. The letters that Cowgill wrote to her family detail her life in the Army, her service in various hospitals around the country, and the places where she was stationed.

Dates: 1945 - 1948

Helen Louise Cowgill Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0475
Abstract

Helen Louise Cowgill (1919-2008) of Syracuse, New York, was a segeant in the U.S. Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1945 until 1948.

This collection contains correspondence 1945-1948 by Helen Cowgill, one newspaper clipping, and a letter from Cowgill's brother William.

Dates: 1945-1948; Other: Date acquired: 12/20/2009

Catherine "Kay" Cox Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0366
Abstract

Catherine "Kay" Cox (b. 1922) of Salem, Massachusetts, was a recruiter in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during World War II.

The collection contains approximately fifty letters written by Cox to Robert W. Curwen (1921-2008), a friend in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II.

Dates: 1940-1968; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945

Genevieve Crick Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0306
Abstract

Genevieve Crick served in the Women's Army Corps in 1944 and 1945 as a public relations officer.

Letters, some sent from Oregon and some from California, describe a few of Crick's day-to-day activities in the Women's Army Corps as well as many nonservice-related personal issues.

Dates: 1944 - 1945

Gretchen C. Davis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0098
Scope and Contents

the collection includes various newspaper articles about the Army, April 1973-May 1992; a McClellan news article in WV various military papers, circa 1990-1999; various photographs, 1974, undated; textiles include: Army uniforms and uniform accessories worn by Gretchen Davis during her two decade career in the Women's Army Corps and United States Army.

Dates: 1973-1999

Marcelle Fischer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0253
Scope and Contents The Marcelle Fischer Papers primarily consists of correspondence, printed materials, photographs and artifacts, most of which date from or pertain to Fischer's service in the WAAC and WAAC during World War II. Correspondence from Fischer includes discussion of her duties teaching office work to male soldiers and general WAC life, such as barracks life, dating, social outings, her feelings regarding her contribution to the war effort, and her desire for advancement in the WAC. The...
Dates: 1935-1990