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Annie R. Gwynn Collection

Identifier: WV 0430

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a mess kit, canteen, canteen cover, 2 pairs of socks, 3 duffle bags, web pistol belt and first aid pouch, wallet-style pouch, khaki daisy mae hat, 1950s taupe service hat, three duffle bags, canvas musette bag, a pair of wool gloves,M1 helmet, nine army manuals, and immunization records.


  • 1945 - 1956
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/20/2003


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of the items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archivial records may contain materials with sensitive information or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical Note

Annie R. Gwynn was born on 5 November, 1901 in Ringgold Virginia. She served during World War II and during the Korean War. She retired from U.S. Women's Army Corps and died 31, August 1993 in Belleview, Florida.


4.25 Linear Feet (1 textile box, 1 artifact box, and 1 box)

Language of Materials



Annie R. Gwynn (1901-1993)) served in the U.S. Women's Army Corps during World War II and the Korean War. Included in the collection are army manuals, textiles, and immunization records.

Method of Acquisition


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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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