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Catherine "Kay" Cox Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0366

Scope and Contents

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. The letters contain information on Cox's duties in the WAC and her thoughts on the U.S. Army. Included is a copy of the 14 March 1944 Pill Pusher, the newspaper of the Stark General Army Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dates

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

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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

Biographical Note

Catherine "Kay" Cox (b. 1922) of Salem, Massachusetts, attended Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She joined the WAC (Women's Army Corps) in August 1943, and was stationed at the Second WAC Training Center in Daytona, Florida. In early 1944, Cox was transferred to Stark General Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Cox was assigned to Mobile, Alabama, in April 1944, where she worked as a recruiter for the WAC until the end of the war.

Extent

0.20 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

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.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material and then chronologically within each type.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased from Ebay in August 2006.

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Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer Motszko, July 2009.
Title
Catherine "Kay" Cox Collection
Author
Jennifer Motszko
Date
07/10/2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

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

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