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Barbara Vincent Gunschel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0639

Scope and Contents

The Barbara Gunschel scrapbook contains letters, WAVES paperwork, and cryptography training materials.

Dates

  • 1942 - 1944

Creator

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

Biographical Note

Barbara Gunschel (17 Oct. 1923-15 Sept. 2007) from Bayonne, New Jersey, joined the US Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) on 26 Oct. 1943. She attended Naval Training Station in the Bronx, New York. On 15 Dec. 1943, she started Naval Training School in Cedar Falls, Iowa. It is probable that during this time she received training in cryptography. She finished her training on 7 Feb. 1944 and reported to Washington, DC on 17 Feb. 1944.

Extent

1.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Barbara Gunschel served in the US Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 until 1944. During this time she was stationed in Washington DC.

Offensive Language Statement

The UNC Greensboro University Libraries collects, preserves, and makes accessible unique and historical materials for learning and research. The nature of historical materials is such that some material may represent positions, norms, and values that are offensive and objectionable. These materials represent the opinions and actions of their creators. By providing access to these records in our reading room and through our digital collections, we recognize that archives and rare books can play a vital role in holding those creators accountable and in helping us learn from the past.

Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at scua@uncg.edu if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

Processing Information

Processed by Brandi Mauldin.
Title
Barbara Vincent Gunschel Collection
Author
Brandi Mauldin
Date
01/19/2018
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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