Evelyn E. Horton Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, military papers, photographs, and writings by Evelyn Horton. Most of the correspondence is written by Evelyn to her parents back home in Massachusetts. However, there are a few letters from WAC friends and one letter from her brother. The photographs include pictures from before Evelyn joined the WAC; photographs of her in uniform at Camp Pickett, Virginia; Evelyn costumed as "Miss Liberty" for the U.S. Army musical revue Sandsations of 1944; other photographs from her military days; and of her wedding. The writings folder contains poems written by Evelyn and accounts of some of her travels while she was stationed overseas with the military.
- Horton, Evelyn E. (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Evelyn E. Horton of Eastondale, Massachusetts, was a member of the WAC [Women's Army Corps] during World War II. She joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in July 1942 and enlisted in the WAC when it was established in 1943. She was stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, then transferred to Camp Pickett, Virginia. She was sent overseas and was stationed in Cairo, Egypt, with the Middle East Service Command from May 1944 through 1945.
0.40 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)
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Method of Acquisition
Purchased from Chicken Coop Antiques in February 2007.
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- Cairo (Egypt) -- Description and travel
- Horton, Evelyn E.
- United States. Army--Women
- United States. Army. Women's Army Auxilliary Corps
- United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
- Women and the military
- Women in war
- Women soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Correspondence
- Women veterans
- Women veterans -- United States
- World War, 1939-1945
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
- Evelyn E. Horton Collection
- Jennifer Motszko
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