Marcelle Fischer Collection
Scope and Contents
Printed Materials in this collection take many forms, primarily booklets, souvenirs, newspapers and newspaper clippings, event programs, certificates, and training manuals. Most of these are related to Fischer's duties in the WAC or collected by her during her time of service, and some can be found in the Oversize Series. Also included in this collection are a few artifacts, primarily uniform accessories, and a significant number of photographs of Fischer and her WAC friends.
- 1935-1961, 1990
- Majority of material found within 1935 - 1961
- Fischer, Marcelle K. (Person)
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After the war, Fischer went to work for the Railroad Retirement Board until she decided to resume her college studies and enrolled in the Sorbonne in Paris, France, in 1951. While in Europe, she began visiting flea markets, a hobby which eventually launched her into a career of dealing in antiques.
1.80 Linear Feet (4 boxes and 6 oversized folders)
Language of Materials
The Marcelle Fischer Papers (bulk 1942-1946) contains artifacts, correspondence, instructional materials, military papers, newspaper clippings, and photographs which primarily document Fischer's military service.
Method of Acquisition
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- Fischer, Marcelle K.
- United States. Army. Women's Army Auxilliary Corps
- United States. Army. Women's Army Auxilliary Corps -- Military life
- United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
- United States. Army. Women's Army Corps -- Military life
- Women in war
- Women soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence
- Women veterans -- United States
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
- Marcelle Fischer Collection
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