Anne Elisabeth Heyer Collection
Scope and Contents
- 1942-1946 and undated
- Heyer, Anne Elisabeth (Person)
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Heyer served as a sergeant in the WAAC and Women's Army Corps (WAC) until she was discharged in November 1945. She attended basic training at Daytona Beach, and also trained at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, and Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. In addition, Heyer graduated from Photography School at Lowry Field in Colorado in 1943, where she trained to be a photographic repair technician. Heyer served for roughly one year, beginning in November 1944, in New Guinea and the Philippines. During this time she received several decorations, including the Good Conduct Medal, the Women's Army Corps Service Medal, the Asian Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation.
After her discharge in 1945 Heyer attended North Hollywood Night School, Sawyer's Business School, Pasadena City College, and Marymount College. Heyer had a variety of jobs after leaving the army, including working as an editor and manager of technical publications at Garrett Air Turbine from 1967 to 1983.
Biographical information provided by Heyer's niece.
2.25 Linear Feet (Approximately 600 items (5 manuscript boxes, 1 artifact box, 1 scrapbook box))
Language of Materials
Correspondence written by Anne Elisabeth "Betty" Heyer, primarily addressed to her sister, contains information regarding Heyer's experiences in the WAAC and WAC between 1942 and 1945. Specific subjects include basic training, her daily life, photography, recreation, her physical surroundings in the Philippines and New Guinea, descriptions of native villages, and visits to Manila and Corregidor. Personal and printed military material, approximately 500 military photographs, a scrapbook, and other artifacts also document Heyer's military service.
Method of Acquisition
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- Heyer, Anne Elisabeth
- New Guinea -- Description and travel
- Philippines -- Description and travel
- 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
- Anne Elisabeth Heyer Collection
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