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Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0002

Scope and Contents

Recruiting brochures, publications, manuals and guides, postcards, posters, ephemeral materials, and video recordings purchased by University Archives and Manuscripts on a continuing basis supplement and complement the individual veterans collections in the Women Veterans Historical Collection. This collection includes various types of printed materials dating from 1864, then World War I to 2018. The majority is from the Women's Army Corps, Women's Air Force, WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service--Navy), Coast Guard SPARS, Women Marines, Army Nurse Corps, Navy Nurse Corps, and the American Red Cross, during World War II. Documents pertaining to civil service, women in industry, and the home front are also included.

Dates

  • 1864, 1918-2018
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1949

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

The special collections and university archives division within the library was initially created in 1972. Upon its founding, the collection consisted primarily of the papers of the three first presidents/chancellors of the school. Today, the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives has ten primary curatorial areas: rare books; cello music; manuscripts; children's literature collections; university archives; women's literature collections; photographs, prints, and poster collections; book art and book bindings; artifacts and textiles collections; and the women veterans historical project.

Extent

8.00 Linear Feet (13 boxes and Cabinet 1: Drawers D-I)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Recruiting brochures, publications, manuals and guides, postcards, ephemeral materials, posters, and video recordings purchased by University Archives and Manuscripts on a continuing basis supplement and complement the individual veterans collections in the Women Veterans Historical Collection. This collection includes various types of printed materials dating from 1864, and then World War I to 2018. The majority is from the Women's Army Corps, Women's Air Force, WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service--Navy), Coast Guard SPARS, Women Marines, Army Nurse Corps, Navy Nurse Corps, and the American Red Cross, during World War II. Documents pertaining to civil service, women in industry, and the home front are also included.

Arrangement Note

Collection is organized into the following series: Recruiting Materials, Publications, Manuals and Guides, Postcards, Ephemera, Photographs, Posters, Video Recordings.

Collection Historical Note

The Women Veterans Historical Collection is the result of a project intended to document the female experience in the United States armed forces through letters, papers, photographs, published materials, uniforms, medals and oral histories.

The idea of the Women Veterans Historical Collection grew out of talks with Woman's College alumnae of the Class of 1950. The women veterans of World War II made a great impact on their classmates at the Woman's College, as well as on their military organizations, their families, and their friends.

Method of Acquisition

Ongoing acquisitions from various sources by University Archives staff.

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 Beth Carmichael, June 2007. Updated by Beth Ann Koelsch
Title
Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
Author
Beth Carmichael and Beth Ann Koelsch
Date
2010, updated 2020
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

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246