Judith C. Bennett Collection
Scope and Contents
The bulk of this collection consists of letters dated 1944-1945 from Lt. Judith C. Bennett to her family in Corsicana, Texas, while she was stationed in New Guinea with the Women's Army Corps. The letters contain excellent descriptions about WAC life in New Guinea as well as the responsibilities of command. Several letters describe in detail the native culture, its dress and way of life. A few letters contain sketches of native dress, instruments, and customs. Also included in this collection are various invitations to military social events, bulletins from religious services, and a photograph of Bennett's unit in New Guinea.
- Bennett, Judith C. (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Lieutenant Judith C. Bennett served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in New Guinea from 1944 to 1945.
0.08 Linear Feet (25 items, 5 folders )
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Method of Acquisition
Purchased in 2003.
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Processed by Jason Setzer, 2003.
- Bennett, Judith C.
- New Guinea -- Description and travel
- United States. Army--Women
- United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
- United States. Army. Women's Army Corps -- Military life
- Women and the military
- Women in war
- Women soldiers -- Texas -- Correspondence
- Women veterans
- Women veterans -- United States
- World War, 1939-1945
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
- Judith C. Bennett Collection
- Jason Setzer
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