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Ruth C. Kropp Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0292

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of five WAVES artifacts used by Ruth Kropp during her World War II service.

Dates

  • 1942 - 1944

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to 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

Ruth Cambric Kropp enlisted in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service - Navy) in October 1942. She trained at the Midshipmen's School at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., graduating as Ensign in January 1943. Kropp was then sent to Lambert Field in St. Louis, Mo., where she did communication and decoding work. She was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and later to Lieutenant. In January 1944, Kropp was ordered to the air naval station at Olathe, Kan., as an air transport officer. Six months later orders took her to Port Columbus, Ohio. Kropp was discharged in November 1944.

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet (5 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Ruth Cambric Kropp enlisted in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service - Navy) in October 1942 and worked in communications and decoding at various installations until her discharge in November 1944.

This collection consists of five WAVES artifacts used by Ruth Kropp during her World War II service.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Ruth Kropp in November 2003.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Carmichael.
Title
Ruth C. Kropp Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Elizabeth Carmichael
Date
2010
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

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