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Lou A. Hedding Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0298

Scope and Contents

An eight-page handwritten memoir dated May 1944 describes Hedding's train ride from Camp Maxey to Fort Oglethorpe; her overseas training in Georgia; and her journey to Lae, New Guinea. Subjects include Hedding's social activities and athletics; her work in the supply office at Fort Oglethorpe and in the mess car en route to California; the barracks and training at Camp Stoneman; a day trip to San Francisco; and her voyage to the South Pacific. Of particular note is Hedding's emphasis on the camaraderie of the women. The memoir ends upon Hedding's arrival at Lae, New Guinea.

Dates

  • 1944

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.

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Biographical Note

Lou A. Hedding was born in Pismo Beach, California. During World War II she trained in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) at Camp Maxey, Texas, and Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Hedding broke her foot during a WAC softball game and worked in the supply office at Fort Oglethorpe. After training she was sent to Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg, California, in preparation for traveling to the South Pacific.

Extent

.08 Linear Feet (1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Lou A. Hedding served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II.

An eight-page handwritten memoir dated May 1944 describes Hedding's train ride from Camp Maxey to Fort Oglethorpe; her overseas training in Georgia; and her journey to Lae, New Guinea. Subjects include Hedding's social activities and athletics; her work in the supply office at Fort Oglethorpe and in the mess car en route to California; the barracks and training at Camp Stoneman; a day trip to San Francisco; and her voyage to the South Pacific. Of particular note is Hedding's emphasis on the camaraderie of the women. The memoir ends upon Hedding's arrival at Lae, New Guinea.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased in 2003.

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Processing Information

Processed by Beth Carmichael, July 2004
Title
Lou A. Hedding Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Beth Carmichael
Date
07/20/2004
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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