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Bessie L. Herbert Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0303

Scope and Contents

Photograph album contains pictures of Bessie L. Herbert and friends in various poses during her service in the WAC in World War II. Photos were taken at Camp Grant, Illinois; Fort Sheridan, Illinois; on leave in Brookfield, Massachusetts; Springfield, Massachusetts; and downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Includes some photos of Herbert's family and many of her WAC colleagues. Topics include Herbert posing in front of a WAAC recruitment poster; scenery around Camp Grant in the winter of 1943-44 and the spring of 1944; St. Paul's church in winter; and various buildings at the camp, including barracks, kitchen, office, headquarters, and beauty parlor.

Dates

  • 1943 - 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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Extent

.20 Linear Feet (1 photograph album)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Bessie L. Herbert served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

Photograph album contains pictures of Bessie L. Herbert and friends in various poses during her service in the WAC in World War II. Photos were taken at Camp Grant, Illinois; Fort Sheridan, Illinois; on leave in Brookfield, Massachusetts; Springfield, Massachusetts; and downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Includes some photos of Herbert's family and many of her WAC colleagues.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Natalie Greenberg in 2004.

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Processing Information

Processed by Heath Gardner, September 2004.
Title
Bessie L. Herbert Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Heath Gardner
Date
03/01/2007
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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