Bessie L. Herbert Collection
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.
- Herbert, Bessie L. (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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.20 Linear Feet (1 photograph album)
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Method of Acquisition
Gift of Natalie Greenberg in 2004.
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Processed by Heath Gardner, September 2004.
- Herbert, Bessie L.
- United States. Army--Women
- United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
- United States. Army. Women's Army Corps -- Military life
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- Women veterans -- United States
- World War, 1939-1945
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States -- Photographs
- Bessie L. Herbert Collection
- Heath Gardner
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