Genevieve Crick Collection
Scope and Contents
Letters from 1944 and 1945, some sent from Oregon and some from California, describe a few of Crick's day-to-day activities in the Women's Army Corps as well as many nonservice-related personal issues. Subjects include social activities; her engagement to Leonard Levy and their inability to get furloughs in order to get married; her new nephew and the rest of her family; descriptions of the scenery in Oregon and California; her work as a cashier at movie showings at the base; her night studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara; swimming in the Pacific Ocean for the first time; her work in the public relations office; and the difficulty of learning radio call signs.
- 1944 - 1945
- Crick, Genevieve (Person)
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Genevieve Crick served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in 1944 and 1945 as a public relations officer. She was stationed at Camp White, Oregon, before transferring to Santa Barbara, California, to be trained in call signs for overseas radio operation. While in Santa Barbara, Crick took college courses at night and trained during the day. During her time in the service she became engaged to Leonard Levy, whom she met at Camp White.
.08 Linear Feet (6 items (1 folder))
Language of Materials
Genevieve Crick served in the Women's Army Corps in 1944 and 1945 as a public relations officer.
Letters, some sent from Oregon and some from California, describe a few of Crick's day-to-day activities in the Women's Army Corps as well as many nonservice-related personal issues.
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Method of Acquisition
Purchased in 2004.
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Processed by Heath Gardner, September 2004.
- California -- Description and travel
- Crick, Genevieve
- Oregon -- 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 veterans -- United States
- World War, 1939-1945
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
- Genevieve Crick Collection
- Heath Gardner
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