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Nadine Dotts Doucet Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0288
Abstract Nadine Katheryn Dotts Doucet was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio. She served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Emergency Services-Navy) during World War II as Storekeeper 3rd Class in Washington, D.C.

Collection consists of WAVES uniform items worn by Nadine Doucet during World War II. Items include blue and white dress uniforms, shirts, and several hats and ties.
Dates: circa 1940-1949

Arline E. Furstman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0287
Abstract Arline E. Furstman served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

Letters and postcards from Arline Furstman to an acquaintance in Jamaica, Long Island, chiefly document Furstman's service with the WAVES in 1944 and 1945. Letters detail her duties in the military; off-duty activities; reactions to VJ Day in August 1945; entertainment; and the 1945 plane crash into the Empire State Building.
Dates: 1944-1945

Ruth C. Kropp Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0292
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.
Dates: 1942 - 1944

Janet Muriel Mead Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0389
Abstract Janet Muriel Mead (1923-2009) of Sand Creek, Michigan, served as a radioman 3rd class in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

The collection contains letters written by Mead to her parents throughout her military career, as well as during the mid-1950s.
Dates: 1940 - 1955

Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0056
Abstract Judith Bullock Nisbet was born in Red Springs, North Carolina, and served in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Emergency Services) from 1942 to 1943.An oral history interview, memoir, photographs and textiles primarily document Nisbet's service during World War II. The oral history interview provides information about Nisbet's childhood in Red Springs, N.C., during the Depression, her education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, and her service as a...
Dates: 1942-1943

Lillian M. Pimlott Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0219
Abstract Lillian Mary Pimlott, a Trenton, New Jersey native, joined the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in March 1943 as an ensign and retired years later as a lieutenant commander in the navy.Correspondence, military papers, photographs, and printed material primarily document Lillian Pimlott's 1943-1946 service in the WAVES and her continued military service in the naval reserves. Letters to family and friends describe Pimlott's 1937 travels to England, her...
Dates: 1937 - 1968

Shirley M. Tillson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0302
Abstract Shirley M. Tillson of Manchester, New Hampshire, served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in April 1944.Letters, chiefly from Port Blakely, Washington, document Tillson's daily life with the WAVES. Subjects include her dates and social activities, particularly the USO (United Service Organization), a Women's Service Club, dances, and athletics; her family; the status of the war, including the death of Franklin Roosevelt and the German surrender; WAVES...
Dates: 1945

Katharine W. Toll Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0293
Abstract Katharine Wolcott Toll of Amherst, Massachusetts, was a journalist. She served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

The Katharine W. Toll Papers span from 1929 to the 1980s and primarily documents Katharine Toll's service in the WAVES during World War II.
Dates: circa 1929-1989 and undated

Mary Ellen West Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0059
Abstract Mary Ellen West (b. 1922) of Dover, North Carolina, served in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1946.

The Mary Ellen West Papers primarily date from 1943 to 1948 and contain papers, printed material, photographs, textiles, artifacts, and an oral history interview which document West's military service.
Dates: 1943-1948, 1999; Other: Majority of material found within 1943 - 1948

Virgilia Williams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0345
Abstract Virgilia "Jill" Williams (1914-2003) of Grandview, Iowa, served in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) as a pharmacist's mate third class at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, and an instructor of pharmacist's mates at the U.S. Naval Training School in the Bronx, New York, during World War II.

The collection contains correspondence, military papers, photographs, postcards, publications, and a scrapbook kept by Williams.
Dates: 1942 - 1945

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