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Elizabeth "Betty" Bachman Collection

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Identifier: WV 0315
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of approximately 30 pieces of correspondence during 1943 between Bachman and Miss Cecil De Long of Wapakoneta, Ohio. The letters indicate that Bachman and De Long had a romantic relationship.

Dates: 1943

Judith C. Bennett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0290
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of letters dated 1944-1945 from Lt. Judith C. Bennett to her family in Corsicana, Texas, while she was stationed in New Guinea with the Women's Army Corps. The letters contain excellent descriptions about WAC life in New Guinea as well as the responsibilities of command. Several letters describe in detail the native culture, its dress and way of life. A few letters contain sketches of native dress, instruments, and customs. Also included in this...
Dates: 1944-1945

Nancy E. Carter Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0322
Scope and Contents Correspondence to and from Nancy E. Carter beginning in 1942. Letters written by Carter between 1942 and 1943 describe her recruiting experience in the WAAC, basic training at Daytona Beach, her daily routine, and social activities. Lengthy letters from France between 1944 and 1945 include information about her daily life, accommodations, and entertainment activities. Specific subjects include attending ballets, operas, and USO shows, as well as shopping and sightseeing in Paris. A few...
Dates: 1942 - 1992

Catherine "Kay" Cox Collection

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Identifier: WV 0366
Scope and Contents

The collection contains approximately fifty letters written by Cox to Robert W. Curwen (1921-2008), a friend in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II. The letters contain information on Cox's duties in the WAC and her thoughts on the U.S. Army. Included is a copy of the 14 March 1944 Pill Pusher, the newspaper of the Stark General Army Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dates: 1939-1968

Genevieve Crick Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0306
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...
Dates: 1944 - 1945

Gretchen C. Davis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0098
Scope and Contents

the collection includes various newspaper articles about the Army, April 1973-May 1992; a McClellan news article in WV various military papers, circa 1990-1999; various photographs, 1974, undated; textiles include: Army uniforms and uniform accessories worn by Gretchen Davis during her two decade career in the Women's Army Corps and United States Army.

Dates: 1973-1999

Marcelle Fischer Collection

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Identifier: WV 0253
Scope and Contents The Marcelle Fischer Papers primarily consists of correspondence, printed materials, photographs and artifacts, most of which date from or pertain to Fischer's service in the WAAC and WAAC during World War II. Correspondence from Fischer includes discussion of her duties teaching office work to male soldiers and general WAC life, such as barracks life, dating, social outings, her feelings regarding her contribution to the war effort, and her desire for advancement in the WAC. The...
Dates: 1935-1990

Norma L. Harris Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0309
Scope and Contents

The collection contains military papers, pins and patches, programs, newsletters and newspapers from the areas where Harris served, and WAC songbooks.

Dates: 1943 - 1948

Lou A. Hedding Collection

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Identifier: WV 0298
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...
Dates: 1944

Bessie L. Herbert Collection

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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...
Dates: 1943-1944

Anne Elisabeth Heyer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0320
Scope and Contents The collection includes various correspondence, military material, photographs, military insignia, and other artifacts document Anne Elisabeth "Betty" Heyer's service in the WAAC and WAC between 1942 and 1945. Lengthy letters to family members describe her training in the United States and her subsequent service in the Pacific Theater as a photography repair technician. Overseas letters document her observation of New Guinea and the Philippines. Printed military material reflects Heyer's...
Dates: 1942-1946 and undated

Evelyn E. Horton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0381
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, military papers, photographs, and writings by Evelyn Horton. Most of the correspondence is written by Evelyn to her parents back home in Massachusetts. However, there are a few letters from WAC friends and one letter from her brother. The photographs include pictures from before Evelyn joined the WAC; photographs of her in uniform at Camp Pickett, Virginia; Evelyn costumed as "Miss Liberty" for the U.S. Army musical revue Sandsations of 1944; other...
Dates: 1925-1948

Marjorie L. Jackson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0342
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 123 letters written by Jackson to her fiance, Henry Heusinkveld, from February through August 1945, while Jackson was stationed in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and later, Louisville, Kentucky. While the letters contain some information on Jackson's day-to-day life as a WAC, they focus primarily on the couple's personal relationship.

Dates: 1945

Adeline Sears LaPlante Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0395
Scope and Contents

Adeline Sears LaPlante (1919-2006) of Easton, Pennsylvania, served as a recruiter and as a public relations officer in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942-1945.

This collection includes letters, postcards and Christmas cards from LaPlante to her parents about her career in the WAAC and the WAC from 1943-1944. The collection also contains a photograph album, and news clippings from LaPlante's time in the service.

Dates: 1942-1945

Marie Louise Pihlblad Collection

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Identifier: WV 0326
Scope and Contents Marie Louise Pihlblad was a member of the Women's Army Corp (WAC) during World War II. Correspondence from Marie Louise Pihlblad begins in August 1942 and ends in April 1945. Letters detail Pihlblad's daily routine as a WAC; life in the WAC barracks and mess hall at Camp Lee; USO shows; her brief stay at Washington and Lee University where she attended military classes; and her social activities and personal travels. Described in detail are the WAC uniforms, including elements of design,...
Dates: 1942-1945

Ellen L. Scott Letters

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Identifier: WV 0380
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of seven letters written to her parents in Johnson City, Tennessee. In the letters, Scott discusses military life at the various bases at which she was assigned as well as her job responsibilities. The last letter indicates that she had left the WAC and was living in Gadsden, Alabama with her husband Bill who was serving in the Army Air Force.

Dates: 1943-1945

Molly Thavenet Scrapbook

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Identifier: WV 0429
Scope and Contents The scrapbook contains correspondence, ephemera, photographs, newsletters, official military communications and records, and clippings primarily related to Thavenet's service in the WAAC and WAC, primarily with the Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1945.The correspondence is from Thavenet to her family describing her experiences in the service. There are also letters to Thavenet from family and friends from home and fellow WACs, as well as post-war correspondence up to 1950. Included...
Dates: 1940-1950

Lauretta Webster Wilkin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0307
Scope and Contents Letters to her family in West Covington, Kentucky, and several photographs document Lauretta Webster Wilkin's service in the WAAC and WAC during World War II. Subjects include basic training; WAAC parades; uniforms and equipment; her work in the army's drafting department; the transition from the WAAC to the WAC in 1943; war news; family affairs; and social life and recreation, including her softball team, parties, visits with friends, and her courtship and marriage to George Wilkin....
Dates: 1943-1946

Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection

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Identifier: WV 0002
Abstract Recruiting brochures, publications, manuals and guides, postcards, ephemeral materials, posters, and video recordings purchased by University Archives and Manuscripts on a continuing basis supplement and complement the individual veterans collections in the Women Veterans Historical Collection. This collection includes various types of printed materials dating from 1864, and then World War I to 2018. The majority is from the Women's Army Corps, Women's Air Force, WAVES (Women Accepted for...
Dates: 1864, 1918-2018; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1949

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