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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.

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.

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.

Helene Lawrence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0457
Abstract Helene Poland Lawrence (1913-2002) of Quincy, Massachusetts, served in the U.S. Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS) as a lieutenant stationed in Washington, D.C., where she began her career in criminal law. After World War II, she obtained a degree in French from the University of Paris before resuming law practice with the U.S. Naval Reserve and as a civilian.This collection contains personal correspondence, newsletters, photographs, newspaper cpies, event programs and a graduation...

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.

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...

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...

Jane Pritchard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0424
Abstract Jane Pritchard was an Ensign in the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Emergency Services) stationed in Cambridge, Massachusetts during World War II.

The collection contains three letters to Pritchard from Private First Class Susan Peters and one unidentified photograph.

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...

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.

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