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Westray Battle Boyce Collection

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Identifier: WV 0472
Abstract Westray Battle Boyce (1901 - 1972), of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, served as part of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corp (WAAC) and Women's Army Corp (WAC) from 1942 to 1947. She served under General Eisenhower in North Africa and is the first woman to have received the Legion of Merit medal. In 1945, she succeeded Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby as director of the WAC and served as its second director until her retirement from military service in 1947.Collection contains copies of letters to...
Dates: 1943 - 1975; Other: Date acquired: 2009

Bessie L. Herbert Collection

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Identifier: WV 0303
Abstract Bessie L. Herbert served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

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.
Dates: 1943 - 1944

Lillian M. Pimlott Collection

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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

Triangle Seagals Collection

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Identifier: WV 0601
Abstract Unit 144 of the WAVES National Organization, the Triangle Seagals, is an organization of Women Veterans of the United States Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard and Marines. The majority of their members served with the Navy WAVES during World War II.As of February, 2016, this collection consists of scrapbooks and photo albums related to the activities of the Triangle Seagals. The scrapbooks contain correspondence, ephemera, photographs, and newsletters related to WAVES, Women...
Dates: 1989 - 2015; Other: Majority of material found in circa 1990-1999

Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz Collection

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Identifier: WV 0523
Abstract Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz (1911-2007) of Detroit, Michigan, served as an officer in African American units of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and later the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942-1945.

The collection is made up of nine photographs and one letter from Wertz to her mother.
Dates: 1942 - 1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/01/2007