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Women in war

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 77 Collections and/or Records:

Clara Fredere Sullivan Collection

Identifier: WV 0450
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an album of photographs taken during Clara's time in the Army Nurse Corps, a copy of handwritten reminiscences, a copy of her certificate of identity from the War Department, and a medical kit.

Dates: 1918-1919

Paulette Pat Sweeney Collection

Identifier: WV 0553

Paulette Pat Sweeney served in the American Red Cross from 1964-1966. During this time she spent thirteen months working in Supplemental Recreation Activities Overseas Programs throughout South Korea before spending a year working at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Dates: 1962-1966; Other: Date acquired: 11/10/2013

Molly Thavenet Scrapbook

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

Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Collection

Identifier: WV 0431
Scope and Contents

The Dorothy Wain Thompson collection includes photographs, military and personal papers, humorous writings, military guides, newspaper clippings, ephemera from her posting to England, songbooks, and a 1945 book about the history of the Air Force Unit. Also included are artifacts such as ribbons, medals, devices, pins, and insignia and patches.

Dates: circa 1943-1972; Other: Date acquired: 10/22/2008

Shirley M. Tillson Collection

Identifier: WV 0302
Scope and Contents 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 uniforms and uniform regulations; and her work as a radio operator. Tillson writes in detail about the opportunities the navy provides and about...
Dates: 1945

Katharine W. Toll Collection

Identifier: WV 0293

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

Jennie Trueman Collection

Identifier: WV 0308
Scope and Contents

The collection contains hymn books for the Women's Auxiliary Forces, a journal, a commemorative photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, a hat device, and a medal.

Dates: 1944

United States Enlisted Woman's World War I Service Collection

Identifier: WV 0344

This photograph album contains pictures predominately of one United States enlisted woman during World War I as she travels through France. There are photographs of other enlisted members as well as a captioned photograph of a ship which they likely traveled on to Scotland.

Dates: 1917-1918; Other: Date acquired: 2010

Winona Franklin Walker Collection

Identifier: WV 0284
Scope and Contents

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 9 July 2003; 3 scrapbooks that contain a number of photographs, postcards, travel brochures, and correspondence. Locations visited by Walker in her scrapbooks include: Bremen, Germany, Denmark, and Switzerland.

Dates: 1945-1964, 2003; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1965

Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz Collection

Identifier: WV 0523

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