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Women veterans -- United States

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 129 Collections and/or Records:

Mary McLeod Rogers Collection

Identifier: WV 0134
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 20 December 1999; a booklet published for the Women Marines Association, circa 1992; various photographs of Rogers during her service with the Marines and after retirement, 1944-1999.

Dates: circa 1944-1999

Lola H. Ryan Letters

Identifier: WV 0362
Scope and Contents

The collection contains approximately 120 letters and v-mail written by Lola Ryan to her parents and brother. Ryan discusses her experiences of being a nurse in basic training, the conditions in wartime France, German prisoners of war, her experiences as a wartime nurse, and her longing to return home and be discharged from the army.

Dates: 1943-1945

Janice Butler Ryckeley Collection

Identifier: WV 0589
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 26 July 2015; various scanned photographs of her time with the Air Force Nurse Corps, 1980-2001; and an Air Force Officer service hat.

Dates: 2015 July 26

Ellen L. Scott Letters

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

Marie S. Senzig Oral History

Identifier: WV 0549

Marie Senzig (b. 1957) served in the United States Navy Nurse Corps from 1980 to 2008.

The collection includes a 2013 August 16 oral history transcript.

Dates: 2013 August 16

Shirley Ruth Smith Collection

Identifier: WV 0318
Abstract Shirley R. Smith was a social worker in the American Red Cross from 1943 to 1945.Correspondence between Shirley R. Smith and her family and friends documents her service in the American Red Cross from 1943 to 1945. Letters in 1943 from Smith to her family in Wyoming, Ohio, describe her daily activities in great detail. Subjects in the spring of 1943 include her work with patients, a WAAC beauty shop, and a ceremony for Gray Ladies at her hospital in Indiana. Letters from...
Dates: 1941-1945

Ruth M. Strawn Letters

Identifier: WV 0423
Scope and Contents This collection consists of eight personal letters from Strawn to Mrs. and/or Mr. Webster of West Covington, Kentucky, and one letter from Strawn's friend Lauretta to her parents.These letters talk about the active life she enjoyed with Lauretta and their fellow WACs off-duty. She also described the places she, Lauretta, and her parents travelled to, discussed her brief stay in the base hospital whlie undergoing surgery for a hernia, and lastly her excitement that the end of the...
Dates: 1945-1946; Other: Date acquired: 04/14/2008

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

Roberta Wooddell House and Nancy Wooddell Thornton Collection

Identifier: WV 0363
Scope and Contents Folder one contains photographs of Roberta and Nancy as well as a few family photographs. The photographs also include publicity photographs of Roberta as a WAAC at Luke Field, Arizona and Chandler, Arizona.Folder two contains ten letters written by both Roberta and Nancy to their Mother, Aunt May and Grandmother. These letters discuss general news, such as Nancy's reaction to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's death, and updates on their lives in the military. There is also...
Dates: 1941-1946; Other: Date acquired: 08/11/2006

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

Frances Stanley Trembath Collection

Identifier: WV 0492
Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of military and miscellaneous documents from 1942-1946; there are also twenty-one photos of Trembath, her nursing colleagues, hospital buildings, and waterfalls. There is one handwritten, unsigned letter from the Western Marine Railway company, asking for a travel refund.

Dates: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 06/02/2010

Triangle Seagals Collection

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

Shirley Sprague Tucker Collection

Identifier: WV 0596

Shirley Sprague Tucker served in the United States Women in the Air Force (WAF) from 21 November 1950 to 20 November 1954 before spending ten years working with the International Red Cross.

Dates: 1950-1954; Other: Date acquired: 10/08/2015

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

Mary Ellen West Collection

Identifier: WV 0059

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

Aileen D. White Collection

Identifier: WV 0301

Aileen D. White served in the Army Nurse Corps in Italy during World War II.

Thirteen V-Mail letters from Lt. Aileen D. White of the Army Nurse Corps to her sister in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Dated from January 1944 to March 1944, the letters briefly describe living conditions and entertainment in an unknown location in Italy where White was stationed with the 17th General Hospital.

Dates: 1944

Sherley Mae White Collection

Identifier: WV 0485

Sherley Mae White (1923-2014) served in the Women's Reserve of the Coast Guard (SPARS) from 1943-1945. She served as a drum major for the SPARS marching band at the Biltmore Training Station in Palm Beach, Florida. She later transferred to the Coast Guard Base in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Dates: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/06/2010

Lauretta Webster Wilkin 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

Virgilia Williams Collection

Identifier: WV 0345

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

Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection

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

Women Veterans General Textiles and Artifacts Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WV 0001
Abstract Textiles and artifacts purchased by University Archives and Manuscripts on a continuing basis supplement and complement the individual veterans collections in the Women Veterans Historical Project. This collection includes full uniforms, individual uniform items, hats, shoes, and other artifacts from the Women's Army Corps, Women's Air force, WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service-Navy), Coast Guard SPARS, Women Marines, Army Nurse Corps, Navy Nurse Corps, American Red Cross,...
Dates: circa 1940-1999

Unknown WWII Woman Marine Scrapbook

Identifier: WV 0672
Content Description A photograph album compiled by a woman, only identified as “Krash,” who served with the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II. The album details Krash's time at Motor Transport School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, circa 1943. Photographs include a “before and after” of Krash, one in her civilian clothes and the other in her Marine uniform; Women Marines in uniform in group photos and portraits smiling or saluting for the camera; Women Marines wearing coveralls...
Dates: circa 1943