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United States. Army--Women

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 117 Collections and/or Records:

Dora Ann DeHart Atha Collection

Identifier: WV 0504
Dates: 1961-1962; Other: Date acquired: 11/20/2010

Elizabeth "Betty" Bachman Collection

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

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

Betty Berry Godin Collection

Identifier: WV 0096
Content Description 19 June 1999 oral history transcript; Newspaper article photocopies: San Diego Union Tribune article from December, 1995 titled about her service as a WWII Army Air Force Evacuation Nurse; November 1995 titled "Flight nurses saved 40,000 in remote World War II theater" and The Bomber Newspaper from Bowman Field, KY, May 1943 article on Betty's Air Nurse Evacuation School Graduation with a copy of photograph of the graduating class ; copy of Book cover "No Time for Fear: Voices of American...
Dates: circa 1943-1999

Margaret L. Bohler Letter

Identifier: WV 0377
Scope and Contents

The V-mail letter is dated 18 April; 1943. Bohler was working to establish a hospital in India and in the letter she describes her living conditions there.

Dates: 1943 April 18

Westray Battle Boyce Collection

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...
Dates: 1943-1975; Other: Date acquired: 2009

Jane Gail Brister Collection

Identifier: WV 0115
Scope and Contents The Brister Papers contains a significant amount of of printed materials and photos, primarily from her time stationed in Germany in 1945-1946, 1951-1954, and 1959-1961. These document her tours in the European Theater Intelligence School, the Intelligence Center at Camp King, the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces (HQ SHAEF), and the Soviet intelligence training school. Her experiences at Fort Oglethorpe; the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York; Army...
Dates: 1943-1999

Nicolle M. Brossard Collection

Identifier: WV 0535
Abstract Nicolle M. Brossard (b. 1983), of Portland, Oregon, has served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves since 2001. She was a mental health specialist, drug and alcohol counselor, and a master resiliency trainer. She was at Fort Hood, Texas during the shooting incident on 5 November, 2009 and helped with the casualties. From late 2009 through 2010 she was deployed to Afghanistan.The collection includes articles of military clothing, medical kit, military papers and handbooks, personal...
Dates: 2000-2014; Other: Majority of material found in 2009-2010; Other: Date acquired: 05/31/2012

Heather Johnson Brott Collection

Identifier: WV 0495
Content Description

Heather Johnson Brott (b. 1967), of Enumclaw, Washington, served in the United States Navy from 1986-1987, the United States Navy Reserve from 1987-1992 and the United States Army 1996-2008.

This collection includes August 2010 oral history transcript; scanned photographs.

Dates: 2010 August 01

Ashley Brott Oral History

Identifier: WV 0496
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 1 August 2010.

Dates: 2010 August 1

Grace I. Brown Collection

Identifier: WV 0299

Grace I. Brown served in the Army Nurse Corps in England during World War I.

Three letters from 1918 to 1919 describe some of Brown's experiences during the war. Subjects include the conditions and entertainment on her ship across the Atlantic; living conditions in camp; and food supplies and rations in England.

Dates: 1918-1919

Cheryl Lynn Brown Oral History

Identifier: WV 0482

Cheryl Lynn Brown (b. 1958) served in the United States Army as a Korean linguist from 1980 until 1984. She was stationed in both the United States and South Korea.

The collection includes a 2010 January 16 oral history transcript.

Dates: 2010 January 16

Mary F. Cannon Collection

Identifier: WV 0411
Content Description

Mary F. Cannon (1921-2012) of Chicago, Illinois, was stationed in Korea while a member of the Army Nurse Corps from 1951 to 1953 and in Vietnam during her service with the Navy Nurse Corps from 1958 to 1974.

This collection includes April 2008 oral history interview transcript available for use onsite in the archives, copies of photographs.

Dates: 2008 April 24

Ellen V. Carter Collection

Identifier: WV 0421
Scope and Contents

The collection includes "My Life in the Service" diary/autograph book, 1942-1943; 15 photographs of Carter's time with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC), 1942-1945.

Dates: 1942-1945

Nancy E. Carter Family 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

Caroline Cleveland Collection

Identifier: WV 0624
Content Description

This collection includes Sepetember 2016 oral history interview, 2010 "Afghanistan Culture Card" and 2007 "Afghanistan Visual Language Surival Guide" issued to U.S. troops, uncorrected proof of the Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's 2015 book Ashley's War.

Dates: 2007-2016

Helen Louise Cowgill Collection

Identifier: WV 0475

Helen Louise Cowgill (1919-2008) of Syracuse, New York, was a segeant in the U.S. Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1945 until 1948.

This collection contains correspondence 1945-1948 by Helen Cowgill, one newspaper clipping, and a letter from Cowgill's brother William.

Dates: 1945-1948; Other: Date acquired: 12/20/2009

Catherine "Kay" Cox Collection

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

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

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

Terri Ann Dellapina Collection

Identifier: WV 0560
Content Description

This collection includes a February 2014 oral history transcript; photographs; Women's Army Corps Center and School Fort McClellan Alabama Company C 1st Battalion yearbook; field uniform blouse; Garmisch United States Ski School pin; German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency (Schatzenschnur) decoration; and 2013 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival Program.

Dates: 1976-1979, 2013

Josephine L. DePietro Collection

Identifier: WV 0461
Scope and Contents This collection consists of twenty-eight letters written to and from DePietro's friends and family. The collection begins with the letters written by DePietro when she attended nursing school; the last letter in the collection is addressed to her parents and discusses news from family and provides updates on her activities. Most of the letters are written to her; there are letters from her significant other Sam, who was stationed with the Army Air Force at Bowman Field in Kentucky. There are...
Dates: 1938-1945; Other: Date acquired: 2009 April 13

Maxine Virginia Easter Collection

Identifier: WV 0108
Content Description The collection includes a 1999 October oral history, names tags, ribbons, and insignia from service in the Navy as Chief Nurse from tour in Philippines, and a bronze dish with the Army Nurse Corps branch insignia in Artifact Box 1; Oversize Box stores Raleigh News and Observer 1945 August 15 article announcing Japanese surrender; local newspaper clippings from 1963 to 1980 highlighting Easter's career with the Navy Nurse Corps in Port Hueneme, CA, and photographs from nursing career...
Dates: circa 1942-1970

Amy Epley Collection

Identifier: WV 0663
Content Description

The collection includes: an oral history transcript, October 2019; 2 medals for running; a tee shirt.

Dates: 1992-2000

Janice A. Farringer Collection

Identifier: WV 0572
Content Description

This collection includes November 2014 oral history transcript; a copy of a circa 1978-1979 Women's Symposium Package Report, and CD-R of 2006 Dec Women in The Army Interview.

Dates: circa 1977-2014

Filomena "Fay" Langone Helme Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1
Identifier: WV 0726

Marcelle Fischer Collection

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

Francine Ann Fisher Collection

Identifier: WV 0539

Francine Fisher (b. 1951), of Washington, D.C., served in the United States National Guard and the United States Army from 1977 to 1983. She was enlisted in the United States Army Reserves until 1987.

The collection includes an oral history transcript and various photographs.

Dates: 1977-1987

Evelyn Patricia Foote Collection

Identifier: WV 0360
Abstract Evelyn “Pat” Foote (b. 1930) of Durham, North Carolina, served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1989, rising to the rank of brigadier general in 1986. She retired as the first female commander of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and became a prominent speaker about issues concerning women in the military. From 1998 to 2007 she served as president of the Alliance for National Defense.This collection includes: Woodland Battle Dress Uniform (jacket, pants, khaki t-shirt, hat),...
Dates: 1980-2006

Brenda Formo Oral History

Identifier: WV 0460
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 16 April 2009.

Dates: 2009 April 16

Caroline Morrison Garrett Collection

Identifier: WV 0426
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials created and/or used by Caroline Morrison during her time serving as a dietetic student at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and as a dietitian in the Army Medical Corps from 1944 through 1947.The collection contains correspondence, educational materials, military records, newspaper clippings, photographs, pins and patches, publications, scrapbooks and an oral history...
Dates: 1941-1948

Claudia Butler Geniton Collection

Identifier: WV 0511
Content Description

Claudia Butler Geniton (b. 1953), of Atlanta, Georgia served in the United States Women's Army Corps (WAC) and United States Army from 1971 to 1983 on active duty, and the United States Army Reserve from 1983 to 1994, serving during both the Vietnam War and the first Gulf War. This collection includes March 2011 oral history transcript; photographs; a newspaper clipping about Geniton and a green class A dress uniform jacket.

Dates: 2011 March 26

Eileen E. Hallstein Scrapbook

Identifier: WV 0712
Content Description The collection includes a scrapbook, 1943-1945. The album begins with a group of images of Eileen’s home life at a farm in Illinois, followed by photos from her time training as a nurse at Gardiner General Hospital in Chicago, Fort Dix, New Jersey and Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The rest of the images mainly depict her time in England: the 231st hospital buildings at Morley Hall, Norfolk, nurses posing and relaxing on the hospital grounds, nurses at drill, an interior view of an orthopedic...
Dates: 1943-1945

Norma L. Harris 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

Margaret E. Hasell Collection

Identifier: WV 0013
Content Description

The collection includes various Greeting cards, letters, and telegrams addressed to Hassell from various family members, 1944-1945.

Dates: circa 1944-1945

Lou A. Hedding Collection

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

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

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

Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection

Identifier: WV 0044
Abstract African American nurse Mattie Donnell Hicks of Greensboro, N.C., served in the Army Nurse Corps from 1945 to 1966.Artifacts, an oral history interview, and textiles document her service in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II and the Korean War. Artifacts include service ribbons, cuff buttons, and shoulder insignia. The oral history interview documents Hicks's early life, her military service, and her post-war life in Greensboro, N.C. Specific subjects include basic training...
Dates: 1942-1999