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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 400 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Dates: 1942 - 1944

Marian Estelle Gold Krugman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0354
Content Description The collection includes an oral history transcript, 19 July 2006; portrait photograph of Marian wearing a Marines Winter Service Uniform and Hat, circa 1945; Group photograph of a Women Marines basic training class at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in early 1944. All of the women wear the Women Marines winter service uniform and winter service hat. "Free a Marine to Fight: Women Marines in World War II" , published in 1994 by the United States Marine Corps; Women Veterans Health Project...
Dates: 1944-1945, 1994-1996, 2006

Winifred Taylor Kuehn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0127
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 2 December 1999; "As You Were" magazine, 1994; Navy WAVES book by Elizabeth Allen Butler, 1988; Naval Reserve Midshipman's school song sheet copy; WAVES Sing-A-Long booklet from 50th Anniversary Celebration, circa 1992; photographs of Kuehn in WAVES uniform and gathering with local WAVES group, circa 1944.

Dates: circa 1944-1999

Jennie Kwiatanowski Journal

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0313
Content Description

Personal Journal written in from March 23 1933- June 23 1933.

Dates: 1943-1946

Adeline Sears LaPlante Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0395
Scope and Contents

Adeline Sears LaPlante (1919-2006) of Easton, Pennsylvania, served as a recruiter and as a public relations officer in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942-1945.

This collection includes letters, postcards and Christmas cards from LaPlante to her parents about her career in the WAAC and the WAC from 1943-1944. The collection also contains a photograph album, and news clippings from LaPlante's time in the service.

Dates: 1942-1945

Helene Lawrence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0457
Scope and Contents This collection contains personal correspondence, newsletters, photographs, newspaper clippings, event programs and a graduation invitation. This collection primarily focuses on Lawrence's achievements practicing law in the Coast Guard and Navy, and as a civilian practicing Immigration Law. The photographs not only contain pictures of Lawrence, but also with her husband, with other SPARS or military personnel, and another person who is unnamed. Most of the collection consists of photographs,...
Dates: 1939-1965; Other: Date acquired: 03/04/2009

Edith Kimsey League Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0061
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 8 April 1999; a photograph of League in U.S. Army uniform, circa 1945.

Dates: circa 1945-1999

Alice Doretta Lentz Letters

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0419
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of twenty-two personal letters written by Lentz to her family that describe her life as a nurse, which included receiving vaccinations and watching as German prisoners of war arrived at her base. The letters also discuss news regarding her friends and her patients.

Dates: 1945-1946

Lucile Griffin Leonard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0028
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 29 January 1999; various correspondence, including Victory Mail, September 1943-May 1945; various photographs of Leonard’s United States Army service as dietician, circa 1944-1945 and undated; various military papers, 1943-1946; a scrapbook documenting Leonard's Army service, 1943-1945; Griffin's Army Dietician olive drab uniform, 1942-1943.

Dates: circa 1942 - 1999

Florence Leonard Uniforms

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0010
Content Description

This collection includes Cadet Nurse Corps blue dress; white apron; and white cap.

Dates: circa 1940s.

Pearl Harbor Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0343
Content Description

Three page letter typewritten dated December 13, 1941 from Honolulu signed by Ella that describes the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor. She worked at the hospital as a nurse on the base and watched the enemy planes fly "directly over the Hospital, then turn and some bombs fell about a half block from here." She then describes the scene left behind and says there is lots to do and though things do not look good on the island it is not going to get her down.

Dates: 1941 December

Eloise Rallings Lewis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0047
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 1 March 1999; various photographs of Lewis' Army Nurse Corps service, 1945-1952; various military papers, 1945-1950; a Nurses' Guide handbook, 1945. There is an additional manuscript collection from Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis at https://gateway.uncg.edu/islandora/object/mss:MSS0128.

Dates: circa 1945-1999

Lucy Slade Libby Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0328
Content Description

Memoir written by Lucy on December 2004 "Memories of A World War II Army Nurse on Saipan"; photographs of Lucy at graduation from Duke nursing school; during her service in the war as a nurse at Camp Davis, Wilmington, North Carolina, and later photographs during service overseas along with a photocopied scrapbookwith details of each photograph, circa 1942-1945.

Dates: circa 1942-1945, 2004

Loose Materials, 1947-1952

 File — Scrapbook box, oversized 0702, Folder: 1
Identifier: WV 0702- File Folder 1
Scope and Contents

This folder includes 1947 travel log, letter from Japan, Troutlodge business card, and photographs from Japan, Korea, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, and Panama.

Dates: 1947-1952

Henrietta Clodfelter Lucke Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0085
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 27 May 1999; a New York Times article titled, "New Army Nurses Depart for Camp"; various photographs of Lucke during and after serving with the Army Nurse Corps in the Philippines and Tokyo, 1945-1946.

Dates: 1944-1999

Nell Smith Lutz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0160
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 23 March 2003; various photographs of Lutz's Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency (WAVES) Navy, 1943-1945; personal correspondence during her WAVES service, 1943-1944, along with Navy papers and newspaper clippings, 1943-2003; DVD video interview by Bob Gaines "The Vanishing Generation."

Dates: circa 1943-2003

Joan Lyle Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0396
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 1 May 2007; various photocopies of newspaper clippings and photographs, circa 1942-1951; various certificates from her time with the Army Air Force, 1944 and 1950.

Dates: circa 1942-1951, 2007

Sylvia Lynch Letters

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0369
Content Description

This collection includes four letters written by Lynch from Manila, Philippines in August and September, 1945. Lynch discusses conditions in Manila, V-J day, and predictions on when she will be discharged from the WAC.

Dates: 1945 August 25-1945 October 03

Janet MacCubbin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0463
Content Description

The collection includes a 14 May 2009 oral history transcript; a portrait photograph of MacCubbin in American Red Cross military welfare winter uniform with cap, circa 1941.

Dates: circa 1941, 2009

Louise MacLeod Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0702
Content Description

This collection includes Photograph album, photographs, letters.

Dates: 1946-1952

Betty Magnusson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0341
Scope and Contents Letters from Magnusson to a friend at home in Duluth, Minnesota, chiefly document Magnusson's service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in Iowa, Virginia, and France. Letters from Fort Des Moines describe WAC uniforms; drills, including a gas mask drill; WAC facilities and buildings; and social activities at the fort and in Des Moines. Letters from Newport News detail Magnusson's perspective on the South and southerners; the reaction of male soldiers and civilians to the WACs; entertainment,...
Dates: 1943-1945

Rose Elaine Male Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0231
Content Description

The collection includes 2 folders of correspondence from Rose Male to her family in Schenectady, New York, December 1944-February 1946.

Dates: 1944 December-1946 February

Jamie Marshall Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0206
Content Description

7 folders of personal correspondence 1943-1945; oil ration coupons, 1943; Houston Lighting and Power Comp. Employee documents for Henry Marshall; Newspaper article photocopy dated Friday, October 20,1944: an editorial from the Stars and Stripes titled" Don't Get Chummy with Jerry".

Dates: 1943-1945

Ruth Mildred Marshburn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0227
Content Description

The collection includes a scrapbook, 1944-1946, 1958; Insignia Patches, circa 1944-1946; WAVES 25th National Convention Charm, 1967.

Dates: 1944-1967

Norma Martell Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0072
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 30 April 1999.

Dates: 1999 April 30

Marie M. Mason Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0510
Content Description

Marie M. Mason (b. 1916), of Swan Quarter, North Carolina, served overseas in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

This collection includes March 2011 oral history transcript and scanned photographs.

Dates: 2011 March 19

Audrey Knyrim Mattern Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0043
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 21 December 1999; various photographs of Mattern's Marine Corps Women's Reserve service, 1943-1945.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Ruth White Matthews Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0089
Content Description

The collection includes various photographs of Matthews service with the Red Cross in Okinawa, Japan; a scrapbook; a pictorial review of Red Cross in Japan, January 1946; a booklet titled "Jones Cove Road Memories and Stories," December 2004; an oral history transcript, 2 June 1999.

Dates: 1945-1999

Virginia Gilbert Mattson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0014
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 9 January 1999; 2 Navy WAVES publications, 1946; a photograph of Mattson in uniform, circa 1941-1945; a victory medal; an American Campaign medal.

Dates: circa 1941-1999

Nancy Mayes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0169
Abstract

Nancy Mayes (1921-2016) served in the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and the American Red Cross (ARC) during World War II, and in the Air Force Reserves for over twenty-five years. She was a charter member of the Women Military Pilots Association, Inc. (now Women Military Aviators).

The collection includes an oral history transcript, Women Air Force Service Pilots Memorial Papers, and Women Air Force Service Pilots Mixed Materials.

Dates: circa 1944 and 1996

Fannie Griffin McClendon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0659
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 24 July 2019; scanned photographs of McClendon's time in the Women's Army Corps, 1942-1951.

Dates: 1942-1951

Bertha Nichols McClure Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0478
Abstract

Bertha "Nicki" Nichols McClure (b. 1921) of Greensboro, North Carolina served in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II and the Korean War. During World War II she was stationed at Guam, Iwo Jima, and Saipan during combat operations in the Pacific.

The collection includes a 2010 February 19 oral history transcript.

Dates: 2010 February 19

Bernice B. McCormack Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0161
Content Description

The collection includes an overseas duty ribbon; Army Nurse Corps brown/white striped seersucker laced cap; olive drab garrison cap, includes gold/.black piping of rank and caduceus, circa 1943; McCormack's diary, 1942-1944; military papers, including newspaper clippings, of Army Nurse Corps service, 1942-1948; memoir of WWII service, 2000.

Dates: 1942-2000

Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0116
Scope and Contents

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 6 November 1999; various photographs of Lyle's Army Nurse Corps service, 1943-1955.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Rachel Summers McGee Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0016
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 13 January 1999; various photographs of McGee during her service, circa 1942 and undated; 1 newspaper clipping featuring McGee, undated; 2 pages from "Army Life" magazine, May 1943; a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps summer khaki uniform with leather pocketbook.

Dates: circa 1942-1943

Jeanne M. McGovern Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0163
Content Description Woman's Army Corps olive drab officer's battledress jacket with epaulets with captain's bars and"United States" collar device, and three service stripes indicating thirty months of overseas service; OS Box 2 Contains Newspaper Article entitled;"National Director Hobby Sees First WAAC Full Dress Parade" Des Moines Tribune, Iowa 1942; lapel and collar insignia; ribbons and bronze stars; Original newspaper from 1945 for the United States Armed forces in Switzerland; Original Chicago newspaper...
Dates: 1944-1945

Jessie E. McIntyre Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0237
Content Description The collection includes an oral history transcript, 7 January 2002; copy of the statements from Franz Ziereis, a previous commander of Concentration Camps; photograph copy of an Army report from a concentration camp at Gosen #1, in the vicinity of Mauthausen detailing nationality, health conditions, numbers of the prisoners with detailed conditions of the camp when evacuated on May 14, 1945. Black and white photocopied photographs of the deceased prisoners in piles as the Army found them...
Dates: 1943-1945

Judy McKinnon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0249
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 9 February 2001; a portrait photograph of McKinnon in summer uniform, circa 1944.

Dates: 1944-2001

Rosetta McMahon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0393
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 17 April 2007; scan of portrait photograph of McMahon in Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) uniform, circa 1945.

Dates: 1945, 2007

Margaret J. McNulty Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0558
Content Description This collection includes four photograph albums of Army and Air Force Nurse Margaret McNulty. The albums contain personal photographs and postcards of post-World War II Europe and Washington D.C. Most of the photographs document McNulty's life in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. The albums include photographs and ephemera from England; Scotland; France; Switzerland; Italy; Holland; Belgium; Austria; Germany; Monaco; and the Vatican City as well as Washington D.C. and the Arlington...
Dates: circa 1940s-1950s

Gertrude McSpiritt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0156
Content Description

The collection includes a Memoir, circa 1999; School Group Presentations Speeches, circa 1999; photocopies of photograph, 1943-1945; photograph, 1999; Correspondence between McSpiritt and the Army, 1995-1996; "Air Transport Command; What Does it Signify? What Does it Mean to You? What Does the WAC Do in the ATC?;" circa 1943-1944.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Janet Muriel Mead Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0389
Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters written by Mead to her parents throughout her military career, as well as during the mid-1950s. Photographs in the collection include images of Meade, her friends in the WAVES and U.S. Navy, and Naval Air Station Seattle.

Dates: 1940-1955

Martha Redding Mendenhall Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0087
Content Description

The collection includes an Air Navigation student workbook, December 1945; a training syllabus for Air Navigation course, December 1945; various photographs during and after Mendenhall's WAVES service, 1943-1991; a Flying Trainer handbook, May 1943; various procedure papers, undated; an oral history transcript, including audio cassette tape, 28 May 1999.

Dates: 1943-1999

Idelle Singletary Meng Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0436
Content Description

Scrapbook contains newspaper and newsletter clippings; including "WAC of the Week" columns; military documents and handbooks; photographs; small banner; letters; and ephemera including "WAC Songs" and her WAC application.

Dates: 1944

Marie E. Merrill Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0250
Content Description

photocopies of photographs; Olive Drab Jacket, circa 1942-1950.

Dates: 1945-2002

Audrey Meyers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0151
Content Description

The collection includes "My Life in the Service" diary, 1944-1945; a portrait photograph of Meyers in her Women's Army Corps uniform, circa 1944.

Dates: circa 1944-1945