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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 400 Collections and/or Records:

Marguerite B. Robinson Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0376
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 19 January 2007.

Dates: 2007 January 19

Mary McLeod Rogers Collection

 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

Patricia Ann Roney Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0700
Abstract

Patricia Ann Roney (1923-1994?), of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, served in the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) from 1944-1946. Included in this collection are Roney's scrapbook and diary.

Dates: 1937-1945

Buren Rose Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0433
Abstract

Buren Rose (1919-2018) of Jefferson City, Missouri, served in the United States civil service at the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center (now Lackland Air Force Base) where she was the driver for Colonel Morris Taber from 1942 to 1943.

The collection includes a 2008 November 5 oral history transcript.

Dates: 2008 November 5

Eunice M. Rountree Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0012
Content Description

The collection includes 2 photographs, circa 1942-1945.

Dates: circa 1942 - 1945

Louise E. Roy Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0374
Content Description

Louise E. Roy’s scrapbooks document her time with the American Red Cross Supplemental Recreational Activities Overseas (SRAO) from 1942-1945. The photographs depict images from Hawaii, Guam, and San Francisco showing landscapes, wildlife, colleagues, and military vehicles. Also included are maps, postcards, and news articles.

Dates: 1942-1945

Jeanne Grushinski Rubin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0570
Content Description This collection includes August 2014 oral history transcript; Navy Nurse Corps dress uniform (jacket; skirt; white shirt; tie); overcoat; top coat; copies of photographs; pin. Additional uniforms (not Navy Nurse Corps): Navy Winter Blue service women's uniform shirt with enlisted electrician mate rating patch and 3 service stripes on left sleeve and United States. Holland patch on right sleeve; date unknown; Chief Petty Officer (CPO) service dress uniform (jacket and skirt) with 3 gold...
Dates: 1942-1948, 2014

Lola H. Ryan Letters

 Collection
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

Mary Amanda Sabourin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0100
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 25 June 1999; a green and white pinstriped summer uniform, including dress, jacket, white gloves, and garrison cap for Marine Corps Women's Reserve, 1952.

Dates: 1952-1999

Joan Margaret Salvesen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0665
Content Description The collection includes "Marching to Victory" songbook, 1943 January 8; "How to serve your country in the WAVES" recruiting pamphlet, 1943 July 2; "The Story of You in Navy Blue" recruiting booklet, 1943 October 6; "Navy Service: A Short History of the United States Naval Training School (WR) Bronx, New York," no date; 2 photographs, no date; various correspondence, 1943 July 12 to September 28 and 1944 August 26; "A Sailor's Prayer;" "Women in Service" newspaper clipping mentioning...
Dates: 1943-1944

Eveline Y. Santy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0474
Abstract

Eveline Y. Santy (1919-2008) served in the United States Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1943-1945.

The collection includes a service diary, military ID button, a military publication, and training manual.

Dates: circa 1943-1945

Norma Schrader Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0379
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 2 February 2007; a scrapbook documenting Schrader's time with the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), undated; various certificates, 2013-2020; garrison cap with insignia; a photograph of Schrader, undated; a copy of a newspaper article titled, "The Role of the Chief Petty Officer in the Modern Navy," Naval Institute Proceedings, April 1957; garrison cap;award; photograph; chief warrant officer charge book.

Dates: 1957-2020

Walta Mae Schreiber Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0207
Content Description

The collection includes a Navy Nurse Corps officer's service hat, blue uniform, cape, and garrison cap, circa 1944; photocopied certificate of the Navy Service dated 1947; WW2 Ribbon.

Dates: 1944-1947

Charlotte Lavone Schuck Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0203
Content Description

The collection includes 2 photographs of Schuck in uniform, circa 1943 to 1946; personal correspondence, 1942 December to 1947 July 4; Navy WAVES Newsletter, circa 1944; Conning Tower United States Naval Training School publication, circa 1944; Freemason Newsletter Ohio, circa 1944; and various newspaper clippings, 1943.

Dates: circa 1942-1947

Mildred Curtis Scott Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0092
Content Description

The collection includes various photographs of Scott's Women's Army Corps service, 1943-1945; various military papers, June-December 1945.

Dates: 1943-1999

Ellen L. Scott Letters

 Collection
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

Scrapbook, 1943-1945

 Item — Scrapbook box, oversized 0712, Item: 1
Identifier: WV 0712- Item Item 1
Content Description From the Collection: 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

Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0331
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 9 September 2005; undated speech written by Elsie about her life story including living in Stockton, California and moving to China in 1931, joining the Chinese Red Cross during WWII, and subsequent events until 1946 when she left her family in China and moved back to the United States; photographs of Elsie during her service the Chinese Medical Relief Corps, circa 1939-1946.

Dates: 1931, 1946, 2005

Virginia Seipp Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0296
Content Description

This scrapbook contains mementoes and letters from Seipp's high school years through the completion of her training at the Hospital for Women of Maryland; including Cadet Nurse Corps brochures and handbooks.

Dates: 1941-1946

Eleanor Elizabeth House Selzo Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0267
Content Description

This collection includes Correspondence, 1943-1945 and undated ; Military papers, 1944-1946; Back to Civvies booklet, circa 1945; Women's Reserve Information Separation Pamphlet, 1945; United States Naval Training School, Milledgeville, GA, circa 1943-1945.

Dates: 1943-1947

Nancy Featherhoff Sendelbach Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0168
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 22 May 2000; photographs of Sendelbach during her Women Air Force Service pilots service, 1943-1944; various clippings and Air Force papers, 1943-1995.

Dates: 1943-2000

Ruth and James Paul Shadewaldt Correpsondence

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0352
Content Description

Two World War II V-mail albums of correspondence between brother and sisters. Ruth was serving in the Army Nurse Corps and was stationed in the Pacific; Her brother James Paul was serving in the Europe Theater of Operations.

Dates: 1944 February-1945 April

Fern Lucille Shaferly Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0266
Content Description

This collection includes Correspondence, 1944-1945, 1986; Diary, 1943-1946; Newspaper clippings; Miscellaneous printed material, 1943-1946; Army Air Corps Patch; National Defense Service Card, 1943.

Dates: 1943-1946

Elizabeth Shamburger Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0051
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 15 March 1999.

Dates: 1999 March 15

Norma Petree Shaver Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0217
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 24 May 2001; photographs of Norma in Manila, Philippines, 1945. Newspaper clippings, 1943; WAC certificate, 1943.

Dates: 1943, 1945, 2001

Ruth Shaver Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0226
Content Description The collection includes various Correspondence; interviews and news releases; military papers; publications; newspaper clippings; poems; scrapbook; and photographs. Publications include: WAAC/WAC/Army Printed Material, circa 1942-1945: pamphlet 155 WAC Jobs, 1943; pamphlet Guide for the Operation of Block Leader Service, 1943; pamphlet Physical Examinations of Personnel of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, 1943; pamphlet Tentative WAAC Drill Regulations, circa 1942-1943; pamphlet...
Dates: 1942-1951, 1963-1966, 1997

Blanche Sheaffer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0285
Content Description

This collection includes Correspondence, 1943-1945; Military papers, 1946; Miscellaneous Printed Materials; Newspaper Clippings,1945; photograph; Matchbooks; Red Cross Patch; VFW Pin.

Dates: 1943-1946

Davetter Shepard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0172
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 9 December 2000; portrait photograph of Shepard in Women's Army Corps uniform, 1943.

Dates: circa 1943-2000

Ruby Morgan Sheridan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0075
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 8 May 1999; various photographs of Sheridan’s Army Special Services civilian employee, 1943-1946.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Helen Shoobridge Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0473
Abstract

Helen Shoobridge served in the United States' Women's Army Corps [WAC] during World War Two in the United States, New Guinea, and the Philippines.

The collection includes a 2004 December oral history transcript.

Dates: 2004 December

Elizabeth Simpson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0205
Content Description

Papers; postcards; photographs; and artifacts.

Dates: 1942-1946

Lucy Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0081
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 20 May 1999; a photograph of Smith in Women's Army Corps uniform, 1943-1945.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Margaret Chamberlin Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0349
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 9 June 2006; various photographs of Smith's Women AirForce Service Pilots (WASP) service, circa 1944.

Dates: circa 1944, 2006

Margaret Marian Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0036
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 11 February 1999; a spruce green uniform with white seersucker shirt, along with jacket and skirt; a spruce green bell crown hat with USMC device; a photograph of Smith in uniform, circa 1945-1946.

Dates: circa 1945-1999

Sheila K. Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0317
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 24 January 2005; various photographs of Smith during her British Women's Royal Air Force (RAF) and as a model, circa 1943, undated.

Dates: 1942-1946, 2005

Shirley Ruth Smith Collection

 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

Phyllis Hinton Snyder Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0146
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 10 February 2000; various photographs 1943-1944.

Dates: 1943-2000

Effie Sparrow Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0179
Content Description

The collection includes Army discharge paperwork, 1945; various photographs of Sparrow during her service, 1942-1945.

Dates: 1942-1945

Glennette Page Staloch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0305
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript with accompanying video tape of interview, undated.

Dates: circa 1942-1945

Ellen Brown Steel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0154
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 18 December 2000; various photographs of Steel's Women's Army Corps (WAC) service and retirement, 1950-1969; textiles include a uniform jacket without the brass, uniform skirt and uniform jacket, 1949-1969.

Dates: circa 1949-1969

Ruth M. Strawn Letters

 Collection
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

The Inez Stroud Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0009
Content Description

The collection includes various photographs of Stroud while serving in the Women's Army Corps, 1943-1969; a copy of 12 pages from a Stroud scrapbook which include newspaper clippings, circa 1940s; various papers from her WAC duties; a WAC Handbook for the Fort Des Moines Training Center, undated; a brief biography of Stroud used at her memorial service, November 1994; 3 loose sheets with song lyrics, undated.

Dates: circa 1943 - 1994

Dorothy R. Collins Sullivan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0187
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 9 February 2004; various photographs of Sullivan's Women's Army Corps service, circa 1944; 2 Women's Army Corps overseas garrison caps located in textile box.

Dates: 1944-2004

Lillian Sutter Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0350
Content Description

This letter is dated 20 June, 1945. In it Sutter discusses the overseas voyage in which she stopped in Australia and Calcutta, India. She writes about her impressions of Calcutta and her living conditions and the hospital at her posting in Assam, India. Sutter also describes the typhoid ward to which she is assigned, the chaplain at the post, and her reaction to V-E Day.

Dates: 1945 June 20

Mary L. Sutton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0468
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 15 July 2009; a formal hand-tinted portrait photograph of Sutton in Women's Army Corps olive drab service shirtwaist, circa 1945; a photograph of Sutton standing in uniform at the day room of Fort Des Moines, Iowa; a photograph of Sutton in uniform with her brother, husband, and husband's brother, circa 1945.

Dates: circa 1945, 2009

Adeline Ledesma Teague Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0241
Scope and Contents

The collection includes various photographs of Teague during her Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) work, circa 1945-1946; a Pace publication (copy) from Los Angeles City College, Col. 5, No. 2, October 1942; an oral history transcript, 17 January 2002.

Dates: 1942-2002

Henrietta Pearl Terry Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0197
Content Description

The collection includes miscellaneous photographs; service diary; military papers; flight log; United States Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia Pictorial Review, circa 1943 to 1945; "WAVES of the Navy: A Story of the Women's Reserve Activities at the Naval Air Station by Eunice A. Horne; Certificate of Satisfactory Service ID Card, 1946; Officer's Cap Device; Lieutenant's Collar Bars; Honorable Service "Ruptured Duck" Pin; and Dog Tags, 1942.

Dates: circa 1942-1955