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World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 110 Collections and/or Records:

Doris Wofford Armenaki Collection

Identifier: WV 0079
Scope and Contents Doris Wofford Armenaki of Cornelia, Ga., served in the Cadet Nurse Corps and the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.Included are artifacts, an oral history interview, and a photograph documenting Armenaki's service and nursing experiences. Artifacts include dog tags, identification materials, an Army Nurse Corps cloisonne pin, and army patches. Oral history interview documents Armenaki's early education, her military service, her personal life after the war, and her nurses...
Dates: 1944-1999

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

Susie Winston Bain Collection

Identifier: WV 0185
Abstract Susie Winston Bain of Markham, Texas, was a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II.Correspondence, artifacts, textiles, printed material, clippings, and an oral history interview document Susie Winston Bain's 1943-1944 service as a WASP. Letters from Bain to her family describe daily life on base in Laredo, Texas, in 1944. Military and personal papers document Bain's activities as a pilot during WWII and in post-war Greensboro, North Carolina. Newspapers and...
Dates: 1943 - 2000; 1944

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

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

Mary Kate Bonds Collection

Identifier: WV 0415
Content Description

Mary Kate Bonds (1920-2012) of Chickamauga, Georgia, served in the United States Navy Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service [WAVES], United States Naval Reserve, and the United States Navy. Bonds served as a military officer from 1942 till 1971. Her career spanned World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

This collection includes 11 June 2008 oral history transcript, copies of photographs, letter.

Dates: 2008 June 11

Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois Collection

Identifier: WV 0486
Content Description

The collection includes a portrait photograph of Bourgeois in uniform, circa 1944-1946; an oral history transcript, 12 May 2010.

Dates: circa 1944-1946

Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford Collection

Identifier: WV 0571
Content Description

This collection includes November 2014 oral history transcript; a photograph; 1945 travel orders; and 10 digital copies of clippings; military papers and photographs.

Dates: 1945-2014

Mary H. Bratt Service Diary

Identifier: WV 0522
Content Description

This collection includes "Service Diary U.S. Army, Daytona Beach, Florida" is printed on the cover. Bratt added her name and "2nd W.A.A.C. T.C." Entries begin on 27 March 1943. The diary includes pages for general identification, listing "My Buddies" while in the service, "Officers you have met," and many other subjects related to time in basic training.

Dates: 1943

Jean M. Bright Collection

Identifier: WV 0295
Scope and Contents Papers, photographs, an oral history interview, and artifacts and textiles document Jean M. Bright's Red Cross service in New Guinea, Japan, and the Philippines during World War II. Papers include five postcards from New Guinea; a postcard of the S.S. Lurline, the passenger troop ship that Bright sailed on; a 1945 Christmas card from the Philippines; and a 1944 immunization register. Postcards contain brief messages about an all-African American church in New Guinea and about the cabin...
Dates: 1944-1946, 2004-2005

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

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

Kathryn B. Cerwinski Photograph Album

Identifier: WV 0710
Content Description Photograph album titled “Evolution of Kathryn B. Cerwinski from Civilian, First Class to Tech/Sgt, WAC, June 30, 1943 to March 20, 1946,” Other than the first four images, which show Cerwinski “fresh out of basic” at Fort Devens in Massachusetts, and around 26 photos of Cerwinski on furlough, the entirety of the album is devoted to her time with Headquarters Detachment at the WAC Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, between 1944 and 1946. This includes portraits of Cerwinski...
Dates: 1943-1946

Mary Markarian Charpentier Collection

Identifier: WV 0528
Content Description

The collection contains photographs; honorable discharge papers; correspondence from Charpentier to her children in Nashua, New Hampshire; and copies of correspondence and photographs.

Dates: circa 1940s

Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings, 1945 - 1948

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Identifier: WV 0475- File Folder 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains correspondence from Helen to her family, one newspaper clipping, and one letter from her brother William. The letters that Cowgill wrote to her family detail her life in the Army, her service in various hospitals around the country, and the places where she was stationed.

Dates: 1945 - 1948

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

Geneva Spratt Craig Collection

Identifier: WV 0505
Content Description

Geneva Spratt Craig (b. 1919), of Dysartsville, North Carolina, served in the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1946.

This collection includes an oral history transcript, 18 November 2010; various scanned photographs.

Dates: 2010 November 18

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

Ruth E. Curtis Collection

Identifier: WV 0300

Ruth Curtis served with the American Red Cross in the China-India-Burma theater during World War II.

Seven letters from Ruth Curtis to her family in Springfield, Massachusetts, trace her travels to India in late 1945 and early 1946.

Dates: 1945 - 1946

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

Mary C. Dickson Collection

Identifier: WV 0465
Scope and Contents This collection contains paperwork detailing standard regulations of the United States Marines Women's Reserve (USMCWR), personal and official correspondence, newsletters, song lyrics, personnel sheets, an ID card, a bumper sticker, and a photograph. The personal letters written by Dickson to her family talk about her travel experiences and life in the Marines; however most of the collection consists of official correspondence. There is one photograph of her sitting at her desk with her...
Dates: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/00/2009

Nadine Dotts Doucet Collection

Identifier: WV 0288
Scope and Contents

WAVES uniform items worn by Nadine Doucet during World War II. Items include blue and white dress uniforms, shirts, and several hats and ties.

Dates: circa 1940-1949

Mary Gage Dunham Oral History

Identifier: WV 0143
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 16 January 2000.

Dates: 2000 January 16

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

Theo Roberts Fore Creadick Collection

Identifier: WV 0007
Content Description

The collection includes various military papers, 1944-1950; 1 photograph of Creadick in uniform, undated; a book showing activities at "The Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR), Northampton, Mass. and The Naval Training School (Communications-W), South Hadley, Mass," undated.

Dates: circa 1944 - 1950

Charlesanna L. Fox Collection

Identifier: WV 0049
Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, photographs, and biographical materials documenting her experience as a camp librarian at Camp Lejeune, NC, and at Pear Harbor, HI; along with various printed materials, including newspaper clippings and souvenirs, and an oral history transcript, 5 March 1999.

Dates: 1942-2008

Arline E. Furstman Papers

Identifier: WV 0287
Scope and Contents

Letters and postcards from Arline Furstman to an acquaintance in Jamaica, Long Island, chiefly document Furstman's service with the WAVES in 1944 and 1945. Letters detail her duties in the military; off-duty activities; reactions to VJ Day in August 1945; entertainment; and the 1945 plane crash into the Empire State Building.

Dates: 1944-1945

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

Esther Gilbert Collection

Identifier: WV 0297

Esther Gilbert of Norwich, Connecticut, served as a staff assistant with the American Red Cross in the Pacific Theater of World War II from July 1944 to March 1946.

This extensive scrapbook depicts Gilbert's service in the Pacific Theater of World War II through photos with detailed captions as well as maps, tourism guides, news clippings, and other mementos from the various places in which Gilbert served, including Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan.

Dates: 1944-1946

Sarah B. Greenlee Collection

Identifier: WV 0150
Scope and Contents

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 14 February 2000; portrait photograph of Greenlee in Women's Army Corps uniform, 1944; copy of newspaper clipping, 1944.

Dates: circa 1944-2000

Barbara Vincent Gunschel Collection

Identifier: WV 0639

Barbara Gunschel served in the US Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 until 1944. During this time she was stationed in Washington DC.

Dates: 1942-1944

Annie R. Gwynn Collection

Identifier: WV 0430

Annie R. Gwynn (1901-1993) served in the U.S. Women's Army Corps during World War II and the Korean War. Included in the collection are army manuals, textiles, and immunization records.

Dates: 1945-1956; Other: Date acquired: 03/20/2003

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

Margaret Winston Henry Letters

Identifier: WV 0435
Content Description Margaret Winston Henry of Springdale, West Virginia, served in the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) as a storekeeper during World War II. This collection includes 58 letters and one greeting card; dated May to December,1944.They are love letters sent by Henry to Pharmacy Mate Dallas S. Chambers at the United States Public Health Service Hospital in Brooklyn,New York. The letters focus primarily on Henry's and Chambers' relationship but...
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

Helen Boileau Hester Collection

Identifier: WV 0128
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 6 December 1999; original mess hall pass, 1945; copies of various military papers, 1943-1945; United States Marine Corps song booklet, circa 1940s; photograph of Hester and husband in uniform; Textile Box 1: forest green service hat, forest green jacket, herringbone garrison cap, spruce green garrison cap, green cloth bag cover, and buffalo hide purse.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

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

Ava Caudle Honeycutt Collection

Identifier: WV 0438
Content Description

Ava Honeycutt of Anson County, North Carolina, served in the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during WWII.

This collection includes an oral history transcript, 22 November 2008; Hand-colored portrait photograph of Ava Caudle Honeycutt,circa 1944.

Dates: circa 1940s - 2008 November 22

Dorothy Hoover Collection

Identifier: WV 0170
Content Description This collection includes 5 June 2000 oral history transcript; Newspaper articles circa 1940's and 1977; copy of Basic Training Squadron 2 Flights A and B Class 1944; official national aeronautic associaton publication- airplane specs, 1949; original WASP songbook; original fundamentals of air fighting booklet; photographs of Dorothy posing in and on airplanes in her WASP uniform circa 1943; Federal Aviation Regulations booklets, 1963; Basic Flying Manual, undated; Flight Instructors Manual,...
Dates: 1940-1976

Evelyn E. Horton Collection

Identifier: WV 0381
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, military papers, photographs, and writings by Evelyn Horton. Most of the correspondence is written by Evelyn to her parents back home in Massachusetts. However, there are a few letters from WAC friends and one letter from her brother. The photographs include pictures from before Evelyn joined the WAC; photographs of her in uniform at Camp Pickett, Virginia; Evelyn costumed as "Miss Liberty" for the U.S. Army musical revue Sandsations of 1944; other...
Dates: 1925-1948

Marthalou Hunter Collection

Identifier: WV 0105
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 13 October 1999; various photographs of Hunter during her service for Women's Army Corps, 1943-1945; various poetry written by Hunter.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Portia Hunter Correspondence

Identifier: WV 0268
Content Description

This collection includes Correspondence from Hunter to her brother, January 1944 to March 1945; Correspondence to Evelyn Crick Hunter from her siblings Don and Genny Crick. SEE ALSO the Genevieve Crick collection.

Dates: 1944-1945

Marjorie L. Jackson Collection

Identifier: WV 0342
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 123 letters written by Jackson to her fiance, Henry Heusinkveld, from February through August 1945, while Jackson was stationed in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and later, Louisville, Kentucky. While the letters contain some information on Jackson's day-to-day life as a WAC, they focus primarily on the couple's personal relationship.

Dates: 1945

Wilma Leona Jackson Uniform Collection

Identifier: WV 0358

Wilma Leona Jackson served in the Navy Nurse Corps from 1936-1958. She served as the third director of the Navy Nurse Corps from 1954-1958. The collection consists of navy uniforms and uniform accessories.

Dates: 1954 - 1958