World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
Found in 109 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
The collection includes various letters of correspondence and greeting cards during Wilmott's service, May 1943-July 1945; a newspaper clipping titled "Wins Soldier's Medal," 19 November 1943; a copy of The Stars and Stripes military newspaper, 23 November 1943; mixed materials, July 1943, undated.
The collection includes 2 full newspaper publications, February 1945; various invitations to events on the U.S.S. Franklin and U.S.S. Shangri-La, 1944; a songbook for the WAVES, February 1943; various photographs, 1944; a thank you letter from a Mrs. Doolittle for attending luncheon, February 1944; 2 letters from UNC Greensboro, 1992 and 1998; a Navy WAVES dress uniform with Havelock and a white leather class jacket from her graduation at the UNC Woman's College, 1942.