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World War, 1939-1945 -- Women

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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

Correspondence, photographs, newsletters and newspaper copies, event programs and a graduation invitation, 1939 - 1965

 File — Box 1
Identifier: WV 0457- File Box 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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

Helene Lawrence Collection

Identifier: WV 0457
Abstract Helene Poland Lawrence (1913-2002) of Quincy, Massachusetts, served in the U.S. Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS) as a lieutenant stationed in Washington, D.C., where she began her career in criminal law. After World War II, she obtained a degree in French from the University of Paris before resuming law practice with the U.S. Naval Reserve and as a civilian.This collection contains personal correspondence, newsletters, photographs, newspaper cpies, event programs and a graduation...
Dates: 1939-1965; Other: Date acquired: 03/04/2009

Photographs, circa 1942-1946

 File — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: WV 0492- File Folder 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists primarily of military and miscellaneous documents from 1942-1946; there are also twenty-one photos of Trembath, her nursing colleagues, hospital buildings, and waterfalls. There is one handwritten, unsigned letter from the Western Marine Railway company, asking for a travel refund.
Dates: circa 1942-1946

Aileen D. White Collection

Identifier: WV 0301
Abstract Aileen D. White served in the Army Nurse Corps in Italy during World War II.

Thirteen V-Mail letters from Lt. Aileen D. White of the Army Nurse Corps to her sister in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Dated from January 1944 to March 1944, the letters briefly describe living conditions and entertainment in an unknown location in Italy where White was stationed with the 17th General Hospital.
Dates: 1944