Skip to main content

World War, 1939-1945 -- Women

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 258 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

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

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

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

Elsie Toby Miles Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0121
Content Description

The collection includes a Women's Army Corps (WAC) uniform, circa 1945-1962.

Dates: 1945-1962

Bernice Moran Miller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0104
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 13 October 1999; various personal correspondence; various photographs of Miller while serving with the Women's Army Corps, 1942-1945.

Dates: circa 1942-1999

Virginia Miller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0208
Content Description

The collection includes a 2001 April oral history transcript; photocopies of Army Honorable Discharge and Certificate of Service, 1943 to 1945; portrait photograph of Miller in Women's Army Corps (WAC) uniform; photograph of Miller in dress; and photograph of Miller in Olive drap winter uniform, circa 1941 to 1944.

Dates: circa 1941-1945

Jean Comins Mitchell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0052
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 16 March 1999; papers related to Mitchell’s service with the Army Medical Corps, 1943-1945; various newspaper articles; various photographs of Mitchell at Fort Meade and Walter Reed, 1943-1944.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Mixed materials: clippings, event programs, handwritten notes, 1939-1965

 File — Document folder 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: WV 0457- File Folder 2
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

Aimee Nott Moore Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0077
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 14 May 1999. Interview completed with Vera Rackley Jenkins oral history.

Dates: 1999 May 14

Mary Ellen Mullan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0259
Scope and Contents

The collection includes two letter booklets written by Mullan while in basic training at Northampton, Massachusetts in September 1944.

Dates: 1944 September

Adelaide Murphy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0240
Content Description The collection includes an oral history transcript, 16 January 2002; various photographs of Murphy's Women's Marine Corps service, circa 1943-1945; "Let me Fight: Women's Marine Corps Reserve stamps; Buccaneer newsletter, 11 January 1945; photocopy of the Atlanta Journal front page with the United States Marine Corps cover dated June 29, 1943; official military paperwork with Adelaide's promotional rank, 1945; copy of "The Word for personal Reporting Aboard Beachland WR Barracks" detailing...
Dates: 1942-1945

Nan M. Nabors Letters

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0294
Content Description

This collection includes Correspondence, 1944-1946. Though the majority of correspondence is personal in nature it presents insights into many different aspects of the military, including the urgent need for infantry, the relationship between officers and enlisted soldiers, life as a soldier, and Nabors's experiences as a female serving in the military.

Dates: 1944-1946

Emma Dale Newell Love Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0090
Content Description

The collection includes various photographs of Newell's Women's Army Corps service, 1944; scrapbook copies; various military papers, September 1944-October 1945; an oral history transcript, 4 June 1999.

Dates: circa 1944-1999

Eleanor Neeva Northcott Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0063
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 13 April 1999; a poster with the phrase "Ah...At Last!", circa 1942-1945.

Dates: circa 1942-1999

Mattie Osborne Spicer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0107
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 26 October 1999; a photograph of Spicer in Women's Army Corps uniform, circa 1944; the "Ronda" newsletter with Spicer's articles.

Dates: circa 1942-1945

Edna Painter Searles Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0106
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 26 October 1999; a photograph of Searles in Marine Corps Women's Reserve uniform, circa 1944.

Dates: circa 1944-1999

Ethel LeBlanc Palma Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0022
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 22 November 1999; a booklet titled "Three Years of Change," 1942-1945; various programs and invitations, 1944; various military records including Certificate of Service, 1946; a copy of WAAC Parodies, undated; 13 photographs of Palma while stationed in New Guinea and Australia, 1943-1945; several newspaper clippings featuring Palma, 1943, 1988, and undated.

Dates: circa 1942 - 1999

Irene Parsons Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0311
Content Description The collection includes a 2 August 2005 oral history transcript; a booklet titled "Alumni News: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro," Fall 1965; an article from the Topeka Paper titled "Luckily for 170,000 employes, she isn't typical boss-lady: North Carolina native holds highest personnel post ever held by woman," 5 September 1965; a booklet "Careers for Women...in the Veterans Administration," September 1973; a copy of Certificate for Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 4 June...
Dates: 1945; 1965-1973

Lucille Ingram Pauquette Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0037
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 15 February 1999; portrait photograph of Pauquette in uniform, October 1945.

Dates: 1945-1999

Ruth Kent Petker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0125
Content Description

The collection includes a 1999 December oral history and a photograph of Petker in Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services (WAVES) uniform, circa 1943.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Constance Cline Phillips Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0082
Content Description

The collection includes various Women's Army Corps publications, 1944; 2 event programs, 1945; various photographs of Phillips Women's Army Corps service with the Women's Army Corps, 1945-1946; various military papers with identification passes, 1945-1946; correspondence with her parents and friends, February-April 1945, January-August 1946; an oral history transcript, 24 May 1999.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Geraldine Muse Phillips Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0129
Abstract

Geraldine Muse Phillips (b. 1927), of Birmingham, Alabama, and North Carolina served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from February 1949 until 1950.

The collection includes a 1999 December oral history and a photograph of Phillips in Women's Army Corps (WAC) uniform at school in Fort Lee, Virginia, circa 1949.

Dates: circa 1949 to 1950

Photographs, circa 1942-1946

 File — Document box, slim legal 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

Helen Bolling Potts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0234
Content Description

Collection consists of a 2003 oral history transcript; correspondence; photographs; postcards; newspaper clipping; custom made uniform (skirt and jacket); shirt; boots; and a 29th Rangers shoulder patch.

Dates: 1943-1946, 2003

Annie Pozyck Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0333
Content Description The collection includes an oral history transcript, 20 July 2005; personal letters (photocopies) from January 1945 - September 1945; Textile box contains Army Nurse Corps olive drab wool officers jacket and skirt, circa 1943; bronze star medal with asiata pacific insignia; WWII victory medal; Phillipines liberation medal; United States Navy gold insignia; American Campaign medal; Army services patch. portrait photograph of Annie and also a portrait photograph of Annie and her husband in...
Dates: 1943-1946, 2005

Emily Harris Preyer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0065
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 19 April 1999; 2 photographs of Preyer; a copy of newspaper article, 12 January 1989; a desk nameplate; a khaki overcoat.

Dates: 1944-1999

Daisy Chamness Proctor Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0139
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 7 January 2000; watercolor portrait photograph of Proctor in American Red Cross uniform, undated.

Dates: circa 1945-2000

Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0033
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 5 February 1999; various photographs of Ptaszynski’s Army Nurse Corps service as a surgical nurse, 1943-1944.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Lucy Phillips Pugh Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0074
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 6 May 1999; various photographs of Pugh’s Coast Guard SPARS service and at SPAR’s reunions, 1944-1990; 2 postcards of SPAR Training Center, Palm Beach, undated; an article from the Reservist magazine, November 1997; "The Coast Guard & The Women's Reserve in World War II," booklet, 1992.

Dates: circa 1944-1999

Elizabeth Ann Ray Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0416
Abstract

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray of Winnsboro, Texas, served as an officer in the United States Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), Women's Army Corps (WAC), and Women in the Air Force (WAF). Ray served as both deputy director and director of WAF. Her service career lasted from 1942 till 1964.

The collection includes 11 June 2008 oral history transcript; Military service resume; sheet of Women in the Armed Services stamps; photographs from service 1944-1973.

Dates: 1944-2008

Virginia Russell Reavis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0183
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 17 September 2000; various military paperwork, 1944-1945; various photographs of Reavis during her Army Air Force service, 1943; an article published from the Tideland News, Swansboro, NC, 2000; an Army Air Evacuation Nurse Wings metal uniform pin located in Artifact box.

Dates: 1943-2000

Margaret "Peggy" Reeve Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0021
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 22 January 1999; a Women's Army Corps training booklet, 1943; 5 photographs of Reeve while serving with the WAC, April 1944.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Myrtle A. Rhoden Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0171
Abstract

Myrtle Rhoden (1921-2005) of New York City, served in the United States Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corp (WAC) from 1941 to 1945. She was part of the all African-American 6888th Central Postal Battalion.

The collection includes a 2000 June oral history; photocopies of discharge paperwork and certificate, 1945; Buffalo Solider banquet program, 2000; photocopy of Rhoden in her Women's Army Corps uniform, circa 1940s.

Dates: circa 1941-1945

Sammie M. Rice Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0257
Content Description

The collection includes various correspondence, 1942-1947; various photographs of Rice during her Army Nurse Corps service, circa 1942-1945; various clippings, including topics about her service and when in college, circa 1942-1950.

Dates: 1942-1950

Eleanor Rigney Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0101
Content Description

The collection includes The Havelock newsletters, photographs, military papers, biographical materials, Identification Tag, 1943; Good Conduct Medal,1946; Patches,1943-1946; Ribbons, 1943-1946; "Ruptured Duck" Discharge Pin, 1946.

Dates: circa 1943-1951

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

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