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World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 415 Collections and/or Records:

Helen Allegrone Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0062
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 12 April 1999; various photographs of Allegrone's Navy WAVES service, 1943-1945.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Pauline Rogstad Allison Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0357
Content Description

This collection includes 1 August 2006 oral history transcript; portrait photograph of Pauline Allison in Navy Nurse Corps blue outdoor uniform and service cap, circa 1943; headshot of Pauline with her uniform; and photograph of Pauline while in the Navy Nurse Corps white outdoor service uniform and matching service cap, circa 1944.

Dates: circa 1943-1944, 2006

Ann Holder Andavall Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0444
Abstract

Ann Holder Andavall (b. 1921), of Ashland, Oregon, served in the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) as an aerial gunnery instructor during World War II.

The collection includes a 2008 December oral history transcript, 2 photographs, and a United States Pensacola Naval Station Specialist School Diploma.

Dates: circa 1944 to 1945; 2008 December

Laura G. Anderton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0026
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 27 January 1999; various photographs of Anderton's WAVES service, 1943-1946; correspondence with her mother, 14 August and 13 September 1945.

Dates: circa 1942 - 1999

Doris Wofford Armenaki Collection

 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

Dorothy B. Austell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0184
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 18 September 2000; a photograph of Austell in uniform, 1943.

Dates: 1943-2000

Dorothy Avery Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0204
Content Description The collection includes photographs of Avery during service as a Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943 to 1944; graduation announcement card for Avery from the Army Air Force Flying Training Detachment at Avenger Field; souvenir from Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico; copy of newspaper article on the Women's Trainee Program at Avenger Field; miscellaneous personal correspondence, circa 1943 to 1945; and Navy-Lockheed Service Center publication, "The Harpoon",...
Dates: circa 1943-1945

Elizabeth "Betty" Bachman Collection

 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

Elizabeth Rutledge Bacon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0088
Content Description

The collection includes a WAC plaque, 1954; photographs of Bacon’s service with the Women's Army Corps; various military papers, 1948-1962; various newspaper clippings, 1942-1952, 1978.

Dates: circa 1942-1978

Frances Barringer Bailey Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0069
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 25 April 1999; various photographs of Bailey's time with the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), 1943-1946; a booklet from the Naval Reserve Midshipman's School, 1943; various military papers; an officer hat insignia; Navy discharge pin.

Dates: 1943-1999

Jaenn Coz Bailey Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0141
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 13 January 2000; Navy military papers, 1944-1946; various correspondence, 1945-1946; various photographs of Bailey's Navy WAVES service, 1943-1946; various newspaper clippings, 1943-1946; personal memoirs of Bailey's WAVES service, undated.

Dates: circa 1944-2000

Mildred Caroon Bailey Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0084
Content Description

The collection includes photographs of Bailey in her Women’s Army Corps uniform, 1959-1971; various newspaper clippings, 1958-2000; various personal papers, including a copy of Bailey’s biography, October 1971; publication titled “Conversations between Brigadier General Mildred C. Bailey and Lieutenant Colonel Rhoda M. Messer,” September 1978; an oral history transcript, 26 May 1999.

Dates: 1958-2000

Susie Winston Bain Collection

 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

Betty U. Baker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0042
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 19 February 1999; photographs of Baker's Army Air Force service and after, 1944-1999.

Dates: circa 1944-1999

Dorothy Baker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0385
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 21 February 2007; Women in the Military Memorial booklet,1997; photocopy of article "Merchant Vessels Beome Mercy Ships" not dated; various photographs of Jean during service and later in life printed from the UNCG website.

Dates: circa 1944, 1997, 2007

June Neely Baker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0138
Abstract June Neely Baker served in the Army Air Forces as a member of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.The collection includes various nonmilitary ephemera including employer identification card from Avon Products, 1950's; a letter from the principal of June's school, 1932; blank postcards; WWII blank postcards from Cochran Field in Georgia; photographs of June posing with friends and coworkers at Army Air Force Base, 1943; various photographs of June with her military...
Dates: circa 1900 to 1943

Beverly Barksdale Sheppe Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0103
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 17 July 1999; 2 photographs of Sheppe during her American Red Cross service, circa 1945.

Dates: circa 1945-1999

Kay C. Barrett Letters

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0289

Bertha Barwikowski Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0188
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 17 November 2000; a portrait photograph of Barwikowski in uniform, circa 1944.

Dates: 1944-2000

Barbara Bagby Battenfeld Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0499
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 22 September 2010.

Dates: 2010 September 22

Bonnie James Baxter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0329
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 31 August 2005; correspondence to Bonnie with UNCG Women's Veterans Archivists 2005-2006; various photographs of Baxter and friends during her United States Coast Guard SPARs service, circa 1944-1946.

Dates: 1944-1946, 2005

Kathleen Bayne Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0110
Content Description

The collection includes Bayne's Women's Army Corps hat, 2 Women's Army Corps issued purses, olive drab enlisted winter uniform, a brown blouse, skirt and jacket with 4 gold buttons embossed with United States Great Seal, and 1 Women's Army Corps olive drab enlisted garrison cap with gold and green piping.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Willa Walker Bean Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0491
Abstract

Willa Walker Bean (b. 1919) of Columbia, South Carolina, served as a pharmacist and occupational therapist in the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1944-1945.

This collection includes military documents, a photograph, and an oral history transcription.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1944 September - 2010

Ora T. Beatty Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0136
Abstract

Ora T. Beatty served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

The collection includes 2 letters of recommendation from Beatty's family physician and school principal to consider for WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), personal correspondence, and Navy Training Course certificate. Oversize Box 2 The Stethoscope United States Naval Hospital newsletter and a photograph of Beatty.

Dates: circa 1943-1945

Lynn Bechard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0011
Content Description

The collection includes 4 copies of photographs.

Dates: circa 1944

Virginia Gardner Becker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0053
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 17 March 1999; various military papers from Becker's Navy WAVES service, 1943-1944; Navy WAVES publications, 1943-1944; “Sounding Off” newsletter, 29 June-27 July 1943; photographs of Becker in uniform, 1943-1945; WAVES black leather shoulder bag; WAVES wool havelock.

Dates: 1943-1999

Judith C. Bennett Collection

 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

Betty Berry Godin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0096
Content Description 19 June 1999 oral history transcript; Newspaper article photocopies: San Diego Union Tribune article from December, 1995 titled about her service as a WWII Army Air Force Evacuation Nurse; November 1995 titled "Flight nurses saved 40,000 in remote World War II theater" and The Bomber Newspaper from Bowman Field, KY, May 1943 article on Betty's Air Nurse Evacuation School Graduation with a copy of photograph of the graduating class ; copy of Book cover "No Time for Fear: Voices of American...
Dates: circa 1943-1999

Laura Bicknell Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0668
Content Description The first part of the album has a number of photos showing women at Hunter College. Enlisted WAVES had been training at several different universities at the outset of the program and Hunter was later chosen as it provided the best facilities to manage such a large number of trainees. Hunter was commissioned February 8, 1943 as “The U.S. Naval Training Center, the Bronx” and became known as the “USS Hunter.” The photos here include portraits and group shots, as well as images of living...
Dates: circa 1943-1945

Alice C. Boehret Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0166
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 15 May 2000; an Army Nurse Corps memoir, 1942-1946; various military papers; a photo album; personal papers, including copy of dissertation, 1972; various newspaper clippings; 3rd Service Command patch; herring bone twill (HBT) work uniform; wool liner for jacket and pants; scarf; boots.

Dates: 1942-2000

Martha Magruder Boger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0032
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 5 February 1999; a photograph of Boger with brief description, 11 May 1955.

Dates: 1955-1999

Margaret L. Bohler Letter

 Collection
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

 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

Ruth M. Bonin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0224
Content Description

Newspaper articles from Ruth's service in the WAC and WAC bowling league 1944; military discharge papers 1946; photographs of Ruth with family and during her service 1943-45; personal diary 1942-43; Artifact Box 1 contains WAC Ribbon WWII; Collar Insignia (6) Bronze ; WAC Collar devices Pallas Athene (2).

Dates: 1942-1945

Bernice Bonner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0189
Content Description

The collection includes various correspondence, September 1943-July 1945; various photographs, 1943-1945; mixed materials including Christmas greetings, an order from the Postmaster General, a letter from her husband.

Dates: circa 1943-1945

Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois Collection

 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

Westray Battle Boyce Collection

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

Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford Collection

 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

Shirley Van Brakle Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0221
Content Description

The collection contains photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: circa 1942-1954

Mary H. Bratt Service Diary

 Collection
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

Matilda Rubenstein Brenner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0210
Content Description

Memoir,"Mattie Rubenstein Brenner: Her World War II Story"; "Haledon Woman on Wounded List;" Newark Evening News, 18 December 1944; "Lt. Rubenstein; Wounded by V-Bomb; Home on Hospital Ship;" n.d.; "Lt. Matilda Rubenstein First Woman Casualty From Area;" circa November 1944; photocopies of photographs, circa 1942-1944.

Dates: 1942-1947

Jean M. Bright Collection

 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

Blanche Berrier Brinkley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0384
Content Description

Typed memior of service in the Medical Corps Naval Reserve from 1943-1946; various photographs of Blanche; others while serving in Okinawa and also photographs of Hawaii

Dates: circa 1943-1989

Jane Gail Brister Collection

 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

Florence Beatrice O'Brien Broomfield Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0466
Content Description

The collection includes various photographs of members of WAC, Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS); the women's branch of the British army, and French army women march in a parade down the Champs-Elysées celebrating the third anniversary of women in the army in the United States in May 1945.

Dates: 1945 May