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    • [WAVES enlisted soft-brimmed hat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES enlisted soft-brimmed hat with blue cover and navy tally with "US Navy" in gold letters across the front. Worn with interchangeable navy, white, and seersucker covers. This hat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES officer's wool coat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES officer's navy blue wool double-breasted overcoat with three pairs of Navy gold buttons, belt sewn on the back, and reserve blue stripes on cuffs. This coat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES navy trousers, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES navy blue slacks worn with the short-sleeve white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie. This uniform worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Mary Ellen West, 1999

    • 1999-03-30
    • Documents Mary Ellen West's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Portrait of Mary Ellen West, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Mary Ellen West taken while she was attending Navy Storekeepers School at the University of Indiana in 1944.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Mary Ellen West at work in office, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Storekeeper Third Class Mary Ellen West (right) sits at a typewriter while two other WAVES work at desks in their shared office at Whiting Field, Florida, in 1944. The women were assigned to a Pensacola housing project; through the window a...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Mary Ellen West in uniform, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Ellen West poses by a palm tree in Pensacola, Florida, wearing the WAVES all-purpose coat and soft-brimmed hat, in 1944.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Ruth Shaver at her desk, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Ruth Shaver looks through an index card file box while sitting at her desk in Cleveland in 1943. The caption of the official Army photograph reads,"As head of the personnel department, Lt. Ruth Shaver of Norwalk, Ohio, keeps track of 150 WAAC...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver and a fellow WAC, 1943]

    • 1943-02-07
    • Ruth Shaver (on right) and a fellow WAC pose near a building at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, on 7 Feb 1943. Shaver wears the WAC olive drab service uniform with Hobby hat, and her friend wears an overcoat. Writing on the back notes,"The girl on the left...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Molly Thavenet, circa 1944]

    • 1945
    • Photo of Molly Thavenet in uniform, leaning over a table, circa 1944.
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • The coronet [May 1945]

    • 1945-05-01
    • Vol. 3, No. 3 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy, from 1 May 1945. The cover story is about Elizabeth Ray and titled "WAC Commanding Officer Awarded Bronze Star Last Week." Other features are "Letters...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • The coronet [April 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Vol. 3, No. 4 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy. The cover headlines are "Problem Children of the Civilians!" and "What Do You Do With Your Spare Time?" Other features are "Letters to the Editor," WAC...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • WAAC welcome [1942]

    • 1942
    • 4 page typed newsletter welcoming women to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942. Contains information on uniforms, orientation, and classification, in addition to the words to 13 WAAC songs.
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • The coronet [November 1944]

    • 1944-11-10
    • Vol. I, No. 5 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy, from 1 May 1945. from 10 November 1944. Front page articles are "Gift Shop a Success,"Shades of Civilian Life,"The Hot Water Situation Badd," and "Come...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • [WAVES aboard the USS Constitution, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAVES Elizabeth Ryan and Mildred Fitzgerald view the binnacle, a case housing the compass, of the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" berthed in the Boston Navy Yard.
    • WV0008 Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Papers
    • [WAVES view the USS Constitution, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAVES, including Elizabeth Ryan (2nd from left) and Mildred Fitgerald (far right) view the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" berthed in the Boston Navy Yard.
    • WV0008 Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Papers
    • Women's Army Corps newsletter, July 1943]

    • 1943-07
    • A United States Women's Army Corps [WAC] Newsletter. Articles include information about various WAC publications, proper nutrition, information on WAC director Oveta Culp Hobby, WAC recruitment practices, and enlistment standards.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [How WAAC officers are selected, 1942]

    • 1942-12-24
    • Poster describing how a woman would go about joining the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.
    • WV0375 Thelma L. Meyer Petty Papers, 1942-1948
    • [Ruth Shaver on recruiting duty, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ruth Shaver (center) and a fellow WAC in a military jeep speak with a woman while on recruiting duty in Ashland, Ohio, circa 1944. The unidentified WAC shakes a nurses' hand from the passenger side of a jeep. Both WACs wear the khaki summer...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers

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