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    • [WAVES marching in formation, circa 1944.]

    • 1945
    • WAVES marching in formation, circa 1944. The unit is wearing the WAVES blue service dress uniform and service cap. The female officer (signaled by her gold buttons) leading the formation wears the WAVES blue double breasted overcoat.
    • WV0141 Jaenn Coz Bailey Papers
    • [Nell Smith Lutz at desk, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nell Smith Lutz is seated at a desk, where she is filling out a daily balance sheet as a part of her disbursing duties for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Lutz is wearing the seersucker working uniform with...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [WAVES group photo]

    • Undated
    • This is a candid shot; women in the photograph are wearing the regulation pinstriped gray working uniform, Lisel stockings, oxford work shoes, blue cover hat, and matching blue cap ribbon. On the lapels is a patch of the traditional WAVES (Women...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [Blanche Woolard Haggard in snow, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Blanche Woolard Haggard stands in the snow in front of a country store in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she was sent for officer candidate school in January 1943. She is wearing her WAVES winter uniform including her officer overcoat, hat, and...
    • WV0040 Blanche Woolard Haggard Papers
    • [Nell Smith Lutz and female navy service member, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Nell Smith Lutz (left, in civilian clothing) and a fellow member of the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) walk side by side. The servicewomen is dressed in a blue WAVES officer's service dress "b" uniform and service...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [Janet Mead and Dick, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Janet M. Mead and a serviceman identified as Dick playfully pose in front of an unidentified building. Mead is dressed in the WAVES dress blue service jacket, skirt, and barracks cap; a navy enlisted sleeve insignia with radioman specialty mark can...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Two WAVES walk down sidewalk, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Two U.S. Navy WAVES, including Janet M. Mead (left) walk down a street, likely in Seattle, ca. 1945. Mead wears a white service uniform and her companion is wearing a dress blue uniform; both have soft brimmed hats on, and the WAVES insignia is...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Mary Kate Bonds, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands on the stairs of a building for a full-length photo following her promotion to ensign in 1944. Bonds is wearing the WAVES blue service dress with officer's cap.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds salutes, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands in salute on the stairs of a building following her promotion to ensign in 1944. Bonds is wearing the WAVES blue service dress with officer's cap.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in white service dress, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands outside WAVES Quarters D in Corpus Christi, Texas, after she made lieutenant jg in 1944. She is wearing the WAVES white service dress with officer's cap and purse.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • Oral history interview with Therese Lambert, 2009

    • 2009-07-22
    • Documents Therese Lambert's childhood in Muskegon and on Lake Harbor, Michigan during the Depression and her service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1950-1953.

      Lambert begins by describing her childhood in Muskegon, Michigan during the...
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [Willa in group shot of WAVES, Bronx NY, 1945]

    • 1945
    • The women in the photograph wear a combination of WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S. Navy] clothing that is outside of standard regulation. They have on the standard WAVES white t-shirt and blue tie. This is combined with...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [Esther Williams on diving board at Naval Station Great Lakes, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Competitive swimmer and actress Esther Williams (in civilian clothing) stands on the diving board at pool at Great Lakes WAVES Training Center in 1949. Williams is surrounded by a group of WAVES and holding an old bathing suit or tank top.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Supply School graduation class, 1943]

    • 1943-08
    • Half of the graduating class of the Navy Supply Corps School at Harvard's Radcliffe College pose for a formal photo in August 1943. The group is comprised of five rows of WAVES and three male sailors.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [U.S. Navy WAVES musical review, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • U.S. Navy WAVES perform a musical review, circa 1945. All the women wear the WAVES blue service dress uniform and matching garrison cap. There is a cartoon character holding a feather on the center microphone.
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • [WAVES members opening Christmas gifts, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAVES members opening Christmas gifts in the WAVES mechanic ready room. Muriel Shearer is third from left.
      Caption reads:"Merry Christmas! Jimmy, Mac [?], Muriel and Jeanette"
    • WV0387 Marian "Mac" McBurney Kilgore Scrapbook
    • [Informal photograph of a group of WAVES members, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Informal photograph of a group of WAVES members attired in service dress blues. Photograph is framed in an autographed souvenir folder.
      Caption reads:"Georgian Room - Hotel Peabody - 'M22' 'Section D.'" Caption on facing page reads "Memphis -...
    • WV0387 Marian "Mac" McBurney Kilgore Scrapbook
    • [WAVES battalion photo, Bethesda, Maryland]

    • Undated
    • Written on the front page of theis photograph is "Company Battalion 2, U.S.N. [Navy] Hospital Corps School (Women's Reserve), Bethesda, Maryland." The women standing in formation are WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S....
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers

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