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    • Oral history interview with Doris Wilson, 2007

    • 2007-03-08
    • Primarily covers Doris Dickens (Hoye) Wilson's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during WWII, and her education and career following the war.

      Wilson discusses life during the Depression; her...
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rachel Summers McGee, 1999

    • 1999-01-13
    • Documents Rachel Leuella Summers McGee's early life; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) from 1942 to 1943; and her life after World War II.

      McGee discusses her decision to join the army and people's reaction to women in...
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth L. Gaddy

    • 2001-05-23
    • Primarily documents Gaddy's service in the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) and WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1946, and her education and employment following WWII.

      Gaddy mentions life during the Depression and the shortcomings...
    • WV0216 Ruth Lillian Gaddy Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Sullivan, 2004

    • 2004-02-09
    • Interview primarily documents Dorothy Collins Sullivan's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Sullivan details her reasons for joining the WAC, including the slogan "Free a Man to Fight." She...
    • WV0187 Dorothy R. Collins Sullivan Papers
    • [Six WAACs in exercise uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Kathryn Fulner Wakefield (back row, second from left) and five other WAACs sit on the ground, circa 1943. The WAACs wear brown and white seersucker exercise uniforms with khaki summer fatigue hats.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • Oral History interview with Alice Starr May, 2015

    • 2015-10-23
    • Primarily documents Alice Starr May's service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and Women's Army Corps.

      May recalls wanting to join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps as a way to learn something and see the world. She describes the...
    • WV0595 Alice Starr May Papers
    • [WAACs in front of sign, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAACs pose in front of a sign in Daytona Beach so that it reads "Notice! WAAC Officers For Rent", circa 1943.
    • WV0105 Marthalou Hunter Papers
    • [WAACs marching, 1943]

    • 1943-03
    • A long double-file line of WAACs, many both carrying and wearing coats, march down a snow-cover street at Fort Custer, Michigan, in early 1943. The photo, taken from overhead, also shows portions of the base and several military vehicles in the...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WAACs on airplane wing, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Three WAACs, including Kathryn F. Wakefield (far right), sit on the wing of an airplane, circa 1944. All three women wear the WAAC winter service uniform and winter member's hat. The photo was taken by the WAAC for publicity purposes.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • [WAACs digging, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Two WAACs with shovels dig under a building, while another turns the spigot of a water hose, circa 1943.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [WAACs]

    • Undated
    • WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) sitting in the field.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [WAACs in the field]

    • Undated
    • WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) Caption on back of photograph:"'messing in the field' in the middle of October"
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [WAACs out in the field]

    • Undated
    • WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) in the field. A tent can be seen in the background.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [WAACs training in the field]

    • Undated
    • WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps)are possibly listening to training instructions in the field.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante posing with recruitment poster]

    • Undated
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante, wearing WAACs[Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] wool overcoat for officers with the winter cap with the officers WAAC eagle insignia, posing next to a WAACs recruitment poster.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Charlie, Dena, and Jimmie, 1943]

    • 1943-07-01
    • Katopes relates a rumor that the WAAC has approval to be integrated into the army and speculates as to the number of WAACS who will not re-enlist with the WAC. She also notes the number of WAACs receiving overseas assignments; qualifications and...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to a Miss Herzog, 4 February 1943]

    • 1943-02-04
    • Fischer begins the letter with a short, overly formal joke note. She then describes the busy schedule of a WAAC and jokes about the rumor that WAACs serve only to find a husband. Much of the letter is sarcastic commentary about her social life,...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Assignment orders, 1942]

    • 1942-10-01
    • Special Order 159 lists the temporary duty assignments of WAACs along with transportation and ration information. The WAACs listed are leaving either Wilmington or Charlotte for Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, by October 16, 1942.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers

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