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  • Item description: letter
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    • Oral history interview with Linda L. Bray, 2008

    • 2008-10-13
    • Oral history primarily documents Linda Bray's service in the U.S. Army, particularly as the first woman to lead troops into combat.

      Bray briefly discusses her childhood. She goes on to talk about her reasons for joining the military and her...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • [Letter from Marie Cody to Don, 11 Apr 1945]

    • 1945-04-11
    • Cody discusses her plans for her furlough before transferring to California. She also mentions the whereabouts of a hometown friend and replies to comments from Don's recent letter.
    • WV0157 Marie Cody Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sarah Greenlee

    • 2001-02-14
    • Primarily documents Sarah Brooks Greenlee's experiences as an African American in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II and her life after the war.

      Greenlee recalls her youth in Florida, including her parents deaths when she was...
    • WV0150 Sarah B. Greenlee Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Cayle to friend, 1944]

    • 1944-02-22
    • Cayle has learned of the death of her boyfriend and thanks Mrs. Dickson for the consoling letter. She is relieved to know that her mother and sister have moved into their apartment.
    • WV0232 Catherine Cayle Letters
    • [Letter from Catherine Cox to Bob, 1944]

    • 1944-09-14
    • Kay Cox describes the difficulty of training three new recruits, an amusing visit from an officer, and the army's ever changing recruitment policies. She reprimands Bob for a depressing comment in a previous letter and confirms their mutual...
    • WV0366 Catherine "Kay" Cox Letters, 1940-1968
    • Oral history interview with Violet Thurn Cowden, 2007

    • 2007-05-03
    • Primarily discusses Violet Thurn Cowden's service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) from 1943 to 1944.

      Cowden discusses her childhood on a farm in South Dakota, working for room and board to attend high school in the nearby town,...
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden 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
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-06-03
    • Pozyck continues to hope for a letter from Louis, hopes he won't be unhappy to hear she is abroad, and continues to listen to the radio for entertainment. She notes that there are 840 patients in their 400-capacity hospital and encloses a bulletin...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-06-15
    • Pozyck's mentions her second anniversary, waiting for a letter from Louis, receiving mail, her new maid and past problems communicating with native domestics, and attending movies.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Reeves to parents, circa 1944]

    • 1944-12-23
    • Reeves describes the ship, their activities and accommodations. Part of the letter is written by a friend, Tom, who describes the food and Christmas decorations aboard ship.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Doretta Lentz to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-06-14
    • Lentz discussing receiving vaccinations; German prisoners of war arriving at her base; a letter from a friend in stationed in Germany describing the "advanced" nation; and being complimented by patients who think she has been in the service a long...
    • WV0419 Alice Doretta Lentz Letters, 1945-1946
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to family, 15 January 1945]

    • 1945-01-15
    • Reeves, who has has recently arrived in New Guinea, describes their Quonset hut quarters, the terrain, orientation, waiting for assignments, the attitude of the men overseas, and looking for Jim. The back of the letter contains a note from her...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to sisters, ca. 27 December 1944]

    • 1944-12-27
    • Reeves describes the colors of the ocean and the Christmas decorations and celebrations aboard ship. She also explains shipboard washing procedures, exercise, the church choir's activities, and how one constantly meets new people. One the back of...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-01-10
    • Goddard writes of her visit to the dentist, a letter from her parents, and new rules with strict repercussions at Rapid City AAB. She plans to go home to her husband for the weekend and discusses the menu for her visit.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-09-04
    • Pozcyk has received a letter written after Louis' visit with her parents and is glad to know he is well. She wants to come home and settle into married life.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-25
    • Adeline LaPlante writes a Christmastime letter to her parents discussing promotions and a potential career move into recruiting. LaPlante is mildly distressed about relations with Doug and expresses disappointment in her ranking.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1943]

    • 1943-11-08
    • LaPlante writes a letter to her parents mentioning recent leave spent at a beach in Florida, and a subsequent train journey to Air Service Command at Patterson Field in Ohio. LaPlante writes about her desires for her impending assignment. Also...
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Helen Bolling Potts to Mary Channing Coleman, 1944]

    • 1944-09-18
    • Letter written by recent graduate Helen Bolling (Potts) to her former professor Mary Channing Coleman on 18 September 1944. This letter discusses the difficulties that the Red Cross Clubmobile or "donut wagon" women faced while serving in France...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-08-06
    • This three page, handwritten letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents details the swearing in ceremony at Fort Oglethorpe, shortly after the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps became the Women's Army Corps. Horton has marked out one of the As in WAAC on...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948

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