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    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-22
    • Fischer is at Drake University studying to be a specialist in army administration. She describes a typical, busy day and notes her class is the first to use Drake as a training site.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-27
    • Fischer discusses learning how to code supplies, her Thanksgiving activities, applying for Officer Candidate School, the schedule of a typical day, and getting a weekend pass to come home, where she hopes to have her hair done.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-05
    • Fischer describes how she was unable to come home for the weekend because she did not receive her pay. She describes the unit parading in the snow and ice, supply and administration exams, her latest paycheck, and the distribution of her finances.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Marcelle Fischer in the snow, 1943]

    • 1943-03
    • Marcelle Fisher, wearing her WAAC utility coat with hood, stands in the snow at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, in March 1943.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Doris Wilson and fellow WAAC, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Doris Dickens Wilson (left), in WAAC winter uniform with Hobby hat and gloves, stands beside a WAAC nicknamed "Tennessee" who wears the WAAC overcoat, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1943.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Parade grounds, Fort Des Moines]

    • Undated
    • Caption on back of photograph:"Parade grounds, Fort Des Moines" Possibly WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) walking across the parade grounds at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • 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
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-13
    • Goddard writes of the details of her days, including KP, laundry, classes, and inspections. She is mailing some of her belongings home along with gifts, in case she's not home for Christmas. Her last week of basic training is busy and she is...
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Boomtown Fort Des Moines]

    • 1942-09-26
    • Caption on back of the photograph:"Agnes Tuiemau and Lois Wilen in front of the home of two WAACs auxiliaries, Boomtown Fort Des Moines, Iowa, on September 26, 1942. The photograph was taken on a Sunday walk."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Basic training class, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1944]

    • 1944-05-23
    • Official portrait of the 19th company, 3rd regiment of the 82nd basic class at First WAC Training Center, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, taken on 23 May 1944. Pictured include: K.G. Ecke, B. Pinckes, D. Winter, L. Wheeler, Hilda B. Warren, Bessie M....
    • WV0436 Idelle Singletary Meng Scrapbook
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-08
    • Phillips recalls a trip to Des Moines where they danced at the USO, mentions seeing a play starring Helen Hayes, and going to a party at the USO. She includes lyrics to a Des Moines WAC song.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-09
    • Fischer discusses seeing Bob Hope, having kitchen patrol duty, a fire drill, studying for several exams, and going home for the weekend, bringing some of her laundry with her.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-21
    • Goddard is still not sure of her next assignment and where she'll be for Christmas. She describes KP, writes of her classes and instructors, and notes the bad war news of late.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [WAAC 5th Company, 3rd Regiment, 1942]

    • 1942-12-19
    • 5th Company of the WAAC 3rd Regiment is photographed at the Fort Des Moines Training Center on December 19, 1942.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers

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