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  • Place: Iowa
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    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gilbert Mattson, 1999

    • 1999-01-09
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Gilbert Mattson's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1944 to 1946; and her involvement in WAVES National beginning in the late 1980s.

      Mattson...
    • WV0014 Virginia Gilbert Mattson Papers
    • [WAVES Dot and Janet at Cedar Falls, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson's roommates during basic training, Dot and Janet, pose outside a building at Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • 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
    • [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]

    • 1945-03-19
    • Phillips discusses a basketball game, attending her first USO show, which included acrobats and tightrope walkers, and a trip to Ames, Iowa. She mentions letters from friends she has received and having KP.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [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]

    • 1942-12-05
    • 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
    • [Constance Cline Phillips, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Constance Cline Phillips in WAC uniform taken in Des Moines, Iowa, during basic training in Spring 1945.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Bernice Moran Miller in overcoat, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Bernice Moran Miller wearing WAAC enlisted olive drab overcoat and Hobby hat outside facility in Des Moines, Iowa, in late 1942.
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • [Two WACs, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Two WACs, possibly including Florence S. Weil, stand in front of snow-covered steps on a windy day at Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1944. The WAC on the right wears a utility coat and Hobby hat.
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil 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
    • [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
    • [The reviewship party]

    • 1942-10-07
    • Caption on back of the photograph reads "the reviewship party, with six unnamed individuals, ends its inspection, at Fort DesMoines, Iowa, October 7, 1942."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945

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