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    • Oral history interview with Marjorie Suggs Edwards, 2000

    • 2000-06-26
    • Documents Marjorie R. Suggs Edwards's early life; military service during World War II; and her personal life and career after the war.

      Edwards describes her childhood in an immigrant section of Passaic, New Jersey. She discusses in detail...
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards 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
    • [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
    • [Group portrait of WAC unit, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Group portrait of a WAC unit at Fort Des Moines or Fort Custer, circa 1943. Marcelle Fischer is on the far left of the second row from the bottom. Listed as also pictured are officers Margery C. Hawley, Lois [Burlingame?], Charlotte R. Due, and...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her mother, 1943]

    • 1943-01-27
    • Fischer, probably now stationed at Fort Custer, Michigan, discusses catching as cold that has been going around, attending a dance at Battle Creek, working in the file department, and going on a date to celebrate her birthday.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Portrait of Marjorie Suggs Edwards, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards, circa 1944. She wears her WAC olive drab shirtwaist, khaki tie, and olive drab garrison cap.
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • [Portrait of Marjorie Suggs Edwards, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards, circa 1944. She wears her WAC khaki summer uniform, garrison cap, and chamois scarf.
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • [Marjorie Suggs Edwards and soldier, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAC Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards and a male soldier pose after chapel at Washington and Lee University, where she attended special services school, circa 1945. She wears her WAC olive drab dress uniform.
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • [Army personnel at Washington and Lee University, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards poses with four African American male soldiers between classes at special services school at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, circa 1945. She wears her WAC olive drab dress uniform.
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • [Marjorie Suggs Edwards and Lt. Spencer, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards and "nice fellow" Lieutenant Spencer stand on the steps of a building at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, where she attended special services school, circa 1945. Edwards wears her WAC olive drab winter...
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • [Army personnel at Washington and Lee University, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards and three male African American soldiers pose on the steps of a building at Washington and Lee University between special services school classes, circa 1945. Edwards wears her WAC olive drab winter dress uniform.
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • [Marjorie Suggs Edwards and Lt. Cabelle, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards and Lieutenant Cabelle read their letters after Sunday morning mail call at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, circa 1945. Edwards wears her WAC olive drab winter dress uniform.
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • [Army Special Services School class, 1945]

    • 1945-02-21
    • Marjorie Suggs Edwards (2nd row, far right) and her Army Special Services School class at Washington and Lee University in February 1945.
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • [Marcelle Fisher outside barracks, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Marcelle Fisher poses outside a barracks in the WAC seersucker exercise uniform, circa 1943. Behind her, laundry is hanging to dry.
    • 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
    • [WACs with duffel bags, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A group of WACs pose around a pile of duffel bags, circa 1944. The WACs wear the service uniform with garrison caps.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs drill at Rapid City Army Air Base, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • A unit of WACs march in formation down a dirt road during a drill at Rapid City Army Air Base in South Dakota in September 1943. The women wear the WAC winter service uniform, some with the light-khaki "pink" skirt.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs celebrate Halloween in the mess hall, 1943]

    • 1943-10-31
    • A table of WACs, both in and out of uniform, celebrate Halloween in the mess hall of Rapid City (South Dakota) Army Air Base in 1943.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990

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