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    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Farrington Gribble, 1999

    • 1999-02-09
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dottie" Farrington Gribble's military service in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1943 to 1945, particularly her time at Bergstrom Field in Texas, and her personal life and...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante receives commission ceremony]

    • 1942-10-17
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante outdoor ceremony where LaPlante receives commission. Caption on back of photograph: O.C.[officer candidate] Sears becomes a third officer; second louie[lieutenant] is the preferred title. Oct. 17, 1942."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1943-09-25
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents about the difficulties she is facing in regards to her work and ranking. LaPlante is disappointed with her assignment in Intermediate Officers' School, and speaks of her desire to be out of the corps. LaPlante...
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante first payday]

    • 9-30
    • Caption on back of photograph:"Adeline Sears LaPlante receives her very first paycheck, forty-one dollars, on army payday, September 30."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante]

    • 1942-10-18
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante wearing the WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) summer uniform, October 18, 1942, with salute-bars on shoulders, indicating LaPlante is commissioned. Caption on back of photograph:"Oh deu golden bars! October 18, 1942"
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante profile]

    • 1942-10-18
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante as a WAACs[Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] company officer, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, October 18, 1942.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante, Boomtown]

    • 1943-01
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante in Boomtown, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, wearing the WAACs[Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] officers' wool overcoat. Caption for photograph:"Twelfth co.[company] third regt.[regiment]"
    • 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
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante recruitment work]

    • Undated
    • Caption on back of photograph:"Mr. Riggs, navy recruiter, and I[Adeline Sears LaPlante], in Hickory[N.C.]" posing in front of WAAC[Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] recruitment advertisement.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante recruitment trip]

    • 1943-06
    • Caption on back of photograph:"Loot[lieutenant] Sears in the Recon with McLarry holding banner circuit trip, June '43"
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante WAC training]

    • Undated
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante standing in front of sign for the Second Division WAC[Women's Army Corps] T.C.[training command] Cantonment Area, in Daytona Beach, Florida.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante]

    • 1944-05-06
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante wearing the WAC[Women's Army Corps] winter service uniform, with an Army Air Force patch on the sleeve and Air Force branch pins on the labels. Unidentifiable insignia on the shoulders. May 6, 1944.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [WAAC in uniform]

    • 1942-10-07
    • Possibly Adeline Sears LaPlante wearing the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) uniform with a gas mask, October 7, 1942. Caption on back of photograph:"What the well dressed WAAC will wear. Oct. 7, '42"
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Oral history interview with Ruby Morgan Sheridan, 1999

    • 1999-05-08
    • Primarily documents Ruby Morgan Sheridan's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro), her experiences in the Army Special Services during World War II, and her career in...
    • WV0075 Ruby Morgan Sheridan Papers
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-09
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents discussing daily life in the service. She describes her relations with the other women she works with as well as the fit of her uniform.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-09
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents about the challenges of life in the WAAC. She discusses exams and a peer-rating system her platoon uses. She also provides information about her schedule and expenses.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [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

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