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    • Oral history interview with Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [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
    • [Idelle Singletary with unidentified sailors]

    • Undated
    • Idelle Singletary stands between two sailors from the United States Navy. Singletary wears a Red Cross summer uniform, with matching overseas cap. Her footwear is likely to be oxford working shoes.
    • WV0436 Idelle Singletary Meng Scrapbook
    • [Women Marines summer uniform, circa 1950s]

    • 1955
    • Green and white pinstriped summer uniform dress and jacket for Women Marines, designed by Mainbocher and introduced in 1952. The uniform is made of Dacron and nylon material with green piping around collar lapels, shoulder straps, and on sleeves of...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [Women Marines summer garrison cap, circa 1950s]

    • 1950
    • Women Marines garrison cap, worn with the green and white summer uniform. Includes green piping and the Marine Corps insignia. The curtain around the brim of the cap was new to the Mainbocher style garrison cap introduced in 1952.
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • Application for enlistment, Women's Army Corps [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • An application for enlistment in the Women's Army Corps. On the front is a photo of a WAC, a quote from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the headline "Here is your application for enlistment in the WAC...fill it out today!" The inside cover...
    • WV0436 Idelle Singletary Meng Scrapbook
    • WAC handbook [1944]

    • 1944
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) handbook published for the training center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, in 1944. Included is information for trainees about standards for dress and conduct; the history of Fort Des Moines; facilities at the base; off duty...
    • WV0436 Idelle Singletary Meng Scrapbook

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