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    • Oral history interview with Adele A. Graham, 2009

    • 2009-07-29
    • Adele A Graham tells of her life, education, and forty years of varied service in the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve and United States Marine Corps Reserve. She also discusses the various civilian jobs that she held.

      Graham...
    • WV0470 Adele A. Graham Oral History
    • 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
    • [Rachel Summers McGee outside building, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Summers McGee stands in front of an unknown building, wearing the WAAC enlisted second pattern olive drab winter uniform and garrison cap, circa 1942.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [Rachel Summers McGee at Ft. Knox, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Rachel Summers McGee stands beside the sign for the Headquarters, Armored Force, at Ft. Knox in winter 1943. She wears the enlisted second pattern olive drab winter uniform with Hobby hat.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee 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
    • [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
    • 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 Doretta Lentz to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-06-14
    • Lentz discussing receiving vaccinations; German prisoners of war arriving at her base; a letter from a friend in stationed in Germany describing the "advanced" nation; and being complimented by patients who think she has been in the service a long...
    • WV0419 Alice Doretta Lentz Letters, 1945-1946
    • [Women's Army Auxiliary Corps khaki uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps second pattern khaki summer uniform with four plastic buttons, two pocket flaps, two slash pockets, enlisted "U.S." disc on right collar, and enlisted Pallas Athene disc on left collar. Does not have belt or passants....
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • A boot's eye-view [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Orientation book for WAVES recruits "boots" entering the U.S. Naval Training School at Hunter College, New York, during World War II. Included are photos of officers and information on barracks life, meals, uniforms, exercise, drills, classes,...
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945
    • WAVES song lyrics [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • 6 typed, mimeographed pages containing the lyrics to WAVES songs, circa 1945. Songs include "WAVES of the Navy"The Duration and Six Months"Ginny the Ninny"WAVES of America"We are the Women's Reserve" and "Bell Bottom Skirts."
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945

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