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    • [Letter from Mary Lapham, 1918]

    • 1918-11-12
    • In this letter to an unidentified recipient, Dr. Lapham recalls WWI Armistice Day and the celebrations in Paris. She describes joy and chaos in the streets, and ponders her future and that of the Red Cross. This memoir is written on letterhead from...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Dr. Lapham inspecting a kitchen, circa 1919]

    • 1919
    • Dr. Mary Lapham, in her Red Cross uniform, looks to the left as she stands behind a table in a kitchen she is inspecting. In addition to many children, four women wearing aprons, a man in civilian clothing, and another female Red Cross worker are...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Red Cross Mission team in Serbia, circa 1919]

    • 1919
    • Members of a Red Cross Medical Mission Team pose outside of a building in Serbia. Pictured (from left to right) are: George "The Dalmation" [illegible]; Stojan, a Serbian;"Irish Stew," a.k.a Miss Lloyd; Lapham's chief, Dr. [Gressice?]; s Serbian...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fischer to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-08
    • Fischer notes her unit has been preparing for inspection, her auxiliary class is the first to complete the four weeks of basic training in only three, she has not received all of her uniforms, likes being kept busy, and is about to march in her...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [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]

    • 1942-11-27
    • Fischer discusses learning how to code supplies, her Thanksgiving activities, applying for Officer Candidate School, the schedule of a typical day, and getting a weekend pass to come home, where she hopes to have her hair done.
    • 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
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-09
    • Fischer discusses seeing Bob Hope, having kitchen patrol duty, a fire drill, studying for several exams, and going home for the weekend, bringing some of her laundry with her.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-21
    • Fischer notes she graduated from army administration school at Drake but hasn't received her orders yet. She also mentions going on a date, hoping to get a three day pass for Christmas, and serving commanding officer duty.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Three WASPs on a PT-19 airplane, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery (center, with helmet and goggles) poses on the wings of a PT-19 airplane with two fellow WASPs, circa 1943. The women wear men's green herringbone twill coveralls, jokingly referred to as "zoot suits."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery beside a plane, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery, in WASP flight suit and seat-type parachute, stands beside a plane at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943. Of the parachute, the back of the photo says, "Boy, that's heavy."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [ WASPs in the mud, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery (left) and fellow WASPs Emy and Dottie stand in the mud at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943. Emy and Dottie wear "zoot suits"; the caption by Dorothy Avery reads "Muddy - nothing to do but play."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery in flight suit, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery poses outside barracks at Avenger Field, Texas, in a size 42 "zoot suit," circa 1943. WASPs referred to the men's green herringbone twill jumpsuit they had to wear as "zoot suits" because of their tendency to be too large.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [WASPs sunbathe beside a barracks, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASPs at Avenger Field, Texas, lie out beside barracks, circa 1943. The caption by Dorothy Avery reads, "a day of rain - a day of rest."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Five WASPs in work suits, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery (bottom left) and four other WASPs in "zoot suits" pose together outside a barracks at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery poses in her WASP trainee dress "General's white" uniform of a white blouse and khaki trousers, circa 1943.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [WASPs pass in review, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Units of WASPs march in formation for a pass in review on the tarmac at Avenger Field in Texas, circa 1943. Rows of airplanes are parked on the tarmac and chairs have been set up for attendees to watch the event.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery in flight suit, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Avery, wearing a "zoot suit" and holding a helmet, stands beside a structure at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers

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