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    • [Inez Stroud with saxophone, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Inez Stroud, a member of the WAC ASF Band, poses with her saxophone at Ft. Des Moines, Iowa. She is wearing the enlistees' summer khaki uniform.
    • WV0009 Inez Stroud Papers
    • [WAC Company 6, 3rd Regiment, 1945]

    • 1945-08-15
    • African American Company 6 of WAC 3rd Regiment poses at the First WAC Training Center at Ft. Des Moines, Iowa on August 15, 1945. Commanding Officer is Lt. Thelma B. Brown, Second in Command is Lt. Verdi M. Hickambottom, and Lt. Margaret A. Curtis...
    • WV0009 Inez Stroud 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
    • 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
    • Oral history interview with Ethel LeBlanc Palma, 1999

    • 1999-11-22
    • Documents Ethel LeBlanc Palma's early life; her work as a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) recruiter stateside and a foreign mail censorer in the Pacific during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Prominent pre-war topics...
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • Oral history interview with Henrietta Stevenson Ingram, 1999

    • 1999-02-03
    • Primarily documents Henrietta Stevenson Ingram's military service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1943 to 1944; her career in allied medical professions after the war; and her experiences with racism during both time periods.

      Ingram...
    • WV0030 Henrietta Stevenson Ingram Papers
    • Oral history interview with Martha M. Boger, 1999

    • 1999-02-05
    • Documents Martha Boger's attendance at Woman's College during the Depression, her Women's Army Corps (WAC) basic training in 1945; and her experiences as a physical therapist in the Army Medical Specialist Corps for the following twenty years....
    • WV0032 Martha Boger Papers
    • [Constance Cline Phillips, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Constance Cline Phillips in WAC uniform taken in Des Moines, Iowa, during basic training in Spring 1945.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • Oral history interview with Constance Cline Phillips, 1999

    • 1999-05-24
    • Interview discusses Constance Phillips's early life; education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; work as an X-ray technician in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II; and her life after her military...
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945.]

    • 1945-02-14
    • Phillips describes her train trip from North Carolina to basic training in Des Moines. She writes of the schedule of her first two days, various tests they are taking including IQ and mechanical aptitude tests, and the DPT shots they were required...
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-3-5
    • Phillips discusses receiving a commendation at inspection, going a week without a gig, having a parade this morning, and plans to go to Des Moines.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-08
    • Phillips recalls a trip to Des Moines where they danced at the USO, mentions seeing a play starring Helen Hayes, and going to a party at the USO. She includes lyrics to a Des Moines WAC song.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to sister, 1945]

    • 1945-02-26
    • Phillips relays to her sister the story of her travels fro Asheville to Des Moines. She is part of a work company until she begins Basic Training next week. She describes her days since arrival, which include a lot of cleaning.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • Oral history interview with M. Inez Caroon Bailey, 1999

    • 1999-05-26
    • Documents Inez Bailey's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) during WWII, and her subsequent military career.


      Bailey...
    • WV0084 Mildred Caroon Bailey Papers
    • [Bernice Moran Miller in overcoat, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Bernice Moran Miller wearing WAAC enlisted olive drab overcoat and Hobby hat outside facility in Des Moines, Iowa, in late 1942.
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marthalou Hunter, 1999

    • 1999
    • Primarily documents Marthalou Hunter's college years and her experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1947.

      Hunter discusses her education at three universities, including a negative experience at Duke University School of...
    • WV0105 Marthalou Hunter Papers
    • [Enlisted Training Service graduation, 1959]

    • 1959-04-03
    • Group photo of the U.S. Navy Enlisted Training Service graduating class and their instructors in Portsmouth, Virginia, on 3 April 1959. Pictured are: (first row) Reid, Gagne, Brockway, Mayes, Doyle, Maxine Easter, Witcofski, Waters, Pike, Holmes,...
    • WV0108 Maxine Virginia Easter Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-09-26
    • Katopes relays the details of the first leg of her train ride to Des Moines for basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Most of the girls she has met were teachers. In the second half of the letter, Katopes is waiting to check in. She...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers

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