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    • WAC songbook [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A collection of songs for members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) published at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. There are 57 songs printed on 26 pages." Many of the WAC songs are modified versions of existing songs that make use of famous tunes, such as...
    • WV0309 Norma L. Harris Collection, 1943 - 1948
    • [Queen Street Red Cross Cafe in Brisbane, 1944]

    • 1944
    • A shot from across Queen Street of the Australian Red Cross Cafe in Brisbane, as seen in late 1944. Groups of servicemen linger out front, and a banner above it reads, "Red Cross, Give Often, Give Now." (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • WAC news [June 1945]

    • 1945-06-09
    • A weekly publication for members of the Women's Army Corps stationed at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. It contains advice columns, humorous comics, and articles on local events, marriage announcements, poetry, and world events." Articles include "One...
    • WV0309 Norma L. Harris Collection, 1943 - 1948
    • [American Women's Voluntary Services garrison cap, circa 1942]

    • 1941
    • American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS) blue garrison cap with dark blue piping and AWVS membership pin, circa 1941. This now-faded cap was once a blue-gray color. It is missing the AWVS membership pin, which would have been pinned to the left...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • 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
    • [Woman Marine at information booth, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • An unidentified Woman Marine stands an information booth for the 5th Infantry Battalion while a male Marine leans against it during an open house for Brodhead Armory in Detroit, Michigan, circa 1955. She wears the Women Marines green and white...
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Army tent with bench and chair outside. Fiji, circa 1942-1945]

    • 1943
    • Army tent with a bench and chair outside of it. Writing on reverse:"The flap is up for more breeze. Notice the sparse grass - too much sand. Am about 50 yards from the beach. These pictures did not turn out."
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • The army nurse [August 1945]

    • 1945-08
    • August 1945 issue (Volume 2, Number 8) of "The Army Nurse" It contains articles of interest to members of the United States Army Nurse Corps. There is a particularly gripping account of the rehabilitation of survivors of Axis concentration camps...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • WAVES Newsletter [August 1945]

    • 1945-08
    • August 1945 issue of "The WAVES Newsletter" It contains items of interest to members of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. Articles of general interest include "WAVES in Hawaii Bid Aloha to Captain 'Mac'" and "WAVES Observe Third...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Avery provides a detailed description of a typical day. It includes a minute-by-minute schedule of her meals, classes, flight training, and free time.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, Jan. 1944]

    • 1944-01
    • Avery, probably responding to the Battle of Bulge, writes of her excitement over the possibility that the war will soon be over. She describes what it will be like to become re-accustomed to civilian life for herself and servicemen.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Diary of Bernice B. McCormack, 1942-1944]

    • 1942
    • Bernice McCormack served as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps during the Second World War. She was stationed in West and North Africa during the conclusion of the Allied North African Campaign. The diary spans the period from December 5, 1942 to May...
    • WV0161 Bernice B. McCormack Papers
    • [Betty Wiker by military vehicle at Camp Simms, 1943]

    • 1943-03-15
    • Betty Etten Wiker stands beside an army jeep in her Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) driver's uniform at Camp Simms [a.k.a Oxon Run Parkway], Washington D.C., on 15 March 1943. The vehicle is either a Willys MB or Ford GPW. A note on the back...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • Esteemed [1964]

    • 1964
    • Blue and white illustrated recruitment brochure for the U.S. Navy, published in 1964. It details eligibility requirements, how to enlist, recruit training, and potential career fields. A two page spread features photos of some the careers and...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Bonnie James Baxter beside tree, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bonnie James Baxter poses beside a tree with initials carved in it, circa 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform skirt, service cap with white cover, and a white shirt.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Letter from Charlotte Schuck to her father, 1944]

    • 1944-03-14
    • Charlotte Schuck writes of her service as supernumerary and acting as Assistant Master-at-Arms in the lounge during early morning hours. She plans to try calling home again since it's been so long since she's talked to the family.
    • WV0203 Charlotte Lavone Schuck Papers
    • [Letter from Marie Cody to Don, 14 March, 1945.]

    • 1945-03-14
    • Cody writes of how easy it is to misunderstand things in letters and how hard it is to have a serious discussion through them. She wishes to be transferred to Alaska or Hawaii and discusses potential husbands, especially Larry.
    • WV0157 Marie Cody Papers

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