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  • Item description: Letter
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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
    • [Letter from Lt. Jenny Lea to Mary Kate Bonds, 1942]

    • 1942-09-14
    • Letter from WAAC Jenny Lea, then stationed at Fort Des Moines, that convinced Mary Kate Bonds to join the military, dated 14 September 1942. Lea had just completed Officer Candidate School, and describes the difficulties and rewards of OCS,...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds 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
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-25
    • Adeline LaPlante writes a Christmastime letter to her parents discussing promotions and a potential career move into recruiting. LaPlante is mildly distressed about relations with Doug and expresses disappointment in her ranking.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to a Miss Herzog, 4 February 1943]

    • 1943-02-04
    • Fischer begins the letter with a short, overly formal joke note. She then describes the busy schedule of a WAAC and jokes about the rumor that WAACs serve only to find a husband. Much of the letter is sarcastic commentary about her social life,...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-08-06
    • This three page, handwritten letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents details the swearing in ceremony at Fort Oglethorpe, shortly after the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps became the Women's Army Corps. Horton has marked out one of the As in WAAC on...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Evelyn E. Horton poses in her newly issued WAC olive-drab winter service uniform, in 1943. Behind her can be seen the officers' quarters at her base, Camp Pickett, Virginia. This picture is further described in a letter sent to her parents on 12...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton saluting, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Evelyn E. Horton poses in an exaggerated salute, wearing her WAC olive-drab winter service uniform, in front of officer's quarter at Camp Pickett, Virginia, in 1943. This picture is further described in a letter sent to her parents on 12 October...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton at Camp Pickett, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Evelyn E. Horton poses on the arm of a chair at Camp Pickett, Virginia, in 1943. She wears her WAC olive-drab winter service uniform. Behind is the building containing the PX and day room. This picture is further described in a letter sent to her...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-10-12
    • This one page, front and back letter from Evelyn to her parents gives and explanation of four photos sent home; thanks them for a package; and discusses the addition of a fireplace in her barracks, a dance planned for that Wednesday, and meeting...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1943]

    • 1943-11-08
    • LaPlante writes a letter to her parents mentioning recent leave spent at a beach in Florida, and a subsequent train journey to Air Service Command at Patterson Field in Ohio. LaPlante writes about her desires for her impending assignment. Also...
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Wounded grateful to WACS for care, Sgt. Katopes says [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Newspaper article, subtitled "Syracusan Says Need for More Medical Aid Wacs Is Urgent," contains a photo of Catherine Katopes. A note handwritten on the bottom of the article reads,"Cathy, write to the Herald and tell them to throw this picture...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • 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
    • [Letter from Catherine Cayle to friend, 1944]

    • 1944-02-22
    • Cayle has learned of the death of her boyfriend and thanks Mrs. Dickson for the consoling letter. She is relieved to know that her mother and sister have moved into their apartment.
    • WV0232 Catherine Cayle Letters
    • The army nurse [August 1944]

    • 1944-08
    • Volume 1, Number 8, August 1944 edition of "The Army Nurse" magazine. It contains numerous informational articles such as an explanation of how twelve army nurses were awarded the bronze star, a reprinting of a letter from a nurse stationed in...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Letter from Catherine Cox to Bob, 1944]

    • 1944-09-14
    • Kay Cox describes the difficulty of training three new recruits, an amusing visit from an officer, and the army's ever changing recruitment policies. She reprimands Bob for a depressing comment in a previous letter and confirms their mutual...
    • WV0366 Catherine "Kay" Cox Letters, 1940-1968
    • [Letter from Helen Bolling Potts to Mary Channing Coleman, 1944]

    • 1944-09-18
    • Letter written by recent graduate Helen Bolling (Potts) to her former professor Mary Channing Coleman on 18 September 1944. This letter discusses the difficulties that the Red Cross Clubmobile or "donut wagon" women faced while serving in France...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • The army nurse [November 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • Volume 1, Number 11, November 1944 issue of "The Army Nurse" magazine. It contains detailed listings of the duties of medical dietitians, an announcement of the pending formation of a national club for nurse corps veterans, an article on amputee...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1944]

    • 1944-12-17
    • In Reeves' last letter before embarking for overseas duty, she notes she has played a lot of volleyball, has had her pants taken in, and describes their Christmas decorations.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers

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