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  • Veteran's biography: Michigan
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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
    • [Portrait of Virginia Miller, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Portrait of WAC Virginia Miller in olive drab winter uniform with Army Air Force patch on left sleeve and a Hobby hat, taken in 1942.
    • WV0208 Virginia Miller Papers
    • [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
    • [Official United States Army Signal Corps photograph, circa 1942-1945]

    • 1942-1945
    • African American WAAC or WAC officers, a Red Cross worker, and one enlisted man pose in front of a U.S. flag. Irma Wertz is standing, first from left. The seated WAACs wear Captain pins, and the remaining WAACs are all either First or Second...
    • WV0523 Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Irma Cayton cutting into a cake, circa 1942-1945]

    • 1942-1945
    • Irma Cayton cuts into a cake as three African American WAACs or WACs watch. Cayton is wearing a Ninth Service Command patch, ribbon bar, and the Pallas Athene pin; circa 1942-1945.
    • WV0523 Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz Papers, 1942-1945

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