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    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie and Sylva, 1918]

    • 1918-09-17
    • The conditions that Glory Hancock is working under are starting to wear her down, as she is "so sick of having people depend on me I could scream." She also discusses large artillery being removed from her village, her relationship woes with her...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [World War One diary, 1918]

    • 1918-09-28
    • Diary entry describing an instructional meeting for members of the Red Cross assigned to France. The entry states that twenty male and thirty female volunteers met at Union Station in Washington D.C. to begin the journey to France.
    • WV0280 WWI Diary
    • [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
    • [Mount Holyoke Songs]

    • 1940-1945
    • Mount Holyoke Songs from Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR) at Mount Holyoke College.
    • WV0458 Laura Henry Scrapbook
    • [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
    • [Letter from Lynn Garber to Catherine Katopes, circa 1943]

    • 1942
    • Katopes' friend Lynn Garber describes her current WAC experiences, including her job in medical supply, and possible transfer to another department. She refers to her post as a "civilian setup," notes her dislike of the civilians, and claims her...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • WAAC welcome [1942]

    • 1942
    • 4 page typed newsletter welcoming women to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942. Contains information on uniforms, orientation, and classification, in addition to the words to 13 WAAC songs.
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • Women's army auxillary corps [1942]

    • 1942-05-13
    • Five-panel, fold-out recruiting pamphlet for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) provides brief information for applicants for officers' training school. Questions and answers explain the organization of the WAAC; how the first officers would...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Women's army auxillary corps [1942]

    • 1942-06-24
    • Five-panel, fold-out recruiting pamphlet for the Women's Army Auxillary Corps (WAAC) provides brief information for applicants for the WAAC through question-and-answer format. Topics include the organization of the WAAC; general qualifications;...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to brother Charlie, 1942]

    • 1942-08-12
    • Discusses her difficulty being accepted into the WAAC [Women Army Auxiliary Corps], finally being allowed to take the army medical exam, her desire to join despite her sister Dena's expected unenthusiastic response, and her recent social activities.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 2 September 1942]

    • 1942-09-02
    • Rice believes she will be sent overseas soon. She writes of her hopes to get to Florence, SC, before leaving; writing her will, taking out Army Insurance; and her friend's promotion. She will be among the first African American nurses sent...
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [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
    • [Assignment orders, 1942]

    • 1942-10-01
    • Special Order 159 lists the temporary duty assignments of WAACs along with transportation and ration information. The WAACs listed are leaving either Wilmington or Charlotte for Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, by October 16, 1942.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Letter to Catherine Katopes from brother John, 1942]

    • 1942-10-07
    • Katopes' brother John compares his army schedule to his sister's; discusses visiting a friend in Los Angeles near the Warner Bros. Studio and seeing many stars there; and mentions going to a football game and his grades in training school.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 8 October 1942]

    • 1942-10-08
    • Katopes describes Basic Training at Fort Des Moines in detail, including a foot blister that confines her to barracks, physical descriptions and impressions of fellow WAACs; WAAC uniforms; loosing wieght; and specific rules and regulations.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-11
    • Katopes describes basic training at Fort Des Moines to her sister and brother-in-law, including the base movie theater, kitchen patrol, doing laundry, a typhoid vaccination, and a blister that prevents her from marching.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-14
    • Katopes' describes activities at basic training at Fort Des Moines to her sister and brother-in-law, including her company escorting a visiting female English officer, parades, flags, attending OCS graduation exercises where the WAAC director...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-19
    • Katopes' describes her last week of basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Activities including her company being filmed parading and doing calisthenics, seeing a live concert broadcast on TV, receiving winter uniforms and a Congressional...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers

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