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  • Item description: Volunteer
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    • [Diary of Henrietta Pearl Terry, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Henrietta Pearl Terry served as a naval aerologist during the Second World War as a member of the WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service]. She was stationed at Naval Air Station Norfolk outside of Norfolk, Virginia. Her diary spans...
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Charlie, Dena, and Jimmie, 1943]

    • 1943-07-01
    • Katopes relates a rumor that the WAAC has approval to be integrated into the army and speculates as to the number of WAACS who will not re-enlist with the WAC. She also notes the number of WAACs receiving overseas assignments; qualifications and...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter to Charlotte Schuck from mother, 1943]

    • 1943-04-01
    • Schuck's mother discusses her volunteer work with the Red Cross, hosting company, the health and welfare of people from Charlotte's hometown, activities of her daily life, and preparing packages and letters to send to Charlotte.
    • WV0203 Charlotte Lavone Schuck Papers
    • [Nell Smith Lutz and female navy service member, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Nell Smith Lutz (left, in civilian clothing) and a fellow member of the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) walk side by side. The servicewomen is dressed in a blue WAVES officer's service dress "b" uniform and service...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [Nell Smith Lutz at desk, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nell Smith Lutz is seated at a desk, where she is filling out a daily balance sheet as a part of her disbursing duties for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Lutz is wearing the seersucker working uniform with...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [Portrait of Mildred Ikard]

    • Undated
    • Portrait of Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois attired in Navy Service Dress Blue WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service]uniform. An enlisted WAVES insignia can be observed on either collar.
      " Text on back of photograph reads:"If...
    • WV0486 Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois Papers
    • [Portrait of Mildred Ikard]

    • Undated
    • Portrait of Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois attired in Navy WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service] uniform and garrison cap. Enlisted WAVES insignia can be observed on either collar.
    • WV0486 Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois Papers
    • [Red Cross special services hat, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Red Cross Volunteer Special Services blue cap with red cross on white square sewn in the center, circa 1942. Worn with Volunteer Special Services indoor dress.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Red Cross special services indoor dress, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Commando blue Volunteer Special Services indoor dress with short sleeves, red cross sewn on left pocket, Red Cross patch on left sleeve, and yellow Staff Assistance Corps epaulets, circa 1942.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Walker and fellow WAVES obverse traditional quilt making]

    • Undated
    • Walker and the other women in this photograph (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S.Navy)wear the enlisted gray pinstriped working uniform, and the regulation cap with identical cover for the gray uniform. The clear view positioning...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [WAVES battalion photo, Bethesda, Maryland]

    • Undated
    • Written on the front page of theis photograph is "Company Battalion 2, U.S.N. [Navy] Hospital Corps School (Women's Reserve), Bethesda, Maryland." The women standing in formation are WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S....
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [WAVES group photo]

    • Undated
    • This is a candid shot; women in the photograph are wearing the regulation pinstriped gray working uniform, Lisel stockings, oxford work shoes, blue cover hat, and matching blue cap ribbon. On the lapels is a patch of the traditional WAVES (Women...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [WAVES on parade ground at Hunter College Navy Training Base]

    • Undated
    • In this photo likely members of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S. Navy) Company 68-44 Battalion Two, U.S. Navy, are marching on the parade ground at Hunter College in Bronx, New York. They wear the standard WAVES white...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [Willa in group shot of WAVES, Bronx NY, 1945]

    • 1945
    • The women in the photograph wear a combination of WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S. Navy] clothing that is outside of standard regulation. They have on the standard WAVES white t-shirt and blue tie. This is combined with...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [Willa Walker Bean, portrait photo, circa 1954]

    • 1944
    • Willa Walker wears the postwar blue outdoor uniform. On her lapel is the standard Navy Nurse Corps Insignia. She appears to have on a WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S.Navy) officer's cap which may be out of regulation.
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • Enlist in the WAVES [1943]

    • 1943
    • World War II era recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services) that encourages women to "release a man to fight at sea." Includes large illustration of WAVE saluting. 28 inches x 42 inches.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Final issue of WAVES Newsletter [May 1946]

    • 1946-05
    • The May 1946 edition, the final issue, of "The WAVES Newsletter" It contains articles of interest to members of the Women Approved for Volunteer Emergency Service. The final page contains "Headline Events April 1943-May 1946" which details the...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Have you got what it takes to fill an important job like this? [1944]

    • 1944
    • World War II era Recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Illustration by John Falter features a WAVE working as a parachute rigger. 28 inches x 40 inches.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • It's a woman's war too! join the WAVES [circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • World War II era recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Illustration by John Falter depicts a WAVE operator. 28 inches x 43 inches.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Oral history interview with Adeline Ledesma Teague, 2002

    • 2002-01-17
    • Primarily documents Adeline Ledesma Horner Teague's early life, ethnicity, service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and her career and education in teaching after the war.


      Teague provides an...
    • WV0241 Adeline Ledesma Teague Papers

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