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  • Collection summary: WAC
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    • 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
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-09
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents discussing daily life in the service. She describes her relations with the other women she works with as well as the fit of her uniform.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-09
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents about the challenges of life in the WAAC. She discusses exams and a peer-rating system her platoon uses. She also provides information about her schedule and expenses.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Boomtown Fort Des Moines]

    • 1942-09-26
    • Caption on back of the photograph:"Agnes Tuiemau and Lois Wilen in front of the home of two WAACs auxiliaries, Boomtown Fort Des Moines, Iowa, on September 26, 1942. The photograph was taken on a Sunday walk."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [The reviewship party]

    • 1942-10-07
    • Caption on back of the photograph reads "the reviewship party, with six unnamed individuals, ends its inspection, at Fort DesMoines, Iowa, October 7, 1942."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [WAAC in uniform]

    • 1942-10-07
    • Possibly Adeline Sears LaPlante wearing the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) uniform with a gas mask, October 7, 1942. Caption on back of photograph:"What the well dressed WAAC will wear. Oct. 7, '42"
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante receives commission ceremony]

    • 1942-10-17
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante outdoor ceremony where LaPlante receives commission. Caption on back of photograph: O.C.[officer candidate] Sears becomes a third officer; second louie[lieutenant] is the preferred title. Oct. 17, 1942."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante]

    • 1942-10-18
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante wearing the WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) summer uniform, October 18, 1942, with salute-bars on shoulders, indicating LaPlante is commissioned. Caption on back of photograph:"Oh deu golden bars! October 18, 1942"
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante profile]

    • 1942-10-18
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante as a WAACs[Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] company officer, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, October 18, 1942.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [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
    • [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
    • Lola Chaconas papers

    • 1942-1944
    • Manuscript collection. Not yet digitized.
    • WV0255 Lola Chaconas Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver at her desk, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Ruth Shaver looks through an index card file box while sitting at her desk in Cleveland in 1943. The caption of the official Army photograph reads,"As head of the personnel department, Lt. Ruth Shaver of Norwalk, Ohio, keeps track of 150 WAAC...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Marcelle Fisher outside barracks, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Marcelle Fisher poses outside a barracks in the WAC seersucker exercise uniform, circa 1943. Behind her, laundry is hanging to dry.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990

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