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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
    • [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
    • [Portrait of Dorthy E. Wain Thompson, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Portrait of Pvt. Dorthy E. Wain Thompson taken while she was stationed in England in 1943. Thompson wears the WAC winter service uniform with the 8th Air Force patch on her shoulder.
    • WV0431 Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers
    • [Dorothy E. Wain outside of the Mayfield, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorthy E. Wain Thompson, in WAC summer service uniform, stands outside of The Mayfield, circa 1943. A note on the back of the photo reads,"I guess this looks natural, doesn't it?"
    • WV0431 Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers
    • [Dorthy Wain in a field, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy E. Wain Thompson stands in a field, probably at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, in 1943. She is wearing the WAAC enlisted winter service uniform and barracks cap and holding a cup and utensils. A flagpole and a group of seated servicemen can be...
    • WV0431 Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers
    • [Portrait of Dorthy E. Wain, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Portrait of Dorothy E. Wain Thompson in the WAC enlisted winter service uniform and Hobby hat, circa 1943.
    • WV0431 Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers
    • [Captain Westray Battle Boyce, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Left to right: Mrs. W. L. Lambert (Julia Ross, Woman's College (now UNCG) class of 1924), President of the Alumnae Association; Captain Westray Battle Boyce, WAC Staff Director for the Fourth Services Command; Walter Clinton Jackson, Woman's...
    • WV0472 Westray Battle Boyce Papers, 1943-1975
    • [Ruth Shaver and a fellow WAC, 1943]

    • 1943-02-07
    • Ruth Shaver (on right) and a fellow WAC pose near a building at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, on 7 Feb 1943. Shaver wears the WAC olive drab service uniform with Hobby hat, and her friend wears an overcoat. Writing on the back notes,"The girl on the left...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • Women's Army Corps newsletter, July 1943]

    • 1943-07
    • A United States Women's Army Corps [WAC] Newsletter. Articles include information about various WAC publications, proper nutrition, information on WAC director Oveta Culp Hobby, WAC recruitment practices, and enlistment standards.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver on recruiting duty, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ruth Shaver (center) and a fellow WAC in a military jeep speak with a woman while on recruiting duty in Ashland, Ohio, circa 1944. The unidentified WAC shakes a nurses' hand from the passenger side of a jeep. Both WACs wear the khaki summer...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver and fellow WAC at a storefront, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ruth Shaver and a fellow WAC walk out of a store, past the storefront, circa 1944. Shaver (center) wears the WAC olive drab winter uniform with light drab (pink) skirt, a matching garrison cap, and a WAC-issue handbag.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs in front of a jeep, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Five WACs, including Ruth Shaver (center) stand in a line in front of a jeep, circa 1944. The WACs are wearing the khaki summer uniform with Hobby hat.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Lt. Elizabeth Ray saluting child, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Lt. Elizabeth Ray crouches and returns the salute of a little girl she befriended at a base in Bari, Italy, in 1944. The girl wears a garrison cap and a shirt with army patches, while Ray is in WAC service dress.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers

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