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  • Item description: barracks
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    • [Beds outside during barracks move, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Marian Hagen sits on one of the beds lined up outside the new barracks into which WACs were moving in Wilmington, NC, circa 1942. The beds are in disarray with mattresses, pillows, and blankets generally thrown on top of the frames. A white, long,...
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson 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
    • [WAACs parade past barracks, 1943]

    • 1943
    • A WAAC unit, lead by an all-male band, marches in a parade past barracks, probably at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in 1943.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Dorothy Farrington and friend in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her friend Kay Craven pose in uniform on the steps of barracks in 1943. They jokingly raise their fists and Craven has slightly hiked her skirt.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Inside WAC barracks, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Rows of twin beds and footlockers inside a women's Army Air Forces barracks, circa 1943. Uniforms hang against the wall, while several women can be seen laying on beds at the far end of the room.
    • WV0138 June Neely Baker Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery in flight suit, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery poses outside barracks at Avenger Field, Texas, in a size 42 "zoot suit," circa 1943. WASPs referred to the men's green herringbone twill jumpsuit they had to wear as "zoot suits" because of their tendency to be too large.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [WASPs sunbathe beside a barracks, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASPs at Avenger Field, Texas, lie out beside barracks, circa 1943. The caption by Dorothy Avery reads, "a day of rain - a day of rest."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Five WASPs in work suits, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery (bottom left) and four other WASPs in "zoot suits" pose together outside a barracks at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery 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
    • [WAC barracks,  circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Interior of a WAC barracks showing two rows of cots and trunks, circa 1943. Three WACs stand in the center of the room.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [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
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 3 March 1943]

    • 1943-03-03
    • Katopes describes Fort Oglethorpe at length, including details of the barracks, food, the public relations office to which she has been assigned, the daily schedule, and reuniting with acquaintances from Fort Des Moines.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-10-12
    • This one page, front and back letter from Evelyn to her parents gives and explanation of four photos sent home; thanks them for a package; and discusses the addition of a fireplace in her barracks, a dance planned for that Wednesday, and meeting...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [WAVES at U.S. Naval Training Station San Diego, 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • WAVES Millie Swift of Iowa; Agnes Lawrence of Oakland, California; Elizabeth Simpson of Richmond, Virginia; and Sue Wright of South Dakota pose outside WAVE Barracks 1 at the U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, California, in November 1943. The...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Group photo of WACs, 1944]

    • 1944
    • The women in Dorothy Gribble's barracks pose on a sidewalk, 1944. Of the photo, Gribble says,"They did me 'the honor' of taking this picture."
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers

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