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  • Item description: life
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    • [Diary of Audrey Meyers, 1944-1945]

    • 1944
    • Audrey Meyers (1924-1992) served in the Women's Army Corps from 1944-1945. In her diary, she discusses her basic training at Fort Des Moines in Iowa, her daily life working as a medical technician at Halloran General Hospital in New York City, and...
    • WV0151 Audrey Meyers Diary
    • [Diary of F. Dewitt, 1943-1944]

    • 1943
    • F. Dewitt was a nurse in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during the Second World War. She served in North Africa during the Allied invasion of Italy. Her diary details her service in Morocco and Tunisia (where she worked as an emergency nurse in several...
    • WV0245 F. Dewitt Diary
    • [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
    • [Diary of Jenice M. Klee, 1943]

    • 1943-1945
    • Jenice M. Klee served in a clerical capacity for the United States Coast Guard SPARS program during the Second World War. Her diary spans the period from January 1, 1943 to December 23, 1945. It is primarily concerned with Klee's social and work...
    • WV0279 Jenice M. Klee Diary
    • [Diary of Jennie Kwiatanowski, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Jennie Kwiatanowski served as a member of the WAAC [Womens' Army Auxiliary Corps] during World War Two. Her diary spans the time period from March 23, 1943 to June 27, 1943. It largely chronicles her early training near Daytona Beach, Florida, as...
    • WV0313 Jennie Kwiatanowski Diary
    • [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
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-09-04
    • Pozcyk has received a letter written after Louis' visit with her parents and is glad to know he is well. She wants to come home and settle into married life.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dean and Jimmie, 1943]

    • 1943-04-06
    • Katopes describes life at Fort Oglethorpe to her sister and brother-in-law, including her improved living quarters and bathroom facilities, listening to the marching band practice next door to where she works, and a WAAC receiving a disability...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945.]

    • 1945-02-14
    • Phillips describes her train trip from North Carolina to basic training in Des Moines. She writes of the schedule of her first two days, various tests they are taking including IQ and mechanical aptitude tests, and the DPT shots they were required...
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, Jan. 1944]

    • 1944-01
    • Avery, probably responding to the Battle of Bulge, writes of her excitement over the possibility that the war will soon be over. She describes what it will be like to become re-accustomed to civilian life for herself and servicemen.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1944]

    • 1944-12-01
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves describes her station in California, including her physical and gas mask training, equipment, nurses' quarters, dating life, and upcoming hiking trip.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-11
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves, aboard a transport ship, has been shown her destination on a map. She describes the quality of the food, sewing clothes for servicemen, and showering procedures. She also notes the personal connections made and broken due to...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-01
    • Reeves notes the women are wearing dresses for April Fool's Day and have made 20 gallons of ice cream, but have closed the club to Australian soldiers. She inquires both about a man named "Walter" and her parents social life in Ohio.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-07-13
    • Reeves has transferred to Clark Field at Luzon, Philippines. She describes seeing the destruction of Manila, her bullet-riddled house, local plant life, food, and natives. She suspects Betty's current illness is caused by love life woes and "being...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to a Miss Herzog, 4 February 1943]

    • 1943-02-04
    • Fischer begins the letter with a short, overly formal joke note. She then describes the busy schedule of a WAAC and jokes about the rumor that WAACs serve only to find a husband. Much of the letter is sarcastic commentary about her social life,...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Mary Markarian Charpentier, 1945]

    • 1945-06-08
    • Mary Markarian Charpentier writes to her family discussing her daily life. Charpentier writes about shopping for her children, the hot weather, and responds to news at home.
    • WV0528 Mary Markarian Charpentier Papers

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