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  • Service branch: navy
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    • [Yeomanettes, circa 1918]

    • 1918
    • WV0097 Agnes C. M. Sliter Rodgers Papers
    • Yeomanettes in the US Naval Reserve stand in formation wearing the blue Norfolk-style uniform and navy blue felt hats, circa 1918.
    • United States Navy [1918-1919]

    • 1918-1919
    • WV0002 General Printed Materials and Videorecordings
    • This poster depicts the uniform of the men and women of the United States Navy from 1918-1919. Examples include Third Class Petty Officer, Pharmacist's Mate from 1918; Navy Nurse from 1918, Lieutenant Commander, Supply Corps Blue Service Dress from...
    • United States Navy [1941]

    • 1941
    • WV0002 General Printed Materials and Videorecordings
    • This poster depicts the uniforms of the men and women of the United States Navy in 1941. Examples include Drum Major, Full Dress; Enlisted Man; Captain, Service Dress; Rear Admiral, Full Dress; and Nurse; Indoor White. Illustration is credited to...
    • [Letter from Ella regarding Pearl Harbor, 13 December 1941]

    • 1941-12-13
    • WV0343 Pearl Harbor Letter
    • Ella, stationed at Pearl Harbor, describes in detail the Japanese attack and the effects it had on the lives of people on base and in the city. Topics include America's denial of the potential for attack; hearing the attack; rushing to the...
    • [WAVES in snow storm, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • Four WAVES in raincoats and havelocks stand in the snow at Smith College, Massachusetts, circa 1942.
    • [Henrietta Terry in snow, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • Lt. Henrietta P. Terry, in WAVES raincoat and havelock, salutes the camera while standing in a snowstorm at Smith College, Massachusetts, circa 1942.
    • Become a nurse: your country needs you [1942]

    • 1942
    • WV0002 General Printed Materials and Videorecordings
    • Recruiting poster for nurses which depicts the arms of a man in stars and stripes sleeves, probably meant to represent Uncle Sam, as he puts a nurse cap on a young woman. 14 inches x 17 inches.
    • It's a woman's war too! join the WAVES [circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • WV0002 General Printed Materials and Videorecordings
    • 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.
    • [WAVES dress white summer uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • WV0056 Judith Bullock Nisbet Papers
    • WAVES officer's dress white summer uniform, including tailored white lightweight blouse with distinctive rounded collar with WAVES insignia, four gold buttons, and reserve blue cuff stripes. Worn with white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie and...
    • [Letter from Lt. Jenny Lea to Mary Kate Bonds, 1942]

    • 1942-09-14
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • Letter from WAAC Jenny Lea, then stationed at Fort Des Moines, that convinced Mary Kate Bonds to join the military, dated 14 September 1942. Lea had just completed Officer Candidate School, and describes the difficulties and rewards of OCS,...
    • How to serve your country in the WAVES or the SPARS [1942]

    • 1942-12-18
    • WV0002 General Printed Materials and Videorecordings
    • Blue-and-white illustrated recruiting brochure provides detailed descriptions about the WAVES and SPARS. Topics include training; duty stations; uniform allowances; pay; and requirements for enlisted women and officers. Also includes a...
    • United States Navy [1942-1943]

    • 1942-1943
    • WV0002 General Printed Materials and Videorecordings
    • This poster depicts the uniforms of the men and women of the United States Navy from 1942-1943. Examples include Captain, Aviator from 1943; Commander, Supply Corps from 1943; Chief Petty Officer, Surveyor from 1942; Chief Nurse, Lieutenant (j.g."...

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