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    • [Mount Holyoke Songs]

    • 1940-1945
    • Mount Holyoke Songs from Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR) at Mount Holyoke College.
    • WV0458 Laura Henry Scrapbook
    • [Rachel Summers McGee outside building, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Summers McGee stands in front of an unknown building, wearing the WAAC enlisted second pattern olive drab winter uniform and garrison cap, circa 1942.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [Rachel Brower Twiddy, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Portrait of Rachel Brower Twiddy in Army Nurse Corps dress uniform and garrison cap, circa 1942.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Two army nurses, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Brower Twiddy and a fellow army nurse pose among agave plants in Carmel, California, circa 1942. Twiddy is still wearing the navy blue army nurse uniform with blue 1st pattern service cap and wool overcoat. Her friend wears the new olive...
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Army nurses and patients, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Brower Twiddy's co-workers and male patients pose on the steps of a structure, circa 1942.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Army nurses at Fort Ord, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Two army nurses, including Rachel Brower Twiddy (seated), are pictured at the nurses' station on their ward at Fort Ord, California, circa 1942.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Army nurses at Fort Ord, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Brower Twiddy (second from right) poses with six of her army nurse coworkers at Fort Ord, California, circa 1942. The group is attired in the white hospital uniform, with the exception of the nurse in the middle who wears the off-duty dress.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Women's Army Auxiliary Corps khaki uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps second pattern khaki summer uniform with four plastic buttons, two pocket flaps, two slash pockets, enlisted "U.S." disc on right collar, and enlisted Pallas Athene disc on left collar. Does not have belt or passants....
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [Army Nurse Corps blue cape, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Army Nurse Corps blue cape, lined in maroon wool. Gold "U.S." officer's insignia on the right collar and caduceus on the left collar. Worn over one-piece brown and white seersucker field dress. Cape worn by Rachel Brower Twiddy in 1942 and 1943.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 2 September 1942]

    • 1942-09-02
    • Rice believes she will be sent overseas soon. She writes of her hopes to get to Florence, SC, before leaving; writing her will, taking out Army Insurance; and her friend's promotion. She will be among the first African American nurses sent...
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Lt. Jenny Lea to Mary Kate Bonds, 1942]

    • 1942-09-14
    • 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,...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Janet Froome on base in Australia, 1942.]

    • 1942-10
    • Janet Froome poses on base in Australia in October 1942, wearing the ANC blue service uniform and garrison cap. The long building in the background is the officers' and nurses' mess hall.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [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

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