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    • [Jean Moore Fasse with her class, 1939]

    • 1939-05-19
    • Jean Moore Fasse with her class of singers at the Robeson County (N.C.) Training School on May 19, 1939.
    • WV0390 M. Jean Moore Fasse Papers
    • [Letter from Lynn Garber to Catherine Katopes, circa 1943]

    • 1942
    • Katopes' friend Lynn Garber describes her current WAC experiences, including her job in medical supply, and possible transfer to another department. She refers to her post as a "civilian setup," notes her dislike of the civilians, and claims her...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to brother Charlie, 1942]

    • 1942-08-12
    • Discusses her difficulty being accepted into the WAAC [Women Army Auxiliary Corps], finally being allowed to take the army medical exam, her desire to join despite her sister Dena's expected unenthusiastic response, and her recent social activities.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to brother Charlie, 13 August 1942]

    • 1942-08-13
    • Katopes discusses the details of her physical exam at Fort Ontario, New York, and its inefficiencies; waiting to be sworn in to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, the American Legion convention in town, and her motivation to join the WAAC.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes 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
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-09-26
    • Katopes relays the details of the first leg of her train ride to Des Moines for basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Most of the girls she has met were teachers. In the second half of the letter, Katopes is waiting to check in. She...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter to Catherine Katopes from brother John, 1942]

    • 1942-10-07
    • Katopes' brother John compares his army schedule to his sister's; discusses visiting a friend in Los Angeles near the Warner Bros. Studio and seeing many stars there; and mentions going to a football game and his grades in training school.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes 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
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-11
    • Katopes describes basic training at Fort Des Moines to her sister and brother-in-law, including the base movie theater, kitchen patrol, doing laundry, a typhoid vaccination, and a blister that prevents her from marching.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-14
    • Katopes' describes activities at basic training at Fort Des Moines to her sister and brother-in-law, including her company escorting a visiting female English officer, parades, flags, attending OCS graduation exercises where the WAAC director...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-19
    • Katopes' describes her last week of basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Activities including her company being filmed parading and doing calisthenics, seeing a live concert broadcast on TV, receiving winter uniforms and a Congressional...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jim, 1942]

    • 1942-11-24
    • Katopes relates recent developments to her sister and brother-in-law, including many personnel transfers, getting her uniform altered, being acting first sergeant, and speculating as to her next assignment.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Ruby Sheridan in winter uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Ruby Sheridan posing in front of Service Club sign wearing her Army Special Services winter uniform at Camp Sutton in Monroe, NC, in 1943.
    • WV0075 Ruby Morgan Sheridan Papers
    • [Elizabeth Simpson and WAVES at Indiana University, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) poses with two fellow WAVES under an awning with the Indiana University logo in spring 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft-brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES Dot and Janet at Cedar Falls, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson's roommates during basic training, Dot and Janet, pose outside a building at Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES apartments in Bronx, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Apartment building where WAVES were billeted in Bronx, New York, near Hunter College, 1943.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Hunter College, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photograph of Hunter College in New York as seen in 1943. The college served as a WAVES Training Center during World War II.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers

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