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  • Item description: war
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    • Our negro veterans [1947]

    • 1947
    • 32-page pamphlet published by the Public Affairs Committee, Inc., a non-profit, educational organization, advocating aid for Negro veterans of World War II. Topics include wartime gains for Negroes, areas of continued descrimination, research into...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • We want the world to know we're on the same team." [1943]

    • 1943
    • ".and there's none better. Recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during world War II. Illustration by John Falter features WAVES member flanked by two male sailors. 28 inches x 39 inches.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [American Women's Voluntary Services uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • American Women's Voluntary Services blue uniform with military-style blouse with four buttons embossed with "A.W.V.S." two patch pockets, and two pocket flaps, and shoulder straps, circa 1942. Left shoulder sleeve has the AWVS patch, the "War...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • French telegraph form [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • An Expeditionary Force Message [EFM] blank telegraph form for Allied troops serving in France, circa 1945. Armed Forces members could choose up to three of 356 phrases in 10 categories such as "health"money" and "war damage." Use instructions...
    • WV0362 Lola H. Ryan Letters, 1943 - 1945
    • Oral history interview with Ann Holder Andavall, 2008

    • 2008-12-26
    • Ann Holder Andavall speaks about her early life, work in a war plant, and service in the WAVES.

      Andavall primarily discusses her experiences as a war plant worker and aerial gunnery instructor. She explains the reasons women entered military...
    • WV0444 Ann Holder Andavall Papers
    • Oral history interview with Anne E. Horney Boehmer, 2011

    • 2011-03-01
    • Anne Boehmer speaks of her early life, military service, and the military service of her siblings.

      Boehmer discusses her experiences during the service, the experience of one of her brothers who was a prisoner of war in a Japanese prison...
    • WV0508 Anne E. Horney Boehmer Papers
    • [Army Nurse Corps olive drab garrison cap, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Army Nurse Corps olive drab garrison cap with gold and black piping, with rank insignia on left front flap and caduceus on right front flap. This cap worn by Bernice McCormack during World War II.
    • WV0161 Bernice B. McCormack Papers
    • [Army Nurse Corps olive drab uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Army Nurse Corps olive drab winter uniform including blouse with roll collar and notch lapels with U.S. cyphers near the end of the collar and a pair of caduceus with a black "N" on the upper part of the lapel, four buttons with army coat of arms,...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Ann Fisher on War College graduation day, 1973]

    • 1973
    • Audrey Ann Fisher (left) and a fellow female soldier stand beside a civilian on graduation day at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1973. Fisher was the fifth active duty female to graduate from the school.
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, 1943]

    • 1943-12
    • Avery expresses displeasure at missing out on flight time while the instructor takes a personal leave. She states the instructors act as if they're living at a resort and that there is not a war on. She finds consolation in occasionally flying a...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Avery recounts a harrowing flight from March Field in Riverside, California, to George Air Force Base in Victorville, California, where they were the first WASPs ever to land. She describes their greeting, quarters, and the base, and ponders what...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery 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
    • Oral history interview with Bertha Sligh B. Barwikowski, 2000

    • 2000-11-17
    • Barwikowski primarily discusses her experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and her personal life following the war.

      Barwikowski discusses her ethnic heritage and her Polish ancestors. She then describes her experience in the WAC,...
    • WV0188 Bertha Barwikowski Papers
    • [Diary of Bernice B. McCormack, 1942-1944]

    • 1942
    • Bernice McCormack served as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps during the Second World War. She was stationed in West and North Africa during the conclusion of the Allied North African Campaign. The diary spans the period from December 5, 1942 to May...
    • WV0161 Bernice B. McCormack Papers
    • It's a big decision [circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Black-and-white illustrated recruiting brochure calls for women to serve their country in the armed forces in the post-World War II era. Briefly describes the opportunities that the services offer; the nine branches that women could choose to join;...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Enlisting now! [1968]

    • 1968
    • Bright red and orange recruitment poster for the Women's Army Corps during the Vietnam War targets women from Washington State for the "June Platoon" of 1968.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Cadet Nurse Corps blue dress, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Cadet Nurse Corps blue dress and white apron, with white Cadet Nurse Corps patch on gray and white cotton summer uniform, circa 1943. Worn with white cap. Patch has red oval in center with a white Maltese cross embroidered with "US" in...
    • WV0010 Florence Leonard Uniform
    • Oral history interview with Carol Alban Johnson, 2008

    • 2008-05-01
    • Carol A. Johnson primarily discusses her service in the Women's Army Corps from 1964 to 1968, especially in Col. Mildred Bailey's information unit and in the office of Secretary of the Army Stanley Resor.

      Johnson briefly describes her...
    • WV0413 Carol Alban Johnson Papers

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