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    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1918 ]

    • 1918-09-10
    • Hancock describes crowded conditions in the hospital, the low number of staff to care for the patients, and the exhaustion she feels at the end of her night shifts. She is tired of the conditions in which she is living, and is worn out mentally...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Mary Lapham, 1918]

    • 1918-11-12
    • In this letter to an unidentified recipient, Dr. Lapham recalls WWI Armistice Day and the celebrations in Paris. She describes joy and chaos in the streets, and ponders her future and that of the Red Cross. This memoir is written on letterhead from...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [ARC/ANC service cap, circa 1918]

    • 1930
    • Service cap worn by members of the Red Cross and Army Nurse Corps during World War I. The cap is upturned at the brim and cinched at the top, with a black ribbon tied in a bow around the crown. Above the bow, a Red Cross pin is affixed, which would...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [American Women's Voluntary Services garrison cap, circa 1942]

    • 1941
    • American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS) blue garrison cap with dark blue piping and AWVS membership pin, circa 1941. This now-faded cap was once a blue-gray color. It is missing the AWVS membership pin, which would have been pinned to the left...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Beds outside during barracks move, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Marian Hagen sits on one of the beds lined up outside the new barracks into which WACs were moving in Wilmington, NC, circa 1942. The beds are in disarray with mattresses, pillows, and blankets generally thrown on top of the frames. A white, long,...
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • Become a nurse: your country needs you [1942]

    • 1942
    • 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. The model for the nurse was Weslee Price Wootten...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Army dietitian olive drab uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • U.S. Army hospital dietitian olive drab jacket and long skirt." In 1942 dietitians became part of the army's Medial Department and were eligible to wear standard army or army nurse uniforms. In 1943 a pair of caducei with the initials "HD" was...
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-01-10
    • Fischer describes kitchen patrol, not received leave, her disapproval of sailors drinking, be unable to apply for Officer Candidate School until she is in the field, and feeling unwell. Fischer is happy that she enlisted and believes She those not...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 3 March 1943]

    • 1943-03-03
    • Katopes describes Fort Oglethorpe at length, including details of the barracks, food, the public relations office to which she has been assigned, the daily schedule, and reuniting with acquaintances from Fort Des Moines.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-03-18
    • Marshall is currently working in the scarlet fever ward, which she notes is very different civilian nursing. She also mentions hemming her uniforms while listening to the radio, getting vaccines, and nurses that have contracted measles and mumps.
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter to Charlotte Schuck from mother, 1943]

    • 1943-05-11
    • Schuck's mother writes about her other daughter, Mary, and her secretive service in communications, in which many girls are said to have had breakdowns. Mrs. Schuck asks about her daughter's new lodging and her daily activities.
    • WV0203 Charlotte Lavone Schuck Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Mary, 1943]

    • 1943-06
    • Avery has had a successful first solo flight and wanted to celebrate, but decided to stay in Sweetwater instead. She notes that everyone is tense and wondering who will wash out; several WASPs released their tensions by going out during the...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-08-03
    • Marshall is busy preparing for her transfer to the 32nd General Hospital, which appears to be bound for overseas duty soon. She has been issued more equipment and clothing, and lists things she has yet to acquire. Marshall briefly describes the...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Cayle to friend, 1943]

    • 1943-10-10
    • Cayle is at a small army post at hospital which is understaffed. Recently she started on night duty, which interferes with her dating a captain located at the same post.
    • WV0232 Catherine Cayle Letters
    • [Letter from W.T. Briscoe to Sammie Rice, 12 December, 1943.]

    • 1943-12-12
    • Briscoe writes of hearing Roland Hayes in concert and seeing a performance of "Porgy and Bess," which he loved. He writes of his strong feelings toward Sammie and hopes that they are reciprocated.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [WAC and male soldiers around radio, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of four service members surrounding a radio. The woman on the left wears what appears to be a combination of various Women's Army Corps [WAC] approved uniform types. She has on a summer dress uniform jacket, and a WAC officers winter...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs in Franklin Square House Tea Room, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Publicity photo of WACs dining in the tea room at Franklin Square House, the hotel which served as their barracks in Boston, in 1944. Mildred Curtis Scott is seated at the table in the foreground, second from the left.
    • WV0092 Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
    • [Red Cross day room in Morocco, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo inside the Red Cross day room tent in Morocco, circa 1944. Three men sit at tables in the room, which appears to be lined with books.
    • WV0189 Bernice Bonner Papers

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