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World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Maydene Asbury transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box 8 (04.0264-04.0310), Folder: 04.0264 - Folder 1
Identifier: 04.0264
Content Description

This collection relates to Maydene Asbury who worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory separating Uranium-235 from Uranium-238 during World War II, which was part of the process for building the atomic bomb. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript.

Dates: Event: 1943-1947; September 25, 2004

Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram collection

 Collection — 07.0114 - Box 1
Identifier: 07.0114
Scope and Contents This World War II collection relates to Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram, an African American nurse who served in the U.S. Army. The collection consists of letters, photographs (depicting herself and her fellow nurses in uniform, as well as African American G.I.s, and a few photographs from her time in West Africa), personal items, books, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and interviews. The materials mainly document Bertram's time at Fort Bragg, NC, but there is some information concerning her life before enlistment, travels during enlistment, and life after enlistment. Most of her enlistment was spent in West Africa and at Fort Bragg, NC. This collection is important, as it covers the...
Dates: 1938-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 1942; Other: Date acquired: 10/07/2007; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-22

Hazel Louis Bowman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 10.0050
Content Description

This collection relates to Hazel Louis Bowman who worked for the Signal Corps and lived in India with the American Red Cross for two years. Bowman's collection contains six full boxes, one oversize box, a phono records box, and two photograph boxes. Four of the boxes include letters written to and from Hazel to her parents, family, neighbors, and friends. The collection also contains an oral history transcript, newsletters and bulletins, American Red Cross publications, her diary, a book written by Bowman, photograph albums, and ephemera.

Dates: Event: Majority of material found within 1930-1948

Janet C. Bryan papers

 Collection — 14.0026 - Box 1
Identifier: 14.0026
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Janet C. Bryan who was married to a U.S. Army Field Artilery officer who was stationed at various posts in the U.S. during World War II. This collection is composed of the correspondance from Janet C. Bryan to her parents, addressed as Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Williams, residing in Barrington and Providence, Rhode Island. Janet C. Bryan's 145 letters, postcards, and telegrams document the social activities and personal impressions of army life, train travel, and the Western U.S, including visits to San Fransisco and Oakland, San Luis Obispo, and Los Angeles. She also mentions people and family members from Providence including actor Sonny Tufts, a cousin of...
Dates: 1942-1944; Other: Date accessioned: 2015-05-13

Florida State College for Women papers

 Collection — 06.0010 - Box 1
Identifier: 06.0010
Scope and Contents This collection relates to the Florida State College for Women (FSCW) during the World War II period. The collection consists of newspaper articles, photographs, letters and documents concerning faculty, staff, and alumnae. These materials include a series of letters discussing plans for the installation of a plaque honoring alumnae in the military service and the American Red Cross. There are a series of index cards of a speech to the Alumnae Association of Pensacola announcing the installation. ) In addition, there is a testimonial from Admiral George D. Murray in honor of the WAVES, two Western Union telegrams, from president Doak S. Campbell, and Governor Spessard L....
Dates: 1942-1983; Other: Majority of material found within 1944; Other: Date acquired: 01/30/2006; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-05-18

Dorothy Marshman Fredrickson papers

 Collection — Box 07.0117 - Box 1
Identifier: 07.0117
Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Dorothy Marshman Fredrickson who served as a WAVE at the United States Navy Fleet Post Office in San Francisco, California. The collection contains letters from Fredrickson to her mother and sister. There are also photocopies of scrapbook pages as well as leisure photographs, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, menus, ticket stubs, railroad timetables, playbills, and show programs from the scrapbooks. The collection also contains periodicals and other publications from various sources, most concerning the Navy and/or WAVES, and WAVES rules and regulations handbooks.

Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 10/16/2007

Albert and Laura Fuhrman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 12.0028
Content Description

This collection includes the correspondence between Albert and Laura Fuhrman with gaps from 1939 through 1947. Albert graduated the U.S. Naval Academy in 1937 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on submarines. The collection is especially rich in documenting the American home front during World War II, courtship practices, consumerism, personal finances, public education in southern California, child-rearing, and naval culture in the submarine service. Much of the correspondence in the collection centers of Laura's life in southern California and Albert's deployment in both Atlantic and Pacific with submarine service of the U.S. Navy.

Dates: 1939-1948; Other: Date accessioned

Gertrude Green papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 3 (06.0151-06.200)
Identifier: 06.0173
Dates: 1941-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-11

Eva Romero Jacques collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2021 Box
Identifier: 21.0003
Content Description

This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Eva Romero Jacques who served with the Women's Army Corps as an Administrative Assistant at Sedalia Army Air Field in Warrensburg, MO, and then the Pacific Theater in New Guinea and the Philippines. The collection contains photographs, military classification cards, ephemera, and a newspaper article interview of Jacques.

Dates: 1942-2003; Event: Majority of material found within 1942-1946; Other: Date accessioned: 2021-03-12

Carl Emil and Marion Bennett Johnson letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16.0002
Scope and Contents This World War II collection relates to First Lieutenant Carl Johnson and his wife Marion Bennett Johnson and includes various letters, photographs, telegrams, cards, documents, and memorabilia. Carl's letters to Marion comprise the bulk of the collection and detail his college experiences as well as his training and overseas military experience as a United States Marine Corp officer during and after the war. During his career as a Marine, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, then went to San Francisco to start his voyage in the Pacific. He went to Pearl Harbor, Guam, and Okinawa before arriving in China where he served as a Commanding Officer. Marion's letters to Carl...
Dates: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/16/2016

Lucile M. Jung collection

 Collection — 01.0159 - Box 1
Identifier: 01.0159
Scope and Contents

The collection relates to Lucille M. Jung who served with the United States Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve) WAVES during World War II. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, official orders, and photographs.

Dates: 1940-1994; Other: Date accessioned: 2001-04-25

Lois S. Lee collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 19.0002
Content Description

This collection relates to Lois S. Lee who served in the Women's Army Corps in the Far East Air Forces WAC Detachment in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands during World War II. The collection contains documents, photographs, unit history book, ephemera, and a bomber crew insulated flight suit.

Dates: 1943-1946, 1998; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-02-21

Elmer J. Morinskey collection

 Collection — 20.0004 - Box 1
Identifier: 20.0004
Content Description

This collection relates to Elmer J. Morinskey who served as a sergeant with the 885th Guard Squadron at Romulus Army Air Field near Detroit, MI. The collection contains a photograph album, newspaper clippings, training certificates, and greeting cards.

Dates: Event: 1941-1957; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-02-06

Millie Nauman collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0358 - Folder 1
Identifier: 99.0358
Content Description

This collection relates to Millie Nauman who worked as a civilian employee at the Wainwright Shipyard in Panama City, Florida during the World War II. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript of Nauman. Information contained in the transcript includes life as a welding inspector at the Wainwright Shipyard, and how minorities were treated at the Wainwright Shipyard.

Dates: Other: Date acquired: 1992-06-02; Event: 1944

Marie Oscar collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.0031
Dates: 1917-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2002-07-22

Flora Virginia Pittman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 10.0051
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Flora Virginia Pittman who served as a U.S. Army nurse from 1940 to 1965. The collection includes artwork collected during her time on duty in the Pacific Theater during World War II, specifically 22 prints of Japanese artwork. The collection also includes photographs, postcards, and ephemera from Pittman's time abroad, as well as pins and military certificates. Also included are personal documents and special folders detailing financial information and letters from both the 80th Medical Group and First Replacement Depot.

Dates: Created: 1938-1965; Other: Majority of material found within 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/03/2010

Opal Reaver collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0299-Folder 1
Identifier: 99.0299
Content Description

This collection relates to Opal Reaver who worked at the Wainwright Shipyard in Panama City, FL during World War II. The collection includes an oral history interview transcript, photographs, and an original copy of The Wainwright Liberator.

Dates: Oral history interview date: 1992-06-25; Event: May 1943 - 1945

Helenor J. Robbins Mirigliano papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2016 Box, Folder: 16.0032-Folder 1
Identifier: 16.0032
Scope and Contents

These papers relate to Helenor J. Robbins Mirigliano who was employed as a secretary/stenographer at the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot during World War II. She worked while attending high school classes at the South Philadelphia High School For Girls and continued to work at the Quartermaster after her graduation. This collection contains papers related to her employment at the Depot.

Dates: Event: 1941-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2021-01-25

Helen B. Strzelczyk papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.0065
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Technician 3 Helen B. Strzelczyk who served with the United States Women's Army Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater between June 1943 and November 1945. This collection includes a photocopy of a scrapbook, diaries and notebooks during Helen B. Strzelczyk’s time in basic training and in serving in the WAAC, as well as several souvenirs during her time of service. Souvenirs include photographs taken in Old Bay, New Guinea and Manila, Philippines; Japanese issued Manila currency, newspapers, pamphlets and postcards. This collection also includes letters to Helen B. Strzelczyk from friends, co-workers, and other military members. Additional...
Dates: June 1943-November 1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-01-13

Gretchen Marie F. and Leslie J. Vreeland collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01.0347
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Gretchen Marie F. and Leslie J. Vreeland who were civilian defense workers living in Hawaii from April 1944-July 1946 at Barber's Point Naval Air Station in Oahu. The collection includes documents, ephemera, artifacts, photographs, newspapers, and maps that document the Vreeland's time in Hawaii.

Dates: 1944-1946; Other: Date accessioned: 2001-09-05; Other: Date acquired: 2001-08-21

Libby Werbner collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box 18 (02.0487-02.0511), Folder: 02.0505 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.0505
Content Description

This collection relates to Libby Werbner who served as a teacher with the Manzanar, California Japanese American Internment Camp during World War II. The collection includes an oral history interview transcripts and original photographs. Werbner describes her experience as a third grade teacher, Japanese culture, life in the camp, Army recruitment and the difference between her experiences at an internment camp and what she heard about concentration camps.

Dates: 1942-2003; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-07-01