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World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Laura Mae Jackson DuFore collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-01.0233
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Laura Mae Jackson DuFore who served with the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. The collection contains four letters that she wrote to her sister and family while she was overseas, two letters from friends, a collection of black and white photographs mainly from New Guinea and the Philippines, foreign currency, various military documents, artwork created by DuFore, a metal bracelet with the name “Laura” etched in, a cigarette lighter made from a .50 caliber round, a Japanese fan, a Japanese cigarette, an Enlisted Infantry collar pin, photocopies of two scrapbooks, and various newsletters from air fields, ships, or other posts. The collection...
Dates: Created: 1942-2008; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/18/2001

Charlotte D. Mansfield collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-08.0158
Abstract Charlotte Mansfield enlisted in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (W.A.A.C.) in 1942 to pursue work in photograph processing for the military. She was part of the first all-women graduating class from Lowry Field Photo School in Colorado, where she was trained to be a photo technician that developed primarily aerial shots in photography labs. Mansfield was stationed at various locations throughout the United States before being transferred to lab work overseas in England and Germany. By this time, W.A.A.C. had transitioned to Women’s Army Corps (W.A.C.). Throughout her military service, Mansfield took numerous personal photographs that featured her friends and surroundings. They provide...
Dates: 1915-2017; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1957; Other: Date acquired: 09/10/2008

Katherine Reibman transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0280 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0280
Content Description

This collection relates to Katherine Reibman who served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II at Camp Upton. This collection contains an Oral History where Reibman recounts her experiences during the war where she was responsible for handing out uniforms and later handing over the records of African Americans being discharged.

Dates: October 20, 2004; Event: 1944-1946

Sarah Smith transcript

 File — Box Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0034 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0034
Content Description

This oral history interview transcript relates to Sarah Smith who joined the Women's Army Corps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of Tech Sergeant. She served both in North Africa and Italy. Smith details her experiences during her training in Florida as well as during her service in North Africa and Italy. Smith explains the reception to her enlistment from her family and community as well as the valuable opportunities that her service gave her in seeing more of the world.

Dates: February 10, 2003; Event: Majority of material found within 1943-1945