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Archive Of Wwii Women's Army Corp (Waac/Wac) Ephemera; Thirty-Three (33 Items Of Historical Record. U. S. A.: Papers Are Personal, Government Published Or Location Specific., 1942 - 1945. MRS MYRTIE B. DON

Archive Of Wwii Women's Army Corp (Waac/Wac) Ephemera; Thirty-Three (33 Items Of Historical Record. U. S. A.: Papers Are Personal, Government Published Or Location Specific., 1942 - 1945.

MRS MYRTIE B. DON

Other works by MRS MYRTIE B. DON

Publication: Various Locations, 1942-1946, N P

One-of-a-kind collection of papers relating to Women's military service in WWII including Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC). This collection derives from multiple posts across the country particularly Fort Des Moines, IA. This broad archive includes: Official photographs of female service members, recruiting pamphlets, song books, Newsletters, WAC Officer instructions, promotion orders, official military documents, WAC News, 23-page story about the life of a "green recruit," written by Clarice Pollard, WAAC Handbook for Ft. Des Moines, Women's Army Corps trivet. In November 1942 the WAAC was authorized an increase of six times its original application. The following July 1943 the organization dropped the identifier "Auxiliary" and became the WACs. The first class only had three specialties for women: Switchboard operator, mechanic and baker. They soon began to expand to more than a dozen effort essential job specialties. The WAAC was modeled after comparable British units, especially the ATS. In 1942, the first contingent of 800 members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School, Iowa. Many of the items among this collection are from the graduates of that program. All items are VG to Fine, preserved in archival sleeves and kept in a 3-ring notebook. "A limited number of colored applicants may be accepted for assignment to Gardiner General Hospital..." Army Recruiting Memorandum, Jan. 1945.

Inventory Number: 48879

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