United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve

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The Women's Reserve of the U.S. Naval Reserve, formerly known as the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) was established on July 30, 1942.

From the description of Records, 1954-1957 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007189

The United States entered WWII in 1941 and soon faced a serious shortage of manpower in the military. Congress, along with public interest and advocacy from various National organizations, forced the Department of the Navy (over considerable internal resistance) to start accepting women into their service to augment the many thousands of men already active in the war effort. On June 24, 1942, Congress passed an act to create a women's reserve as a branch of the Naval reserve; to be governed by the same rules and privileges and limited in that women could only work non-combat duty in the continental U.S. The idea was to free trained Naval men from desk jobs in order to increase the active fighting force--thus the rallying theme, "Free a man to fight." The new women's Naval Reserve units were called the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services) and, with its sister Coast Guard Reserve the SPARS, proceeded to immediately set up training schools at many colleges and universities across the country. Basic training sites were located in Oklahoma (Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College at Stillwater), Iowa (Iowa State Teacher's College at Cedar Falls), Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin at Madison), Indiana (University of Indiana at Bloomington), and New York state (Hunter College in New York City). Officer training sites were established in Massachusetts at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, and at Smith College in Northampton.

The creation of the WAVES represented a fundamental change that was occurring in American society as the war effort increased. Women were moving from the home into the work force and gaining increasing independence. In WWI, 11,275 women served in the Navy, mainly in secretarial and office positions, but they were not recognized nor was their service publicized, and no formal program existed for their training. In 1942, for the first time women were in uniform, earning the same pay, doing the same work, following the same rules, and receiving the same respect as Navy men. The publicity surrounding the WAVES focused on their independence, intelligence and equality with their male counterparts. However, the naval officers took care to remind everyone of their gender when designing their uniforms. Pants were vetoed in favor of skirts, fitted jackets, and stack heeled shoes that served to emphasize the femininity of the recruits. Women came to the WAVES from all sections of society, bringing a wide variety of skills and experience. Originally, black women were banned from the WAVES, creating a great deal of friction at some of the training schools. The President lifted the ban in 1944 and later that year the first black female officers graduated from the Smith College training school.

By the end of the war over 83,000 women were serving in the Navy, a number significantly over the original estimate of 11,000. They filled positions such as parachute riggers, pharmacist's mates, instrument flying trainers, store keepers, radio dispatchers, clerks, mechanics, lab technicians, mail carriers, decoders, and navigators. Most of the officers were restricted to the rank of lieutenant with the notable exception of Captain Mildred McAfee (the president of Wellesley College) who was the director the WAVES. Soon after peace was declared in 1945, the WAVES and SPARS programs were dismantled and the women who had been in the Navy returned to their homes or civilian jobs.

From the guide to the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services Unit) Files RG 12., 1942-1996, 1942-1945, (Smith College Archives)

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referencedIn Hunter College. Miscellaneous subject collection, 1851-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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creatorOf WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services Unit) files, 1942-1996 (bulk 1942-1945). Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Delaney, Patricia Keegan,. Oral history interview with Patricia Keegan Delaney, 2001 May 1. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries, UNCG University Libraries
referencedIn Paczkowski, Joan A., 1935-. Oral history interview, 2002. Minnesota State University, Mankato, Library Services, Library Services
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referencedIn Maguire, Mary V., 1918. Papers, 1943-1983. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
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referencedIn Wilson High School (Saint Paul, Minn.). Papers relating to former students in military service, 1942-1946. Minnesota Historical Society Library
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referencedIn Margaret Chung Papers, 1880-1958 (bulk 1942-1944 University of California, Berkeley. The Ethnic Studies Library.
referencedIn Denny, Elizabeth S. Papers, 1944-1973. Operational Archive Branch, Naval History Center
referencedIn Loktu, Dorothy. Papers, 1943-1966. Operational Archive Branch, Naval History Center
referencedIn William K. Anderson Papers, 1878-1967, 1936-1964 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Johnson, Madeline K. Papers, 1918-1985. Operational Archive Branch, Naval History Center
referencedIn United States. Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Records, 1951-1959 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Rich, Frances. Frances Rich papers, 1924-1988. Getty Research Library
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referencedIn White, Luisa C., 1923-. Papers, 1944-1945. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
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referencedIn Burdick, Charles Burton, 1927-. Charles B. Burdick war poster collection, 1914-1979 (bulk 1914-1945). San Jose State University
referencedIn Scheck, Jane Rembowski, 1923-. Papers, 1944-1954. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Dryden, Muriel Anne, 1911-. Papers of Muriel Anne Dryden, 1935-1990. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), ca.1913-2000, 1937-1999 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn MacKay, Gladys Godfrey. Gladys Godfrey MacKay papers, 1969-2001. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Baldwin, Alice M. (Alice Mary), 1879-1960. Alice M. Baldwin papers, 1863-1961. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Military training and personnel negatives, 1940s. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Palmer, Jean T. Jean T. Palmer papers 1926-1992. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Aldrich, Barbara Tanner, 1917-. Papers, 1943-1945. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Potier, Ruth,. Oral history interview with Ruth Potier [sound recording], 2007. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn U.S. Navy WAVES. WAVES photograph, 1944. Texas Woman's University Library, Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
referencedIn Kronfield, Josephine Martha Suter. Papers 1942-1945. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Rich, Frances. Frances Rich Papers, 1914-1988 Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Papers, 1935-1993 (inclusive), 1940-1968 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Tilghman, Mary Louise Mayer, 1908-. National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Delaware oral history project, 1983-1989. Historical Society of Delaware
referencedIn Dunn, Lynne. Papers, 1942-1989. Operational Archive Branch, Naval History Center
referencedIn Meyers, Mae Estelle. WAVES uniforms. Texas Woman's University Library, Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
referencedIn Toll, Katharine Wolcott. Papers of Katharine Wolcott Toll, 1809-2004 (inclusive), 1890-1985 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Chapman, Jane Irene, 1917- 2000. Papers and photographs, ca. 1920-1957, (bulk 1943-1945). Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Reynard, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1962 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Williams, L. Jane Irvine, 1921-. Papers, 1944-1946. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
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referencedIn Hawthorne, Mary Elizabeth, 1916-. Papers, 1944-1986. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
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associatedWith Aldrich, Barbara Tanner, 1917- person
associatedWith Anderson, William K. (William Knowlton), 1896-1967. person
associatedWith Baldwin, Alice M. (Alice Mary), 1879-1960. person
associatedWith Barton, Jane. person
associatedWith Belleau, Janice, 1924- person
associatedWith Beltmann, Mildred H. Friedrich, 1922- , person
associatedWith Bertalan, Frank J., 1914- person
associatedWith Blankenbaker, Marjorie L. person
associatedWith Bonner, Ruth, 1920- person
associatedWith Bowers, Laura Boddie Jones, 1915-2003. person
associatedWith Boyum, Bernice Larson, 1922- person
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associatedWith Buechler, Hazel E. person
associatedWith Burdick, Charles Burton, 1927- person
associatedWith Carley, Verna A. (Verna Adeline), 1900- person
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associatedWith Chung, Margaret person
associatedWith Chung, Margaret. person
associatedWith Collins, Winifred Quick, 1911-1999. person
associatedWith Comstock, Ada Louise. person
associatedWith Crandall, Elizabeth B., person
associatedWith Delaney, Patricia Keegan, person
associatedWith Denny, Elizabeth S. person
associatedWith Dexter, Martha Perrin Dinsmore. person
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associatedWith Dunn, Lynne. person
associatedWith Gilson, Barbara, 1925- person
associatedWith Gray, Grace W. (Grace Warner), 1924-2001 person
associatedWith Grubaugh, Evelyn M. Powell, 1924- person
associatedWith Grubisic, Eve M., 1915-2008, person
associatedWith Guitteau, Joanne P. person
associatedWith Hancock, Joy Bright, 1898- person
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associatedWith Hayes, Jean McGrath. person
associatedWith Hebel, Jean, person
associatedWith Hunter College. corporateBody
associatedWith Irwin, Constance H. Frick, 1913- person
associatedWith Jane Barton person
associatedWith Johnson, Madeline K. person
associatedWith Kafka, Blanch Anna 1922- person
associatedWith Kirkpatrick, Erma Hughes, person
associatedWith Kronfield, Josephine Martha Suter. person
associatedWith Lewis, Madge, 1914-2003. person
associatedWith Loktu, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Lukecart, Marjorie J., 1924- person
associatedWith Lyon, Pauline, 1922- person
associatedWith MacKay, Gladys Godfrey. person
associatedWith Maguire, Mary V., 1918. person
associatedWith Mapp, John Aydelotte, 1913- person
associatedWith Marshall, Alice Kahler, person
associatedWith McMahon, Margaret Helen, 1909-1960. person
associatedWith Mesaros, Pauline D. person
associatedWith Meyers, Mae Estelle. person
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associatedWith Morgan, Henrietta Hickman, 1917-1945. person
associatedWith Nash, Ruth Cowan, 1901- person
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associatedWith Norman, Carol H. (Carol Hurlbutt), 1917-2001. person
associatedWith Oklahoma State University. Dept. of Military Science. corporateBody
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associatedWith Owenby, Willie May, 1915-2001. person
associatedWith Paczkowski, Joan A., 1935- person
associatedWith Palmer, Jean T. person
associatedWith Paris family. family
associatedWith Patton, Kennon B.H., 1918- person
associatedWith Pavlick, Pauline. person
associatedWith Pickens, Harriet, 1909-1969. person
associatedWith Pimlott, Lillian M. person
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associatedWith Pouliot, Gabrielle C., 1913- person
associatedWith Powers, Anita, person
associatedWith Prieve, Betty M. Whitney, 1923- , person
associatedWith Radcliffe College. Class of 1943. corporateBody
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associatedWith Rich, Frances. person
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associatedWith Sklarz family family
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associatedWith Weis, Mary Dutton. person
associatedWith White, Luisa C., 1923- person
associatedWith Wiberg, Ella Ann, 1921- person
associatedWith Wilde, Louise K. person
associatedWith Williams, Helen Ann. person
associatedWith Williams, L. Jane Irvine, 1921- person
associatedWith Williams, Margaret E, 1910-2000. person
associatedWith Williford, Virginia C. person
associatedWith Wilson High School (Saint Paul, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Wiseman, Edith, 1925- person
associatedWith Yegge, Louise Ross, person
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North Dakota
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World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female
Women and the military
Naval history--Massachusetts--Northampton
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