Records, 1951-1959 (inclusive).
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United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve
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 ...
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
Towle, Katherine Amelia, 1898-1986
Katherine Amelia Towle was born in 1898 in Towle, California (The town was named for her paternal grandfather and his two brothers who came from Vermont in the early 1850's). She moved to Berkeley in 1908. She graduated with honors from University of California, Berkeley in 1920, then later earned a Master's degree in political science in 1935. She entered the Marine Corps in 1943 and served until 1953. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Colonel Towle was associated with the Univer...
Hobby, Oveta Culp, 1905-1995
Oveta Culp Hobby (January 19, 1905 – August 16, 1995) was the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, first director of the Women's Army Corps, and a chairperson of the board of the Houston Post. Hobby went to Washington, D.C., in 1941 to head the newly formed women's division of the War Department's Bureau of Public Relations. At the request of Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall she drafted plans for the formation of a women's auxiliary to the male army, ...
Streeter, Ruth Cheney, 1895-1990
Ruth Cheney Streeter (October 2, 1895 – September 30, 1990) was the first director of the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve (USMCWR). In 1943, she became the first woman to attain the rank of major in the United States Marine Corps when she was commissioned as a major on January 29, 1943. She retired in 1945 as a lieutenant colonel. When Colonel Streeter left the Marine Corps in December, 1945, General A.A. Vandegrift then Commandant of the Marine Corps, wrote her a commendatory lett...
Perry, Miriam Patricia
Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (U.S.)
United States. Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services
The Committee was organized in 1951 to assist the Department of Defense on matters relating to women in the Armed Services. From the description of Records, 1951-1959 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006904 ...