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Women and the Military

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 56, Folder S
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1952
Scope and Contents note:
These song sheets depict women serving in the various branches of the service. One song is post-World War II. See also 2.7 H. (15 items)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 2: Armed Forces
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 2: Armed Forces / 2.5: World War II
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80ff06290-75ef-4161-9744-e3118ff52c80
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s02-ref234

Women in Defense

Collection Creator:
Hubbard, Bernard R. (Bernard Rosecrans), 1888-1962  Search this
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (black-and-white sound; 383 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1935
Scope and Contents:
Edited film is a theatrical travelogue produced for the "Magic Carpet of Movietone." Film

Legacy Keywords: Women and the military
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1993.1.141
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Father Bernard Hubbard collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Father Bernard Hubbard collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc960012f70-6200-48b1-94e9-e02fadd1eae4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1993-01-ref86

Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI)

Names:
Campbell, Kim  Search this
Custodio, Olga E.  Search this
Deal, Sarah M.  Search this
Duckworth, Tammy, 1968-  Search this
Engel, Connie  Search this
Harris, Stayce D.  Search this
Leavitt, Jeannie Marie Flynn  Search this
Linnington, Abigail  Search this
Malachowski, Nicole M. E.  Search this
McFetridge, Patricia A.  Search this
McKnight, Claudia  Search this
Murphy , Sally Dale  Search this
Oslund, Joellen M. Drag  Search this
Shults, Tammie Jo, 1961-  Search this
Van Ovost, Jacqueline Desiree  Search this
Young, Lucy  Search this
Extent:
0.97 Cubic feet (2 letter document boxes.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
2019-2020
Summary:
This collection consists of interviews and related documents for each of the military pilots selected for The Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI).
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following digital assets: video, audio, photographs, and pdf files for each of the women interviewed by the The Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI). There is also a folder for each interviewee which contains a printed copy of the transcript and other related documentation.
Arrangement:
Arrangement is alphabetically by interviewee's last name.
Biographical / Historical:
The Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI) was conceived by former National Air and Space Museum Verville Fellow, Lieutenant Colonel Monica Smith (Retired) in July 2018. Fifteen veteran women aviators participate in MWAOHI: five participants from the United States Air Force, five from the United States Army, four from the United States Navy, two from the United States Coast Guard (both also flew in the Army), and one from the United States Marine Corps. Five are among the first military women to earn wings, seven are combat aircraft and/or combat zone aviators, and three are flag officers. The interviewees are as follows: Lieutenant Colonel Olga Custodio (Retired; Lieutenant Colonel Sarah Deal; Lieutenant Commander Tammy Duckworth (Retired); Lieutenant Colonel Connie Engel (Retired); Lieutenant General Stayce Harris (Retired); Major General Jeannie Leavitt; Colonel Abigail Linnington (Retired); Colonel Nicole Malachowski (Retired); Captain Patricia McFetridge (Retired); Commander Claudia McKnight (Retired); Colonel Sally Murply (Retired); Captain Joellen Oslund (Retired); Lieutenant Commander Tammie Shults; Lieutenant General Jacqueline Van Ovost; and Captain Lucy Young (Retired). Additionally, a sixteenth interview of Colonel Kim "K. C." Campbell was conducted in January of 2020 by NASM curator Michael Hankins.
Provenance:
Monica Smith for NASM, Transfer, 2020, NASM.2020.0005
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Women and the military  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Video recording  Search this
Citation:
Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI), NASM.2020.0005, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2020.0005
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Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27f1efd6e-1d13-4c14-a746-4d501464368a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2020-0005
Online Media:

Mallie Ivie WAF Collection

Creator:
Ivie, Mallie J., 1930-1975  Search this
Names:
Women's Air Force (WAF)  Search this
Extent:
0.47 Cubic feet ((1 flat box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Yearbooks
Date:
bulk 1948-1951
Scope and Contents:
This donation includes a scrapbook and two yearbooks, one from Lowry Air Force Base in 1949 and the other from Barksdale Air Force Base in 1950. The scrapbook was compiled by Corporal Ivie and relates to her time with the WAFs, including both service-related and social activities. Included in the scrapbook are numerous newspaper clippings related to the WAFs, as well as personal correspondence (including letters from her brother who served in the Marines and from her future husband, Ray Botello), and black and white photographs of her fellow airmen. There is also various memorabilia from her social activities.
Biographical / Historical:
Mallie J. Ivie (1930-1975) was born in El Paso, TX. On 6 October 1948, she became the second woman to join the armed forces in Texas after they began a recruiting drive on 27 September of the same year. She had just graduated from Austen High School that May. She enlisted in the Women's Air Force (WAF) for a three year term, although she left before her third year was completed. She served as a reconnaissance technician at Lowry Field in Denver, CO before she was transferred to Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, KS on 6 August 1949. On 24 October 1949 she was again transferred, this time to Barksdale Air Force Base near Shreveport, LA where she was promoted to Corporal.
Provenance:
Mallie Irene Ramona "Mona" (Botello) White, Gift, 2004
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Women and the military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Yearbooks -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Mallie Ivie WAF Collection, Accession 2004-0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0052
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg26da91238-3e6c-4ba6-b8b1-d1b22c548cee
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0052

Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services Collection

Creator:
Scheffelin, Margaret Merrick  Search this
Names:
United States. Department of Defense  Search this
United States. Dept. of Defense. Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS)  Search this
Scheffelin, Margaret Merrick  Search this
Extent:
6.54 Cubic feet ((6 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Reports
Minutes
Manuscripts
Clippings
Articles
Date:
1981-1984
Scope and Contents:
This accession primarily documents Dr. Margaret Merrick Scheffelin's membership to DACOWITS (March 1982 - December 1984). This material consists of published articles, newspaper clippings, and manuscripts, as well as DACOWITS meeting minutes and reports for the period of Dr. Scheffelin's tenure, as well as some personal correspondence and photographs.
Arrangement:
Arrangement: 1) Publications 2) visitation packets 3) DACOWITS meetings 4) published articles 5) newpaper & periodical clippings 6) personal correspondence 7) miscellaneous
Biographical / Historical:
The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) was established in 1951 by Department of Defense Directive 110.09-2 to advise and assist the Secretary of Defense on policy relating to women in the armed forces. The major objectives of the committee were to inform the public of the need for women in the services, the responsibility assumed by the military to provide for the welfare of women, and to accelerate the recruitment of women. By the 1980s DACOWITS had become involved in a wide variety of military issues relating to women.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Margaret M. Scheffelin, Gift, 1985, 1986-0007, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Women and the military  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Reports
Minutes
Manuscripts
Clippings
Articles
Identifier:
NASM.1986.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27e7d6a94-7501-4ec4-985c-cb893e19aaf5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1986-0007

WASPs Binder: Pictures of Life and Training of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots

Creator:
Haydu, Bernice Falk  Search this
Names:
Avenger Field -- Sweetwater, TX  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces  Search this
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)  Search this
Cochran, Jacqueline  Search this
Haydu, Bernice Falk  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox) (1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Songbooks
Photographs
Date:
1942-1944
Summary:
This collection, compiled by Bernice Falk Haydu, a former WASP 44-7, contains original photographs, photocopies of photographs, class rosters, graduation data, copies of certification, a WASP songbook, an original Miss Fifinella color sketch by Walt Disney, and other related material. The photographs are all captioned with information from Mrs. Cliff Deaton, Chief Staff Executive Officer of the WASPs at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas. The material has been grouped in a binder under the following subheadings: Avenger Field; Life on Base; Wishing Well: Flight Training School; Physical Education and Marching; Graduations; VIPs; and a Miscellaneous file.
Scope and Contents:
This collection compiled by Bernice Falk Haydu, a former WASP 44-7, contains original photographs, photocopies of photographs, class rosters, graduation data, copies of certification, a WASP songbook, an original Miss Fifinella color sketch by Walt Disney, and other related material. The photographs are all captioned with information from Mrs. Cliff Deaton, Chief Staff Executive Officer of the WASPs at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, TX. The material has been grouped in a binder under the following subheadings: Avenger Field; Life on Base; Wishing Well: Flight Training School; Physical Education and Marching; Graduations; VIPs; and a Miscellaneous file.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
The WASPs Binder: Pictures of Life and Training of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots Collection is arranged in its original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The WASPs (Women's Airforce Service Pilots) learned to fly US Army Air Corps aircraft during WWII. Jacqueline Cochran was director of the 1074 women who earned wings and flew 60 million miles for the US Army Air Corps between November 17, 1942 and December 7, 1944. From light aircraft, the WASPs advanced quickly to fly every air corps aircraft in use at the time. With the exception of aerial gunnery and formation flying, these women received the same training as the male pilots. WASPs ferried planes, towed targets, flew tracking, simulated bombing missions, performed radio control, flight tested aircraft, gave instrument instruction and performed many other duties. Their work allowed more men to participate in aviation combat roles.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Bernice Falk Haydu, Gift, 1989, 1989-0123, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Women and the military  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Miss Fifinella (Fictitious character)  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Songbooks
Photographs
Citation:
WASPs Binder: Pictures of Life and Training of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots, Acc. NASM.1989.0123####, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0123
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WASPs Binder: Pictures of Life and Training of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2061b326e-8b8b-45de-aea4-33c691239a41
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0123
Online Media:

Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) Collection

Creator:
Haydu, Bernice Falk  Search this
Names:
Avenger Field -- Sweetwater, TX  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces  Search this
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)  Search this
Cochran, Jacqueline  Search this
Haydu, Bernice Falk  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Rosters
Photographs
Songbooks
Newsletters
Date:
1944-1980
bulk 1944-1949
Scope and Contents:
This accession includes photographs, logos, newsletters, yearbooks, a WASP songbook, membership rosters, and several miscellaneous items.
Biographical / Historical:
The WASPs (Women's Airforce Service Pilots) learned to fly US Army Air Corps aircraft during WWII. Jacqueline Cochran was director of the 1074 women who earned wings and flew 60 million miles for the US Army Air Corps between November 17, 1942 and December 7, 1944. From light aircraft, the WASPs advanced quickly to fly every air corps aircraft in use at the time. With the exception of aerial gunnery and formation flying, these women received the same training as the male pilots. WASPs ferried planes, towed targets, flew tracking, simulated bombing missions, performed radio control, flight tested aircraft, gave instrument instruction and performed many other duties. Their work allowed more men to participate in aviation combat roles.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Bernice Falk Haydu, Gift, 1987, 1987-0077, not NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Miss Fifinella (Fictitious character)  Search this
Women and the military  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Rosters
Photographs
Songbooks
Newsletters
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0077
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23f252343-fdbb-4f6f-b6ad-04b0f02684e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0077

Minerva journal of women and war

Author:
Minerva Society for the Study of Women and War  Search this
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
Topic:
Women and the military  Search this
Women soldiers  Search this
Women and war  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Women  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107701

Minerva

Author:
De Pauw, Linda Grant  Search this
Minerva Center  Search this
Physical description:
volumes ; 21 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1983
200u
©1983-
Topic:
Women and the military  Search this
Women--Social conditions  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Women  Search this
Call number:
UB418.W65 M6
UB418.W65M6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_163355

Securing our future--then and now: servicewomen put their stamp on a nation

Title:
"Let the generations know that women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom." ...Army nurse
Author:
Bellafaire, Judith 1954-  Search this
Publisher:
Women in Military Service for America Foundation (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
20 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
Topic:
Women on postage stamps  Search this
Armed Forces on postage stamps  Search this
Postage stamps--History  Search this
Women and war--History  Search this
Women and the military--History  Search this
Women in Military Service for America Memorial (Arlington, Va.)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1050786

Side-by-side : a photographic history of American women in war / Vickie Lewis ; produced with the cooperation of the Military Women's Press of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation

Title:
Photographic history of American women in war
Author:
Lewis, Vickie  Search this
Physical description:
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
Topic:
Women and the military  Search this
Women in war  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1088170

It's my country too : women's military stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan / edited by Jerri Bell & Tracy Crow ; foreword by Kayla Williams

Title:
Women's military stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan
Editor:
Bell, Jerri  Search this
Crow, Tracy  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 330 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
Topic:
Women and the military  Search this
Women soldiers  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Women  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1080340

Navajo women warrors [videorecording] : Sani Dez-Bah / Artreach Studios in cooperaton with the Women's Memorial, Navajo Nation Office of the President and Speaker & Navajo Nation TV 5, SAF Sheephead Films

Title:
Sani Dez-Bah
Author:
Piewtewa, Lori  Search this
Carron, Alice  Search this
Nez, Angela Barney  Search this
Anthony, Helena B  Search this
Baraside, Chris  Search this
Artreach Studios (Firm)  Search this
Women in Military Service for America Foundation (U.S.)  Search this
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah  Search this
Sheephead Films (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 videodisc (30 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
2002
2004
C2002
Topic:
Women and the military--History  Search this
Women soldiers--History  Search this
Women in combat  Search this
Navajo women--History  Search this
Navajo women--Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
U21.75 .N392 2002
video 000670
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_811870

Women and the military : an encyclopedia / Victoria Sherrow

Author:
Sherrow, Victoria  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 381 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Women and the military--Encyclopedias  Search this
Women and war--Encyclopedias  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_508949

Wives and warriors : women and the military in the United States and Canada / edited by Laurie Weinstein and Christie C. White ; foreword by Cynthia Enloe

Author:
Weinstein, Laurie Lee  Search this
White, Christie C. 1968-  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 252 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Canada
Date:
1997
Topic:
Women and the military  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_533254

War and American women : heroism, deeds, and controversy / William B. Breuer

Author:
Breuer, William B. 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 255 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
Topic:
Women and the military  Search this
Women in war  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_538875

Women and war in the twentieth century : enlisted with or without consent / edited by Nicole Ann Dombrowski

Author:
Dombrowski, Nicole  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 377 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1999
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Women  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Women  Search this
Women and war  Search this
Women and the military  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_555463

Gender camouflage : women and the U.S. military / edited by Francine D'Amico and Laurie Weinstein

Author:
D'Amico, Francine  Search this
Weinstein, Laurie Lee  Search this
Physical description:
x, 279 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Women and the military  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Women  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_561813

American women and the U.S. armed forces : a guide to the records of military agencies in the National Archives relating to American women / compiled by Charlotte Palmer Seeley ; revised by Virginia C. Purdy and Robert Gruber

Author:
Seeley, Charlotte Palmer  Search this
Purdy, Virginia Cardwell  Search this
Gruber, Robert  Search this
United States National Archives and Records Administration  Search this
Subject:
United States National Archives and Records Administration  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 355 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
Topic:
Women and the military--History--Archival resources  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Women  Search this
History  Search this
Archival resources  Search this
Call number:
U21.75.S44 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_442604

Gender differences at work : women and men in nontraditional occupations / Christine L. Williams

Author:
Williams, Christine L. 1959-  Search this
Subject:
United States Marine Corps Women  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 191 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Sex role in the work environment  Search this
Women and the military  Search this
Men nurses  Search this
Stereotypes (Social psychology)  Search this
Call number:
HD6060.5.U5W55 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446814

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