Joy Bright Hancock papers

Joy Bright Hancock papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Hancock, Joy Bright, 1898-
Title: Joy Bright Hancock papers
Dates: Bulk, 1945-1953
Dates: 1929-1983
Quantity: 3.4 Linear feet (4 document boxes, 1 half box, 2 slide boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 oversized folder A)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Joy Bright Hancock from 1929-1983. The papers include official Navy documents such as leave forms, commendations, commissions, and certificates; correspondence; clippings; photographs; speeches; and slides. The materials mainly document Hancock's naval active duty service, but also relate to Hancock's role and influence upon the Women's Reserve, U.S. Naval Reserve (WAVES). The collection also contains correspondence, rewrites, and clippings pertaining to Hancock's book LADY IN THE NAVY.
Coll. Number: ms2290

Biographical/Historical Note

Joy Bright Hancock (1898- ), enlisted in the women's naval reserve in 1918 as a yeoman, rose to the rank of Capt., Director of Women's Reserve by 1946. One of eight women sworn into the regular Navy under the Women's Armed Service Integration Act of 1948, retired in 1953.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve.
United States. Navy.
Women and the military--United States.
World War, 1939-1945.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joy Bright Hancock papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Advisory Committee on Retired
1Personnel, report, 1978
3Clippings, misc.
4Clippings, women in service, 1943-1967
5Clippings, women in service, 1974-1975
6Clippings, women in service, 1976
7Clippings, women in service, 1977
8Clippings, women in service, 1978
9Clippings, women in service, 1979-1983
12Correspondence, personal
21Hancock School
2Joy Bright Hancock Day: Wildwood, NJ, 1976
3 Lady in the Navy: clippings
4 Lady in the Navy, 1967-1968
5 Lady in the Navy, 1969
6 Lady in the Navy, 1970
7 Lady in the Navy, 1971
8 Lady in the Navy, 1972
9 Lady in the Navy, 1973
10 Lady in the Navy, 1974
11 Lady in the Navy : correspondence
31Navy documents, 1930-1942
2Navy documents, 1943
3Navy documents, 1944-1946
4Navy documents, 1947-1949
5Navy documents, 1950-1953
6Navy documents, 1965-1971
7Navy documents, 1972-1974
8Navy Supply Corps Museum
10Printed material
41Publications re. women in service
2Soldier management
4Travels: diary, 1961
5Travels, 1961
6Travels: diary, 1973
7Travels, 1973
8Univ. of GA: collection inventory
9Univ. of GA: correspondence
51WAVES: Policies for Administration of, 1945
2WAVES: Reunion, 1972
3WAVES: Reunion, 1977
4WAVES: Reunion, photos
5Westinghouse Proposal
6Artifacts: 2 Plaques, Souvenir Key to the City, Navy Pin, 2 Name Tags
7Artifacts: Plaque and medal
Slides, movie
OS Folder