|Creator:||Hancock, Joy Bright, 1898-|
|Title:||Joy Bright Hancock papers|
|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.|
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.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Joy Bright Hancock papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.