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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Photographs.
Speeches.
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

 
BoxFolder
11Advisory Committee on Retired
 
1Personnel, report, 1978
 
2Biographies
 
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
 
10Commendations
 
11Commissions
 
12Correspondence, personal
 
13Education
 
BoxFolder
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
 
12Leaves
 
BoxFolder
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
 
9Photos
 
10Printed material
 
BoxFolder
41Publications re. women in service
 
2Soldier management
 
3Speeches
 
4Travels: diary, 1961
 
5Travels, 1961
 
6Travels: diary, 1973
 
7Travels, 1973
 
8Univ. of GA: collection inventory
 
9Univ. of GA: correspondence
 
BoxFolder
51WAVES: Policies for Administration of, 1945
 
2WAVES: Reunion, 1972
 
3WAVES: Reunion, 1977
 
4WAVES: Reunion, photos
 
5Westinghouse Proposal
 
Box
6Artifacts: 2 Plaques, Souvenir Key to the City, Navy Pin, 2 Name Tags
 
Box
7Artifacts: Plaque and medal
 
Slides, movie
 
Box
8Slides
 
OS Folder
1ACertificates