Myrtle Louise Davis WAC collection

Myrtle Louise Davis WAC collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Davis, Myrtle Louise
Title: Myrtle Louise Davis WAC collection
Dates: 1943-1951
Quantity: 0.75 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms3097

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographs and correspondence of Myrtle Louise Davis while training and serving for the Women’s Army Corps, from 1944-1946. Davis writes from Third WAC Training Center in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia; Halloran General Hospital, Staten Island, New York; Plattsburgh Barracks, Plattsburgh, New York; Greensboro and Fort Braggs, North Carolina. Correspondence regards basic training, inspections, staging, girls in her platoon; classes for becoming a registered Occupational Therapist, patients, activities in the barracks; WAC events, her job in the Medical Library, music classes, duties at the AAF Convalescent Hospital, and army life. Photographs (circa 1944-1946) depict Louise and WAC officers posing at different locations, including A.A.F. Convalescent Hospital and Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The collection also includes Davis’s personnel records, postcards collected by Davis (with images of Grand Central Station Serviceman’s Lounge, WAAC images, WAAC Military Band, Camp MacDonough, Plattsburg, and Albany), training schedules, and standard “How to” procedures. Loose issues of Army Talk (published by the War Department); The Barracks Bag and The Sentry (both published by AAF Convalescent Hospital at Plattsburg Barracks, N.Y.) are also included.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type; letters arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Buttons (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Insignias.
Personnel records.
Postcards.
Rules of procedure.
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Gift of Joyce Davis Nichols.

Preferred Citation note

Myrtle Louise Davis WAC collection, ms 3097, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Other Finding Aids note

Published materials accompanying the collection have been cataloged individually with an associated collection note, and can be found in GIL by searching the title of this collection.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11-4Letters, 1944-1946
 
5Photographs, circa 1944-1946
 
6Personnel records, 1944-1946, 1951
 
7Postcards, circa 1945-1946
 
8Miscellanea, 1944-1950
 
9Miscellaneous handouts, 1943-1949
 
Box
2Medals, insignia, buttons, circa 1944-1945
Private and corporal insignia; WWII Good Conduct Medal for Efficiency, Honor, Fidelity; Dog Tags; padlocks with keys; WAC pins; and uniform buttons.