Myrtle Louise Davis papers

Myrtle Louise Davis papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Davis, Myrtle Louise
Title: Myrtle Louise Davis papers
Dates: 1944-1951
Quantity: 0.7 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 slide box, 1 oversized A)
Coll. Number: ms3097

Biographical/Historical Note

Myrtle Louise Davis, daughter of Nolan C. Davis of Brunswick, Georgia, attended Glynn Academy High School (also in Brunswick) and Bessie Tift Baptist College in Forsyth, Georgia. She entered the Women's Army Corps in September 1944, received basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and had occupational therapy training at Hallaran General Hospital in Staten Island, New York. Afterward, she served the majority of her duty at AAF Convalescent Hospital in Plattsburgh, New York, where she taught music, with some temporary field duty at Mitchell Field, New York and Greensboro, South Carolina. She finished her service in December, 1946.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence from Myrtle Louise Davis to her family, dated October 1944-December 1946. Also included are various cards and handbooks issued in service, postcards including unusual WAC ones, photos, miscellaneous newspapers from various assignments, insignia, buttons, and personnel records.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Buttons (information artifacts)
Bylaws (adminstrative records)
Cards (information artifacts)
Davis, Myrtle Louise
Davis, Myrtle Louise -- Correspondence
Davis, Myrtle Louise -- Family
Manuals (instructional materials)
Membership lists.
Personnel records.
Rules of procedure.
United States. Army. -- Women--Sources
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps. -- History--Sources
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female--Sources.
World War, 1939-1945--Women--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Myrtle Louise Davis papers. MS 3097. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder
1ABarrack newspapers, 1944-1951
1Correspondence, postcards, booklets, official instructions, photos from World War II
2Medals, insignia, buttons, locks, from World War II