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United States. Army. Women's Army Corps



[The Women's Army Corps (WAC) was a component of the United States Army.] The WAC was established by Congress in 1943, bringing the earlier Women's Army Auxiliary Corps into the regular Army. These women worked in a variety of support functions, including switchboard operation, office work, motor pool, translation, and mail processing. After the conclusion of World War II, the WAC became a permanent component in 1946. It was eventually abolished in 1978 as a separate corps with the women assimilated into other branches of Army.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Container 10: Women's Army Corps (WAC) Panoramic Photo, circa 1943

 File — Drawer B153.02.0010: Series B153.02 [Barcode: U186023281196]
Identifier: B153.02.0010

Women's Army Corps (WAC) panoramic photo. Panoramic photograph of 96 women dressed in uniform.

Dates: circa 1943

Goodstein Family Papers

Identifier: B153
Abstract Joseph Scher was born in Latvia in 1884 and died in Denver in 1969. He emigrated in 1904 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA degree in Sociology and Economics in 1913. Joseph Scher joined the Immigration Service in 1918 and was an investigator for 32 years. He married Rose Saperstein of Pennsylvania that same year. Their daughter Lillian Marie Scher Goodstein was born in Chicago in 1914 and graduated from the University of Chicago. She was a teacher and school librarian...
Dates: 1893-1980

Oral history interview with Shirley J. Curtis, 2003 April 17

Identifier: DCL2003.206
Abstract Curtis recalls enlisting in the Army and her early days in boot camp. She describes her various tours of duty including preparing ships to transport troops overseas from bases in the San Francisco area, and various other administrative assignments in Italy, Germany, and locations in the U.S., including Valley Forge Army Hospital, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center. Along with describing her Army duties, she provides a perspective of the...
Dates: 2003 April 17