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ELEMECML 3164 - Primary History Sources for Elementary Schools - Walker

Finding free primary history sources and digital archives. Planning lessons and activities that make use of primary historical sources.

A Women's War Too (National Archives)

A Woman's War Too: U.S. Women in the Military in World War II - edited by Paula Nassen Poulos - published 1996 - National Archives

WAVES in Naval Aviation Activities

WAVES in Naval Aviation Activities - published 1943 by the Navy Department

The Women's Army Corps (Study 1954)

The Women's Army Corps - Special Study - 1954 - Mattie Treadwell - Department of the Army

Branches of Women’s Service in World War II

Air Force

WAF = Women in the Air Force (program)

WAFS = Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron

WASP = Women Airforce Service Pilots

        =    Women’s Army Service Pilots

        =    Women’s Auxiliary Service Pilots

 

WFTD = Women’s Flying Training Detachment

 

(from Poulos, Paula Nassen. A Woman's War Too: U.S. Women In the Military In World War II. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1996.  https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/004540596).

 

Army

 

ANC = Army Nurse Corps

 

WAACS = Women's Army Auxiliary Corps

 

WACS = Women’s Army Corps


(from Poulos, Paula Nassen. A Woman's War Too: U.S. Women In the Military In World War II. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1996.  https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/004540596).

 

 

Coast Guard

 

SPARS    =    United States Coast Guard Women’s Reserve

SPARS is derived from the Latin motto of the USCG - Semper Paratus

Semper Paratus means "always ready".

 

(information taken from a 1942 Cedar Rapids Gazette clipping archived in the University of Iowa Digital Collection - http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/wwii/id/2037




 

Marine Corps

 

Marine Corps Women’s Reserve

 

(from Poulos, Paula Nassen. A Woman's War Too: U.S. Women In the Military In World War II. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1996.  https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/004540596).




 

Navy

 

WAVES    =    Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service

 

AKA Women’s Reserve
AKA United States Naval Reserve


(from Poulos, Paula Nassen. A Woman's War Too: U.S. Women In the Military In World War II. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1996.  https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/004540596).