This collection documents the training of women to serve as WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during and after World War II at the United States Naval Training Center in Bainbridge, Maryland. WAVES served in the United States and overseas in a variety of roles including clerical, aviation, medical, technology, and communications duties among others.
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0.25 Linear Feet (1 Half-Hollinger box)
This collection consists of a single photograph album. The album contains a series of 20 photographs showing women training to be WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II at the United States Naval Training Center in Bainbridge, Maryland.
The University of Maryland Libraries purchased the photograph album from Jordan Antiques and Antiquarian Books on November 23, 2018.
These materials were received by the University of Maryland Libraries in 2018. Upon arrival, the album was re-housed into an archival quality box.