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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.
This collection consists of approximately 2,640 color slides taken in 1985 by photographer Bill Weems for the publication Maryland: A University Portrait. The slides cover a wide range of campus life in the 1980s. Athletics, graduation, academic buildings, and campus scenes are all strongly represented. Other categories include art, dance, music, science, theater, marching band, reunions, and faculty, staff, and students.