10 August 2011

Women Veterans Digital Collection

The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP), established at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in 1998, documents the contributions of women in the military and related service organizations since World War I. The collection offers a wide range of source material, including photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, oral histories, military patches and insignia, uniforms, and posters, as well as published works.... It contains more than 500 individual collections which includes 300 oral histories.

If you search the collection on the term, "Parris Island," you will find 4 photographs and 9 oral histories of women who served on Parris Island at some point in their careers.

Description of image at the head of this entry: "Group photo of the Women Marines Recruit Battalion Platoon 16-A, at Parris Island, South Carolina, 1954. The platoon was led by Staff Sergeant J. L. Shipman, Sergeant H. E. Manos, Sergeant N. L. Agnew, and Corporal J. K. Paulson, all pictured. All Women Marines pictured wear the service dress uniform and service cap. This is a racially integrated platoon. Dolores Hamrick is pictured third row from the top, third from the right."

Source of image: Image is courtesy of Jackson Library, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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