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    • Anchorage, 1939.

    • Anchorage, 1939.

    • View of Anchorage, Alaska, with Mount Susitna in background and new building under construction at center right. From caption: "Anchorage looking west. Community hall [far left background] and Elks Club [far center background] on 3rd Ave." Sign on...

    • UAA-hmc-0396-14b-458
    • Woman playing violin

    • Woman playing violin

    • Title taken from caption.
      > "[Woman playing violin and another playing piano for audience of military men]."

      Over 150,000 American women served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. The first WAAC training center was...

    • UAF-2003-175-2
    • WAC postal clerk

    • WAC postal clerk

    • Title taken from caption.
      "28 Apr 45. WAC postal clerk."

      Congress opened hearings in March 1943 on the conversion of the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) into the Regular Army. The WAC bill was signed into law some four months...

    • UAF-2003-175-15
    • Printing

    • Printing

    • Title taken from caption.
      "13 Apr 45. [WACs setting type for printing]."

      World War II changed the lives of women in significant ways. The war not only drew American women to the labor force, but it also brought them into the organized...

    • UAF-2003-175-16
    • Postal Clerks

    • Postal Clerks

    • Title taken from caption.
      "28 Apr 45. WAC (Women's Army Corps) postal clerks." The war time Army had been scattered around the world, and as a result Women's Army Corps did perform a myraid of services, such as forwarding and censoring mail and...

    • UAF-2003-175-22
    • Shore Patrol.

    • Shore Patrol.

    • Title taken from back of photo and accompanying note.
      "Shore Patrol and Seabees take a much needed breather among the rubble in the city of Kodiak after the devastated area was struck by a tidal wave March 27th. For immediate release U. S. Navy...

    • UAF-1972-153-25

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