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American Women's Voluntary Services Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC450
Included are minutes, 1952-1956; scrapbooks with pamphlets, clippings, programs, correspondence, and photos, 1942-1968; and a photo album, 1961-1966.

Dates

  • 1942-1968

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (6 volumes)

Abstract

Included are minutes, 1952-1956; scrapbooks with pamphlets, clippings, programs, correspondence, and photos, 1942-1968; and a photo album, 1961-1966.

Administrative History

Nevada state chapter of national body; organized September, 1942 by Mrs. Leon Mack, Mrs. Raymond Marks, Helen Marye Thomas, and Phyllis Walsh. The purpose of the A.W.V.S. was to recruit and train women to do civil defense work, assist with rationing programs, help provide packages to servicemen, and run U.S.O.'s. In peace times they worked with civilian blood banks, nursery schools, youth centers, and veteran's hospitals.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Phyllis J. Walsh circa 1970.
Title
A Guide to the American Women's Voluntary Services Records
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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