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World War II Code Girls: What’s in a Name?

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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During World War II, women answered the call to enter the workplace, and “Code Girls” filled the demand for cryptographers. Women’s records are historically difficult to research, however, due to name changes after marriage. Reference Archives Specialist Cara Moore Lebonick takes you through the process of tracking down “Code Girl” personnel records and deciphering what they can reveal! Lebonick will be presenting from her workplace in St. Louis.

The exhibit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support for National Outreach and Programs provided by Denise Gwyn Ferguson, Maggie and Robert Boroujerdi, BMO Financial Group, The Hearst Foundations, Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, FedEx, Bernstein Family Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay-Hartog Levin (Ret.).



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