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NARA Resources

"Band of Angels: Sister Nurses in the Spanish-American War"
This article from the Fall 2002 issue of Prologue discusses Catholic nuns that served as nurses in the Spanish American War.
"The Story of the Female Yeomen during the First World War"
Nathaniel Patch discusses female recruits in the U.S. Navy during World War I in this Prologue article.
"Wearing Lipstick to War: An American Woman in World War II England and France"
This article from Prologue tells the story of Elizabeth A. Richardson, who supported the troops during World War II in England and France.
"Will the Real Molly Pitcher Please Stand Up?"
Emily J. Teipe's Prologue article discusses separating the myth of the heroine of the Revolutionary War from the reality.
"Women Soldiers of the Civil War"
Part One of a Prologue article by DeAnne Blanton.
Women Who Served
A NARA online exhibit commemorating the women who served in the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS/WASP).


Other Resources

The Army Nurse Corps in World War II
Information from the U.S. Army Center of Military History.
The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project
"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 WVHP includes 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."
Cathay Williams: Female Buffalo Soldier
The story of a black woman who enlisted in the United States Regular Army for a three year engagement by disguising herself as a man.
Center for Women Veterans
This site is the portal for programs for women veterans available through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Fly Girls
This website is from the PBS documentary about the women who flew with the U.S. military during World War II.
From PBS, this website describes the work of women involved in ground operations in Iraq. It includes descriptions of the contributions of several individual women, historical information about women in wartime, and links to further information.
Nursing and Medicine during World War I
In addition to the article by Julia Tortorice about medical practice during World War I, this site includes links to further information.
Women at War: Stories from the Veterans History Project
First person accounts from the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.
Women Come to the Front
Library of Congress exhibit that explores eight female journalists, photographers, and broadcasters who reported from the front lines during World War II.
Women in Military Service for America Memorial
The first national memorial honoring women who have served in the Armed Forces is located in the Arlington National Cemetary.
Women in the Military: A Selected Bibliography
A bibliography compiled by Jacqueline S. Bey at the U.S. Army War College Library.
Women in the U.S. Army
A U.S. Army website that presents the history of women in the Army as well as information for and about today's woman soldier.
Women Marines Association
"The Women Marines Association was established in Denver, CO, in 1960 to ensure that our history as Marines would continue to be told and passed on to a new generation of Marines."
Women Military Aviators
This organization promotes and preserves the history of women pilots, navigators, and aircrew who served in the military. An archive has been established at Texas WomanÂ’s University in Denton, Texas.
The Women's Army Corps: A Commemoration of World War II Service
Publication from the U.S. Army Center of Military History.
World War I Era Yeomen (F)
From the Naval History & Heritage Command, this site presents images of "Yeomanettes" along with links to further information about them.