Special Collections and University Archives

by Audrey Sage Every scrapbook tells a unique story. Looking through scrapbooks that were created by women who have served in the military throughout the last century is a very special experience. Snapshots share a moment in time that can only briefly capture the experience of the veteran. There are playful photos, very serious images, […]

The surviving World War II era WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) were presented with Congressional Gold Medals on March 10, 2010. These women test flew and ferried planes, towed targets for target practice, and instructed male pilots. Over 1,000 women served from the creation of the WASPS in 1943 to the abrupt dismantling of the […]