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Photographs and Ephemera from African American Member of Women's Army Auxilary Corps (WAAC)

Identifier: 2021-007

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of thirteen black-and-white photographs depicting a group of Black women enlisted in the Women's Army Auxilary Corp (WAAC) in Des Moines, Iowa. Also included in the collection are two identical newspaper clippings featuring Miriam Wheeler and Herlyne Leonard, and a small booklet about the WAAC created by the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce as a memento.


  • 1943

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections ( with questions regarding specific manuscript collections.

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Collection consists of photographs and ephemera from an African American member of the Women's Army Auxilary Corps (WAAC), most likely collected by either Miriam Wheeler or Herlyne Leonard.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The University of Alabama Libraries acquired the Photographs and Ephemera from African American Member of Women's Army Auxilary Corps (WAAC) in 2018.
Guide to Photographs and Ephemera from African American Member of Women's Army Auxilary Corps (WAAC)
Finding aid created by Jessica Rayman, November 2021
November 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266