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The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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Collection TitleCL 53 Helen Booth Sprecher CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button
Date Completed:August 2009
Terms:Women and the military; Women's Army Auxiliary Corps; Women's Army Auxiliary; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945-Participation, Female
Historical:Helen Booth Sprecher- Helen Isabel Booth was born October 19, 1913 in Spangler, Pennsylvania.  She attended college at the Pennsylvania State Teachers College at Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania and earned her degree in health and physical education.  She later took additional continuing education courses at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State.  During World War II, she served in the Women's Army Corps from August 1942 until her discharge in January 1946 at the rank of Captain.  She served with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in Fort Des Moines, Iowa and Daytona Beach, Florida and with the Army Air Corps in California and the Pacific.  On August 11, 1951 she married James Sprecher of Elmira, New York.  The couple stayed in Elmira where Helen worked for the Elmira City School District.  She continued to serve in the Air Force Reserves. 
Scope:The Helen Booth Sprecher Collection contains official documents relating to Helen's military service from 1942 to 1954; photographs, 1942-1945; personal correspondence, 1942-1944; and documents relating to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, 1992-1995. 
Extent1.5 linear feet
Date Span1942-1995
Abstract

This collection contains material relating to Helen Booth Sprecher's military service during World War II. 



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Pamphlet - Military Historical Tours, VJ Day 50th Anniversary, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 26-September 5, 1995Pamphlet020604
Donations form for the Women In Military Service Memorial project, ca. 1990s.Document020605
Flyer - Women In Military Service For American Memorial Design Concept, ca. 1990s.Flyer020606
Brochure - Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc. Souvenirs, Fall and Winter 1993-94.Brochure020607
Brochure - Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc. Souvenirs, Fall/Winter 1994.Brochure020608
(2) Brochures - Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc. Souvenirs, ca. 1990sBrochure020609
Letter from the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation requesting donations for the Memorial, November 1992.Letter 020610
Letter from the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation requesting donations for the Memorial, ca. 1990s.Letter020611
Letter from the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation concerning the design of the Memorial, ca. 1990s.Letter020612
Letter from the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation concerning the groundbreaking for the Memorial, Fall 1994.Letter020613
Conceptual design for The Women In Military Service For America Memorial, ca 1990s. (multiple copies)Drawing020614
Return envelopes for the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc, ca. 1990s.Envelopes020615
Booklet - Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, 1942. Booklet020701
Booklet - WAACs Before and After, ca. 1942.Booklet020702
Booklet - War Ration Book Four, ca. 1940s.Booklet020703
Booklet - A Pocket Reference Guide to Army, Navy & Marine Corps Insignia, 1943.Booklet020704
Booklet - Amry Song Book, 1941.Booklet020705
Booklet - Women's Army Corps Song Book, 1944.Booklet020706
Booklet - A Guide to the Tagalog Dialect in the Philippines, 1945.Booklet020707
(6) WAC-themed postcards; Selected Nature Studies of Australia photographic souvenir; New Caledonia Photographic Souvenir, ca. 1940s.Postcards020708
Piece of sleeve with Helen I. Booth's name written on it, May 2, 1948.Cloth020709
(6) paper Christmans ornaments shaped like male and female soldiers, ca. 1940s.Ornaments020710
Lt. Helen I. Booth calling card; Los Angeles Air Defense Wing Headquarters Officers' Mess membership card, 1943; S.S. Laurline Officers' Mess Aft Dining Room seating card, 1944; S.S. Larline Shore Liberty Authorization Card, 1944; United States Army Transport First Class dining room seating card, 1944.Cards020711
Programs - Servicemen's Morale Corpse Masquers, Camp Haan, California, July 24, 1943; Bigger Biggy Bingo at Starlite Esplanade, October 9, 1944; Christmas Music Service on the S.S. Lurline, Demcember 24, 1944.Programs020712
Hotel Bellevue, San Francisco, California, letterhead, ca. 1945.Letterhead020713
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