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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

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

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Program - Graduation of the Second Officer Candidate Class of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, September 12, 1942.Program010504
Officers' Oath, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, September 12, 1942.Document010505
Headquarters Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, Training memoradum regarding the physical training program with attached Basic Manual for physical training, September 18, 1942.Document010506
Booklet - Basic Manual, Physical Training, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, Headquarters Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1942.Booklet010507
Headquarters Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, training memoradum regarding the safeguarding of classified information, September 29, 1942.Document010508
Headquarters Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, memoradum regarding clothing issue forms, October 5, 1942.Document010509
Helen I. Booth's American National Red Cross, Daytona Beach chapter, first aid instructor certifcation, 1943.Certificate 010601
(2) picture postcards of the W.A.A.C. Training Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, ca. 1943.Postcard010602
Booklet - Daytona Beach Extends A Hearty Welcome to The W.A.A.C.Booklet010603
Flyer - Al Sherman's Men's Shop, Daytona Beach, Florida, guide to Army and WAAC officers' uniforms. Flyer010604
Pamphlet - Reference Chart of Chemical Warfare Agents compliments of the First Atlantic National Bank of Daytona Beach, Florida. Pamphlet010605
Invitation to attend a Reception in honor of Brigadier General Don C. Faith, Daytona Golf & Country Club, December 27, 1942.Invitation010606
Program - Morning Worship at the Presbyterian Church of Daytona Beach, Florida, December 27, 1942.Program010607
Poem - Retreat by Auxiliary Sarah M. Bush, 4th Company, 5th Regiment.Poem010608
Army Air Corps Song and WAC Song, 6th Regiment, WAAC Training Company, Daytona Beach, Florida.Document010609
Letter to Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Booth from Reverend Paul M. Edris of Presbyterian Church, Daytona Beach, Florida, regarding their daughter, November 10, 1942.Letter010610
Christmas greetings to the troops from President Franklin D. Roosevelt with cover letter, December 21, 1942. Letter010611
Headquarters Second Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Dayton Beach, Florida, General Information, ca. 1943.Document010612
Booklet - Subject Schedule & Instructor's Guide in Military Sanitation, First Aid and Personal Hygiene, Second Women's Amry Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Daytona Beach, Florida, ca. 1943.Booklet010613
Booklet - Army Air Base, Muroc, California, Hand Book for newly arrived officers. Booklet010701
Booklet - A Camera Trip Through Hamilton Field, California: A picture book of the field and its activities.Booklet010702
Notes on the Bomb Reconnaissance Course taught at Hamilton Field, California, 1943.Notes010703
Letterhead - Air WAC Recruiting Office, Hamilton Field, California.Letterhead010704
Joking letter from Cynthia B. Warner, Commanding Officer, 713th WAC Post Headquarters, Army Air Force, Hamilton Field, California, July 25, 1943.Letter010705
Joking letter memo from "Winnie the Poo", 713th WAC Post Headquarters, Army Air Force, Hamilton Field, California, July 25, 1943.Letter010706
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