Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990 | Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives
United States. Army. Women's Army Auxilliary Corps
United States. Army. Women's Army Auxilliary Corps - Military life
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps - Military life
Women in war
Women veterans - United States
World War, 1939-1945 - Participation, Female
World War, 1939-1945 - Women - United States
The Marcelle Fischer Papers primarily consists of correspondence, printed materials, photographs and artifacts, most of which date from or pertain to Fischer's service in the WAAC and WAAC during World War II. Correspondence from Fischer includes discussion of her duties teaching office work to male soldiers and general WAC life, such as barracks life, dating, social outings, her feelings regarding her contribution to the war effort, and her desire for advancement in the WAC. The correspondence also includes letters from male soldiers, both stateside and overseas, and correspondence from WAC friends such as Mildred Estabrook, who was stationed in Europe in 1945, and Ruth Tamayo, who primarily wrote about religious topics and mysteries while posted in Germany and Japan from 1950 to 1953.
Printed Materials in this collection take many forms, primarily booklets, souvenirs, newspapers and newspaper clippings, event programs, certificates, and training manuals. Most of these are related to Fischer's duties in the WAC or collected by her during her time of service, and some can be found in the Oversize Series. Also included in this collection are a few artifacts, primarily uniform accessories, and a significant number of photographs of Fischer and her WAC friends.