|WVM ID Number||WVM Mss 1879|
|Year Range from||1943|
|Year Range to||1945|
|Event||World War II|
Three scrapbooks and loose photographs pertaining to Paulette Burgie, a Monroe, Wisconsin, resident who served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. The scrapbooks were arranged by Burgie and document her time in the WAC through newspaper clippings, original personal photographs, and ephemeral manuscript materials. Some of the newspaper clippings include articles about Burgie and her service, the participation of WAC soldiers in the war effort, and information about various Wisconsin soldiers fighting overseas. Other newspaper clippings cover famous decorated soldiers, such as Richard Bong and Charles E. Kelly, important generals for the Allies, and coverage of the war in general. Original photographs (some identified) include images of Burgie in uniform, posing by herself and with fellow WAC soldiers, and document her service while stationed in Minnesota. Also included are images of Burgie posing with her family members. Additional manuscripts include original military papers and orders, programs from various events and shows, and select souvenirs collected during her service. Loose photographs include a bust portrait image of Burgie in uniform and several unidentified individuals and children, likely her family. Originally from Monroe, Burgie moved to Chicago after graduation and worked several jobs in the area over thirty years. She moved back to Monroe after retiring in 1976.
|Extent and Medium of Description||
Scrapbooks : 0.6 linear ft. (3 flat boxes)
Photographs : (1 folder)
|History||Originally from Monroe, Burgie moved to Chicago after graduation and worked several jobs in the area over thirty years. She moved back to Monroe after retiring in 1976.|
Women soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Monroe.
Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Monroe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poetry.
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
Clippings (information artifacts).
Geographic:Fort Des Moines (Iowa)