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Captain in the WAAC

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Title
Captain in the WAAC
Additional title: [African American Charity Adams, First Officer in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, standing in uniform and pointing to a poster that reads, "Women! Answer America's Call, Serve in the W.A.A.C."]
Names
United States. Office of War Information (Sponsor)
United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (Sponsor)
Collection

Military

World War II

United States. Army; Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) and Women's Army Corps (WACs)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1942 - 1945
Date Created: 1943-02
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
World War, 1939-1945
Military uniforms
Recruiting and enlistment
African American women
United States -- Armed Forces -- African American officers
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Original negative #: 596-67; Schomburg copy negative #: SC-CN-92-0533; Caption on back: "One of the first women to be appointed First Officer (the WAAC equivalent of captain) in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was Charity Adams of Columbia, S.C. A former teacher, she has commanded four companies of Auxiliaries at the First WAAC Training Center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, seeing them through basic training and sending them on to specialist work or to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to take over non-combat jobs."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9104a210-c645-012f-d27a-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1943: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Captain in the WAAC" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1943. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa0c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Captain in the WAAC" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 27, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa0c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1943). Captain in the WAAC Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa0c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Captain in the WAAC