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Gertrude Blair Women's Army Corps paper

Collection number: ahc.MSS1094

Scope and Content

The bulk of this collection consists of personal correspondence to and from Gertrude Blair, dated 1943-1956 that describe the daily activities of her WAC service. They include her time at Archer Field in Brisbane, Australia; Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea, later renamed Jayapura (Indonesia); and Manilia, Philippines. Other documents include individual soldier records, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, military publications, event programs and a publication titled WACS & Wings, 1944-1945.


  • 1943-1989
  • Majority of material found within 1944 - 1945


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Gertrude Blair (1902?- ) was born in Georgia and resided in St. Louis, Missouri most of her life. She served as a private and corporal in the Far East Air Force (FEAF), Women's Army Corps (WAC), and in the St. Louis Commercial Department during WWII. Additional biographical information about Gertrude Blair has been determined.


0.209 linear ft. (one half document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2001

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016.

Gertrude Blair Women's Army Corpos paper
Jennifer Bowne
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305