Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project


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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP), established at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in 1998, documents the contributions of women in the military and related service organizations since World War I. The collection offers a wide range of source material, including photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, oral histories, military patches and insignia, uniforms, and posters, as well as published works. Through active acquisition and educational outreach the project continues to expand its research collection and to explore the cultural, social, and military changes in American society that were fueled by the gender integration of the armed forces.
The WVHP primarily focuses on the twentieth century, with materials pertaining to World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. The collection chiefly documents women veterans, but it also chronicles the contributions of workers in related service organizations such as the Red Cross and special services and civilians in service. It contains more than 500 individual collections which includes 300 oral histories.


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