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

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Captain in the WAAC

Image ID: 1260343

Captain in the WAAC  [[African American Charity Adams, First Officer in the Women'...] (February 1943)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Captain in the WAAC

Alternate 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."]

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Office of War Information -- Sponsor
United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps -- Sponsor

Created Date

: February 1943


: Gelatin silver prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in.


: 38995


: 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 wor ....
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: Military. / World War II / United States. Army; Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) and Women's Army Corps (WACs)

Source Description

: 3531 items (9.9 lin. ft., 39 boxes)


: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

Catalog Call Number

: Sc Photo Military

Digital ID

: 1260343

Record ID

: 612763

Digital Item Published

: 4-29-2005; updated 1-20-2012

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