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1941-1942 National Officers of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxillary, La Societe des Quarante Hommes Et Huit Chevaux (Forty and Eight)

Description: A roster of the 1941-1942 National Officers of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxillary, La Societe Des Quarante Hommes Et Huit Chevaux (Forty and Eight), dated October 14, 1941. Lynn, U. Stambaugh, W. C. "Tom" Sawyer, De Lacey Allen, Charles E. Booth, V. M. Armstrong, John F. Sullivan, Father Frederick J. Halloran, Thomas M. Owen, John R. Ruddick, Ralph B. Gregg, Frank E. Samuel. The American Legion, War Memorial Building, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Date: October 14, 1941
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Clipping: A Wise Woman said... "We served because our country needed us. It wasn't just me..everyone in America was inspired."]

Description: Magazine clipping providing a history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.), their formation, experiences during World War II and their fight for militarization after they were demobilized in December 1944. The clipping also provides a brief history about the life of Deanie Bishop Parrish and her experiences as a member of the WASPs.
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Clipping: "They Flew, Too"]

Description: Copy of the May 25, 1977 issue of The Gazette. An article of the WASP, who they were, what they did, Helen Snapp's service with them, and their efforts to gain veteran status is included. Articles about city government, summer jobs for youth, nutrition, cooking, and sports are also provided in this issue.
Date: May 25, 1977
Creator: Remington, Eileen
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Letter from Franklin L. Burdette to T. N. Carswell - December 15, 1941]

Description: A letter written to Mr. T. N. Carswell, Committee on Americanism, Parramore Post No. 57, American Legion, Abilene, Texas, from Franklin L. Burdette, Director of the Citizenship Course, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, dated December 15, 1941. Burdette conveys for President Daniel S. Robinson his appreciation for the letter from Carswell regarding the request for a definition of Americanism and advises of Robinson's request for Burdette to define it, therefore, the reason for the enclosed statement "Basic Ideals of Constitutional Democracy" as distributed by the National Foundation for Education in American Citizenship. He advises of a full-year course in American Government and Citizenship required of all sophomores attending Butler University.
Date: December 15, 1941
Creator: Burdette, Franklin L.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photocopied WASP Portraits]

Description: Photocopy of a page containing six Women Airforce Service Pilot portraits, all dressed in leather flight jackets with Fifinella patches. The women are Grace Putnam, Mary Ruth Rance, Virginia Raymond, Velma Saunders, Betty Scantland, and Martha Smith.
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum
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