Martha E. Donaldson Papers, 1942-1963

(Manuscript Collection #517)

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Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Service files (1942-1948) as U. S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant (j.g. ) - First Lieutenant, including letters, orders, transfers, promotions, fitness reports, leave, release from active duty, affidavits, memoranda, personnel officer's routine - 1945, instructions, & notice of separation for the U. S. Naval Service, etc. received from Bureau of Naval Personnel; Headquarters, Seventh Naval District, Miami, Florida; U. S. Naval Training School, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts; Headquarters, Third Naval District, New York, NY; U. S. Naval Training School (Yeomen & Storekeeper), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; Headquarters, Ninth Naval District, Great Lakes, Illinois; Headquarters, Sixth Naval District, Charleston, South Carolina; Headquarters of the Commander Inshore Patrol, Third Naval District, New York, NY; U. S. Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, NY; Submarine Chaser Training Center, Miami, Florida. 85 items. 92 p.
    • Folder b
      Service files (1950-1953) as U. S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander - Commander, including letters, orders, questionnaires, requests for training, transfers, promotions, record of duties performed, drill attendance certificates, fitness reports, leave, release from active duty, affidavits, memoranda, Naval Reserve Inactive duty training orders (non-pay units), applications for training duty, mobilization affidavit, modification of promotion orders, received from , U. S. Naval Correspondence Course Center, Brooklyn, NY; Headquarters of the Commandant, Third Naval District, New York, NY; Bureau of Naval Personnel; Naval Intelligence, Twelfth Naval District, San Francisco, California; U. S. Naval Reserve Officer Performance Recording Activity, Naval Personnel Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 70 items. 74 p.
    • Folder c
      Service files (1945-1963) as U. S. Naval Reserve Commander, including applications for training duty, waivers, retention in pay status requests, orders, instructions, temporary additional duty requests, security clearances, agreement to remain in the ready reserve, transfers, status of "Q" division information, inactive duty orders, certificates, received from , U. S. Naval Correspondence Course Center, Brooklyn, NY; Headquarters of the Commandant, Third Naval District, New York, NY; Bureau of Naval Personnel; Naval Intelligence, Twelfth Naval District, San Francisco, California; Commandant, Eleventh Naval District, San Diego, California; Naval Reserve Mobilization Team Division 3-7Q, New York, NY. 82 items. 86 p.
    • Folder d
      Virginia C. Gildersleeve, Navarre, Bedford Village, New York correspondence (1956) pertaining to an unofficial pamphlet on the WAVES. 4 items. 4 p.
    • Folder e
      Biographical information (1942-1963) 24 items. 29 p.
    • Folder f
      Miscellaneous material (1942-1956, undated) 8 items.
      • The "Waves" of the Navy: How They Began, Reprinted from Many A Good Crusade, by Virginia C. Gildersleeve, Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Women's Reserve United States Navy, World War II. Foreword by Margaret Chase Smith, United State Senator from Maine. New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1956; Typed letter of transmittal from Ms. Gildersleeve dated 11/1/1956, is pasted on the inside of the front cover. Pamphlet. 2 items. 17 p.  (item #1)
      • Clippings & Notes (1952-1961, undated) on Naval Reserve Pay Rates & awards. 5 items. 7 p.  (item #2)
      • WAAC Parodies From the Des Moines Song Sheet (ca. 1942-1944) Reproduced by: Second Service Command, Special Service Branch, 52 Broadway, New York, NY. Mimeograph. Lyrics. 1 item. 4 p.  (item #3)
      • Song Sheet [of U S. Navy songs] (ca. 1942-1944) Mimeograph. 1 item. 2 p.   (item #4)
      • Quiet! Loose Talk Can Cost Lives. Clipping of reproduction of poster by Holcomb (© 1942) Color. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #5)
      • Save The Juice! Save the Juice! Turn Out Lights When Not In Use! / Lighting in this space is the direct responsibility of: __________________ / ALL OTHERS ARE EXPECTED TO ASSIST. [ca. 1942-1945) Advertising card. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #6)
    • Folder g
      Photograph (ca. 1942) Negative. 1 item. 1 p.

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