Frequently Asked Questions
"Who Was The First?" We are often asked who was the “first” to do this, the “first” assigned to do that, the “oldest,” “youngest” etc. These are questions that we are unable to answer, unless it is a case of known fact in the U.S. Army. Therefore, as a matter of policy, the U.S. Army Women’s Museum will not sanction any claim of “firsts, etc.” The Museum has over 1.5 million documents in its archives and we continue to collect additional data every day. We are sorry that we do not have the resources to research these difficult type of questions and thus, we cannot provide a definitive answer about a "first."
Where can I find information on Women's Army Corps?
The Women's Army Corps: A Commemoration of World War II Service, by Judith A. Bellafaire.
The Women’s Army Corps by Mattie E. Treadwell
The Women’s Army Corps. 1945-1978 by Bettie J. Morden.
How can I find my service records?
The National Archives and Records Administration web site is a good place to start.
WWII enlistment records can be found at:
Where can I find a veteran to talk to or someone to be a guest speaker for my event?
My grandmother served in the Army Women's Army Corps. Do you have any information on her?
We may, a good majority of our archival records come from family donations. However, we do not maintain service records in the fashion that the National Personnel Records Center does. We will be happy to look, though. We need as much information as you can give us. At a bare minimum, first name and last name (maiden name if she was not married at the time of enlistment). Also helpful is approximate date of enlistment, type of job performed, and where she served.
The first place to start is: www.aad.archives.gov/aad
Where can I find additional information on Oveta Culp Hobby?
COL Hobby's personal papers at Rice University: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/ricewrc/00038/rice-00038.html
My high school is working on National History Day projects. Can you help us?
The AWM is happy to help with your National History Day project. Please email the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, your school’s name, and mailing address, and the name of the teacher and we will be in touch to help you as best we can.
How do I make arrangements to conduct research at the Army Women's Museum?
Contact the museum at (804) 734-4327 to setup an appointment and talk about how we can best help you.
Where can I find current information on women in the Army?
Where can I find more Army history?
How do I submit a research request?