Judith Bellafaire, PhD
The staff of the Office of History and Collections
of The Women's Memorial Foundation, under the direction of Dr. Bellafaire,
is happy to answer your research questions about women in the military
and related subjects. Scholars, museum curators, historians, veterans,
authors, students, journalists and teachers focusing on American
history, women's studies, military history and social history are
among the many who consider the research materials of the Memorial
Curator of Collections
Peter Strong, MA
Assistant Curator of Collections
The photographs, artifacts and documents
in our collections are the heart of the organization. They are resources
for research, publications, exhibits and educational programs and
are available for use by appointment. Many of our holdings are also
available for loan to other institutions. We charge a nominal fee
for photocopying, reproducing and transmitting collection materials.
The Memorial welcomes and appreciates contributions
of memorabilia to our collections from servicewomen, their families
and friends. Photographs, documents, diaries, artifacts, albums
and letters are particularly valuable.
Exhibits and Web Pages
Lee Ann Ghajar, MA
Curator of Exhibits
The Women's Memorial Education Center at Arlington
National Cemetery houses permanent and temporary exhibits of the
photographs, documents and artifacts of women who have served in
or with the US Armed Forces from the American Revolution to the
present. We develop new temporary exhibits jointly with other institutions
and also offer our exhibit space to other organizations and individuals
whose work contributes to disseminating the history and contributions
of women in the military.
The developing web pages of the Office of History
and Collections open another venue to exhibit servicewomen's memorabilia
and to present their stories in the context of the American experience.
Our web pages will continue to evolve. Visit them often.
Mary Jo Binker
Director, Oral History Program
The Oral History Program at The Women's Memorial
Foundation is a growing collection of interviews with servicewomen
and veterans. Interviews are conducted by telephone from our national
office and generally take about an hour.
We also offer guidance to volunteers interested
in conducting oral history interviews for the archives to ensure
the value and historic integrity of the collections.