primary and secondary source websites exist on the history of women
in military service for America. These sites are published by official
organizations and institutions, veterans groups, and individuals concerned
with collecting and disseminating information about specific time
periods, organizations and individuals.
In addition, state and local historical
societies and archives and colleges and university libraries offer
rich sources of the historical record.
The list below offers a few starting points
and the titles link to each website.
Department of Defense
is the official site of the US Department
of Defense and includes DoD press Releases, news articles, and photos
including the most recent information and photos about military—all
Visual Information Center (DVIC) is
the official records center for the storage and preservation of
visual information (VI) records of the U.S. military. Holdings include
motion picture film, videotape, still photography, and CD-ROM stock
photo collections for use by Department of Defense (DoD) customers
in support of mission requirements. Most of imagery is made available
to the public on a cost-recovery fee basis.
Web Special Reports Online DoD
articles covering topics such as Women’s History Month, Hispanic
Heritage Month, National American Indian Heritage Month, African
American History Month, etc.
Army/Army Nurse Corps
Army Center of Military History includes
historical essays, documents and photographs of US Army women's
history with special focus on US Army nurses.
of Medical History, Office of the Surgeon General
includes Army Nurse Corps history.
Army Military History Institute (USAMHI) holds
over nine million items that document the history of the U.S. Army
and military history. Collection includes: books, rare books, periodicals,photographs,
manuscripts (diaries, letters, memoirs), military publications and
manuals, maps, and oral histories.
Army Women's Museum. The
mission of the Army Women's Museum is to collect, preserve, research,
exhibit and interpret historically significant properties related
to service of women across all branches and organizations of the
United States Army from inception to present day.
Navy/Navy Nurse Corps
Historical Center web site incorporates
historical documents and resources about women in the US Navy.
of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery web
site includes a historical
section incorporating the history of hospital ships and the
Navy Nurse Corps offering an overview of the history of
Air Force/Air Force Nurse Corps/WASP
Force Link: the History and Heritage of the United States Air Force
includes comprehensive links to a variety
of sites that include the history of women in the US Air Force.
Museum, Wright-Patterson AFT, Dayton, Ohio is
the nation's largest museum of the history of the Air Forceincluding
on the Web. During World War II,
a select group of young women pilots became pioneers, heroes, and
role models...They were the Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP,
the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft.
WASP on the WEB, is dedicated to sharing the history of the Women
Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, and shining a light on
the inspirational stories of their lives before, during and after
in Aviation and Space History offers
biographical sketches of pioneering women in aviation and space
through the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics
Coast Guard Historian's Office includes
an essay on women in the Coast Guard, photographs and a timeline.
Coast Guard Visual Imagery includes
images from the 1980s to the present.
States Marine Corps History and Museums Division.
This site provides a variety of information
about the division and most importantly on the histories and traditions
of the United States Marine Corps.
Museum of the US Marine Corps and Heritage Centerwomen
are hard to find, but they're there.
American Red Cross Museum is a
comprehensive compendium of the history of women who served with
the US Armed Forces throughout our history.
Womens Memorial Project includes
a history of the Memorial and of women who served.
War Commemoration web site is the
official, public access web site for the Department of Defense commemoration
of the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War and includes history of
women who served and links to other helpful resources.
of the Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP).
at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, (UNCG) in 1998, the
two main goals of the WVHP are to document and recognize the contributions
of women in the military, particularly those who served during WWII,
but also those women who served in earlier and later times; and,
to educate the general public on the contributions of these women.