An important part
of the work of The Women's Memorial Foundation is collecting and
archiving the stories of women who have served our nation. Every
story helps focus the picture of American women's extraordinary
participation in national defense and the evolution of women's place
in American society. And what we don't record, we lose.
collection currently includes about 200 oral historiesnarratives
that tell about the daily lives of servicewomen, their work and
their feelings about their experiences in the armed forces.
can help us build our collection.
Officer Candidate(W) School Great Lakes, Illinois, 1950.
If you are a veteran
or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, contact Mary
Jo Binker, Director, Oral History Program, to arrange an oral
Or contact us for
information and materials to help you conduct an oral history interview
yourself with women you know who are serving or have served in the
U.S. military--including women who were volunteers overseas with
our troops in organizations such as the American Red Cross, the
USO (United Service Organizations) and the U.S. Public Health Service.