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A Guide to the Nora Eloise Brazier Papers, 1943-1946
Yeoman 2nd Class Nora Eloise Brazier was a member of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) between March 1944 and March 1946. WAVES was established on July 1942 as a World War II division of the U.S. Navy that consisted entirely of women. Their official name was the U.S. Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve). These women served in a far wider range of occupations than had the Yeomen (F) during World War I. Thousands of WAVES performed previously atypical duties in the aviation community, Judge Advocate General Corps, medical professions, communications, intelligence, science and technology.
“World War II era WAVES”. Naval History and Heritage Command. Accessed December 9, 2014. http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/prs-tpic/females/wave-ww2.htm .
Containing photographs, correspondence, leaflets and publications, the Nora Eloise Brazier Papers, 1943-1946, document her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES. Materials include WAVES. photographs and publications, discharge documents, war ration books, and U.S. Navy related publications including training manuals, periodicals, prayer books and documents related to the Training Center at Gulfport, Mississippi.
This collection is open for research use.
Nora Eloise Brazier Papers, 1943-1946, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Paloma Graciani Picardo, December 2014.