Women in the Military Collections


Go to government collections

















University Colorado Denver


Not known







Florida State University

Institute on WWII & the Human Experience



Personnel collections of military & home front women


No on-line catalog


 Florida State University

Department of History

Tallahassee, FL 32306










Rice University

Fondren Library


Oveta Culp Hobby’s personal papers including a great deal of information from her time in the Army. Also contains her oral history—probably unfinished but available.


Good on-line finding aid for the Hobby collection



Fodren Library

Rice University

6100 Main Street

Houston, TX 77005





Texas Tech University


Vietnam papers and oral histories






The Vietnam Center



Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX 79409









Texas Woman’s University



1. Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military Collection


2. Official repository for WASP documents





Texas Woman’s University Libraries

Denton, TX 76294






University of North Carolina  Greensboro

Women Veterans Historical Project


Letters, papers, photographs, published materials and oral histories of women veterans.  Manuscript collection and 200 oral histories.  WWI to present —strongest WWII.



University of North Carolina Greensboro

1400 Spring Garden St.

 Greensboro, NC 27402









Pritzker Military Library





300+ books on women in the military and some documents






The Prizker Military Library

 610 N. Fairbanks Ct

Chicago, IL 60611







Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA)


1000+ oral histories, personal records, letters, scrapbooks, etc.  Newspaper clippings, ephemera




Women's Memorial


200 N Glebe Rd, Suite 400

Arlington, VA 22203













Women’s Research


 Education Institute


Studies, policy documents, investigations, hearing transcripts, GAO reports, data on active duty, reserve and Guard women.  Newspapers clippings

Some books.


Not online, not cataloged.

From late 80s to present.  Data from 1948 onward.








Search Service






Thesis and dissertation data bases as well historical and current newspaper search tools.


Fee based service





Smith College  


The Sophia Smith Collection of Women's Archives at Smith College has collections of letters, photographs, oral histories and other personal papers of women who served in World War I and II, the Vietnam war and Afghanistan and Iraq wars.  They include WACs, officers, nurses, war correspondents, and USO volunteers, as well as war relief workers, war correspondents, and women on the home front.

The Smith College Archives houses the records of the Smith College unit of WAVES, and Smith women involved in war relief work.