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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

CONSTANCE CLINE PHILLIPS PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Constance Phillips (b. 1924) of Concord, North Carolina, was an X-ray technician in the Women’s Army Corps from 1945 to 1946.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

Oral History Interview; Correspondence, 1945-1946; PhotographsHonorable Discharge, 1946; Medical Department Special Schools X-Ray Technician Certificate, 1945; Passes, 1945-1946; WAC Handbook, 1944; WAC News, 28 Oct 1944; Miscellaneous Brochures and Programs, 1944-1945; Portrait, pencil on newsprint, 1945.


BIOGRAPHY

Constance Cline Phillips was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1924 to a businessman and a World War I nurse. She was raised in Concord, North Carolina, and graduated from Concord High School in 1942. She then enrolled at the Woman’s College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and also took summer courses at Appalachian State Teachers College (now Appalachian State University). After having difficulties with her course requirements, Phillips joined the Women’s Army Corps in February 1945 .

Phillips attended basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, and was then sent to Camp Atterbury, Indiana, where she attended X-ray school. Phillips was stationed at Nichols General Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, from August 1945 to March 1946. In April and May of 1946 she was stationed at Ashford General Hospital in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia. Phillips was transferred to Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in June of 1946 and was there until August. On 22 August 1946, Phillips was discharged from the army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

After her discharge, Phillips returned to finish her education at Woman’s College on the GI Bill. She worked for a summer on a State of North Carolina mobile X-ray unit. She married in September 1948 and went on to teach in Wilmington, Delaware, for a year, while her husband played professional football for the Baltimore Colts. She also lived in Richmond and nearby Midlothian, Virginia, while raising three children.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
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Two WAC medical technicians in fatigues, 1945
Item # WV0082.6.002
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Constance Cline Phillips, 1945
Item # WV0082.6.007
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
WACs at war memorial in Indianapolis, 1945
Item # WV0082.6.003
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Nurses posed in front of dorm, 1947
Item # WV0082.6.004
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
WAC barracks, 1945
Item # WV0082.6.005
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Nichols General Hospital x-ray staff, 1945
Item # WV0082.6.006
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
The Army Gals Publication, October, 1944
Item # WV0082.2.001
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945.
Item # WV0082.4.001
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945
Item # WV0082.4.002
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945
Item # WV0082.4.003
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945
Item # WV0082.4.004
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945
Item # WV0082.4.005
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945
Item # WV0082.4.006
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945
Item # WV0082.4.007
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945
Item # WV0082.4.008
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945
Item # WV0082.4.009
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Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945
Item # WV0082.4.010
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945
Item # WV0082.4.011
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Letter from Constance Phillips to sister, 1945
Item # WV0082.4.012
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Oral history interview with Constance Cline Phillips, 1999
Item # WV0082.5.001
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers
Nichols General Hospital x-ray staff, 1945
Item # WV0082.6.001
From the Constance Cline Phillips Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Correspondence, 1945-1946; Honorable Discharge, 1946; Medical Department Special Schools X-Ray Technician Certificate, 1945; Passes, 1945-1946; WAC Handbook, 1944; WAC News, 28 Oct 1944; Miscellaneous Brochures and Programs, 1944-1945; Portrait, pencil on newsprint, 1945.