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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

GENEVIEVE CRICK PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Genevieve Crick served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1944 to 1945.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

Letters from 1944 and 1945, some sent from Oregon and some from California, describe a few of Crick's day-to-day activities in the Women's Army Corps as well as many nonservice-related personal issues. Subjects include social activities; her engagement to Leonard Levy and their inability to get furloughs in order to get married; her new nephew and the rest of her family; descriptions of the scenery in Oregon and California; her work as a cashier at movie showings at the base; her night studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara; swimming in the Pacific Ocean for the first time; her work in the public relations office; and the difficulty of learning radio call signs.

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BIOGRAPHY

Genevieve Crick served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in 1944 and 1945 as a public relations officer. She was stationed at Camp White, Oregon, before transferring to Santa Barbara, California, to be trained in call signs for overseas radio operation. While in Santa Barbara, Crick took college courses at night and trained during the day. During her time in the service she became engaged to Leonard Levy, whom she met at Camp White.