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About the Collection


The WAVES at OAMC collection consists of documents that detail the history of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) training school at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Oklahoma State University) during World War II. Items for this collection were gathered from the Archives, and include pages from the Alumni Magazine, Redskin yearbooks, the OSU Photograph Collection, the OSU President's Papers Collection, the Harold H. Leake Collection, the WAVES Collection, the WAVES Photograph Collection, and the Department of Military Science Collection.

The items in this collection range from articles in the Alumni Magazine to photographs, to correspondence from WAVES and other administrative documents for the program. In the future, all 10,783 registration cards, which will include the name, hometown, home state, section number, dates attended, birthdate, and more of each WAVE who attended OAMC will be added to the digital collection. In the meantime, please click on the List of WAVES in Service link to download lists of WAVES, sorted by last name. These lists give the WAVES' first and last name, home state, date reported, and date detached.

Archives student assistants Amanda McCrossen and Amber Spicer, assisted by Adam Murphy and Kelsey Nelson, supervised by Sarah Coates, identified items to be digitized, scanned and created metadata, and uploaded the materials for this WAVES at OAMC digital collection.