Women Veterans Digital Collection

The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP), established at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in 1998, documents the contributions of women in the military and related service organizations since World War I. The collection offers a wide range of source material, including photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, oral histories, military patches and insignia, uniforms, and posters, as well as published works.... It contains more than 500 individual collections which includes 300 oral histories.

If you search the collection on the term, "Parris Island," you will find 4 photographs and 9 oral histories of women who served on Parris Island at some point in their careers.

Description of image at the head of this entry: "Group photo of the Women Marines Recruit Battalion Platoon 16-A, at Parris Island, South Carolina, 1954. The platoon was led by Staff Sergeant J. L. Shipman, Sergeant H. E. Manos, Sergeant N. L. Agnew, and Corporal J. K. Paulson, all pictured. All Women Marines pictured wear the service dress uniform and service cap. This is a racially integrated platoon. Dolores Hamrick is pictured third row from the top, third from the right." 

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.