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Friday, June 3, 2011

WAVES documentary filmmaker at the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project


Filmmaker Kathleen Ryan and WVHP curator Beth Ann Koelsch


In early May 2011 Dr. Kathleen Ryan, an Associate Professor at School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado, came to UNCG to conduct research for her upcoming documentary film Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.


Dr. Ryan won the Special Collections and Archives 2010 travel grant which helped fund her research trip. During her four days Ryan pored through 28 manuscript collections and photographed 7 U.S. Navy WAVES uniforms and 4 hats.


Letter from the Janet Muriel Mead (WV#0389) Papers



1943 WAVES Officer's Wool Coat


Beth Ann Koelsch interviewed Dr. Ryan about her film project and her research with the collections of the Women Veterans Historical Project:




Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II is scheduled for August 2012 release.

You can find more information out about the film at

1 comment:

hingesofhistory said...

Thank you so much again for the support. The collection gave me some fabulous materials for the project!
Kathleen Ryan