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