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Women in the Military - WWII: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Useful dates to search for Women in the Military - WWII:

  • May 15, 1942: Congress instituted the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
  • July 30, 1942: WAVES was established as a World War II division of the U.S. Navy
  • Nov. 23, 1942: The United States Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS) was created
  • Aug. 5, 1943: The Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) merged to create the paramilitary Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) organization.

Useful newspapers to search:

  • Albert Lea: Evening Tribune
  • Minneapolis: Star
  • Minneapolis: Tribune
  • St. Paul: Dispatch
  • St. Paul: Pioneer Press
  • Willmar: Daily Tribune

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The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers

Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.   

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