Fort Des Moines, Iowa and Pasadena California: 1943-1945. 24 autograph letters (approximately 65 pages on sheets measuring around 7½” x 5¼”) , one typescript letter, eight greeting cards and two dinner menus. Two steel spiral stenographer's note books measuring 9” x 6” with 123 pages of handwritten notes. Uniforms include two shirts, one jacket, two skirts and a hat. Letter, notebooks and menus very good or better; uniforms in excellent condition with minimal wear. This is a group of items documenting the military career of Dorothy Schutt who served in the WAC from 1943 until at least 1945. She trained at Fort Des Moines and was with the 78th WAC Hospital Company at Birmingham General Hospital in Van Nuys, California as of 1945. In addition to her uniforms, the collection includes printed menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at Fort Des Moines in 1943, as well as over 30 items of correspondence. She received a number of greeting cards while at Fort Des Moines in December 1943 and several congratulate her for entering the service. There are 25 letters she wrote to her future husband, Elias Personett, who was also in the Army. Most were written from a hospital in Pasadena, California while she was there for gall bladder surgery. While there is occasional military content, she mostly shared her stages of recovery, family news and hopes related to their future. All are love letters, and each is signed with an actual kiss. Her Army orientation class notes are from November and December 1943. In addition to the names of her lecturers, there's a wealth of information on first aid, how to walk around the base, military classification and custom, sanitation, company administration, field hospitals and much more. A displayable collection documenting the wartime service of a WAC. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.