Uniformed Women in the Great War

Uniformed Women in the Great War

This display explores the active and largely overlooked role played by women throughout World War I, both as a part of the preparedness effort before 1917 and afterwards as uniformed members of the U.S. Navy, Army and Navy Nurse Corps, Army Signal Corps, Motor Corps, Red Cross, and Salvation Army. In a larger historical context, the exhibit highlights the role of uniformed women in the war as a precursor to the woman suffrage movement of the 1920s.