The collection primarily consists of artwork related to "All-Out Aggie," a promotional character which was produced by J. Franklin Whitman, Jr. for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp (WAAC) around 1942 to 1944. These include five pencil drawings, four paintings, and one drawing/poster collage. Additionally, the collection includes two letters from J. Franklin Whitman to his wife, Ruth E. Whitman (a member of the WAACs), as well as Ruth's WAAC Army Administration School yearbook. The yearbook includes images of the graduating class and inscriptions from other students.
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J. Franklin Whitman (born 1896) was an illustrator, best known for his historical book illustrations and the May 1928 cover of Vanity Fair. His wife, Ruth E. Whitman, was a Women's Army Auxiliary Corp officer who served in New Guineau during World War II.
0.25 Cubic Feet (in 4 folders)
Purchased from B&B Rare Books, Ltd., with funds provided by The Robert P. Daly, Sr. Memorial Library Fund, 2017.
The collection has been rehoused in acid-free boxes and folders.
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository