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Ruth M. McCabe WAVES Photograph Album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: GTM-202211008

Scope and Contents

Photograph album documenting Ruth M. McCabe’s training and service in the United States Women's Naval Reserve (popularly known as WAVES). There are 372 photographs in total, dating from 1942-1945.

The images primarily depict McCabe and other WAVES officers posing in uniforms and civilian clothes, as well as McCabe’s family and male servicemen.

The photographs depict a number of locations, including Duluth, Minnesota; Stillwater, Oklahoma; Oklahoma City; Washington D.C.; and Sugar Camp in Dayton, Ohio.


  • 1942 - 1945


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Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical Note

Ruth M. McCabe was a United States Women's Naval Reserve officer in the 1940s. She was from Duluth, Minnesota.


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Max Rambod Rare Books, 2022.

Processing Information

The collection has been rehoused in an archival-quality box.

Ruth M. McCabe WAVES Photograph Album
John Zarrillo
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057