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Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Here Rivkin talks about her experiences at…

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Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

This cartoon drawn by Rivkin depicts a…

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Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

This ink sketch by Rivkin depicts a…

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Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Here Rivkin is depicted with one of the…

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Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Rivkin drew this cartoon poking fun at the…

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Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

This sketch drawn by Rivkin depicts a new…

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Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Also an accomplished sketch artist, Rivkin…

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Miriam Rivkin as a new Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India. This photo was taken by her father, J.L.…

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Bill Opferman served in the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command from 1949-1967. He was awarded this Occupation of Japan Medal during his participation in that post-World War II military action between 1949 and 1950. Opferman was born on…

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Roger Polhemus was born on November 14, 1926, and served in the United States Army for 20 years attaining the rank of Sergeant 1st Class. On October 5, 2014, at a Your DC Digital Museum event held at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington,…

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A formal portrait of Catherine Deitch distributed by the U.S. Army.

Catherine Deitch was born on December 3, 1919. She served in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant Master.

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The caption reads: "WACS work hard and have fun too. Pair of Central Pennsylvanians are: At left, First Sergt. Claire O. Sieber, Lewistown, taking phone calls for commanding officer at Victorville Aire Field, Calif., and, right, Sergt. Catherine B.…

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This image was taken by a Calcutta photographer while Deitch was serving in India as part of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps during World War II. She purchased the photo from the photographer.

Catherine Deitch was born on December 3, 1919. She…

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This image depicts Staff Sgt. Master Catherine Deitch cutting an Easter cake during her service in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps in 1945. The cake cutting took place in Calcutta, India.

Catherine Deitch was born on December 3, 1919. She served…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Jones, a resident of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in northeast Washington, DC,…

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All Souls children prepare relief boxes for the children of Hiroshima, Japan, 1948.

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Twin brothers Joseph and Nick Oliver describe their first-hand experience at the march camps and tell the story of their father Antonio Oliverio, a WWI veteran who let the Bel Vernon American Legion to the Bonus Army March in 1932 to petition the…

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A Capital Community explores the economic and social adjustments of Jews who moved from urban areas into the largely rural life style of pre-World War II Washington. The film also highlights their preservation of a distinctive religious and cultural…

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Rosie the Riveter epitomizes public view on women's role during World War II, often overlooking the story of women in intelligence and government positions. Government Girls of WWII sheds new light on women and World War II by showcasing female…

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From Swastika to Jim Crow reveals the little-known story of German refugee scholars who were expelled from their homeland by the Nazis and found new lives at the historically Black colleges in the American South.

The Humanities Council funded a…
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