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The Sinclair - Donaldson Collection includes photographs and ephemera saved by Connie Sinclair, an African-American W.A.C. member who served during WWII. It consists of sepia-toned and black and white photographs taken during training and enlistment, many captioned. Among the images are official Army photos, including women in a mess hall, the Nurse Corp at Fort Huachuca, and Native American soldiers at the same location.

Also contained within this collection are military pins, patches, and insignia, including the Pallas Athene and Sinclair’s dog tag; a W.A.C. song book from 1944; and Sinclair’s Service Recognition certificate. Two Service Club scrapbooks from the 1950’s are contained in this collection from Sinclair’s time as director. Also, family photographs, a family record book, letters, poetry, and newspaper clippings from the 50’s and 80’s.

Collection Size

2 boxes, 1 cubic feet

Publication Date

August 2019


African-American Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp, Connie Sinclair, Natalie “Jackie” Donaldson, WWII


Military History | Political History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS – 247: Sinclair – Donaldson Papers