By Stephanie Andrews, Library Assistant, with contributions from ARIS staff
In honor of Women Veterans Day, ARIS has created a booklist for our readers. Our list features books about women in many service areas and over various periods of military history. In addition to representing women veterans, these titles also reflect the many ways women assisted military efforts in history before they could serve in an official capacity.
On June 12th, 1948 President Truman signed into federal law the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, making it possible for women to serve as regular, permanent members of the armed forces. This year will mark the 70th anniversary of that signing. During the last Texas legislative session, Senate Bill 805 established Women Veterans Day as June 12th and was signed into law in June of 2017. This summer will mark the first observance of this day.
For more information about Women Veterans Day, visit https://womenveteransday.com. To learn more about the Texas Veterans Commission’s official opening ceremony events visit https://www.tvc.texas.gov/women-veterans/womenvetsday.
If you’d like to search for these books and more, check out our catalog at www.tsl.texas.gov/catalog. If you are interested in checking out a title from this booklist, please visit the Reference Desk in room 109. Below is the complete list of titles you’ll find in our Women Veterans Day booklist.
|A History of the Women Marines, 1946-1977||U.S. Marine Corps||D 214.13:W 84/2||USD|
|Air Force Women: A Heritage of Excellence||Air Force History and Museums Program||D 301.76/5:W 84||USD|
|American’s Youngest Women Warriors||Brandt, Dorothy Hinson||355.0082 A512||MAIN|
|Beyond the Latino World War II Hero||Rivas-Rodriguez, Maggie and Zamora, Emilio||ZUA 380.8 B468LA c.2||TXD|
|Breaking Codes Breaking Barriers||U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command||D 101.2:C 64||USD|
|Department of Defense Celebrates: March 1997, Women’s History Month||Department of Defense||D 2.9:D 36/2/No.110||USD|
|Finding Dorothy Scott||Rickman, Sarah Byrn||ZTT 422.8 R425fi c.2||TXD|
|Kate: The Journal of a Confederate Nurse||Cumming, Kate and Harwell, Richard Barksdale||973.776 C912k 1959||MAIN|
|More than a Uniform: A Navy Woman in a Navy Man’s World||Collins, Captain Winifred Quick||ZN 745.8 M813 1997||TXD|
|Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of World War II||Rickman, Sarah Byrn||ZN 745.8 R425NA||TXD|
|Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist||Winegarten, Debra L.||ZUA 380.8 W725ov c.2||TXD|
|She Rode with Generals||Dannett, Sylvia G.L.||973.781 D233||MAIN|
|Survey of Female Veterans||Veterans Administration||VA 1.2:F 34/5||USD|
|Texans and War: New Interpretations of the State’s Military History||Mendoza, Alexander and Grear, Charles David||ZTA 475.8 M522te c.2||TXD|
|The Women’s Army Corps, 1945-1978||Morden, Bettie J.||D 114.19:W 84||USD|
|United States Women in Aviation: 1940-1985||Douglas, Deborah G.||SI 1.42:7||USD|
|WASP of the Ferry Command: Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds||Rickman, Sarah Byrn||ZN 745.8 R425wa c.2||TXD|
|Women are Veterans, too!||Department of Veterans Affairs||VA 1.19:10-109/990||USD|
|Women Doctors in War||Bellafaire, Judith and Graf, Mercedes Herrera||ZTA 475.8 B414wo c.2||TXD|
|Women in Civil War Texas||Liles, Deborah M. and Boswell, Angela||ZN 745.8 W842 c.2||TXD|
|Women in Defense – DoD Leading the Way||Department of Defense||D 1.2:W 84/6||USD|
|Women in the Military: A Proud Heritage||Department of Defense||D 2.9:D 36/2/No.63||USD|
|Women Marines in the 1980’s||U.S. Marine Corps||D 214.2:W 84/5||USD|
|Women Pilots of World War II||Cole, Jean Hascall||940.54 C675W||MAIN|
|Women who Spied for the Blue and the Gray||Kinchen, Oscar A.||973.785 K574||MAIN|