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September 10, 2014

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This is what Bartlett Hall was “supposed” to look like on the Campus of Northern Iowa – in Fall term 1943 it was home for coeds.

The Old Gold yearbook come from the archives and special collections at the University of Northern Iowa.

Bartlett Hall

September 9, 2014

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Bartlett Hall, which would become the WAVES quarters on the campus of Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls.

The 1943 edition of the Old Gold yearbook come from the archives and special collections at the University of Northern Iowa.

The Uniform

September 8, 2014

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Everywhere WAVES went, the uniform was commented on. It was designed by couture designer Mainbocher. And the Old Gold , the yearbook from the Iowa State Teacher’s College, dedicated a page in its 1943 yearbook to what the WAVES wore.

The yearbooks come from the archives and special collections at the University of Northern Iowa.

Boot Training

September 7, 2014

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It was a big change for students Iowa State Teacher’s College in fall of 1942. Imagine heading to campus and seeing a sea of uniforms. The Old Gold, the yearbook for the Iowa State Teachers College, showed how some of the residents in campus halls had changed, and how the Navy is keeping things “shipshape.”

The yearbooks come from the archives and special collections at the University of Northern Iowa.

Free a Man to Fight

September 6, 2014

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The dining hall, singing and other WAVES activities made the pages of the 1943 Old Gold, the yearbook from the Iowa State Teacher’s College.

The yearbooks come from the archives and special collections at the University of Northern Iowa.

The Classroom

September 5, 2014

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The Old Gold yearbook found some different faces in its classrooms in 1943. The WAVES boot camp was help on the Iowa State Teacher’s College campus until February of 1943 – and WAVES took their places behind the desks for training.

The yearbooks come from the archives and special collections at the University of Northern Iowa.

A Salute

September 4, 2014

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The 1943 edition of Old Gold gives a salute to the two groups training on campus. Iowa State Teacher’s College was the primary boot camp for WAVES (until February 1943) and Army men also trained there.

The yearbooks come from the archives and special collections at the University of Northern Iowa.

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