Conning Tower


Every Naval station and training center had its own newspaper. The WAVES even had a monthly newsletter that was sent to all members from Naval headquarters in Washington, DC. Conning Tower was the base newspaper for the Hunter College WAVES boot camp in the Bronx, New York.

This edition is from August, 1943. The headline of the day? First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt would be visiting the facility.


The newspaper is held by the The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.


  1. Steve Minniear says:

    Where can a complete set of the newspapers be found?

    1. I’m not sure. There are copies of individual issues at various archives, including University of North Carolina Greensboro and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, but the Hunter College training school was dismantled after the war. To the best of my knowledge, Lehman College (the Bronx campus was renamed at one point) only has material that can be found in the National Archives, and that doesn’t include a full edition of “Conning Tower.”

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