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Helen L. Sagl, Women's Army Corps Records

Identifier: MS-0047

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Sagl's personal and selected official correspondence, documents and publications created by or for the WAC, and materials created by the United States War Department that Sagl received during her service in the WAC. The correspondence records her experiences as a trainee and as an officer stationed in Texas and Arkansas during World War II. It particularly addesses the position of women in the United States during the war.


  • 1942-1979
  • Majority of material found within 1942-1946


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the papers or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Helen Louise Sagl was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on 17 October 1906. Her parents were Lotta W. and Anton Sagl. She attended the University of Nebraska and received a bachelor's degree in education in 1930 and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology in 1935. She taught at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, before joining the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) in 1942 at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from WAAC Officer Candidate School on 29 August 1942 and served as a member of the WAAC Fourth Company, First Regiment. In 1943, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp changed names to become the Women's Army Corps (WAC). At the time of her discharge from the WAC, Sagl received the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps Service Medal. In April of 1944, Sagl attended the University of North Carolina Civilian Payroll School before returning to Camp Robinson, Arkansas. Also in 1944, Sagl spent two weeks at Fort Washington to attend the Adjutant General School, Civilian Personnel Class. In January 1945, she served at Camp Robinson as Civilian Personnel Officer. Sagl died on 13 January 1994.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States