The right to serve as part of the United States Armed Services is one of the critical gains of women in the past century. Baylor maintains collections of several women who served in the military and legislative papers from national and state leaders whose collections give insight into military service for women.
More information about Women in the Military is available through the Baylor Collections of Political Materials at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library and The Texas Collection.
Materials found within the Thomas Chester “Chet” Edwards U.S. House of Representatives Papers
Box 53. Folder 12. District, Military Awards, Doris Miller, Military Award, 2001-2004
Box 148. Folder 28. Legislative, 111th Congress, Veterans, Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP), 2009
Materials found within the Alan W. Steelman Papers
Box 132. Folder 14. Legislative, 93rd Congress, Women in Combat, 1974
Box 132. Folder 15. Legislative, 93rd Congress, Women in Military Academies, 1974
Box 152. Folder 18. Legislative, 94th Congress, Women in Coast Guard Academy, 1975-1976
Box 152. Folder 19. Legislative, 94th Congress, Women in Service Academies, 1974-1975