“In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I”

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
February 2, 2018
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Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

After the war, former Yeoman (F) Ruth Creveling’s letter seeks a job with a “living wage”

In June 1922, former Yeoman (F) Ruth Creveling worked as a civilian employee at Naval Air Station San Diego and sought a new job opportunity, writing: “I have the support of a two-year-old child as well as myself and . . . am not now making a ‘living wage.’”

Courtesy Ruth (Woodworth) Creveling Noble Collection, Gift of Carol Dieckman, Women’s Memorial Foundation Collection