Mallie Ivie WAF Collection

Collection ID:
Ivie, Mallie J., 1930-1975
bulk 1948-1951
Physical Description:
0.47 Cubic feet
(1 flat box)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This donation includes a scrapbook and two yearbooks, one from Lowry Air Force Base in 1949 and the other from Barksdale Air Force Base in 1950. The scrapbook was compiled by Corporal Ivie and relates to her time with the WAFs, including both service-related and social activities. Included in the scrapbook are numerous newspaper clippings related to the WAFs, as well as personal correspondence (including letters from her brother who served in the Marines and from her future husband, Ray Botello), and black and white photographs of her fellow airmen. There is also various memorabilia from her social activities.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mallie J. Ivie (1930-1975) was born in El Paso, TX. On 6 October 1948, she became the second woman to join the armed forces in Texas after they began a recruiting drive on 27 September of the same year. She had just graduated from Austen High School that May. She enlisted in the Women's Air Force (WAF) for a three year term, although she left before her third year was completed. She served as a reconnaissance technician at Lowry Field in Denver, CO before she was transferred to Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, KS on 6 August 1949. On 24 October 1949 she was again transferred, this time to Barksdale Air Force Base near Shreveport, LA where she was promoted to Corporal.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mallie Irene Ramona "Mona" (Botello) White, Gift, 2004

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Mallie Ivie WAF Collection, Accession 2004-0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Women and the military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Yearbooks -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women's Air Force (WAF) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151