A report on National League for Women's Service

Canteen for Negro soldiers. In the canteen of the club for Negro soldiers and sailors which the National League for Women's Service has opened in New York City. The club was started at the request of Negro women who, now under the direction of the League, are managing the club and canteen.
Women of the NLWS knitting
Helen Campbell, a wireless operator was recruited by the National League for Women's Service, a World War I government program to use women to fill jobs vacated by men drafted into the military. 1917.

United States civilian volunteer organisation formed in January 1917 to provide stateside war services such as feeding, caring for and transporting soldiers, veterans and war workers and was described as "America's largest and most remarkable war emergency organization."

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Canteen for Negro soldiers. In the canteen of the club for Negro soldiers and sailors which the National League for Women's Service has opened in New York City. The club was started at the request of Negro women who, now under the direction of the League, are managing the club and canteen.

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Edna Owen

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American suffragist probably best known for her contributions to the training of female wireless operators in the US during World War I.

American suffragist probably best known for her contributions to the training of female wireless operators in the US during World War I.

She was the director of the wireless training course run by the National League for Women's Service at Hunter College, New York; trained female wireless operators at the YWCA in New York City; and was a founder and chairman of the Women's Radio Corps.

The Women's Radio Corps

Women's Radio Corps

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Established by Edna Owen (generally credited under her husband's name, Mrs Herbert Sumner Owen) and an advisory council during World War I.

Established by Edna Owen (generally credited under her husband's name, Mrs Herbert Sumner Owen) and an advisory council during World War I.

The Women's Radio Corps

The activities of the Corps converged with the wartime wireless activities and training of the National League for Women's Service whose training classes were directed by Owen.

Women's Reserve Camouflage Corps

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Specialized unit of American women artists formed during World War I to design and test camouflage techniques for the military.

Specialized unit of American women artists formed during World War I to design and test camouflage techniques for the military.

Women participating in the program, which was sponsored through the National League for Women's Service, were volunteers and paid their own expenses.