National League for Women's Service

The National League for Women's Service (NLWS) was a 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."wikipedia
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Women's Reserve Camouflage Corps

It also sponsored the women who formed the Women's Reserve Camouflage Corps, working to disguise both equipment and soldiers through the art of disguise.
Women participating in the program, which was sponsored through the National League for Women's Service, were volunteers and paid their own expenses.

Edna Owen

The course director was Edna Owen (generally credited under her husband's name, Mrs Herbert Sumner Owen) who was also chairman of the NLWS's wireless division and founder of the Women's Radio Corps, a branch of the US Army Signal Corps.
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.

Women's Radio Corps

The course director was Edna Owen (generally credited under her husband's name, Mrs Herbert Sumner Owen) who was also chairman of the NLWS's wireless division and founder of the Women's Radio Corps, a branch of the US Army Signal 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.

World War I

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The National League of Women's Services (NLWS) was established in early 1917 in conjunction with the Red Cross and in anticipation of the US entering the First World War. On 7 March 1917 and while the US was "on the brink" of entering the war - they declared war just under a month later on 2 April 1917 - the NLWS established a training program for female wireless operators at Hunter College in New York.

Voluntary Aid Detachment

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The League was created from the Woman’s Department of the National Civic Federation readiness and relief activities and was modelled on a similar group formed in Britain, the Voluntary Aid Detachments, and was formed at the National Security League Congress of Constructive Patriotism.

Hunter College

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On 7 March 1917 and while the US was "on the brink" of entering the war - they declared war just under a month later on 2 April 1917 - the NLWS established a training program for female wireless operators at Hunter College in New York.

Signal Corps (United States Army)

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The course director was Edna Owen (generally credited under her husband's name, Mrs Herbert Sumner Owen) who was also chairman of the NLWS's wireless division and founder of the Women's Radio Corps, a branch of the US Army Signal Corps.

Fannie Jean Black

She was very active in civic and women's club affairs; she was the president of Women's City Club into which The National League for Women's Service was resolved.

Maude A. K. Wetmore

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She chaired the Women's Organization for Prohibition Reform, the National League for Women's Service, and the Women's Department of the National Civic Federation.

Lucile Patterson Marsh

The poster was created for the National League for Women's Service.

Gail Laughlin

Gail H. Laughlin
There she served on the Republican state central committee, became a member of the National Women's Party, was a judge in the police courts, was one of the founders of the National League for Women's Services, and drafted and passed a law allowing women to be on juries in California.

Women in early radio

Eunice Randall
In January 1917, the National League for Women's Service (NLWS) was created from the Woman’s Department of the National Civic Federation readiness and relief activities and modelled on similar groups in Britain and elsewhere.