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Sally Hayes Plaut papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00063

Scope and Contents

The Sally Plaut papers consist of material relating to Sally Plaut's World War II experiences. Included are photostat copies of correspondence, 1943; a WAC reunion newsletter, 1959; WAC pins, ribbons, dogtags and uniform jacket; Sally's scrapbook from 1943-1945 (including photos); and the book, The History of Women's Army Corps in World War II.

Dates of Materials

  • 1943-1994


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Sally Hayes was born in Chicago in 1920. After receiving an A.B. from Smith College in 1941, she served with the Women's Army Corps (1943-1945) as a cryptographer for the U.S. Ambassador in London, France, and North Africa. She married Walter Plaut in 1946. After the war, they lived in Rowayton, CT. She was a scout leader, PTA chair, and founder of Rowayton Investment Group for Women. They had four children. Sally Plaut died in 1994.


1.083 linear feet (1 container)


Women's Army Corps volunteer, World War II; Cryptographer. Papers include correspondence, memorabilia, and a scrapbook (with photographs) documenting Plaut's war work during World War II.


This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time.

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  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:18-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063