The World War II medals and documents of Corporal Frances Gertrude Donovan of Massachusetts, who served in the United States Marine Corps after enlisting on 7 September, 1943. The group is comprised of the following items:
- American Campaign Medal, crimp broach;
- Boxed WWII Victory Medal, slot broach, in the original 1946 dated contractor box;
- Two place ribbon bar for the above medals, the ribbon bar being the wider, 1/2 inch wide bar that was normally worn by Navy and Marine Corps personnel;
- Official, 1946, Marine Corps Discharge document, 8 by 10 1/2 inches, two sided, named to Corporal Frances Gertrude Donovan;
- WWII Commonwealth of Massachusetts Service Certificate, named to Frances G. Donovan, 6 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches;
- A colored portrait photograph of Corporal Donovan in the summer uniform of a woman U.S. Marine. The photograph has a back stamp form a Washington, D.C., studio. The photograph is 3 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches;
- Two blank pieces of stationary with the color letterhead of the United States Marines Corps Women's Reserve;
- Four poster stamps of a recruiting poster for the Marine Corps Women's Reserve.
All of the items are in excellent condition.