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    • Oral history interview with Mary Mathews, 1999

    • 1999
    • Primarily documents Mary Haynsworth Mathews's experiences overseas in the Red Cross during World War II and her career in the theater.

      Mathews discusses living with her extended family as a child; theater opportunities in high school;...
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • Oral history interview with Wendy P. Gellert, 2010

    • 2010-06-21
    • Wendy Gellert tells of her early life and career in the WAVES and United States Navy.

      Gellert emphasizes both the stages of her career and the cultural changes within the navy during the time of her service. She relates policy changed within...
    • WV0493 Wendy P. Gellert Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-11-10
    • Fischer discusses writing to friends serving overseas, hoping to get home for Christmas, their Halloween party, the rumor that their base is closing for the winter, receiving vaccinations, and a visit from a friend from Officer Candidate School.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs celebrate Halloween in the mess hall, 1943]

    • 1943-10-31
    • A table of WACs, both in and out of uniform, celebrate Halloween in the mess hall of Rapid City (South Dakota) Army Air Base in 1943.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WAACs marching, 1943]

    • 1943-03
    • A long double-file line of WAACs, many both carrying and wearing coats, march down a snow-cover street at Fort Custer, Michigan, in early 1943. The photo, taken from overhead, also shows portions of the base and several military vehicles in the...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Nancy Wooddell Thorton, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photograph of Nancy Wooddell Thorton, on left. Caption on back reads: Nandee in the far East and an Army Dr. both on duty, circa 1943. She wears the brown and white seersucker field hospital uniform.
    • WV0363 Roberta Wooddell House and Nancy Wooddell Thornton Papers, 1941-1946
    • [Mary Haynsworth Mathews in Germany, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary Haynsworth Mathews, in profile, looks out from a balcony in Germany in 1945. The American Red Cross Service sleeve patch on her arm is clearly visible.
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [VE Day Parade in LeHavre, France, 1945]

    • 1945-05-09
    • Photo looking down on a VE [Victory in Europe] Day parade in Le Havre, France, on 9 May 1945. People line the streets as a unit of soldiers marches by, followed by a jeep carrying uniformed females.
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [Red Cross clubmobile, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary Haynsworth Mathews leans out the passenger side window of a Red Cross Clubmobile while taking coffee and donuts to servicemen in Germany in the summer of 1945. The markings on the vehicle include the "Super 6th" Armored Division,"Cheyenne,"...
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [Mary Haynsworth Mathews in field attire, 1944]

    • 1944-08
    • Mary Haynsworth Mathews, in Red Cross helmet and coat, is pictured during a twelve hour wait to be transported from England to France in August of 1944. She has a canteen and knapsack in her lap.
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [Red Cross workers serve coffee to servicemen, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Red Cross workers serve the men of the 386th Bomber Squadron outside a building in New Essex, England, circa 1944. In the center of the mass of servicemen, two women, including one in the ARC military welfare service uniform, serve coffee.
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [Mary Haynsworth Mathews, circa 1945.]

    • 1945
    • Mary Haynsworth Mathews, circa 1945. She wears a rain hat and coat with the circular American Red Cross Military Welfare Service sleeve patch.
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [Marcelle Fisher outside barracks, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Marcelle Fisher poses outside a barracks in the WAC seersucker exercise uniform, circa 1943. Behind her, laundry is hanging to dry.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Marcelle Fischer in the snow, 1943]

    • 1943-03
    • Marcelle Fisher, wearing her WAAC utility coat with hood, stands in the snow at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, in March 1943.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990

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