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    • Oral history interview with Jane Brister, 1999

    • 1999-11-05
    • Documents Brister's experiences in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and her work in army intelligence in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Brister details her father's experiences in World War I and in the engineering field; the Great...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee, 2013

    • 2014-05-17
    • Primarily documents the life of Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee and her service with the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

      Blee recalls living in various countries throughout her childhood because of her father's service...
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers
    • Oral history interview with Gretchen C. Davis, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Gretchen Davis's experiences at the Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and U.S. Army from 1973 to 1993.


      Davis details her parents' education and...
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Patricia Chamings, 2007

    • 2007-01-27
    • Primarily discusses Chamings' nursing education, teaching, and thirty years of service with the Air National Guard.

      Chamings mentions her childhood in Florida; her mother's nursing career; her nursing education at Orange Memorial Hospital...
    • WV0378 Patricia Ann Chamings Papers
    • Oral history interview with Charlesanna L. Fox, 1999

    • 1999-03-05
    • Charlesanna Fox primarily discusses her time at the North Carolina College for Women (NCCW) in the late 1920s and her work at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in the Navy Library Service from 1942 until 1947.

      Fox...
    • WV0049 Charlesanna L. Fox Papers, 1942-1947, 1999, 2008
    • Oral history interview with Christine M. Knott, 2010

    • 2010-08-09
    • Knott discusses her early life as part of a military family living in Libya and many parts of the United States, her early life and early adult life, her service and life after retirement, as well as her perspectives concerning military culture and...
    • WV0498 Christine M. Knott Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mattie Donnell Hicks, 1999

    • 1999-02-25
    • Documents Mattie Donnell Hicks's nurse education and training; service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1966; and post-war life in Greensboro, North Carolina.

      Hicks provides a brief description of her pre-war nurse education and...
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • [WACs holding pennant, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Two WACs stand on the elevated porch outside their barracks at Camp King, holding their WAC guidon (Pallas Athene in green on yellow pennant), circa 1952.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WAC softball team, 1954]

    • 1954
    • Photo of the "George!" softball team, comprised of WACs stationed at European Command Intelligence Center (ECIC) at Oberursel, Germany, taken from behind to show the back of their uniforms in 1954. Photo caption: "We're Number 1!'
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Special Services Department collects rations, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • CPL Doris Kraut (right) and a fellow WAC from the Special Services Department stationed at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in Frankfurt, Germany, collect rations for children in displaced persons camps during the holiday season in...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WACs at camp, 1952]

    • 1952-05
    • WACs at camp around a campfire near Oberursel, Germany, in May 1952.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Jane Brister, 1945.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Portrait of Jane Brister in the new WAC uniform (with no tie), circa 1954.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister at pistol range, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Jane Brister on the Camp King pistol range at Oberursel, Germany, aiming a .45 pistol, circa 1952. She qualified.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Camp King WAC Detatchment, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Picture of four new members of the WAC Detatchment at Camp King in Oberursel, Germany, circa 1952. The three WACs on the right are wearing the taupe Hattie Carnegie uniform, while the fourth is in a taupe field jacket.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WACs at Command Inspection, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • WACs in formation during the monthly command inspection held by the commanding officer at Camp King in Oberursel, Germany, circa 1952.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Portrait of Jane Brister, 1957]

    • 1957
    • Official portrait of Jane Brister taken while at WAC Officers Advanced Course at Fort McClellan, Alabama, in 1957.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Women Officers Advanced Course Class IV,  1957]

    • 1957-06-28
    • Group photo of the Women Officers Advanced Course Class IV, in summer beige-taupe chambray dress and garrison cap, on 28 June 1957. Pictured are: (front row) Major Rogers, Major Gentle, Major Jane Brister, Captain Smith, Captain Skutas, Major...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Reception for WAC director, 1961]

    • 1961-06-12
    • Group photo of WAC officers from SACom Headquarters and the sub-posts of Garmisch and Bentchesgaden, including Jane Brister (front right), at a reception for WAC Director Colonel Mary Louise Milligan (center) at the McGraw Kaserne Officer's Club in...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999

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