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    • Oral history interview with Jean Bright

    • 2004-04-02
    • Documents Jean Marie Bright's early life and education in Greensboro, North Carolina; work and social experiences in New York City and Washington, D.C.; service with the American Red Cross from 1944 to 1946; and teaching in North Carolina before...
    • WV0295 Jean M. Bright Collection, 1944-1946, 2004-2005
    • [Letter from Eleanor K. Peck to Poppy, 1941]

    • 1941-12-12
    • Peck discusses the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, calling it a "miscalculation" surmises the U.S. will enter the war soon; and thinks bombing in London likely. Other topics include her work at the hospital, the recent arrival of two more American...
    • WV0420 Eleanor K. Peck Letters, 1941-1943
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 26 August 1944]

    • 1944-08-26
    • Mead describes several inspections and a military review parade, and expresses pride at the admiration shown by civilians and military observing. She also tells of her roommates and how being in the navy is teaching them to show consideration for...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to Bud, 16 December 1944  ]

    • 1944-12-16
    • Mead writes to her brother of the rigors of WAVES training. In particular, she gives details about her coding classes,"radio shack watch," and "field night" cleaning duties. She explains that the base where she is currently stationed is downsizing,...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 20 August 1944]

    • 1944-08-20
    • Mead tells her mother how basic training is proceeding, including her near discharge for an episode of "nerves," the job selection process, her hope to attend radio school, being issued more new uniforms, going for sundaes, and seeing a performance...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Navy ships in inner bay, Tacloban, Philippines, 1945]

    • 1945
    • View from above of the inner bay in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, in 1945, showing dozens of military ships as well as smaller traditional boats in the bay. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Molly Thavenet, circa 1944]

    • 1945
    • Photo of Molly Thavenet in uniform, leaning over a table, circa 1944.
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • The story of you in navy blue [1944]

    • 1944
    • 45-page recruitment brochure for the U.S. Navy WAVES, 1944. Included are illustrated job descriptions; an illustrated day-in-the-life of a WAVE; a question and answer section; an index of recruiting stations; as well as details of recruit school...
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945
    • The coronet [May 1945]

    • 1945-05-01
    • Vol. 3, No. 3 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy, from 1 May 1945. The cover story is about Elizabeth Ray and titled "WAC Commanding Officer Awarded Bronze Star Last Week." Other features are "Letters...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • The coronet [April 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Vol. 3, No. 4 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy. The cover headlines are "Problem Children of the Civilians!" and "What Do You Do With Your Spare Time?" Other features are "Letters to the Editor," WAC...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • WAAC welcome [1942]

    • 1942
    • 4 page typed newsletter welcoming women to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942. Contains information on uniforms, orientation, and classification, in addition to the words to 13 WAAC songs.
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • The coronet [November 1944]

    • 1944-11-10
    • Vol. I, No. 5 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy, from 1 May 1945. from 10 November 1944. Front page articles are "Gift Shop a Success,"Shades of Civilian Life,"The Hot Water Situation Badd," and "Come...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946

    • 1944-1946
    • This extensive scrapbook depicts Gilbert's service in the Pacific Theater of World War II through photos with detailed captions as well as maps, tourism guides, news clippings, and other mementos from the various places in which Gilbert served....
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Portrait of Jean Marie Bright, 1944]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Jean Marie Bright against a backdrop of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., probably taken in Fall of 1944. Bright wears the American Red Cross Military Welfare winter uniform with the Military Welfare overseas cap.
    • WV0295 Jean M. Bright Collection, 1944-1946, 2004-2005
    • [Portrait of Jean M. Bright, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Jean M. Bright, circa 1945, in her ANC Military Welfare winter uniform with the Military Welfare overseas cap and black leather handbag.
    • WV0295 Jean M. Bright Collection, 1944-1946, 2004-2005
    • [Red Cross workers at Stuartholme school, 1944]

    • 1944-07
    • A group of Red Cross workers pose on the steps of Stuartholme, a Catholic school for girls in Brisbane, Australia, that served as home of the 42nd General Hospital in July 1944. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Esther Gilbert with gas mask in Brisbane, Australia, 1944]

    • 1944-07
    • Esther Gilbert, in the Red Cross military welfare winter uniform, poses with ETO (European Theater of Operations) combat gear including a helmet and gas mask in July 1944. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Esther Gilbert and Jean Ferguson in Sydney, Australia, 1944]

    • 1944-07
    • Esther Gilbert (left) and fellow Red Cross worker Jean Ferguson stand in front of a chain link fence overlooking the ocean at Sublime Point in Sydney, Australia, in late July 1944. Both women wear the Red Cross military welfare winter uniform with...
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Esther Gilbert and Red Cross officials, Adelaide, Australia, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Esther Gilbert (left) poses in front of the Red Cross Service Club office in Adelaide, Australia, with Colonel Martin, Peg Graveur, and Area Director Hinson Trites in 1944. Gilbert and Graveur wear the Red Cross military welfare winter uniform....
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946

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