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    • Oral history interview with Betty Etten Wiker, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • Primarily documents Betty Etten Wiker's service in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War.

      Wiker briefly discusses her childhood and education in Chicago, her reasons for enlisting in the WAAC, and her basic training at Fort Des...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Geraldine Muse Phillips at Fort Lee, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Geraldine Muse Phillips poses outside while attending officer candidate school at Fort Lee, Virginia, in early 1949. She wears Women's Army Corps winter service dress uniform and barracks cap with a utility bag.
    • WV0129 Geraldine Muse Phillips Papers
    • [WACs in pajamas, circa 1949]

    • 1949
    • WACs in pajamas sit on a bunk bed in the barracks at Fort Lee, Virginia, during basic training, circa 1949.
    • WV0191 Elaine Agnes Anderson Papers
    • [Betty Etten Wiker in recruiting office, circa 1949]

    • 1949
    • Photo of Betty Etten Wiker seated at her desk in a recruiting office at 39 Whitehall Street, New York City, circa 1949. Wiker is wearing a Women's Army Corps (WAC) winter service uniform with captain's rank insignia, United States Army Air Forces...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Pegg Hemphill, 2002

    • 2002-01-04
    • Primarily documents Betty Pegg Hemphill's service in the Women's Air Force from 1949 to 1951.

      Hemphill briefly describes her early life, including a visit from soldiers stationed at the Greensboro Airport near her home and her aunt serving...
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • [Esther Williams at WAVES Training Center, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Actress and competitive swimmer Esther Williams walks underneath the sign at Great Lakes WAVES Training Center reading "Through these portals pass the women of the greatest navy on earth," while on a visit to the base in Illinois in 1949. Two men...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Esther Williams on diving board at Naval Station Great Lakes, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Competitive swimmer and actress Esther Williams (in civilian clothing) stands on the diving board at pool at Great Lakes WAVES Training Center in 1949. Williams is surrounded by a group of WAVES and holding an old bathing suit or tank top.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Esther Williams salutes, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Competitive swimmer and actress Esther Williams salutes a WAVE during her visit to Great Lakes WAVES Training Center in 1949.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ellen Steel, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Primarily documents Ellen Steel's career in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1949 to 1969 and changes in the army since the 1940s.

      Steel chiefly describes her basic training and her various duty stations. She talks about her parents'...
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders swears in WAVES, 1949]

    • 1949-06
    • Viola Brown Sanders, holding a Bible, swears in four WAVES who have signed up for another tour at U.S. Naval Station New Orleans, Louisiana, in June of 1949. All of the women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker working uniform. Pictured (from...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers

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