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  • Item description: 1953
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    • [Women Marines at Parris Island, circa 1953]

    • 1953
    • Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney and a fellow Woman Marine, probably in summer service uniform, are seated outside a building at Parris Island, South Carolina, in 1953.
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lenora Nagel, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Documents Lenora I. Nagel's early life in western North Dakota; her family history; her service with the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956; and her work teaching overseas as a civilian with the Department of Defense for almost thirty...
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • [Lenora I. Nagel in San Antonio, 1953]

    • 1953-08
    • Lenora I. Nagel poses on the patio of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas, in 1953, wearing the WAF special summer cord uniform and enlisted hat.
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • [Lenora I. Nagel at Keesler Air Force Base, 1953]

    • 1953-11
    • Lenora I. Nagel, in her WAF blue winter uniform, stands outdoors at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, where she attended radio school in November 1953.
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • [Jane Heins Escher, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Formal portrait of Jane Escher in WAVES uniform, taken in San Diego in late 1952 or early 1953.
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • [Portrait of Ruth Payne Brown, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Portrait of Ruth V. Payne Brown in WAC taupe "Hattie Carnegie" uniform, taken at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1953.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [WACs in front of current events display, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Ruth V. Payne Brown (left) and a fellow WAC pose in front of a current events display focusing on the worldwide battle against "Red" Communists for a public relations photo during basic training at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1953. Both women wear the...
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [Portrait of Mary Cannon, circa 1953]

    • 1953
    • Hand-tinted portrait of Mary Cannon in her Army Nurse Corps uniform and garrison cap with captain's bars, ca. 1953.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [Kay Phillips and Mary Cannon cut cake, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Army nurses Lt. Col. Kay Phillips (left) and Mary Cannon (right) slice a cake which reads "Kay and Mary, Thunderbirds Delight." Also present is a man in uniform and three patients from the ward in which the two worked in 1953 in Korea.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton lies on mattress aiming her rifle, sometime while stationed with Department of the Pacific in San Francisco from 1953 through 1956.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton walks beside Marine Corps Supply Forwarding Annex in San Francisco while stationed there between 1953 and 1957.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rechel, 2001

    • 2001-01-22
    • Documents Dorothy Rechel's service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1953 to 1976.

      Rechel discusses her German ancestry; her parents' career; playing softball; her father serving in the Civil Defense Corps during WWII; and a VE Day...
    • WV0196 Dorothy Jane Rechel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley F. John, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Interview primarily documents Shirley Ferren John's service in the USMC (United States Marine Corps) from 1953 to 1955.

      John discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; her family's reaction to her enlistment; segregation; the cap on...
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • [Three Women Marines at El Toro USMC Base, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • Margaret Helen "June" Crowel (center) poses with two friends in front of a bus while stationed at El Toro USMC Base in Santa Ana, California, from 1950 to 1953. The women wear white short-sleeve summer uniforms and spruce green garrison caps.
    • WV0137 Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Daphine Doster Mastroianni, 1999

    • 1999-02-16
    • Documents Daphine Doster Mastroianni's education at the North Carolina College for Women (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her work as a music teacher and surgical nurse before World War II; her service with Army Nurse Corps...
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • Oral history interview with Norma Schrader, 2007

    • 2007-02-02
    • Primarily documents Norma Schrader's active service with the WAVES from 1945 to 1946 and 1951 to 1953, and her life in the reserves following these tours.

      Schrader briefly discusses her family, her job at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company...
    • WV0379 Norma Schrader Papers
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Ann Smith Snead, 2010

    • 2010-05-18
    • Snead discusses her early life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, her service in the United States Air Force as a WAF (Women in the Air Force) member from 1953 to 1955, as well as her life after her service and perspectives on women in the military....
    • WV0490 Barbara S. Snead Papers

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