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    • Oral history interview with Joan E. Gerichten, 1999

    • 1999-10-29
    • Primarily documents Joan Gerichten's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1954 to 1961 and her experiences as an officer's wife after marriage.

      Gerichten details her early desire to join the Marines; boot camp training;...
    • WV0109 Joan E. Gerichten Papers
    • [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
    • Oral history interview with Marie Kevensky, 1999

    • 1999-11-03
    • Primarily documents Marie Kevensky's experiences in the Marines Corps Women's Reserve from 1951 to 1954 and her duties in Europe with the Department of State Foreign Service.

      Kevensky discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; physical...
    • WV0113 Marie Kevensky Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • Primarily documents Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney's memories of growing up during World War II; her experiences in boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina; and her married life, particularly after her husband, also a Marine, was diagnosed with...
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney Papers
    • [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
    • [WAC softball team, 1954]

    • 1954
    • Group photo of the "George!" softball team, comprised of WACs stationed at European Command Intelligence Center (ECIC) at Oberursel, Germany, in 1954. Players rictured are: (back row) PFC Jacqueline Didlake, unidentified, Anne Sugrae,...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Portrait of Shirley F. John, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Portrait of Shirley F. John, circa 1954, in the Women Marines' forest green uniform and bell-crown hat. The photo is signed "With love, Shirley."
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joycestane Brant Malcolm, 1999

    • 1999-12-02
    • Primarily documents Joycestane Brant Malcolm's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1954 to 1957, and her life after the war.

      Malcolm recalls growing up in Beaufort, South Carolina, near a...
    • WV0126 Joycestane Brant Malcolm Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Shirley Dowd Brantley, 2001

    • 2001-05-02
    • Primarily documents Shirley Dowd Brantley's service in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1954.

      Brantley recalls childhood memories of World War II, including blackouts and air raids in her hometown of Pittsburgh, victory gardens, rationing,...
    • WV0211 Shirley D. Brantley Papers
    • Oral history interview with Juanita J. Johnson, 2002

    • 2002-01-15
    • Primarily documents Juanita Johnson's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1952 to 1954 and her subsequent education and career in teaching.

      Johnson provides a brief overview of her childhood, her reasons for not becoming a nurse,...
    • WV0239 Juanita J. Johnson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Reva Ingram Fortune, 1999

    • 1999-02-08
    • Documents Reva Ingram Fortune's early life in rural North Carolina; her military service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and later the Women in the Air Force (WAF) from 1943 to 1952; and her experience as a student at the Woman's College of the...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Marines at Toys for Tots display, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton and two male Marines pose beside a barrel collecting gifts for the Toys For Tots program at a Shell Station, circa 1954. Kammer holds a doll, a Marine holds a large stocking full of toys, and the group is joined by a man who...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Jane Beetham Jones, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Jane Beetham Jones poses in the Women Marines green and white seersucker summer service uniform, circa 1954. She has earned her Private 1st class stripe.
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, 1954]

    • 1954-10-12
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton poses with a rifle in front of a target on 12 October 1954. Her jacket shows her marksmanship awards won while a member of the Annex Team Two rifle team in the 12th Naval District. The patch on her pocket appears to be related...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Third Recruit Battalion, Platoon 21-A, 1954]

    • 1954-01-27
    • Photo of the Women Marines Third Recruit Battalion Platoon 21-A, the Battalion Honor Platoon, at Parris Island, South Carolina, on 27 January 1954. Joan R. Kammer Horton is in the last row, third from left. In the front row are Staff Sergeant C.I....
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Two Women Marines, 1954]

    • 1954-06
    • Two female Marines, possibly including Jane Beetham Jones on the right, stand together in green and white seersucker summer service uniforms at the Marine Corps League Convention in June 1954.
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Women Marines at convention, 1954]

    • 1954-06
    • Four women, including two in uniform, sit at a table of typewriters while attending the 5th Marine Corps League Convention in Detroit in June 1954.
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers

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