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  • Item description: Africa
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    • Oral history interview with Lucile Griffin Leonard, 1999

    • 1999-01-29
    • Chiefly documents Lucile Griffin Leonard's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the late 1930s and early 1940s and her service as a hospital dietitian with the...
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lillie M. Henson, 1999

    • 1999-04-24
    • Interview documents Lillie M. Henson's career as a nurse; including her service in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942 to 1945 and her nursing education after World War II.


      Henson recalls attending nursing school; briefly working as a nurse;...
    • WV0068 Lillie M. Henson Oral History
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 1943]

    • 1943-03-14
    • Rice, now in Africa, tells of her visits to Casablanca, Dakar, and Freetown on her way to her latest destination. She discusses money matters, and that she had been Camp Kilmer, N.J., before departing the States.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 23 October 1943]

    • 1943-10-23
    • Rice, somewhere in Africa, tells of her trip to the capitol city, school children visiting the hospital today, and a USO show she saw starring Frederic March. She is currently in charge of the psychopathic ward of the hospital.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Diary of Bernice B. McCormack, 1942-1944]

    • 1942
    • Bernice McCormack served as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps during the Second World War. She was stationed in West and North Africa during the conclusion of the Allied North African Campaign. The diary spans the period from December 5, 1942 to May...
    • WV0161 Bernice B. McCormack Papers
    • [Portrait of Lucile Leonard, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • Portrait of Lucile Leonard in September 1943, right before she shipped out to North Africa. The "HD" on her caduceus pin identifies Leonard as a hospital dietitian.
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Diary of F. Dewitt, 1943-1944]

    • 1943
    • F. Dewitt was a nurse in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during the Second World War. She served in North Africa during the Allied invasion of Italy. Her diary details her service in Morocco and Tunisia (where she worked as an emergency nurse in several...
    • WV0245 F. Dewitt Diary
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Farrington Gribble, 1999

    • 1999-02-09
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dottie" Farrington Gribble's military service in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1943 to 1945, particularly her time at Bergstrom Field in Texas, and her personal life and...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • Oral history interview with Matties Osborne Spicer, 1999

    • 1999-10-26
    • Primarily documents Mattie O. Spicer's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Spicer recalls her family's reaction to her decision to join the WAC; the "Carolina Platoon" being ordered to keep an eye on mail...
    • WV0107 Mattie Osborne Spicer Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [Dorothy and Carter Farrington, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her brother Henry Carter Farrington pose in their uniforms, displaying their stripes, while at home in North Carolina on leave. Dorothy holds a WAAC-issued purse. This is the last time they were together; Carter died...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Ray, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray primarily discusses her lengthy career in the army and air force.

      Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray briefly discusses being raised by her widowed father, moving frequently around Oklahoma because of his job, attending...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to family, 20 Nov 1943]

    • 1943-11-20
    • Katopes writes that Washington still has not assigned her anywhere, and mentions several things she hopes for in her next assignment. She provides Johnny with advice on being promoted in the Army, and notes that some stripes are earned while...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • G.I. Jane writes home from overseas [1944]

    • 1944-10-10
    • Black-and-white illustrated recruiting brochure consists of quotes from members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) serving overseas. WACs write home about a variety of topics relating to their service in England, France, North Africa, Italy,...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Enlist in a proud profession [1943]

    • 1943
    • Illustrated recruiting brochure for the Cadet Nurse Corps describes the importance of nurses; how nurses have served in Sicily, North Africa, India, the South Pacific, and the United States; what a school of nursing is like; and the entrance...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection

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