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    • Oral history interview with Mary Williams Elder, 1999

    • 1999-02-02
    • Primarily documents Mary Frances Williams Elder's service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945, and her life after World War II.

      Elder recalls her life before World War II, including...
    • WV0029 Mary Williams Elder Papers
    • Oral history interview with Violet Thurn Cowden, 2007

    • 2007-05-03
    • Primarily discusses Violet Thurn Cowden's service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) from 1943 to 1944.

      Cowden discusses her childhood on a farm in South Dakota, working for room and board to attend high school in the nearby town,...
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • Oral history interview with Frances Butler

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Frances Butler's family, education at Woman's College, service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during WWII, and life as a Sister of Notre Dame."

      Butler gives a brief overview of her...
    • WV0281 Frances Butler Papers
    • Oral history interview with Barbara A. Wujciak, 2011

    • 2011-12-16
    • Barabara Wujciak discusses growing up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Rocky Mount, North Carolina, her strong desire to attend the United States Naval Academy, her initial rejection and eventual acceptance to the Academy in...
    • WV0524 Barbara A. Wujciak Papers
    • [Evelyn E. Horton at WWII news bulletin board, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Evelyn E. Horton (right), Grace Hackenbury (left), and an unidentified serviceman pose in front of a WWII news bulletin board in 1944. Both women wear WAC summer service uniforms with handbags and hold sunglasses.
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [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
    • [WACs board airplane, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) members prepare to board an airplane outside at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, or Ladd Field, Alaska, in April of 1945. They are carrying suitcases and appear to be preparing to travel to a new duty assignment. All the...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Gayle Lewis works with computer, 1985]

    • 1985
    • Gayle Lewis works on a computer for the United States Navy Selection Board. She wears the traditional white uniform of the United States Navy without the standard cap. The three yellow stripes located on her shoulder marks indicate the rank of...
    • WV0443 Gayle Offenbacher Lewis Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel in front of personnel chart, 1952]

    • 1952-08
    • Ellen Brown Steel (right, holding clipboard) and a fellow WAC stand in front of a board with an organizational chart listing platoon members in August of 1952. Both women wear the WAC short-sleeve summer beige-taupe dress.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Betty Etten Wiker at train station, 1943]

    • 1943-04
    • Betty Etten Wiker walk outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C., where she is about to board a train for Officer Candidate School in April 1943. Wiker is wearing a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) wool overcoat and cap and utility bag and...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WAC cadre at Hill Field, Utah, 1944]

    • 1944-12-14
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) cadre of the 4135th Army Air Force base unit pose for a Christmas photograph in front of their orderly room at Hill Field in Ogden, Utah, on 14 December 1944. The eight WACs are wearing service wool overcoats with garrison...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Three WACs aboard the USNS General Alexander M. Patch, 1951]

    • 1951-11
    • WACs (left to right) Betts Gun, Therese M. Lambert, and Lynn Dyer pose for a photograph on board the U.S.N.S. General Alexander M. Patch transport ship in November or December 1951. The three women are dressed in WAC service uniforms.
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [Seahorse article, 1962]

    • 1962-11-16
    • Clipping from the U.S. Naval Station Long Beach newsletter, the Seahorse, depicting four servicewomen receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors in November 1962. Pictured are Shirley Ann Thacker (Lewis), U.S....
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Letter of appreciation, 1985]

    • 1985-05-16
    • A letter of appreciation sent to Wendy Gellert by J.A. Sagerholm the Commanding Officer of the United States Naval Education and Training Program. The letter notes Gellert's service as a member of the FY85 Enlisted Advancement Program Seclectrion...
    • WV0493 Wendy P. Gellert Papers

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