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  • Item description: Boston
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    • Oral history interview with Helen Black, 2002

    • 2002-01-23
    • Primarily documents Helen Dorothy Doyle Black's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1946.


      Black briefly discusses her early life, her father and uncle's service as seamen in WWI,...
    • WV0270 Helen Doyle Black Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Frances Madden Hobbins, 1999

    • 1999-03-18
    • Primarily documents Frances Madden Hobbins's pre-war family life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in Hawaii during World War II; and her post-war career in computers.

      Early topics focus...
    • WV0054 Frances M. Hobbins Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bonnie James Baxter, 2005

    • 2005-08-31
    • Primarily documents Bonnie James Baxter's service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs during WWII."

      Baxter briefly discusses her youth, various office jobs she held before entering the service, recruitment posters, and her reasons for enlisting...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Ward McCaffrey, 2013

    • 2013-11-02
    • Primarily documents the life of Mary Ward McCaffrey and her time in the United States Navy.

      McCaffrey discusses her childhood and growing up in the Boston, Massachusetts area, the multiple military members in her family, and her decision to...
    • WV0555 Mary Ward McCaffrey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Cugini Necko, 1999

    • 1999-06-17
    • Primarily documents Mary Cugini Necko's early life in Massachusetts; her experiences with the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1944 to 1946; and her life in the years following World War II.


      Necko discusses going on welfare during the...
    • WV0094 Mary Cugini Necko Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mildred Curtis Scott, 1999

    • 1999-06-11
    • Primarily documents Mildred Curtis early life in North Carolina and her experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) Military Police (MP) from 1943 to 1946.


      Scott discusses working on her family's farm and in factories; hearing about...
    • WV0092 Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nell Smith Lutz

    • 2003-03-23
    • Primarily discusses Nell Smith Lutz's service in the supply corps of the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Lutz breifly discusses her childhood in Florida and education at Florida State...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [WAVES aboard the USS Constitution, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAVES Elizabeth Ryan and Mildred Fitzgerald view the binnacle, a case housing the compass, of the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" berthed in the Boston Navy Yard.
    • WV0008 Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Papers
    • [WAVES view the USS Constitution, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAVES, including Elizabeth Ryan (2nd from left) and Mildred Fitgerald (far right) view the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" berthed in the Boston Navy Yard.
    • WV0008 Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nina Wiglesworth, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • Primarily documents Nina Johnson Wiglesworth's background; service with the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1943 to 1945; and her life after World War II.

      Wiglesworth discusses her parents' musical talents; the draft; leaving home after...
    • WV0132 Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
    • [Carolyn Newby Finger at Supply Corps training, 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • Carolyn Newby Finger poses by a building at Radcliffe College in Boston where she attended Navy Supply Corps School from October to December 1944. She wears a dark dress uniform, purse, and hat.
    • WV0057 Carolyn Newby Finger Papers
    • [Mildred Curtis Scott in MP brassard, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mildred Curtis Scott, pictured wearing her military police (MP) brassard, returns an employee button to the rack at the Boston Port of Embarkation in 1944.
    • WV0092 Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
    • [WACs in Franklin Square House Tea Room, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Publicity photo of WACs dining in the tea room at Franklin Square House, the hotel which served as their barracks in Boston, in 1944. Mildred Curtis Scott is seated at the table in the foreground, second from the left.
    • WV0092 Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
    • [Mildred Curtis Scott and friends at NCO Club, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mildred Curtis Scott (center) sits at a table with four WAC friends and a male soldier at the non-commissioned officers club in Boston, 1944. The table is full of empty beer bottles, as according to the back of the photo, Scott "was the only...
    • WV0092 Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
    • [WACs  in Franklin Square House quarters, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Publicity photo of Mildred Curtis Scott (seated third from left) and 7 other WACs in her room at the Franklin Square House in Boston, 1944. Two of the women wear their seersucker uniforms, while the others are in olive drab with no head cover.
    • WV0092 Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
    • 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
    • [Doris Wilson and naval officer, 1943]

    • 1943-08
    • Doris Dickens Wilson sits on the ground in Boston Common beside her date, a navy officer, in August 1943.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [WACs pose playfully at Ft. Lee, 1950]

    • 1950
    • A group of four WACs pose playfully during basic training at Fort Lee, Virginia, in 1950. Dorothy Linnell (top left) of Boston is on the shoulders of Eleanor Kurowski from Pennsylvania, while Joan Larson of California is on the shoulders of Billy...
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History

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