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  • Item description: Florida
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    • Oral history interview with Patricia Chamings, 2007

    • 2007-01-27
    • Primarily discusses Chamings' nursing education, teaching, and thirty years of service with the Air National Guard.

      Chamings mentions her childhood in Florida; her mother's nursing career; her nursing education at Orange Memorial Hospital...
    • WV0378 Patricia Ann Chamings 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
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy May Miller, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • Documents Dorothy May Miller's childhood in Florida; her military service during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Miller discusses her family history and her early life in Florida, growing up poor and in a segregated...
    • WV0198 Dorothy M. Miller Papers
    • Oral history interview with Gladys Lunsford Dimmick

    • 1999-03-18
    • Documents Gladys Lunsford Dimmick's time as a control tower operator in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) during World War II, as a student at the University of Florida, and as and employee of The University of...
    • WV0055 Gladys L. Dimmick Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sarah Greenlee

    • 2001-02-14
    • Primarily documents Sarah Brooks Greenlee's experiences as an African American in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II and her life after the war.

      Greenlee recalls her youth in Florida, including her parents deaths when she was...
    • WV0150 Sarah B. Greenlee 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 Norma Martell, 1999

    • 1999-04-30
    • Primarily documents Norma J. Martell's early life during the Depression; her service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) as a cryptographer from 1942 to 1945; and her post-war pacifist ideology.


      Martell discusses her family and her life...
    • WV0072 Norma Martell Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Willie Mae Williams, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Primarily documents Willie Mae (Mattier) Williams' service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1945.

      Williams describes her attempts to get a college education; later working as a domestic...
    • WV0202 Willie Mae Williams Papers
    • Oral history interview with Heather Gonzalez, 2013

    • 2013-08-12
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Heather Gonzalez; and her time served in the United States Navy.

      Gonzalez recounts living at various air force stations throughout her childhood, her active involvement from the age of sixteen with...
    • WV0547 Heather L. Gonzalez Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Muriel Coykendall Kiser, 1999

    • 1999-05-18
    • Documents Muriel Coykendall Kiser's childhood; her education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the early 1940s; and her service in Europe with the Red Cross during...
    • WV0078 Muriel Coykendall Kiser Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Ellen West, 1999

    • 1999-03-30
    • Documents Mary Ellen West's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Julia Hill Gunn, 1999

    • 1999-04-06
    • Documents Julia H. Gunn's life during the Depression; her time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the early 1940s; her service in the WAVES (Women Accepted for...
    • WV0060 Julia Hill Gunn Papers
    • Oral history interview with M. Inez Caroon Bailey, 1999

    • 1999-05-26
    • Documents Inez Bailey's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) during WWII, and her subsequent military career.


      Bailey...
    • WV0084 Mildred Caroon Bailey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Judy McKinnon

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Judy Covington McKinnon's early life and family history; work in the motor pool and mess hall with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945; and her personal life after the...
    • WV0249 Judy McKinnon Papers
    • Oral history interview with Laura Gibson, 2005

    • 2005-08-19
    • Primarily details Laura Avis Gibson's service with the Coast Guard during World War II, in addition to her youth on a farm and her work at Burlington Industries.

      Gibson briefly recalls her childhood on a farm in Randolph County and then...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Recruiting parade in Ft. Myers, Florida, 1943]

    • 1943-11-13
    • WACs march in a recruiting parade down US 41 in Ft. Myers, Florida, past the Bradford Hotel, Arcade Theatre, and Sears Roebuck and Co. on November 13, 1943. People line the street and watch from windows.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Four SPARs in photo studio, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Four SPARs pose in front of a backdrop painted with a tropical scene while at a photography studio in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1944. All of the women wear the SPARs blue service dress uniform with service caps and hold their white gloves. Pictured...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [SPARs in exercise suits at Palm Beach, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bonnie James Baxter (left) and three other SPARs pose in their exercise suits in Palm Beach, Florida, in summer 1944. The women hold various items including a large wooden box.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Volunteers for Victory soldier canteen, Palm Beach, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of the exterior of the Volunteers for Victory soldier canteen in the Butterfield Company building on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1944. A group of SPARS stand at the entrance of the building with a line of servicemen to their...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers

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