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    • Oral history interview with Mary Kate Bonds, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Mary Kate Bonds primarily tells of coming of age during the Great Depression and of her service in the WAVES during World War Two and in the U.S. Navy until 1971.

      Bonds discusses her childhood in Chickamauga, Georgia, near the Civil War...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • Oral history interview with Frances Barringer Bailey, 1999

    • 1999-04-25
    • Documents Frances Barringer Bailey's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES in Massachusetts; Great Lakes, Illinois; and Corpus Christi, Texas; and her career in education.
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    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Viola Sanders, 2005

    • 2005-06-14
    • Primarily documents Viola Brown Sander's career in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1966.

      Sanders discusses the death of her father and her mother's work to provide for the family. She talks...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee, 2013

    • 2014-05-17
    • Primarily documents the life of Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee and her service with the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

      Blee recalls living in various countries throughout her childhood because of her father's service...
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers
    • Oral history Interview with Thelma Houpe Foster

    • 2009-01-16
    • Primarily documents Thelma Foster's early life during the Great Depression, service during World War II, and later life.

      Foster gives a detailed description of the ways in which her family coped with the Great Depression. She tells of making...
    • WV0445 Thelma Foster Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Heins Escher, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Interview primarily includes discussion of Jane Escher's childhood in North Carolina and her service as a cryptographer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the Korean War.


      Escher recalls moments...
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Janet MacCubbin, 2009

    • 2009-05-14
    • Primarily documents Janet MacCubbin's service in the American Red Cross during World War II, and her education at the Womea's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG).

      MacCubbin tells of growing up during the Great Depression...
    • WV0463 Janet MacCubbin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lenora Nagel, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Documents Lenora I. Nagel's early life in western North Dakota; her family history; her service with the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956; and her work teaching overseas as a civilian with the Department of Defense for almost thirty...
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • 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 Rachel Summers McGee, 1999

    • 1999-01-13
    • Documents Rachel Leuella Summers McGee's early life; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) from 1942 to 1943; and her life after World War II.

      McGee discusses her decision to join the army and people's reaction to women in...
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • Oral history interview with Diane Getz

    • 2009-03-10
    • Diane Getz summarizes her early life, education, and service in the American Red Cross. She tells of her service in Vietnam.

      Getz primarily documents her experience in the American Red Cross from 1969 to 1978. She describes the various...
    • WV0454 Diane Getz Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ava Caudle Honeycutt, 2008

    • 2008-11-22
    • Primarily documents Ava Honeycutt’s service in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during WWII.

      Honeycutt discusses her childhood in rural North Carolina at length, including: growing up on a farm; the Great...
    • WV0438 Ava Caudle Honeycutt Papers
    • Oral history interview with Pauline Rogstad Allison, 2006

    • 2006-08-01
    • Primarily documents Pauline Rogstad Allison's service with the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years on a hospital ship in China; and her life after the war.

      Allison speaks chiefly about her service with the Navy...
    • WV0357 Pauline Rogstad Allison Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marjorie Suggs Edwards, 2000

    • 2000-06-26
    • Documents Marjorie R. Suggs Edwards's early life; military service during World War II; and her personal life and career after the war.

      Edwards describes her childhood in an immigrant section of Passaic, New Jersey. She discusses in detail...
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Heath, 2001

    • 2001-01-20
    • Documents Bernice Heath's early life, nursing training, service overseas with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II, and duties stateside and abroad with the ANC from 1948 to 1964.

      Topics from Heath's early life include nursing...
    • WV0195 Bernice Isabel Heath Papers
    • [Great Lakes Supply Department staff, 1943]

    • 1943-11-12
    • A formal group photograph of the Great Lakes Supply Department staff at U.S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois, taken November 12, 1943.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey 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 Ruth Heavner Sheperd, 2015

    • 2015-06-20
    • Primarily documents the life of Ruth Heavner Shepherd and her service with the United States WAVES.

      Shepherd recalls growing up during the Great Depression, the sacrifices she and her family were forced to make, and the food relief that...
    • WV0587 Ruth Heavner Sheperd Oral History
    • [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

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