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  • Item description: Mississippi
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    • 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 Kathryn Fulner Wakefield, 2003

    • 2003
    • Primarily documents Kathryn Wakefield's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.



      Wakefield discusses the Depression, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and attending business...
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at officer's reception, 1963]

    • 1963-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders (right) speaks with Admiral U.S.G. Sharp, Commander in Chief Pacific (left), and Lieutenant Commander Fran Hamilton at an officer's reception in Honolulu in October of 1963. Both women wear the WAVES service dress white uniform...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sandy Venegoni, 2010

    • 2010-03-16
    • Primarily documents Sandy Venegoni's childhood, nursing education, time spent in a convent, her military service as a reservist for the Army Nurse Corps, and her civilian career as a nurse educator.

      Venegoni discusses her childhood in...
    • WV0481 Sandra L. Venegoni Oral History
    • 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 Jacqueline Marion Edmunds, 2012

    • 2012-10-25
    • Documents the life of Jacqueline Marion Edmunds from her early life growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina during the 1950s and 1960s, her decision to join the United States Navy in 1979, basic training in Orlando, Florida, and "A" School...
    • WV0541 Jacqueline Marion Edmunds Oral History
    • [Lenora I. Nagel at Keesler Air Force Base, 1953]

    • 1953-11
    • Lenora I. Nagel, in her WAF blue winter uniform, stands outdoors at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, where she attended radio school in November 1953.
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • [Portrait of Betty Pegg Hemphill, 1951]

    • 1951
    • Portrait of Betty Pegg Hemphill in WAF khaki shirtwaist with winged propeller insignia and garrison cap, taken while she was stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1951.
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • [WAF unit on parade, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • A squadron of WAFs march toward the camera while on parade at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, circa 1951.
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • Oral history interview with Cheryl Ann King Bernhardt, 2012

    • 2012-03-10
    • Primarily documents Cheryl Bernhardt's childhood; her nursing service with the United States Air Force and Veteran's Administration; and her life after retirement.

      Bernhardt describes growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee during the 1950s and...
    • WV0529 Cheryl Ann King Bernhardt Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Cathy Illman Sykes, 2006

    • 2006-01-25
    • Primarily documents Cathy Illman Sykes's background; nursing education; service in the U.S. Air Force from 1983 to 2003; and the impact of her military career on the rest of her life.

      Sykes discusses her family; her decision to obtain a...
    • WV0340 Cathy Illman Sykes Oral History
    • [Doris Wilson in St. Louis, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Doris Dickens Wilson seated on a wall overlooking the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1942.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Pair of WACs on staircase, 1950]

    • 1950
    • Billy Lancaster, a WAC from Mississippi, and Eleanor Kurowski, a WAC from Pennsylvania, pose for a photograph on the elevated porch of a building at Fort Lee, Virgina, during basic training. They are both dressed in WAC summer work uniforms. A...
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [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
    • Oral history interview with Cheryl Lynn Brown, 2010

    • 2010-01-16
    • Cheryl Lynn Brown speaks of her early life, education, military service as a Korean linguist in United States Army Intelligence, and later professional civilian life.

      Brown primarily discusses her career as a Korean linguist in the United...
    • WV0482 Cheryl Lynn Brown Oral History

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