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    • Oral history interview with Dorothy H. Jordan, 1999

    • 1999-05-03
    • Primarily documents Dorothy H. Jordan's early life in New York; her service in the Women's Army Corps, especially her military police (MP) duty at Fort Oglethorpe, and the effects of her disabling skin condition.


      Jordan details playing...
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Norma Petree Shaver, 2001

    • 2001-05-24
    • Primarily documents Norma Petree Shaver's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.

      Shaver recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brother being drafted into the service, working at R.H. Hanes Knitting Company, and the...
    • WV0217 Norma Petree Shaver Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Brister, 1999

    • 1999-11-05
    • Documents Brister's experiences in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and her work in army intelligence in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Brister details her father's experiences in World War I and in the engineering field; the Great...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Olga Lewandowski Lathrop, 2003

    • 2003-01-31
    • Primarily documents Olga "Dusty" Lewandowski Lathrop's service in the Women's Army Corps from 1944 to 1946.

      Lathrop discusses her Polish heritage, her grandmother's death during the Nazi invasion of Poland, her desire to join the navy, and...
    • WV0271 Olga L. Lathrop Papers
    • Oral history interview with Emily Sullivan Newcity, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • Primarily documents Emily Sullivan Newcity's service in the Pacific with the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during World War II.

      Newcity briefly discusses her childhood on a farm in New York. She recalls the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, seeing...
    • WV0427 Emily Newcity Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Sullivan, 2004

    • 2004-02-09
    • Interview primarily documents Dorothy Collins Sullivan's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Sullivan details her reasons for joining the WAC, including the slogan "Free a Man to Fight." She...
    • WV0187 Dorothy R. Collins Sullivan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Margaret W. Reeve, 1999

    • 1999-01-22
    • Primarily documents Margaret "Peggy" W. Reeve's service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1944 to 1945 and her career as a secretary.

      Reeve discusses her decision to join the WAC in the spring of 1944, including her failure to meet...
    • WV0021 Margaret (Peggy) Reeve Papers
    • [Dorothy Jordan at crosswalk, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Dorothy Jordan in MP uniform stands beside a stop sign at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, 1944-1945. The photo was displayed in a store in her hometown of Bronx, New York, encouraging support for local men and women in service.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bertha Sligh B. Barwikowski, 2000

    • 2000-11-17
    • Barwikowski primarily discusses her experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and her personal life following the war.

      Barwikowski discusses her ethnic heritage and her Polish ancestors. She then describes her experience in the WAC,...
    • WV0188 Bertha Barwikowski Papers
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-08-06
    • This three page, handwritten letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents details the swearing in ceremony at Fort Oglethorpe, shortly after the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps became the Women's Army Corps. Horton has marked out one of the As in WAAC on...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [WAC convoy, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A convoy of military vehicles driven by and transporting WACs pictured at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [Bunk instruction, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • One WAC instructs another on how to properly make up a bed at the Third WAC Training Center at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [Marching to class, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of WACs in formation marching to class at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [Ball game, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WACs at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, gather for softball game, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [Pay day, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of WACs lined up to receive checks on payday at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [WAC in review, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of WAC units in review at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [WACs making doughnuts, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WACs make doughnuts at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [WAC MPs in front of sign, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Three WAC military police pose in front of a "W.A.C. Training Center" sign at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1945.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [WAC band, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of the WAC Band in formation with instruments at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [Gas drill, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A line of eight WACs marches through a wooded area at Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, wearing gas masks, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers

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