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  • Item description: Parris
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    • Oral history interview with Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • Oral history interview with Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • Primarily documents Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney's memories of growing up during World War II; her experiences in boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina; and her married life, particularly after her husband, also a Marine, was diagnosed with...
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley F. John, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Interview primarily documents Shirley Ferren John's service in the USMC (United States Marine Corps) from 1953 to 1955.

      John discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; her family's reaction to her enlistment; segregation; the cap on...
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan E. Gerichten, 1999

    • 1999-10-29
    • Primarily documents Joan Gerichten's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1954 to 1961 and her experiences as an officer's wife after marriage.

      Gerichten details her early desire to join the Marines; boot camp training;...
    • WV0109 Joan E. Gerichten 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 Mary Powers Laskowski, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Primarily discusses Mary Powers Laskowski's early life and career in the Women Marine

      Laskowski begins the interview with the story of her birth, then discusses working on a citrus farm and the effects of the Depression. She also shares her...
    • WV0247 Maryelln Powers Laskowski Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Marie Kevensky, 1999

    • 1999-11-03
    • Primarily documents Marie Kevensky's experiences in the Marines Corps Women's Reserve from 1951 to 1954 and her duties in Europe with the Department of State Foreign Service.

      Kevensky discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; physical...
    • WV0113 Marie Kevensky Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Jane Beetham Jones, 2006

    • 2006-07-19
    • Primarily documents Jane Beetham Jones's service from 1952 to 1980 with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for twenty-eight years and her military and civilian career in public information and journalism.

      Jones discusses her high education and...
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Women Marines at Parris Island, circa 1953]

    • 1953
    • Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney and a fellow Woman Marine, probably in summer service uniform, are seated outside a building at Parris Island, South Carolina, in 1953.
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney Papers
    • Oral history interview with Naomi Peers Malone, 2011

    • 2011-05-07
    • Documents the life of Naomi Peers Malone from her early life as a Mennonite in Philadelphia during the 1930s and 1940s, her decision to join the United States Marines in 1953, basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina, and her assignment to...
    • WV0519 Naomi Peers Malone Oral History
    • [Women Marines marching at Parris Island, circa 1960]

    • 1960
    • Margaret Helen "June" Crowel's U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve company at Parris Island, South Carolina, marches in formation circa 1960. The Marines wear white short-sleeve summer uniforms and spruce green garrison caps.
    • WV0137 Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Gove, 2000

    • 2000-12-17
    • Primarily documents Barbara Evelyn Gove's childhood in Massachusetts during World War II and her interest in electronics; her experiences as a Woman Marine in the mid-1950s, and her extensive work with veterans groups.

      Gove talks about her...
    • WV0152 Barbara E. Gove Papers
    • [Third Recruit Battalion, Platoon 21-A, 1954]

    • 1954-01-27
    • Photo of the Women Marines Third Recruit Battalion Platoon 21-A, the Battalion Honor Platoon, at Parris Island, South Carolina, on 27 January 1954. Joan R. Kammer Horton is in the last row, third from left. In the front row are Staff Sergeant C.I....
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Women Marines Recruit Battalion, Parris Island, 1954]

    • 1954-12-10
    • Group photo of the Women Marines Recruit Battalion Platoon 16-A, at Parris Island, South Carolina, 1954. The platoon was led by Staff Sergeant J. L. Shipman, Sergeant H. E. Manos, Sergeant N. L. Agnew, and Corporal J. K. Paulson, all pictured. All...
    • WV0513 Dolores M. Angel Hamrick Papers

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