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  • Item description: Philadelphia
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    • Oral history interview with Jean Downer, 2007

    • 2007-02-21
    • Primarily documents Jean Downer's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1945 to 1946 and her life after the World War II.

      Pre-service topics include Downer's youth in Philadelphia, details of...
    • WV0386 Jean Downer Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Maxine Pierce, 2006

    • 2006-06-06
    • Primarily documents Maxine Newcom Pierce's background; her twenty-year career in the WAVES; and the impact of her military service on the rest of her life.

      Pierce briefly discusses growing up in Southern Illinois in the 1930s, including her...
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • Oral history interview with Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis, 1999

    • 1999-03-01
    • Primarily documents Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis's nursing education; service with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) and Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II; and her career in nursing education, particularly her tenure as dean of the School of Nursing...
    • WV0047 Eloise Rallings Lewis 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
    • Oral history interview with K. Faye Kane Giles, 2001

    • 2001-05-15
    • Primarily documents Faye Kane Giles' service in the Women Marines from 1943 to 1945 and her life after the war.

      Giles briefly discusses her education, including attending business school, and her employment at the American Steel and Wire...
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley Lyle, 1999

    • 1999
    • Documents Shirley McCorquodale Lyle's career in the Army Nurse Corps from 1939 to 1960, including her service in the Pacific with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

      Lyle briefly details her high school education; her parents' reaction...
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • [First Sergeant's School class, 1944]

    • 1944
    • The 23 female Marines of the January-March 1944 First Sergeant's School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stand at parade rest in their classroom. The women wear the winter forest green uniform with bell-crown hat.
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • Oral history interview with Patricia L. Childers, 2002

    • 2002-08-10
    • Primarily documents Patricia L. Childers' career in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1996.

      Childers discusses her reasons for joining the navy, the influence the Vietnam War and her family's service history had on her decision, and the Delayed...
    • WV0256 Patricia L. Childers Papers
    • [Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford during a day out and about in Philadelphia while stationed at Children's Hospital; 1944.
    • WV0571 Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford Papers
    • [Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford during a day out and about in Philadelphia while stationed at Children's Hospital; 1944.
    • WV0571 Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford Papers
    • Oral history interview with Geraldine Muse Phillips, 1999

    • 1999-12-06
    • Primarily documents Geraldine Muse Phillips's background; her experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in the late 1940s; and her family life after her military service.

      Phillips discusses moving frequently as a child; her mother's mental...
    • WV0129 Geraldine Muse Phillips Papers
    • Oral history interview with Cheryl Sizer, 2012

    • 2012-12-21
    • Primarily documents Cheryl Sizer's adolescence; her service with the United States Air Force Academy Band; and her life after service.

      Sizer discusses growing up in Louisiana, where she found a love for music and was very active with the...
    • WV0543 Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at a Navy Day celebration, 1962]

    • 1961-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders speaks with two navy admirals and a civilian at a Navy Day celebration in Philadelphia in October 1962. The admiral to Sander's left was the head of the U.S. Naval Reserve Command. Sanders wears the service dress blue uniform...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Miss Armed Forces pageant judges, 1966]

    • 1966
    • Possibly the four male and one female judge of the 1966 Miss Armed Forces Pageant, held at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia in 1966.
    • WV0413 Carol Alban Johnson Papers
    • [Miss Armed Forces contestants walk abreast, 1966]

    • 1966
    • Miss Armed Forces 1966 Carol Alban Johnson (center) and finalists from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Marines, walk side-by-side down the sidewalk in front of the Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia.
    • WV0413 Carol Alban Johnson Papers

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