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  • Item description: Ruth
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    • 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
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Johnson Coster, 2000

    • 2000-02-04
    • Chiefly documents Ruth L. Johnson Coster's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Coster discusses her youth and education in North Carolina and her pre-war employment at the Lucky Strike factory in Durham and a...
    • WV0145 Ruth Coster Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth White, 1999

    • 1999-06-2
    • Primarily documents Ruth Matthews White's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the Philippines and Japan with the Red Cross during World War II;...
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth King Garrett, 2007

    • 2007-04-10
    • Primarily documents Ruth King Garrett's service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1946.

      Garrett briefly discusses her education, including working on her high school's newspaper and her year at UNCG (then Woman's College). She...
    • WV0392 Ruth King Garrett Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Payne Brown, 2000

    • 2000-12-20
    • Primarily documents Ruth Payne Brown's two tours as a medical technician with the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Brown recalls her father's inability to serve in WWII; hearing about the attack on Pearl Harbor on TV; and her decision to join the...
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [Ruth Mary Petry]

    • n.d.
    • Formal photograph of Ruth Mary Petry wearing her W.A.S.P. (Women's Air Force Service Pilot) uniform.
    • WV0319 Ruth Mary Petry Papers, 1940-1991 and undated;
    • [Ruth Mary Petry]

    • n.d.
    • Ruth Mary Petry in flight jacket and goggles
    • WV0319 Ruth Mary Petry Papers, 1940-1991 and undated;
    • [Ruth White in front of ruins, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Ruth White in field uniform stands in front of the ruins of the Legislative Building in Manila, Philippines, in the fall of 1945. The building had had been bombed during the Battle of Manila in February, 1945. Notations on the back of the...
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers
    • [Ruth White, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Formal portrait of Ruth M. White in Red Cross uniform, including hat, in 1945.
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers
    • [Birthday party for Ruth White, 1946]

    • 1946-02
    • Ruth White cutting the cake at her birthday celebration with a group of navy personnel and three Red Cross co-workers in February 1946. All are stationed at the Naval Operating Base at Buckner Bay (Nakagusuku Bay) on Okinawa, Japan.
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers
    • [Ruth Kent Petker holding hands with serviceman, 1943 ]

    • 1943
    • Ruth Kent Petker, in the WAVES service dress blue uniform and service hat, holds hands with an unidentified soldier in downtown Norman, Oklahoma, where she attended mechanics training in 1943.
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • [Red Cross workers enjoy fresh milk, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Ruth White and three co-workers enjoy glasses of fresh milk, for which they traded their liquor rations, while stationed at the Buckner Bay (Nakagusuku Bay), Okinawa, in 1946. The women are in their quarters and sit on the bunks made for them by...
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver at her desk, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Ruth Shaver looks through an index card file box while sitting at her desk in Cleveland in 1943. The caption of the official Army photograph reads,"As head of the personnel department, Lt. Ruth Shaver of Norwalk, Ohio, keeps track of 150 WAAC...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Portrait of Ruth Payne Brown, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Portrait of Ruth V. Payne Brown in WAC taupe "Hattie Carnegie" uniform, taken at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1953.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [Portrait of Ruth Payne Brown, circa 1962]

    • 1962
    • Portrait of Ruth V. Payne Brown in Army green service uniform with Ft. Leavenworth sleeve patch, circa 1962.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers

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