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  • Item description: Tennessee
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    • Oral history interview with Patricia Chamings, 2007

    • 2007-01-27
    • Primarily discusses Chamings' nursing education, teaching, and thirty years of service with the Air National Guard.

      Chamings mentions her childhood in Florida; her mother's nursing career; her nursing education at Orange Memorial Hospital...
    • WV0378 Patricia Ann Chamings Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irma Jean Brooks, 2006

    • 2006-04-19
    • Primarily documents Irma Jean Brooks's twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy in personnel and administration.

      Brooks talks briefly about her youth and education, including her father's work at the Hanford Engineer Works in Washington during...
    • WV0347 Irma Jean Brooks Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jo Anne Kilday, 2011

    • 2011-08-07
    • Description: Documents Jo Anne Kilday's early life growing up during World War II, her attendance of a six week United States Marine Corps training program, as well as the Armed Forces Staff College, and work with the uniform code of military...
    • WV0520 Jo Anne Kilday Oral History
    • 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 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 Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois, 2010

    • 2010-05-12
    • Primarily documents Billie Bourgeois' service with the WAVES during World War II and her higher education.

      Bourgeois discusses growing up on a farm in Cyril, Oklahoma, her reaction to Pearl Harbor, and joining the Signal Corps as an...
    • WV0486 Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois Papers
    • Oral history interview with Louise Ross Yegge, circa 2002

    • 2002
    • Primarily documents Louise Ross Yegge's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Yegge briefly discusses her early life, including her parents' deaths, and her work and housing in...
    • WV0242 Louise Ross Yegge Papers
    • [Caroline Morrison Garrett, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Second lieutenant Caroline Morrison Garrett is pictured in front of brick building while stationed at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1946. She is wearing a white Army Nurse Corps (ANC) cap, an ANC striped seersucker hospital...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Paraplegic Santa at Kennedy General Hospital, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • A paraplegic patient at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, is dressed as Santa Claus with a home-made mask in 1945. A large pair of crutches are behind the Santa, and Christmas stockings, candles, and a banner proclaiming "Merry...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [A table set for Christmas dinner, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • A long table set for a Christmas dinner awaits the arrival of the German POWs who are patients of Ward 2B of Kennedy General Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, in 1945. The table is set with traditional fruit centerpieces, plates, silverware, and...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Caroline Morrison in Memphis, Tennesse, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Caroline Morrison Garret (right) and an unnamed sergeant pose outside a building while stationed at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1946. Caroline Morrison is wearing the army seersucker hospital uniform. The text on the back of...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Peg Ward at Kennedy General Hospital, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Peg Ward sits on a set of stairs outside Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1945. Ward is wearing a short sleeved Army Nurse Corps (ANC) hospital uniform. The text on the back of the photograph reads:"How we hated those wrap around...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Captain Smith at Kennedy General Hospital, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Captain Smith, the chief dietitian of Kennedy General Hospital, poses for a picture in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1946. Smith is dressed in an Army Nurse Corps (ANC) off-duty dress uniform and service cap. She has an ANC service bag tucked under her...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • 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
    • [Doris Wilson and fellow WAAC, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Doris Dickens Wilson (left), in WAAC winter uniform with Hobby hat and gloves, stands beside a WAAC nicknamed "Tennessee" who wears the WAAC overcoat, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1943.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Letter from W.T. Briscoe to Sammie Rice, 1943]

    • 1943-04-11
    • Briscoe, at Camp Tyson, Tennessee, has completed Barrage Balloon Service School but was not assigned to an advanced school. He notices from her letters that Sammie has changed in several ways since joining the army.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers

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