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    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1944-09-17
    • Reeves has had an adverse reaction to a round of booster shots and has had her luggage lost. She recounts that Tom has yet to ship out, and that if his promotion to major goes through, will have to stay for quite some time and be ineligible for...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-04
    • Jean Holdridge (Reeves) and Tom Reeves have attempted to cheer a sick friend. She gives detailed descriptions of Tom and Pat, answers her mother's questions, and expresses unhappiness with the strictness of a new Colonel.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-09-09
    • Jean Holdrige (Reeves) and Tom Reeves have recently spent an afternoon together in which they discussed Tom's future plans, family, and his family's favorable reaction to their relationship. Reeves also mentions treating her canker sores with...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-05-29
    • Jean Holdridge (Reeves) has made place mats for Tom Reeves and is pleased her parents approve of him. She also notes the soldiers' lack of electricity in their tents, her recent book reading, plans for a boat trip, and acquiring orange juice to use...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-27
    • Reeves has been cleaning her club for several days and hopes it passes inspection. She describes two steak dinners, a luncheon, and church. Reeves also describes Tom's appearance, character, quarters, and their recent activities together.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • Primarily documents Lt. Col. Kathryn Wirkus’ education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro [UNCG] and her service in the U.S. Air Force.

      Wirkus discusses her family and her childhood in Miami. She shares her reasons for...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Oral history interview with Eleanor Neeva Northcott, 1999

    • 1999-04-13
    • Primarily documents Eleanor Neeva Northcutt's family life; her years at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); and her experiences in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer...
    • WV0063 Eleanor Neeva Northcott Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Matties Osborne Spicer, 1999

    • 1999-10-26
    • Primarily documents Mattie O. Spicer's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Spicer recalls her family's reaction to her decision to join the WAC; the "Carolina Platoon" being ordered to keep an eye on mail...
    • WV0107 Mattie Osborne Spicer Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-10-09
    • Reeves has had several trips to Manila to see Tom, who's imminent departure for Japan has been delayed. She mentions hearing a rebroadcast of the 6th World Series game, transportation problems in their area of the Pacific, a new wonder drug called...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-30
    • Jean Holdridge (Reeves) discusses her relationship with Tom Reeves and budding romantic interest. She also describes in detail a WAC's recent awkward wedding and her last double-date with Tom.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-05-17
    • Reeves notes that she has been assigned to a new club at the base due to a fight between its previous ARC staff members. She describes the club and other base facilities, including their day room, and explains the base's water problems. She also...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-06-07
    • Reeves comments on the food supply of the natives, weather, making socks, and news of friends from home. She also mentions that Tom has let a young officer move in with him.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her mother, 1945]

    • 1945-08-02
    • Jean Reeves describes the two new canteens opening on base. She writes that Tom has two new officers, describes mangos and the clothing of local children, and mentions Betty's fiancee's transfer from Europe to the Pacific.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to Melissa, 1945]

    • 1945-09-03
    • Reeves describes a presidential ball and being caught in a rainstorm on the way there. Tom is shipping out and she is unsure when she might see him again. The majority of letter consists of Reeves relaying what she has heard about people they both...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-11-11
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves writes that she has been busy working. She specifically describes having to constantly supervise her native cleaning crew and notes that their Filipino housekeeper is thought to have stolen a formal gown. Reeves has gotten a...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her father, 1945]

    • 1945-08-07
    • Reeves wishes her dad a Happy Birthday, thanks him for looking after her finances, and is glad that he approves of Tom. She tells of the new canteen, a possible promotion, and her new watch. She also describes Tom's new living situation at an...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-09-23
    • Reeves reports that things are in a kind of limbo, including a potential new canteen, the timeframe for Tom's return to the states, and her own decision of when to submit her resignation, as men are now leaving for the U.S. in droves.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus makes major, 1992]

    • 1992
    • Kathryn Wirkus is pinned with the major rank insignia by Squadron Commander Delgado (left) of the New Mexico Air National Guard and her then-husband, Major Tom Lott (right), in 1992. She wears the air force camouflage battle dress uniform.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus promoted to lieutenant colonel, 1999]

    • 1999
    • Kathryn Wirkus (center) has the lieutenant colonel rank insignia pinned to the collar of her battle dress uniform at her promotion ceremony in Miami, Florida, in 1999. Performing the ceremony are Major General Alfred Valenzuela, Deputy Commander,...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary McLeod Rogers, 1999

    • 1999-12-20
    • Primarily documents Mary McLeod Rogers's family, education, and pre-war life in North Carolina; her experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve at Camp Lejeune and Arlington, Virginia, during World War II; and her personal life after the war. ...
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers

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