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    • 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 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 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 Viola Sanders, 2005

    • 2005-06-14
    • Primarily documents Viola Brown Sander's career in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1966.

      Sanders discusses the death of her father and her mother's work to provide for the family. She talks...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-13
    • Goddard writes of the details of her days, including KP, laundry, classes, and inspections. She is mailing some of her belongings home along with gifts, in case she's not home for Christmas. Her last week of basic training is busy and she is...
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Denise Hand at OTS, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Kathryn Wirkus (right) and Denise Hand, both members of the "Snoopy Squadron," pose by the sign in front of their dorm during the first week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July of 1978. The sign has a picture of...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in FIGMO shirt, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus poses in her FIGMO (Finally I Got My Orders) shirt during the last week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. In the red T-shirt beside Wirkus is Diana Fleek, the underclassman who made the shirt,...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Fifth Squadron in FIGMO shirts, 1978]

    • 1978
    • The "Fighting Fifth" Squadron pose together in their FIGMO (Finally I Got My Orders) shirts during the final week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. The hand-made shirts highlight some of the events from the squadron's...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus 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
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-08-31
    • Pozyck hasn't been transferred yet. She has received letters from the time of the Japanese surrender but has not heard from Louis in almost a week.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-08-09
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves hopes to be able to open her new canteen next week, but in the meantime is operating out of a borrowed trailer called the Air Strip-Tease. She also describes a recent visit to a Navy club.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • The coronet [May 1945]

    • 1945-05-01
    • Vol. 3, No. 3 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy, from 1 May 1945. The cover story is about Elizabeth Ray and titled "WAC Commanding Officer Awarded Bronze Star Last Week." Other features are "Letters...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-26
    • Phillips writes home after her first week of basic. She likes her platoon but not the weather or work, and indicates she is a "soul satisfying" Army "spirit."
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-3-5
    • Phillips discusses receiving a commendation at inspection, going a week without a gig, having a parade this morning, and plans to go to Des Moines.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to sister, 1945]

    • 1945-02-26
    • Phillips relays to her sister the story of her travels fro Asheville to Des Moines. She is part of a work company until she begins Basic Training next week. She describes her days since arrival, which include a lot of cleaning.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-19
    • Katopes' describes her last week of basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Activities including her company being filmed parading and doing calisthenics, seeing a live concert broadcast on TV, receiving winter uniforms and a Congressional...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her father, 1945]

    • 1945-08-31
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves opened her new canteen last week and is serving 1000 men a day. She reports that she has again visited the hospital for her canker sores, received her promotion and raise, a woodworking factory has been opened nearby, men...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Young ladies: college juniors [circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • 1950s recruiting poster for the Women's Army Corps (WAC) targeting college women for the U.S. Army's 4 week orientation program. According to the text, enrollees will get "a Preview of an Executive career as an Officer in the Women's Army Corps."...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • The coronet [April 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Vol. 3, No. 4 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy. The cover headlines are "Problem Children of the Civilians!" and "What Do You Do With Your Spare Time?" Other features are "Letters to the Editor," WAC...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • The coronet [November 1944]

    • 1944-11-10
    • Vol. I, No. 5 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy, from 1 May 1945. from 10 November 1944. Front page articles are "Gift Shop a Success,"Shades of Civilian Life,"The Hot Water Situation Badd," and "Come...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950

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