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  • Item description: cleaning
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    • Oral history interview with Barbara Gove, 2000

    • 2000-12-17
    • Primarily documents Barbara Evelyn Gove's childhood in Massachusetts during World War II and her interest in electronics; her experiences as a Woman Marine in the mid-1950s, and her extensive work with veterans groups.

      Gove talks about her...
    • WV0152 Barbara E. Gove Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy May Miller, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • Documents Dorothy May Miller's childhood in Florida; her military service during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Miller discusses her family history and her early life in Florida, growing up poor and in a segregated...
    • WV0198 Dorothy M. Miller 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
    • [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 Janet Muriel Mead to Bud, 16 December 1944  ]

    • 1944-12-16
    • Mead writes to her brother of the rigors of WAVES training. In particular, she gives details about her coding classes,"radio shack watch," and "field night" cleaning duties. She explains that the base where she is currently stationed is downsizing,...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Mary McLeod Rogers behind barracks, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary McLeod Rogers stands with a mop behind a barracks during cleaning duty at Henderson Hall in 1945. She wears a green work uniform of bibbed trousers (overalls) and a white shirt.
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers
    • Oral history interview with Adeline Ledesma Teague, 2002

    • 2002-01-17
    • Primarily documents Adeline Ledesma Horner Teague's early life, ethnicity, service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and her career and education in teaching after the war.


      Teague provides an...
    • WV0241 Adeline Ledesma Teague Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02
    • Phillips discusses receiving her uniform, cleaning duty and a surprise first inspection, moving to "Boom town" barracks soon, and working very hard but looking forward to free time on Sunday.
    • 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 Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-28
    • Avery describes a graduation parade and the graduates' nice uniforms, their class' misfitting zoot suits, her cleaning activities, taking frequent showers because of the heat and dust, starting on flight line the following day, and worrying about...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Avery writes that the planes are grounded due to a new technical order, so everyone is catching up on cleaning since they can't fly. There are 15 days left before she graduates from WASP training.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-07-25
    • Goddard tells of personally arranging for WACs and male soldiers to get furloughs and plane rides home. She also describes her recent activities, including watching a P-61 or Black Widow pilot perform, cleaning, ironing, and dining in the mess hall.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-13
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves tells of cleaning and maintaining her club. She also describes the Australian officers' club, recreation activities, a "prettiest girl" contest, a dance, several bands, and tea. Reeves also comments on the inventiveness of the...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Elizabeth Ann Carlin]

    • Undated
    • Elizabeth Ann Carlin is seen cleaning stations.
    • WV0559 Elizabeth Ann Carlin Papers

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