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    • Oral history interview with Pat Foote, 2006

    • 2006-08-08
    • Primarily documents Brig. Gen. Evelyn "Pat" Foote's background; her service with the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1989; her involvement with organizations and committees related to veterans and women in the military in the 1990s; and her work as...
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rechel, 2001

    • 2001-01-22
    • Documents Dorothy Rechel's service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1953 to 1976.

      Rechel discusses her German ancestry; her parents' career; playing softball; her father serving in the Civil Defense Corps during WWII; and a VE Day...
    • WV0196 Dorothy Jane Rechel Papers
    • 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
    • Oral History interview with Jude Eden

    • 2016-02-06
    • Primarily documents the life of Jude Eden and her service with the United States Marine Corps.
      Eden recalls the events of September 11, 2001 and, even though she had not considered enlisting at the time, how she felt that the right thing to do...
    • WV0603 Jude Eden Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Mary Galster Layton Starkey

    • 2016-06-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Mary Galster Layton Starkey and her service with the Women's Army Corps and United States Army.

      Starkey recalls her desire to prove herself to her family by completing U.S. Army Airborne School, and the...
    • WV0614 Mary Galster Layton Starkey Papers
    • 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
    • Oral History interview with Jada Jones, 2015

    • 2015-11-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Jada Lee Jones and her service with the United States Army.

      Jones recalls the regrets she has about graduating from high school early, the lack of options that she felt were available to her, and how not...
    • WV0598 Jada Jones
    • Oral History interview with Teressa Jenkins Lawrence, 2015

    • 2015-3-6
    • Primarily documents Teressa Jenkins Lawrence's service with the United States Army.

      Lawrence recalls growing up with feelings of insecurity during the time of the Civil Rights Movement, and the strain she felt between herself and her white...
    • WV0577 Teressa Jenkins Lawrence Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan Lyle, 2007

    • 2007-05-01
    • Primarily documents Joan Lyle's service in the WASP [Women Airforce Service Pilots] during WWII and her subsequent work as a pilot.

      Lyle briefly discusses her childhood spent in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She discusses taking flight lessons...
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Sullivan, 2004

    • 2004-02-09
    • Interview primarily documents Dorothy Collins Sullivan's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Sullivan details her reasons for joining the WAC, including the slogan "Free a Man to Fight." She...
    • WV0187 Dorothy R. Collins Sullivan Papers
    • 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 Meredith Rolfe Campbell, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Meredith Rolfe Campbell's service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) in 1943 and her experiences in New York immediately following.

      Campbell briefly discusses her childhood in rural Montana, including her...
    • WV0397 Meredith Campbell Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Nell Smith Lutz

    • 2003-03-23
    • Primarily discusses Nell Smith Lutz's service in the supply corps of the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Lutz breifly discusses her childhood in Florida and education at Florida State...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Palek Turner, 2002

    • 2002-04-18
    • Primarily documents Mary Palek Turner's service as a nurse in the air force and her personal life afterwards.

      Turner discusses her Austria-Hungarian heritage; blackouts in New Jersey after the attack on Pearl Harbor; attending nursing...
    • WV0254 Mary L. Turner 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
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie and Sylva, 1918]

    • 1918-09-17
    • The conditions that Glory Hancock is working under are starting to wear her down, as she is "so sick of having people depend on me I could scream." She also discusses large artillery being removed from her village, her relationship woes with her...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-24
    • Reeves, who has had dengue fever, soon will be discharged from the hospital. She also mentions being visited by a chaplain and wishing she could sell her cigarette rations.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Don't be a spare'be a SPAR [circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Fold-out pamphlet for the Coast Guard SPARs provides a brief description of the jobs that SPARs could perform during World War II and the qualifications for enlisted SPARs and officers. Includes detachable form that could be mailed to the SPAR...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Daphine Doster Mastroianni in front of tent, India, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Daphine Mastroianni in front of a tent. India, 1945. Writing on reverse:"Tent #2 - yours truly washing the face. Gives you an idea of the British desert[?] tent[?] we live in. Abdul made the bamboo rack for our helmets - I was thinking of you when...
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders and Lucille Ball, 1963]

    • 1963
    • Viola Brown Sanders poses with Lucille Ball at the New York Plaza Hotel in 1963. Ball, who holds a small item that reads, "WAVES 20th Anniversary," had called Sanders asking if she could do anything for the WAVES. Sanders wears the officer's...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers

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