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    • Oral history interview with Linda L. Bray, 2008

    • 2008-10-13
    • Oral history primarily documents Linda Bray's service in the U.S. Army, particularly as the first woman to lead troops into combat.

      Bray briefly discusses her childhood. She goes on to talk about her reasons for joining the military and her...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • Oral history interview with Doris Mesina Ehlenfeldt, 2013

    • 2013-11-02
    • Primarily documents the early life of Doris Messina Ehlenfeldt and her service in the United States Navy.

      Ehlenfeldt recounts growing up in West Haven, Connecticut with her parents and three brothers, her decision to leave home and join the...
    • WV0554 Doris Messina Ehlenfeldt Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Gladys Lunsford Dimmick

    • 1999-03-18
    • Documents Gladys Lunsford Dimmick's time as a control tower operator in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) during World War II, as a student at the University of Florida, and as and employee of The University of...
    • WV0055 Gladys L. Dimmick Papers
    • Oral history interview with Norma Petree Shaver, 2001

    • 2001-05-24
    • Primarily documents Norma Petree Shaver's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.

      Shaver recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brother being drafted into the service, working at R.H. Hanes Knitting Company, and the...
    • WV0217 Norma Petree Shaver Papers
    • Oral history interview with Heather L. McKay Mallory, 2014

    • 2014-05-10
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Heather Lynn McKay Mallory, and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Mallory recalls the death of her mother at a young age, her desire to experience adventure, and the events leading to her...
    • WV0563 Heather L. McKay Mallory Papers
    • [Four WAVES officers at 18th anniversary party, 1960]

    • 1960-07
    • WAVES (left to right) Viola Brown Sanders, Claire Brou, Mary Burnside, and Ida Moore have a discussion while attending a celebration of the 18th anniversary of the WAVES held in Washington, D.C., in July 1960. All of the women wear the officer's...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Women in the Navy Directors, 1966]

    • 1966-08
    • Five former Women in the Navy Directors (Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Women) pose together at the retirement party for Viola Brown Sanders (center, the 6th director) held at an officer's club in Bethesda, Maryland, in August of 1966. The...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [WACs at Command Inspection, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • WACs in formation during the monthly command inspection held by the commanding officer at Camp King in Oberursel, Germany, circa 1952.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WAC Company 10, 21st Regiment with guidon, 1943]

    • 1943-07-30
    • Members of WAC Company 10, 21st Regiment, at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, admire the unit's guidon, held by commanding officer Florence S. Weil. The company, pictured on 30 July 1943 in WAC summer uniforms with Hobby hats, has just been awarded the...
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil Papers
    • [Red Cross workers primp in front of bombed building, 1945]

    • 1945-08-01
    • Five Red Cross workers in fatigues pose as if primping using a compact mirror being held out by Ginnie Bowman. The group, which also includes Dody Hamlin (far right) stands in front of a damaged building labeled "Power Room No. 3" on the island of...
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons sits with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at the...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons shakes hands with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Jane Beetham Jones and coworker, 1968]

    • 1968-05
    • Marine Corps Reservist Jane Beetham Jones points to something in a report held by a serviceman smoking a cigarette in May 1968.
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Miss Armed Forces pageant judges, 1966]

    • 1966
    • Possibly the four male and one female judge of the 1966 Miss Armed Forces Pageant, held at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia in 1966.
    • WV0413 Carol Alban Johnson Papers
    • [Wendy Gellert in an initiation ritual, 1967]

    • 1967
    • Held hovering over a box full of water, Wendy Gellert appears to be participating in an initiation ritual. She wears the female version of the traditional United States Navy blue dress uniform without any footwear.
      " Text written on...
    • WV0493 Wendy P. Gellert Papers
    • Oral history interview with Grace Swank Alexander, 1999

    • 1999-01-20
    • Documents Grace Alexander's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1951 to 1953; her following years of reserve and Special Services duty operating clubs and teaching school at bases...
    • WV0018 Grace Alexander Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Mary Jane DeWan, 1999

    • 1999-01-28
    • Documents Mary Jane DeWan's pre-war nurse's training; her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945; and her life and career following World War II.

      DeWan briefly discusses her nursing training before...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rice, 1999

    • 1999-10-31
    • Primarily documents Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the Korean War and her life as a Marine wife.

      Topics related to Rice's service in the Women Marines include her parents'...
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • Oral history interview with Brenda Formo, 2009

    • 2009-04-16
    • Brenda Terrell Formo tells of her life, education, and career as an officer in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and United States Army.

      Formo primarily discusses her work as an officer in the WAC and the U.S. Army in which she served as an...
    • WV0460 Brenda Formo Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Bonnie James Baxter, 2005

    • 2005-08-31
    • Primarily documents Bonnie James Baxter's service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs during WWII."

      Baxter briefly discusses her youth, various office jobs she held before entering the service, recruitment posters, and her reasons for enlisting...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers

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