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    • Oral history interview with Margaret (June) Crowel, 1999

    • 1999-12-31
    • Chiefly documents Margaret "June" Crowel's experiences as a career member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1945 to 1979.

      Crowel discusses her pre-military service work making nacelles for B-29s or B-25s in a defense plant; her mother's...
    • WV0137 Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Davetter Butler Shepard, 2000

    • 2000-12-09
    • Interview primarily documents Davetter Butler Shepard's service in the WAAC [Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] and the WAC [Women's Army Corps], during WWII, as well as her life after her service.

      Shepard briefly describes her childhood and...
    • WV0172 Davetter Shepard Papers
    • Oral history interview with Doris Melvin, 2002

    • 2002-01-30
    • Primarily documents Doris Onita Melvin's career with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during the Korean and Vietnam wars, as well as her relationship with friend Cecelia Ingram.

      Melvin details her early nurse training at McCain Hospital in Hoke...
    • WV0243 Doris O. Melvin Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Mary Gage Dunham, 2000

    • 2000-01-16
    • Primarily documents Dunham's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WC) and with the WAVES in Washington, D.C., during World War II.

      Topics related to World War II and the WAVES include learning about the...
    • WV0143 Mary Gage Dunham 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 Annis Weir, 2000

    • 2000-02-11
    • Primarily documents Annis Glendon Weir's early life and nurses' training; her experiences in the Navy Nurse Corps from 1945 to 1946; and her life after World War II.

      Weir discusses nurses' training at St. Francis Hospital in New Jersey,...
    • WV0148 Annis Glendon Weir Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elaine Anderson, 2000

    • 2000-12-14
    • Primarily documents Elaine A. Anderson's time in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) and her personal life before and after her service.

      Personal topics from Anderson's life before military service include: details of her hometown; her brother's...
    • WV0191 Elaine Agnes Anderson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley F. John, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Interview primarily documents Shirley Ferren John's service in the USMC (United States Marine Corps) from 1953 to 1955.

      John discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; her family's reaction to her enlistment; segregation; the cap on...
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nicollette P. Martinez, 2002

    • 2002-03-06
    • Interview primarily documents Nicolette Martinez's service in the U.S. Navy from 1990-1994.

      Martinez discusses joining the military to pay for college, her reasons for choosing the navy, and her deferred enlistment. She provides details of...
    • WV0251 Nicolette Petrone Martinez Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan E. Gerichten, 1999

    • 1999-10-29
    • Primarily documents Joan Gerichten's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1954 to 1961 and her experiences as an officer's wife after marriage.

      Gerichten details her early desire to join the Marines; boot camp training;...
    • WV0109 Joan E. Gerichten Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marie Kevensky, 1999

    • 1999-11-03
    • Primarily documents Marie Kevensky's experiences in the Marines Corps Women's Reserve from 1951 to 1954 and her duties in Europe with the Department of State Foreign Service.

      Kevensky discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; physical...
    • WV0113 Marie Kevensky Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Dolores Meurer Reed, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Dolores Meurer Reed's service in the WASP from 1943 to 1944.

      Reed discusses her early childhood, her first experience flying, earning money to pay for flight lessons, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. She discusses learning...
    • WV0398 Dolores Reed Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Edna Wilson, 2006

    • 2006-07-19
    • Primarily documents Edna Wilson's service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Wilson provides a brief overview of her childhood residences and education, and her...
    • WV0355 Edna Smith Wilson Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Rachel Brower Twiddy, 1999

    • 1999-12-13
    • Primarily documents Rachel Brower Twiddy's experiences in nursing school in Washington, D.C., and her nursing career before and during her service in the Army Nurse Corps at Fort Ord, California, during World War II.

      Twiddy discusses...
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • Oral history interview with Myrtle Hanke, 2000

    • 2000-02-11
    • Primarily documents Myrtle Otto Hanke's early life and her experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in Washington, D.C., during World War II."

      Hanke discusses her family, education, and work in...
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • Oral history interview with Louise Ross Yegge, circa 2002

    • 2002
    • Primarily documents Louise Ross Yegge's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Yegge briefly discusses her early life, including her parents' deaths, and her work and housing in...
    • WV0242 Louise Ross Yegge Papers
    • Oral history interview with Frances B. Turner, 2002

    • 2002-01-07
    • Interview primarily documents Frances B.Turner's service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC).

      Turner briefly describes growing up during the Depression, her reasons for becoming a nurse, her training at Watts Hospital, her work for a tobacco...
    • WV0236 Frances Bradsher Turner Papers
    • Oral history interview with Portia R. McCracken, 2013

    • 2013-09-20
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Portia R. McCracken, and her service with the United States Air Force. McCracken discusses her pragmatic attitude towards joining the U.S. Air Force, the gratification she felt upon completing basic training,...
    • WV0552 Portia R. McCracken Papers
    • Oral history interview with Carolyn Newby Finger, 1999

    • 1999-03-22
    • Primarily documents Carolyn Newby Finger's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her experiences at midshipmen's school, Supply School, and in Asheville with the U.S....
    • WV0057 Carolyn Newby Finger Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley Lyle, 1999

    • 1999
    • Documents Shirley McCorquodale Lyle's career in the Army Nurse Corps from 1939 to 1960, including her service in the Pacific with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

      Lyle briefly details her high school education; her parents' reaction...
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers

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