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    • Oral history interview with Irene A. Gepfert Mertz, 2011

    • 2011-05-09
    • Irene Mertz speaks of her early life, education, military service, and life after her service.

      Mertz discusses her time in military service in Oahu, especially one of her patients there, Major Roger G.B. Broome, who later passed away after...
    • WV0517 Irene A. Gepfert Mertz Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susie Stephens McArthur, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • Documents Susie Stephens McArthur's early life; her twenty-six years of service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and the United States Army; and its effect on her opinions and non-military life.

      McArthur primarily discusses her enlistment...
    • WV0199 Susie McArthur Papers
    • 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 Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk, 2003

    • 2003-03-17
    • Primary documents Barbara W. Kucharczyk's career in the U.S. Air Force.

      Kucharczyk describes frequently moving during her childhood due to her father's military service. Related topics include attending Department of Defense Schools and...
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • Oral history interview with Jane Fraley Kodack, 2009

    • 2009-10-01
    • Primarily documents Jane Kodack's service with the ANC from 1981-1993, and her education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1963 to 1967.

      Kodack discusses attending UNCG in the first years after it became...
    • WV0471 Jane Fraley Kodack 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
    • [Women Officers Advanced Course Class IV,  1957]

    • 1957-06-28
    • Group photo of the Women Officers Advanced Course Class IV, in summer beige-taupe chambray dress and garrison cap, on 28 June 1957. Pictured are: (front row) Major Rogers, Major Gentle, Major Jane Brister, Captain Smith, Captain Skutas, Major...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • 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 Betty Berry Godin, 1999

    • 1999-06-19
    • Interview primarily focuses on Betty Berry Godin's service as an Army Air Force Evacuation Nurse.


      Pre-service topics include Godin's nursing education and employment; being reject for a job as a flight attendant; and the death of a...
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irma Jean Brooks, 2006

    • 2006-04-19
    • Primarily documents Irma Jean Brooks's twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy in personnel and administration.

      Brooks talks briefly about her youth and education, including her father's work at the Hanford Engineer Works in Washington during...
    • WV0347 Irma Jean Brooks Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ann Watters, 2000

    • 2000
    • Interview primarily documents Ann K. Watters' interest in flying planes and her service with the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).

      Pre-service topics include her father's flight career; other pilots in the family; taking an aviation...
    • WV0175 Ann K. Watters Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Marion Fisher, 1999

    • 1999-05-25
    • Primarily documents Marion Elizabeth Fisher's early education; her service in Italy as an army dietitian during World War II; and her civilian dietitian work with the Veterans Administration and the Department of the Navy.


      Fisher...
    • WV0083 Marion Fisher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ellen Steel, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Primarily documents Ellen Steel's career in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1949 to 1969 and changes in the army since the 1940s.

      Steel chiefly describes her basic training and her various duty stations. She talks about her parents'...
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Women in the Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York, 1949]

    • 1949-08-09
    • A group of nine U.S. Air Force personnel, including eight women, pose on ship off the coast of New Rochelle, New York, during a visit to Headquarters 1st Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York. The women wear variations of the service uniform. Pictured...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus makes major, 1992]

    • 1992
    • Kathryn Wirkus is pinned with the major rank insignia by Squadron Commander Delgado (left) of the New Mexico Air National Guard and her then-husband, Major Tom Lott (right), in 1992. She wears the air force camouflage battle dress uniform.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Portrait of Sherley Mae White]

    • 1944
    • Sherley Mae White, drum major, is seen here posing for the SPAR Band in her enlisted personnel service dress uniform, in Palm Beach, Florida in 1944. On her left sleeve is one service stripe, indicating four years of active service in the United...
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • Oral history Interview with Thelma Houpe Foster

    • 2009-01-16
    • Primarily documents Thelma Foster's early life during the Great Depression, service during World War II, and later life.

      Foster gives a detailed description of the ways in which her family coped with the Great Depression. She tells of making...
    • WV0445 Thelma Foster Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bertha Nichols McClure, 2009

    • 2010-02-19
    • Documents Bertha "Nicki" McClure's childhood in New Jersey and Maine during the Depression and her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II and the Korean War.

      McClure discusses attending nursing school at Muhlenberg...
    • WV0478 Bertha Nichols McClure Papers
    • Oral history interview with Willie Mae Williams, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Primarily documents Willie Mae (Mattier) Williams' service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1945.

      Williams describes her attempts to get a college education; later working as a domestic...
    • WV0202 Willie Mae Williams Papers

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