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  • Item description: purse
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    • Oral history interview with Virginia Russell Reavis, 2000

    • 2000-09-17
    • Primarily documents Virginia Russell Reavis' service in Europe with the Army Air Forces' 810th Medical Air Evacuation Squadron during World War II and her nursing career and personal life following the war."

      Discussion of Reavis' early...
    • WV0183 Virginia Russell Reavis 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
    • [Emily Harris Preyer at the Red Cross Service Club]

    • Undated
    • Emily Harris Preyer in a trench coat, holding a folder and some packages and her purse in her right arm and gesturing with her left arm, smiling broadly in front of an open door beneath a large sign that reads "American Red Cross/Service + Club"
    • WV0065 Emily Harris Preyer Papers
    • [Dorothy and Carter Farrington, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her brother Henry Carter Farrington pose in their uniforms, displaying their stripes, while at home in North Carolina on leave. Dorothy holds a WAAC-issued purse. This is the last time they were together; Carter died...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Carolyn Newby Finger at Supply Corps training, 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • Carolyn Newby Finger poses by a building at Radcliffe College in Boston where she attended Navy Supply Corps School from October to December 1944. She wears a dark dress uniform, purse, and hat.
    • WV0057 Carolyn Newby Finger Papers
    • [Blanche Woolard Haggard in snow, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Blanche Woolard Haggard stands in the snow in front of a country store in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she was sent for officer candidate school in January 1943. She is wearing her WAVES winter uniform including her officer overcoat, hat, and...
    • WV0040 Blanche Woolard Haggard Papers
    • [Frances Barringer Bailey in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Francis Barringer Bailey poses in front of her home wearing the WAVES white summer uniform with officer's combination hat and a purse. The back of the photo reads, "Summer seersucker - seldom wore the jacket."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Edna Andrews Weston in NNC uniform, 1945]

    • 1945-06
    • Edna Andrews Weston on vacation in June 1945, wearing the Navy Nurse Corps white dress uniform and 1944 service hat with white top, holding a purse in gloved hands somewhere outdoors.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • [Elizabeth Simpson and Eunice, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) and friend Eunice stand outside a church, both in WAVES raincoat, purse, and soft-brimmed hats with white cover, circa 1944.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Portrait of Jessie E. McIntyre, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of army nurse Jessie E. McIntyre, circa 1944. She probably wears the ANC blue service uniform with purse and gloves; the 2nd service command patch clearly visible on her left shoulder.
    • WV0237 Jessie E. McIntyre Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink in Washington, D.C., 1945]

    • 1945
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink, with a purse over her shoulder, walks on a street in Washington, D.C., in 1945. She wears the WAVES white shirtwaist and black tie, navy blue skirt, and matching garrison cap.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Alice Park Fairbrother in dress blues, circa 1966]

    • 1966
    • Alice Park Fairbrother poses in her Army Medical Specialist Corps dress blue uniform with hat, gloves, and purse, circa 1966. Her sleeve insignia bears the rank of 2nd lieutenant. On the back of the photo, she notes that the uniform cost $132.
    • WV0409 Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in white service dress, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands outside WAVES Quarters D in Corpus Christi, Texas, after she made lieutenant jg in 1944. She is wearing the WAVES white service dress with officer's cap and purse.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers

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