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    • Oral history interview with Beverly Barksdale Sheppe, 1999

    • 1999-07-17
    • Interview primarily documents Sheppe's Red Cross work in New Guinea and the Philippines from 1942 to 1945, but also her later Red Cross service in Europe and civilian career in social work.

      Sheppe briefly describes her education, noting...
    • WV0103 Beverly Barksdale Sheppe Papers
    • 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
    • Sloan nurse decorated [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Newspaper article from a Sioux City, Iowa, newspaper regarding Sloan, Iowa, native Helen Hunter Weant. The article describes Weant's recent citation and service in the Army Nurse Corps.
    • WV0446 Helen Weant Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jim, 1942]

    • 1942-11-24
    • Katopes relates recent developments to her sister and brother-in-law, including many personnel transfers, getting her uniform altered, being acting first sergeant, and speculating as to her next assignment.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from friend Marie to Catherine Katopes, 1944]

    • 1944-09-25
    • Katopes' friend Marie writes from France, but describes her recent stay in England including buzz bombs, daily activities, and sightseeing. Marie describes the more primitive conditions after arriving in France, and talks of learning how to...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to brother Charlie, 1942]

    • 1942-08-12
    • Discusses her difficulty being accepted into the WAAC [Women Army Auxiliary Corps], finally being allowed to take the army medical exam, her desire to join despite her sister Dena's expected unenthusiastic response, and her recent social activities.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Marie Cody to Don, 11 Apr 1945]

    • 1945-04-11
    • Cody discusses her plans for her furlough before transferring to California. She also mentions the whereabouts of a hometown friend and replies to comments from Don's recent letter.
    • WV0157 Marie Cody Papers
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1918]

    • 1918
    • After a period of leave, Hancock describes the environment aboard the ship taking her back to her station. She fondly recalls a recent visit with her family and misses them greatly.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock, 1918]

    • 1918-10-07
    • Glory Hancock describes the horrific aftermath of a recent offensive. She says that the mud has become unbearable and is an impediment to patient care. She also visited Ypres and observed the ruins and debris of battle. She describes an advance to...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter to Charlotte Schuck from mother, 1943]

    • 1943-04-11
    • Schuck's mother again discusses the postal service, writing letters, and sending packages. She mentions her daughter's recent promotion, hopes that she can get leave for Easter Sunday and her grandparent's 50th anniversary, and describes a bond...
    • WV0203 Charlotte Lavone Schuck Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, circa 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • Avery passed her civilian check ride earlier, but did not attempt her Army check ride due to ill health. She describes her recent cross-country and night flights, and close calls and crash landings other pilots have had. Ground school has been...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Helen Bolling Potts to Mary Channing Coleman, 1944]

    • 1944-09-18
    • Letter written by recent graduate Helen Bolling (Potts) to her former professor Mary Channing Coleman on 18 September 1944. This letter discusses the difficulties that the Red Cross Clubmobile or "donut wagon" women faced while serving in France...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her Husband, May 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • Goddard expresses the love and appreciation she has for her husband and is looking forward to being discharged soon. She also mentions her recent social activities and her duties the following day.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-07-25
    • Goddard tells of personally arranging for WACs and male soldiers to get furloughs and plane rides home. She also describes her recent activities, including watching a P-61 or Black Widow pilot perform, cleaning, ironing, and dining in the mess hall.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-31
    • Pozyck describes her recent birthday celebration, in which the ship's crew and fellow army nurses sung her happy birthday and gave her gifts and a birthday cake.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her mother, 1945]

    • 1945-04-27
    • Pozyck thinks the war in Europe will be over soon, but is not anxious to return home after seeing how badly nurses are needed in the Philippines and feeling like she is contributing to the war effort. She also describes her recent activities with...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her father, 1945]

    • 1945-03-01
    • V-Mail to Jean Holdridge Reeves' father expressing her support of their move from Iowa to Ohio. She also mentions forming a singing group and her other recent activities.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to mother, 1945]

    • 1945-03-09
    • Reeves reveals that a service member drew the illustrations and provides an overview of recent recreation activities, including her singing trio.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers

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