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  • Item description: sailors
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    • Oral history interview with Viola Sanders, 2005

    • 2005-06-14
    • Primarily documents Viola Brown Sander's career in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1966.

      Sanders discusses the death of her father and her mother's work to provide for the family. She talks...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Moran Miller, 1999

    • 1999-10-13
    • Miller primarily discusses her military service, especially as a member of the 2nd Mapping Squadron "

      Miller details caring for her invalid mother as a child; difficulty of finding a job during the Depression; listening to speeches from...
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Morey, 1999

    • 1999-11-03
    • Primarily documents Jane G. Morey's early life and her service in the Coast Guard SPARs from 1943 to 1945.

      Morey discusses her love of reading; early aspirations to be an antiquarian; knowledge of the war in Europe during high school; and...
    • WV0114 Jane G. Morey Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Helen Bolling Potts, 2003

    • 2003-06-19
    • Primarily documents Helen Bolling Potts' service in the American Red Cross during World War II.

      Topics from Potts time in the service include: her mother's reaction to her enlistment; reasons for joining the Red Cross; accompanying French...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders reviewing sailors, 1963]

    • 1963-08
    • Viola Brown Sanders and a fellow WAVE follow a group of sailors as they exit a building at the Washington D.C. Naval Barracks for Males in August of 1963. Brown, in the WAVES blue and white striped summer service uniform and service cap with white...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-01-10
    • Fischer describes kitchen patrol, not received leave, her disapproval of sailors drinking, be unable to apply for Officer Candidate School until she is in the field, and feeling unwell. Fischer is happy that she enlisted and believes She those not...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Oral History interview with Louise Quadri Doak

    • 2017-06-19
    • Primarily documents the life of Louise Quadri Doak and her service with the United States Navy.

      Doak recalls her decision to join the United States Navy to gain independence and see the world. She describes the experience of being the sole...
    • WV0634 Louise Quadri Doak Papers
    • [WAVES and sailors in the snow, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Four WAVES, including Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick (second from left) and two sailors, all in overcoats, pose outside in the snow, circa 1945.
    • WV0213 Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick Papers
    • [Idelle Singletary with unidentified sailors]

    • Undated
    • Idelle Singletary stands between two sailors from the United States Navy. Singletary wears a Red Cross summer uniform, with matching overseas cap. Her footwear is likely to be oxford working shoes.
    • WV0436 Idelle Singletary Meng Scrapbook
    • [WAVES units pass in review, 1946]

    • 1946-04-13
    • Review ceremony at the U.S. Naval Air Station at Corpus Christi, Texas, on April 13, 1946. Two WAVES formations march on the tarmac, followed by units of male sailors. Three officers stand in a triangle formation in front. Two male and one female...
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Supply School graduation class, 1943]

    • 1943-08
    • Half of the graduating class of the Navy Supply Corps School at Harvard's Radcliffe College pose for a formal photo in August 1943. The group is comprised of five rows of WAVES and three male sailors.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Opening of Red Cross Club in Japan, 1945]

    • 1945-12-24
    • A crowd of sailors sit in chairs and on the floor for opening night of the Red Cross Club at the Naval Operating Base at Buckner Bay (Nakagusuku Bay), Okanawa, Japan, on Christmas Eve 1945."Tex" and Mary Clark are the women seated on the front row...
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers
    • [Maxine Easter's retirement, 1970]

    • 1970-07
    • Maxine Easter marches past a line of sailors in review during her retirement ceremony in July 1970. Easter is wearing the Navy Nurse Corps summer service dress and black gloves.
    • WV0108 Maxine Virginia Easter Papers
    • [Street in Yokohama, Japan, in 1945]

    • 1945
    • A view from above of a street in Yokohama, Japan, in late 1945, showing rubble and buildings damaged by air raids. There are many people in the street, including a large number of U.S. sailors. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • Oral history interview with S. Ann Thacker Lewis, 2008

    • 2008-02-29
    • Primarily documents Ann Thacker Lewis' education at Woman's College and service in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1961 to 1965.

      Lewis briefly discusses her childhood and family. She also describes her time at Women's College (now UNCG), including ...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • We want the world to know we're on the same team." [1943]

    • 1943
    • ".and there's none better. Recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during world War II. Illustration by John Falter features WAVES member flanked by two male sailors. 28 inches x 39 inches.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection

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