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    • Oral History Interview with Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • Oral history interview with Amie Modigh, 2010

    • 2010-03-16
    • Primarily documents Modigh's childhood in Sweden, 29-year career with the Army Nurse Corps as a reservist, and her civilian career in nursing, nurse education and administration.

      Modigh recounts her childhood in Sweden as the daughter of an...
    • WV0480 Amie Modigh Oral History
    • [Graduation photo of Cooks and Bakers Class XI, 1944]

    • 1944-09-29
    • A formal group photo upon the graduation of the Cooks and Bakers Class XI at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Bronx, New York on September 29, 1944. Elizabeth C. Hickcox is in the center of the back row. The women pictured are: Alice Reed, Glenda...
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers
    • [Portrait of Frances Barringer Bailey, 1943]

    • 1943-06
    • A formal portrait of Frances Barringer Bailey taken upon completion of WAVES basic training in the summer of 1943. She wears a dark uniform with the combination hat.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Portrait of Maxine Easter, 1970]

    • 1970-07-01
    • Portrait of Maxine Easter upon her retirement at Port Hueneme, California, 1 July 1970.
    • WV0108 Maxine Virginia Easter Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders arrives at her retirement, 1966]

    • 1966-08-31
    • Rear Admiral Daniel F. Smith Jr., Commandant of the Naval District of Washington, shakes hands with Viola Sanders upon her arrival at Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., on 31 August 1966 for her subsequent retirement ceremonies. To the right of Sanders...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Greene, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Margaret "Peg" Greene's interest in physical education; her studies at the Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); and her experiences as a Red Cross worker in Europe during World War...
    • WV0099 Margaret Greene Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Boileau Hester, 1999

    • 1999-12-06
    • Primarily documents Boileau Hester's service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point during World War II and her life after leaving the Women Marines.

      Hester describes learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor;...
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester 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
    • Oral history interview with Aimee "Sarris" Corning

    • 2010-02-02
    • Amy Corning's tells of her early life, marriage, ROTC education, and service in the United States Air Force as a logistics and transportation officer, operations commander, and ROTC instructor from 1984-2006.

      Corning primarily documents her...
    • WV0451 Aimee "Sarris" Corning Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Laverne Carter, 2010

    • 2010-10-18
    • Laverne Carter speaks of her early life, education, military training and service.

      Carter discusses her experience of military culture in the 1970s and 1980s, her various duty stations, hobbies and activities, and experiences upon leaving...
    • WV0501 Laverne Carter Oral History
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1944-09-17
    • Reeves has had an adverse reaction to a round of booster shots and has had her luggage lost. She recounts that Tom has yet to ship out, and that if his promotion to major goes through, will have to stay for quite some time and be ineligible for...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1943-09-25
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents about the difficulties she is facing in regards to her work and ranking. LaPlante is disappointed with her assignment in Intermediate Officers' School, and speaks of her desire to be out of the corps. LaPlante...
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • 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 Cindy Kempkes

    • 2016-08-18
    • Primarily documents the life of Cindy L. Kempkes and her service with the United States Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.

      Kempkes recalls her satisfaction upon receiving the same training in basic training as the male soldiers,...
    • WV0623 Cindy Kempkes Papers

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