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    • Oral history interview with Frances Madden Hobbins, 1999

    • 1999-03-18
    • Primarily documents Frances Madden Hobbins's pre-war family life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in Hawaii during World War II; and her post-war career in computers.

      Early topics focus...
    • WV0054 Frances M. Hobbins Papers
    • Oral history interview with Caroline Morrison Garrett, 2008

    • 2008-08-25
    • Primarily documents Caroline Morrison Garret's education at Woman's College and service as a dietitian for the U.S. Army during WWII.

      Garrett briefly outlines her parents' career and her early childhood, but focuses on her time at Woman's...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • Oral history interview with Laura Gibson, 2005

    • 2005-08-19
    • Primarily details Laura Avis Gibson's service with the Coast Guard during World War II, in addition to her youth on a farm and her work at Burlington Industries.

      Gibson briefly recalls her childhood on a farm in Randolph County and then...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Heath, 2001

    • 2001-01-20
    • Documents Bernice Heath's early life, nursing training, service overseas with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II, and duties stateside and abroad with the ANC from 1948 to 1964.

      Topics from Heath's early life include nursing...
    • WV0195 Bernice Isabel Heath Papers
    • Oral history interview with Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick, 2001

    • 2001-05-12
    • Primarily documents Kirkpatrick's work in naval intelligence as both a civilian and an officer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Kirkpatrick...
    • WV0213 Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth L. Gaddy

    • 2001-05-23
    • Primarily documents Gaddy's service in the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) and WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1946, and her education and employment following WWII.

      Gaddy mentions life during the Depression and the shortcomings...
    • WV0216 Ruth Lillian Gaddy Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Lisa Gibbs Potts

    • 2016-05-14
    • Primarily documents the life of Lisa Gibbs Potts and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Potts recalls the inspiring leadership she had throughout her time in the U.S. Marine Corps, and the lessons she learned along the way,...
    • WV0610 Lisa Gibbs Potts Papers
    • Oral history interview with Gretchen C. Davis, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Gretchen Davis's experiences at the Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and U.S. Army from 1973 to 1993.


      Davis details her parents' education and...
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Ray, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray primarily discusses her lengthy career in the army and air force.

      Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray briefly discusses being raised by her widowed father, moving frequently around Oklahoma because of his job, attending...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • Oral history interview with Olga Lewandowski Lathrop, 2003

    • 2003-01-31
    • Primarily documents Olga "Dusty" Lewandowski Lathrop's service in the Women's Army Corps from 1944 to 1946.

      Lathrop discusses her Polish heritage, her grandmother's death during the Nazi invasion of Poland, her desire to join the navy, and...
    • WV0271 Olga L. Lathrop Papers
    • Oral history interview with Candace Lucas, 2014

    • 2014-12-02
    • Primarily documents the life of Candace Brown Lucas and her service with the United States Army.

      Lucas recalls feeling as if she wasn't ready for college after graduation, and seeing the military as a stepping stone to bigger things in life....
    • WV0573 Candace Lucas Papers
    • [Frances M. Hobbins and Dorion Tam, 1997]

    • 1997
    • Frances M. Hobbins poses with Dorion Tam, the man she "Freed to Fight," in Honolulu for the National WAVES Convention in 1997.
    • WV0054 Frances M. Hobbins Papers
    • [Mary McLeod Rogers at Henderson Hall, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary McLeod Rogers poses in front of Barracks 3 at Henderson Hall, in Arlington, Virginia, in 1945. She wears the Marines white short-sleeved summer uniform and spruce green bell-crown hat with gloves.
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers
    • [Portrait of Mary McLeod Rogers, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Mary McLeod Rogers in Marines white short-sleeved summer uniform and spruce green bell-crown hat, taken in 1945.
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers
    • [Women Marines platoon, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Group photo of the "simple six," members of Mary McLeod Roger's boot camp platoon at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in spring of 1944. Marines (seated left to right) Frances Stir, Mary McLeod, Jeanne Sincerbeaux, Rosemary Keeleher, Marcia Moore, and...
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers
    • [Women Marines platoon, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Group photo of the "simple six," members of Mary McLeod Roger's boot camp platoon at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in spring of 1944. Marines (standing left to right) Frances Stir, Jeanne Sincerbeaux, Mary McLeod, Rosemary Keeleher, Marcia Moore,...
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers
    • [Mary McLeod Rogers at Henderson Hall, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary McLeod Rogers stands on the steps of Henderson Hall in the summer of 1945, wearing the Women Marines white long-sleeved uniform and spruce green bell-crown hat. The edge of the photo reads,"This picture will be in computer - Women in Military...
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers
    • [Portrait of Mary McLeod Rogers, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Mary McLeod Rogers in Marines forest green winter uniform with forest green bell-crown hat in 1945.
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers
    • [Mary McLeod Rogers and Frances Steube, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary McLeod Rogers (left) and fellow Marine "Frannie" Stir Steube pose on a park bench at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, circa 1944. Both women wear forest green winter uniforms, forest green bell-crown hats, and dark brown gloves. Steube has a...
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers

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