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  • Veteran's biography: 1946.
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    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Austell, 2000

    • 2000-09-18
    • Primarily documents Dorothy B. Austell's service as an undercover agent in the Women's Army Corps with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and her post-war work as an insurance agent.

      Austell describes her athleticism in...
    • WV0184 Dorothy B. Austell Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rosemarie Spagnola Dodd, 1999

    • 1999-01-21
    • Primarily documents Rosemarie "Marie" Spagnola Dodd's service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1944 to 1946.

      Dodd discusses her decision to join the WAVES in the spring of 1944, including her...
    • WV0020 Rosemarie Dodd Papers
    • Oral history interview with Agnes Cantwell, 1999

    • 1999-05-27
    • Interview includes discussion of Agnes Cantwell's early nursing studies; service during World War II in the Pacific Theater; postwar enrollment at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; and work with cancer...
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jean Holdridge Reeves, 2008

    • 2008-02-14
    • Primarily documents Jean Reeves' service in New Guinea and the Philippines with the American Red Cross from 1944 to 1946.

      Reeves briefly discusses her early life, including her education. She recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, and shares...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irene Parsons, 2005

    • 2005-08-02
    • Primarily documents Irene Adelaide Parsons' service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS from 1943 to 1946, and her thirty years of service with the Veterans Administration.

      Parsons discusses her education at Brevard College and Woman's College,...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • Oral history interview with Josephine Martin Flynn, 2001

    • 2001-05-05
    • Documents Josephine Martin Flynn's early life; her four years of service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II; and its relation to her opinions and non-military life.

      Flynn...
    • WV0212 Josephine Martin Flynn Papers
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Marian Smith, 1999

    • 1999-02-11
    • Primarily documents Margaret Marion Smith's service with the War Department and Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1943 to 1947 and work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1963 through circa 1994.

      Smith primarily...
    • WV0036 Margaret Marian Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jean Downer, 2007

    • 2007-02-21
    • Primarily documents Jean Downer's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1945 to 1946 and her life after the World War II.

      Pre-service topics include Downer's youth in Philadelphia, details of...
    • WV0386 Jean Downer Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Betty Baker, 1999

    • 1999-02-19
    • Primarily documents Betty Baker's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WC); her service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in Miami, Florida, and Karachi, India, during World War II; and her personal life after the...
    • WV0042 Betty Baker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Edna Wilson, 2006

    • 2006-07-19
    • Primarily documents Edna Wilson's service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Wilson provides a brief overview of her childhood residences and education, and her...
    • WV0355 Edna Smith Wilson Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gilbert Mattson, 1999

    • 1999-01-09
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Gilbert Mattson's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1944 to 1946; and her involvement in WAVES National beginning in the late 1980s.

      Mattson...
    • WV0014 Virginia Gilbert Mattson Papers
    • [Army nurses aboard U.S.S. Sitka, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Lucy Slade Libby (front) and three other servicewomen sit on the deck of the U.S.S. Sitka in early 1946. Libby wears a civilian bikini and ANC shoes.
    • WV0328 Lucy Slade Libby Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth King Garrett, 2007

    • 2007-04-10
    • Primarily documents Ruth King Garrett's service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1946.

      Garrett briefly discusses her education, including working on her high school's newspaper and her year at UNCG (then Woman's College). She...
    • WV0392 Ruth King Garrett Papers
    • [WAVES enlisted soft-brimmed hat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES enlisted soft-brimmed hat with blue cover and navy tally with "US Navy" in gold letters across the front. Worn with interchangeable navy, white, and seersucker covers. This hat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES officer's wool coat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES officer's navy blue wool double-breasted overcoat with three pairs of Navy gold buttons, belt sewn on the back, and reserve blue stripes on cuffs. This coat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES navy trousers, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES navy blue slacks worn with the short-sleeve white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie. This uniform worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Army nurses in Tokyo, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Agnes Cantwell (right) and a fellow nurse stand in front of a large billboard that announces their entrance into Tokyo,"Home of the Cavalry Division," in 1946.
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • [Esther Gilbert, Albert S. Johnson, and Claude Thompson, circa 1946]

    • 1946
    • Esther Gilbert (left), Red Cross Field Director Albert S. Johnson, (center) and Sergeant Claude Thompson (right) sit on boxes at Tachikawa Army Air Base in Japan, circa 1946. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946

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