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    • Oral history interview with Joan E. Gerichten, 1999

    • 1999-10-29
    • Primarily documents Joan Gerichten's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1954 to 1961 and her experiences as an officer's wife after marriage.

      Gerichten details her early desire to join the Marines; boot camp training;...
    • WV0109 Joan E. Gerichten Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Ward McCaffrey, 2013

    • 2013-11-02
    • Primarily documents the life of Mary Ward McCaffrey and her time in the United States Navy.

      McCaffrey discusses her childhood and growing up in the Boston, Massachusetts area, the multiple military members in her family, and her decision to...
    • WV0555 Mary Ward McCaffrey Papers
    • [Jane Brister, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Portrait of Jane Brister in the new WAC uniform (with no tie), circa 1954.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Marie Kevensky, 1999

    • 1999-11-03
    • Primarily documents Marie Kevensky's experiences in the Marines Corps Women's Reserve from 1951 to 1954 and her duties in Europe with the Department of State Foreign Service.

      Kevensky discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; physical...
    • WV0113 Marie Kevensky Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • Primarily documents Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney's memories of growing up during World War II; her experiences in boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina; and her married life, particularly after her husband, also a Marine, was diagnosed with...
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney Papers
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Gove, 2000

    • 2000-12-17
    • Primarily documents Barbara Evelyn Gove's childhood in Massachusetts during World War II and her interest in electronics; her experiences as a Woman Marine in the mid-1950s, and her extensive work with veterans groups.

      Gove talks about her...
    • WV0152 Barbara E. Gove Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mildred Smith Johnson, 2000

    • 2000-12-13
    • Interview primarily documents Mildred Smith Johnson's work as a nurse and her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC).

      Johnson briefly describes the family farm near Statesville, North Carolina, attending a one-room segregated school, her...
    • WV0192 Mildred Smith Johnson Papers
    • [WAC softball team, 1954]

    • 1954
    • Photo of the "George!" softball team, comprised of WACs stationed at European Command Intelligence Center (ECIC) at Oberursel, Germany, taken from behind to show the back of their uniforms in 1954. Photo caption: "We're Number 1!'
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WAC softball team, 1954]

    • 1954
    • Group photo of the "George!" softball team, comprised of WACs stationed at European Command Intelligence Center (ECIC) at Oberursel, Germany, in 1954. Players rictured are: (back row) PFC Jacqueline Didlake, unidentified, Anne Sugrae,...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Portrait of Shirley F. John, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Portrait of Shirley F. John, circa 1954, in the Women Marines' forest green uniform and bell-crown hat. The photo is signed "With love, Shirley."
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joycestane Brant Malcolm, 1999

    • 1999-12-02
    • Primarily documents Joycestane Brant Malcolm's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1954 to 1957, and her life after the war.

      Malcolm recalls growing up in Beaufort, South Carolina, near a...
    • WV0126 Joycestane Brant Malcolm Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Shirley Dowd Brantley, 2001

    • 2001-05-02
    • Primarily documents Shirley Dowd Brantley's service in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1954.

      Brantley recalls childhood memories of World War II, including blackouts and air raids in her hometown of Pittsburgh, victory gardens, rationing,...
    • WV0211 Shirley D. Brantley Papers
    • Oral history interview with Juanita J. Johnson, 2002

    • 2002-01-15
    • Primarily documents Juanita Johnson's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1952 to 1954 and her subsequent education and career in teaching.

      Johnson provides a brief overview of her childhood, her reasons for not becoming a nurse,...
    • WV0239 Juanita J. Johnson Papers
    • [Jane Brister, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Jane Brister, 1945.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Portrait of Jane Brister, 1957]

    • 1957
    • Official portrait of Jane Brister taken while at WAC Officers Advanced Course at Fort McClellan, Alabama, in 1957.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Women Marines at Parris Island, circa 1953]

    • 1953
    • Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney and a fellow Woman Marine, probably in summer service uniform, are seated outside a building at Parris Island, South Carolina, in 1953.
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney Papers
    • [Shirley Brantley and man, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Shirley Brantley, wearing her air force summer uniform and holding a cigarette, stands with an unidentified man outside a building, circa 1952.
    • WV0211 Shirley D. Brantley Papers

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