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    • Oral history interview with Heather Gonzalez, 2013

    • 2013-08-12
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Heather Gonzalez; and her time served in the United States Navy.

      Gonzalez recounts living at various air force stations throughout her childhood, her active involvement from the age of sixteen with...
    • WV0547 Heather L. Gonzalez Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Jill Corbusier Mayer, 2013

    • 2013-11-03
    • Primarily documents the life of Jill Corbusier Mayer, and her time in the United States Navy Nurse Corps and United States Navy Reserve.

      Mayer discusses losing both her parents at a young age, her Catholic education, and her decision to...
    • WV0557 Jill Corbusier Mayer Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Betty Etten Wiker, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • Primarily documents Betty Etten Wiker's service in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War.

      Wiker briefly discusses her childhood and education in Chicago, her reasons for enlisting in the WAAC, and her basic training at Fort Des...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rachel Brower Twiddy, 1999

    • 1999-12-13
    • Primarily documents Rachel Brower Twiddy's experiences in nursing school in Washington, D.C., and her nursing career before and during her service in the Army Nurse Corps at Fort Ord, California, during World War II.

      Twiddy discusses...
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • Oral History interview with Ruth Heavner Sheperd, 2015

    • 2015-06-20
    • Primarily documents the life of Ruth Heavner Shepherd and her service with the United States WAVES.

      Shepherd recalls growing up during the Great Depression, the sacrifices she and her family were forced to make, and the food relief that...
    • WV0587 Ruth Heavner Sheperd Oral History
    • 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 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
    • [Letter from Jean Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-27
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves describes her social activities, including dances, visiting Bettie, and her surprise birthday celebration.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-26
    • Reeves, who is still working on dolls for a wedding cake, explains the drop in patronage at the club and her concerns about the high ARC turnover rate in her area.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to sisters, ca. 27 December 1944]

    • 1944-12-27
    • Reeves describes the colors of the ocean and the Christmas decorations and celebrations aboard ship. She also explains shipboard washing procedures, exercise, the church choir's activities, and how one constantly meets new people. One the back of...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Virginia Gilbert Mattson, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Formal headshot of Virgina G. Mattson in WAVES seersucker uniform, taken while she was stationed at the Naval Supply Depot in Mechanicsburg, PA, from 1945 to 1946.
    • WV0014 Virginia Gilbert Mattson Papers
    • [Rachel Brower Twiddy, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Portrait of Rachel Brower Twiddy in Army Nurse Corps dress uniform and garrison cap, circa 1942.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Two army nurses, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Brower Twiddy and a fellow army nurse pose among agave plants in Carmel, California, circa 1942. Twiddy is still wearing the navy blue army nurse uniform with blue 1st pattern service cap and wool overcoat. Her friend wears the new olive...
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Army nurses and patients, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Brower Twiddy's co-workers and male patients pose on the steps of a structure, circa 1942.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Army nurses at Fort Ord, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Two army nurses, including Rachel Brower Twiddy (seated), are pictured at the nurses' station on their ward at Fort Ord, California, circa 1942.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Army nurses at Fort Ord, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Brower Twiddy (second from right) poses with six of her army nurse coworkers at Fort Ord, California, circa 1942. The group is attired in the white hospital uniform, with the exception of the nurse in the middle who wears the off-duty dress.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver on recruiting duty, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ruth Shaver (center) and a fellow WAC in a military jeep speak with a woman while on recruiting duty in Ashland, Ohio, circa 1944. The unidentified WAC shakes a nurses' hand from the passenger side of a jeep. Both WACs wear the khaki summer...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers

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