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    • Oral history interview with Rebecca Ann Lloyd, 2006

    • 2006-04-18
    • Primarily documents Rebecca Ann Lloyd's background; her education at the Curry School and the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in the 1930s and 1940s; her twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy; and her post-service commercial real...
    • WV0346 Rebecca Ann Lloyd Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nell Smith Lutz

    • 2003-03-23
    • Primarily discusses Nell Smith Lutz's service in the supply corps of the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Lutz breifly discusses her childhood in Florida and education at Florida State...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth C. Hickcox, 1999

    • 1999-04-23
    • Primarily documents Elizabeth C. Hickcox's early life, her Standard Oil job, and her experiences at Hunter College and Anacostia Naval Station with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War...
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers
    • 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
    • [Nell Smith Lutz and female navy service member, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Nell Smith Lutz (left, in civilian clothing) and a fellow member of the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) walk side by side. The servicewomen is dressed in a blue WAVES officer's service dress "b" uniform and service...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [Two WAVES and a civilian man on a bench, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nell Smith Lutz (right, in service dress blue uniform) and fellow WAVE Anne Cox Worth sit on a outdoor bench in Raleigh, N.C. John S. Cox, father of Anne Cox, sits in between then with one arm around each. Anne Cox Worth is dressed in a white rayon...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [Nell Smith Lutz at desk, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nell Smith Lutz is seated at a desk, where she is filling out a daily balance sheet as a part of her disbursing duties for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Lutz is wearing the seersucker working uniform with...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [Adelaide Murphy, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Adelaide Murphy stands on a beach wearing her Marines' utility coat and bell crown hat with rain cover, circa 1944.
    • WV0240 Adelaide Murphy Papers
    • [Portrait of Adelaide Murphy, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Adelaide Murphy, circa 1944, in Marines' summer seersucker uniform with bell crown hat. Photo by Bradford Bachrach.
    • WV0240 Adelaide Murphy Papers
    • Oral history interview with Violet K. Caudle, 1999

    • 1999-05-10
    • Primarily documents Violent Kathleen Caudle's early life; her service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1945 to 1949; and her career as a librarian in North Carolina.

      Caudle recalls her life before the service, including frequent moves...
    • WV0066 Violet K. Caudle Papers
    • Oral history interview with Patricia Chamings, 2007

    • 2007-01-27
    • Primarily discusses Chamings' nursing education, teaching, and thirty years of service with the Air National Guard.

      Chamings mentions her childhood in Florida; her mother's nursing career; her nursing education at Orange Memorial Hospital...
    • WV0378 Patricia Ann Chamings Papers
    • Oral history interview with Adelaide Murphy

    • 2002-01-16
    • Primarily documents Adelaide Cotter Murphy's service in the Women Marines from 1943 to 1945.

      Murphy gives a brief overview of her childhood, including her early education. She recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brothers' service in the...
    • WV0240 Adelaide Murphy Papers
    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Fulner Wakefield, 2003

    • 2003
    • Primarily documents Kathryn Wakefield's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.



      Wakefield discusses the Depression, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and attending business...
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • 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
    • [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
    • [WAVES unit, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAVES unit poses on steps, possibly at Hunter College, 1944.
    • WV0020 Rosemarie Dodd Papers
    • [Elizabeth C. Hickcox and friends, 1944]

    • 1944-11-28
    • Elizabeth C. Jordan Hickcox (left) poses with fellow WAVE Gladys Horness Davis and sailor Jesse Fowler on a sidewalk in front of a car on Nov. 11, 1944. Both women wear their dress blue uniform with garrison cap.
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers
    • [Regiment 31 at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Bronx, NY, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAVES Regiment 31 marches in Building I at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Bronx, New York, where they are completing boot camp in the spring of 1944. All women wear dark uniforms, black and white hats, and white gloves.
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers

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