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    • 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
    • [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 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
    • [Esther Gilbert and Red Cross officials, Adelaide, Australia, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Esther Gilbert (left) poses in front of the Red Cross Service Club office in Adelaide, Australia, with Colonel Martin, Peg Graveur, and Area Director Hinson Trites in 1944. Gilbert and Graveur wear the Red Cross military welfare winter uniform....
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Esther Gilbert and friends in Adelaide, Australia, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Esther Gilbert (right) poses with friends Peg Graveur and "Monty" beside a vehicle and in front of the Red Cross service club in Adelaide, Australia, in 1944. Gilbert and Graveur wear the military welfare winter uniform. "Monty" is in civilian...
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Peg Graveur and Colonel Martin in Adelaide, Australia, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Red Cross member Peg Graveur and Colonel Martin stand outside the ARC service club in Adelaide, Australia, in 1944. Graveur wears the Red Cross military welfare winter uniform. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Chuck and Ruth Hutchinson with kangaroo,  1944]

    • 1944
    • Chuck and Ruth Hutchinson, the American Consuls in Adelaide, Australia, pose holding a kangaroo in 1944. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Peg Graveur and Ruth Hutchinson, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Red Cross worker Peg Graveur poses with American Consul Ruth Hutchinson in Adelaide, Australia, in 1944. Graveur wears the Red Cross military welfare winter uniform with military welfare overseas cap. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Esther Gilbert at desk, 1944]

    • 1944-07
    • Esther Gilbert sits at her desk in the office where she worked as the assistant director of the Red Cross service club in Adelaide, Australia, in July 1944. On the left, a secretary stands at the front desk. A poster hanging on the right side of...
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Esther Gilbert, Peg Graveur, and Colonel Martin, South Australia, 1944]

    • 1944-08
    • Esther Gilbert (right) poses with Peg Graveur and Colonel Martin outside of the Red Cross service club in Adelaide, Australia, in August 1944. Gilbert, who served as assistant director of the club, and Graveur wear the Red Cross military welfare...
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Portrait of Irene Parsons, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Irene Parsons, circa 1945, in the SPARs blue service dress uniform with collar insignia and officer's service hat with white cover.
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons sits with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at the...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons shakes hands with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946

    • 1944-1946
    • This extensive scrapbook depicts Gilbert's service in the Pacific Theater of World War II through photos with detailed captions as well as maps, tourism guides, news clippings, and other mementos from the various places in which Gilbert served....
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Red Cross workers at Stuartholme school, 1944]

    • 1944-07
    • A group of Red Cross workers pose on the steps of Stuartholme, a Catholic school for girls in Brisbane, Australia, that served as home of the 42nd General Hospital in July 1944. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Esther Gilbert with gas mask in Brisbane, Australia, 1944]

    • 1944-07
    • Esther Gilbert, in the Red Cross military welfare winter uniform, poses with ETO (European Theater of Operations) combat gear including a helmet and gas mask in July 1944. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946

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