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  • Veteran's biography: America
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    • Oral history interview with Anna Jean Coomes Woods, 1999

    • 1999-01-21
    • Primarily documents Anna Jean Coomes Woods' experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1946, including basic training in New York and her duty stations in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Also...
    • WV0019 Anna Jean Coomes Woods Papers
    • Oral History interview with Jeri I. Graham

    • 2016-11-12
    • Primarily documents the life of Jeri I. Graham and her service with the United States Army Nurse Corps.

      Graham recalls the educational ambitions she felt from an early age, her aspiration to become an expert in Obstetrics and Gynecological...
    • WV0628 Jeri I. Graham Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Helen Bonner Eshelman, 1999

    • 1999-02-17
    • Documents Helen Bonner Eshelman's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WC, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, UNCG) during the Depression; her service in the South Pacific as a dietitian for the...
    • WV0039 Helen Bonner Eshelman Papers
    • Oral history interview with Paulette “Pat” Smith Sweeney, 2013

    • 2013-10-29
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Paulette "Pat" Sweeney and her service with the American Red Cross. Sweeney discusses her adolescence in Cary, North Carolina, her strong desire from an early age to travel, the education she received from...
    • WV0553 Paulette "Pat" Sweeney Papers
    • Oral history interview with Patricia L. Childers, 2002

    • 2002-08-10
    • Primarily documents Patricia L. Childers' career in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1996.

      Childers discusses her reasons for joining the navy, the influence the Vietnam War and her family's service history had on her decision, and the Delayed...
    • WV0256 Patricia L. Childers Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susan Rita Purje Connor, 2014

    • 2015-08-22
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Susan Rita Purje Connor and her service with the United States Navy Nurse Corps.

      Purje recalls growing up with her immigrant grandparents, her desire to do something important with her life, and her...
    • WV0569 Susan Rita Purje Connor
    • [Red Cross workers and a soldier, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • A soldier sits on a fence, with his arm wrapped around a Red Cross worker. Another Red Cross worker sits on the ground in front of them, circa 1945.
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • [Red Cross Clubmobile, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • An American Red Cross Clubmobile is parked near the coast in England, circa 1945. A Red Cross worker can be seen to the left.
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Bolling Potts, 2003

    • 2003-06-19
    • Primarily documents Helen Bolling Potts' service in the American Red Cross during World War II.

      Topics from Potts time in the service include: her mother's reaction to her enlistment; reasons for joining the Red Cross; accompanying French...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • [Letter from Helen Bolling Potts to Mary Channing Coleman, 1944]

    • 1944-09-18
    • Letter written by recent graduate Helen Bolling (Potts) to her former professor Mary Channing Coleman on 18 September 1944. This letter discusses the difficulties that the Red Cross Clubmobile or "donut wagon" women faced while serving in France...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • American Red Cross postcard [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • This American Red Cross postcard depicts soldiers standing outside a Red Cross Clubmobile, in Great Britain, circa 1945. All soldiers are in full combat uniform, with helmets and guns. The back of the postcard reads:"Red Cross Clubmobiles staffed...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • American Red Cross postcard [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • This American Red Cross postcard depicts two Red Cross workers doing "voluntary K.P" in a Clubmobile, circa 1945. The back reads:"Red Cross Clubmobiles staffed by American Girls bring free hot coffee and doughnuts, cigarettes, gum, candy, etc.,...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nicolle M. Brossard, 2012-2014

    • 2012-05-29;2014-03-16
    • Conducted in two parts (Part 1 in 2012 and Part 2 in 2014), the interview primarily documents Nicolle Brossard's upbringing in Oregon; her service with the United States Army; and her education after service.

      Brossard discusses growing up in...
    • WV0535 Nicolle M. Brossard Collection, 2000-2014
    • 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

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