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    • Oral history interview with Juanita Webster, 2000

    • 2000-05-21
    • Interview primarily documents Juanita Webster's service with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) and her nursing career.

      Pre-service topics include Webster's reasons for becoming a nurse; saving money for nurse's training; her family's life during...
    • WV0167 Juanita Webster Papers
    • Oral history interview with Emily Harris Preyer, 1999

    • 1999-04-19
    • Primarily details Emily Harris Preyer's days at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and her experiences with the American Red Cross during World War II.


      Preyer...
    • WV0065 Emily Harris Preyer Papers
    • Oral history interview with Carrie G. Radnik, 2003

    • 2003-01-14
    • Primarily documents Carrie Gammel Radnik's service in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942 to 1945.

      Pre-war topics include Radnik's high school education; the Depression; studying nursing at Touro Infirmary, New Orleans; and the attack on Pearl...
    • WV0269 Carrie Radnik Collection, 1942-1945, 2003
    • Oral history interview with Janet Froome, 1999

    • 1999-11-09
    • Primarily documents Janet Hester Froome's experiences with the Army Nurse Corps in Australia and New Guinea from 1941 to 1945.

      Froome chiefly discusses her service during World War II. She details her decision to join the Army Nurse Corps;...
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • Oral history interview with Emily Sullivan Newcity, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • Primarily documents Emily Sullivan Newcity's service in the Pacific with the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during World War II.

      Newcity briefly discusses her childhood on a farm in New York. She recalls the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, seeing...
    • WV0427 Emily Newcity Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Norma Petree Shaver, 2001

    • 2001-05-24
    • Primarily documents Norma Petree Shaver's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.

      Shaver recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brother being drafted into the service, working at R.H. Hanes Knitting Company, and the...
    • WV0217 Norma Petree Shaver Papers
    • 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 Mary Jane DeWan, 1999

    • 1999-01-28
    • Documents Mary Jane DeWan's pre-war nurse's training; her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945; and her life and career following World War II.

      DeWan briefly discusses her nursing training before...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • [View from Baysmere Red Cross rest billet, Brisbane, Australia, 1944]

    • 1944-10
    • A view overlooking the river from Baysmere Red Cross and nurse rest billet in Brisbane, Australia, as seen in October 1944. Several vessels and the Stoney bridge can be seen. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Ginny Bowman in Brisbane, Australia, 1944]

    • 1944-10
    • Ginny Bowman sits on a balcony railing in Brisbane, Australia, in October 1944. She and Esther Gilbert ran the nurse and Red Cross rest billets in Baysmere and Queenscliff. Bowman wears a khaki shirt and slacks with boots, possibly the WAC (Women's...
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Red Cross workers in Brisbane, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Five female Red Cross workers, including Esther Gilbert (far right) pose with a serviceman outside the ARC's Queenscliff facility in Brisbane in late 1944. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Queen Street Red Cross Cafe in Brisbane, 1944]

    • 1944
    • A shot from across Queen Street of the Australian Red Cross Cafe in Brisbane, as seen in late 1944. Groups of servicemen linger out front, and a banner above it reads, "Red Cross, Give Often, Give Now." (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Emily Harris Preyer at the Red Cross Service Club]

    • Undated
    • Emily Harris Preyer in a trench coat, holding a folder and some packages and her purse in her right arm and gesturing with her left arm, smiling broadly in front of an open door beneath a large sign that reads "American Red Cross/Service + Club"
    • WV0065 Emily Harris Preyer Papers
    • [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
    • [Duke and Duchess of Gloucester in Australian parade, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Governor-General of Australia, rides in the back of a convertible with his wife, Princess Alice, during a procession in Brisbane, Australia, in late 1944. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Ann Worthy Johnson, Ginnie Bowman, and Emily Putnam, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Red Cross workers Ann Worthy Johnson, Ginnie Bowman, and Emily Putnam eat watermelon behind the Queenscliff club in Brisbane, Australia, in late 1944. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Mary Jane Vaughn DeWan with brother and cousin in New Guinea, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Army Nurse Mary Jane Vaughn DeWan with her brother (right), a member of the U.S. Navy, and her cousin Don Lozer (left), stand outside the nurses quarters in New Guinea, ca. 1944. She is wearing the brown and white striped seersucker field hospital...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • [10th Station Hospital Nurses, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Jane V. DeWan, first row on the left, and the 10th Station Hospital nurses at Oro Bay or Finschhafen, New Guinea, in 1944. The group is likely wearing the tropical shirtwaist and pants.
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers

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