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    • Oral history interview with Laura Gibson, 2005

    • 2005-08-19
    • Primarily details Laura Avis Gibson's service with the Coast Guard during World War II, in addition to her youth on a farm and her work at Burlington Industries.

      Gibson briefly recalls her childhood on a farm in Randolph County and then...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Williams Elder, 1999

    • 1999-02-02
    • Primarily documents Mary Frances Williams Elder's service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945, and her life after World War II.

      Elder recalls her life before World War II, including...
    • WV0029 Mary Williams Elder Papers
    • [Mary Williams Elder at Military Reservation, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Mary Williams Elder stands before a building labled "Military Reservation/ Restricted" by the sign in front, probably at Daytona Beach, Florida, during basic training in January 1943. She is wearing the WAAC summer khaki shirtwaist, tie, and skirt...
    • WV0029 Mary Williams Elder 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 Helen Black, 2002

    • 2002-01-23
    • Primarily documents Helen Dorothy Doyle Black's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1946.


      Black briefly discusses her early life, her father and uncle's service as seamen in WWI,...
    • WV0270 Helen Doyle Black Oral History
    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson taken in 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform and service hat with white cover.
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson in the SPARs blue service dress uniform with matching garrison cap and white gloves, taken in 1945.
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson taken while she was stationed at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., in November of 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform with matching garrison cap.
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Three SPARs pose against backdrop, 1945]

    • 1945-02
    • Laura Avis "Gibby" Gibson (top)"Ruthie" Groening (left), and Verda "Verdie" Smith (right) pose in a car at a photo studio in New York City in February of 1945. All the women wear the SPARs winter overcoat with matching garrison cap. All three have...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Four SPARs on a street in Washington, D.C., 1945]

    • 1945-06
    • Laura Avis Gibson (right, in white service dress uniform) poses on a sidewalk with three fellow SPARs in downtown Washington, D.C., in June 1945. Also pictured are Ruth Groening (left) and Avis' sister Mary Gibson (second from right). The three...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Boileau Hester, 1999

    • 1999-12-06
    • Primarily documents Boileau Hester's service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point during World War II and her life after leaving the Women Marines.

      Hester describes learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor;...
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester Papers
    • Oral History interview with Jada Jones, 2015

    • 2015-11-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Jada Lee Jones and her service with the United States Army.

      Jones recalls the regrets she has about graduating from high school early, the lack of options that she felt were available to her, and how not...
    • WV0598 Jada Jones
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • [Ruth Kent Petker holding hands with serviceman, 1943 ]

    • 1943
    • Ruth Kent Petker, in the WAVES service dress blue uniform and service hat, holds hands with an unidentified soldier in downtown Norman, Oklahoma, where she attended mechanics training in 1943.
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Charlesanna L. Fox, 1999

    • 1999-03-05
    • Charlesanna Fox primarily discusses her time at the North Carolina College for Women (NCCW) in the late 1920s and her work at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in the Navy Library Service from 1942 until 1947.

      Fox...
    • WV0049 Charlesanna L. Fox Papers, 1942-1947, 1999, 2008
    • [Marine Corps Women's Reserve forest green hat, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Marine Corps Women's Reserve forest green bell-crown hat with Marine Corps anchor and globe emblem in the center, red cord with tassels attached by embossed buttons, and tapered back. Worn with forest green winter uniform. This hat worn by Helen...
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester Papers

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