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    • Oral history interview with Linda Morgan Maini, 2008

    • 2008-03-08
    • Primarily documents Linda Morgan Maini's service in the Red Cross during the Vietnam War.

      Maini discusses her childhood in Cleveland, her reasons for enrolling at DePauw University, her college experience, the mood of the country following...
    • WV0406 Linda K. Morgan Maini Papers
    • Oral history interview with June Swearengin, 2014

    • 2014-06-06
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of June Therese Thomas Swearengin and her service with the United States Air Force. Swearengin recalls her experiences as a foster child living in various homes, her encounters with racism, and her decision to...
    • WV0565 June Thomas Swearengin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Willie Mae Williams, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Primarily documents Willie Mae (Mattier) Williams' service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1945.

      Williams describes her attempts to get a college education; later working as a domestic...
    • WV0202 Willie Mae Williams Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Austell, 2000

    • 2000-09-18
    • Primarily documents Dorothy B. Austell's service as an undercover agent in the Women's Army Corps with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and her post-war work as an insurance agent.

      Austell describes her athleticism in...
    • WV0184 Dorothy B. Austell Papers
    • Bay girl returns to Vietnam for 2nd Red Cross duty tour [1968]

    • 1968
    • Article from a Cleveland, Ohio, area newspaper announcing Linda Morgan Maini's second tour of duty in Vietnam with the Red Cross in 1968. She is pictured with two other Red Cross workers behind a canteen wagon.
    • WV0406 Linda K. Morgan Maini Papers
    • Oral history interview with Pauline Rogstad Allison, 2006

    • 2006-08-01
    • Primarily documents Pauline Rogstad Allison's service with the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years on a hospital ship in China; and her life after the war.

      Allison speaks chiefly about her service with the Navy...
    • WV0357 Pauline Rogstad Allison Papers
    • Oral history interview with Viola Sanders, 2005

    • 2005-06-14
    • Primarily documents Viola Brown Sander's career in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1966.

      Sanders discusses the death of her father and her mother's work to provide for the family. She talks...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Clipping from Sun-herald, 1967]

    • 1967-11-30
    • Illustrated news article from the North Olmstead, Ohio Sun-Herald concerning Linda Morgan Maini's service in the Red Cross, primarily at Valley Forge General Hospital, printed 30 November 1967.
    • WV0406 Linda K. Morgan Maini Papers
    • [Letter to Charlotte Schuck from mother, 1943]

    • 1943-05-11
    • Schuck's mother writes about her other daughter, Mary, and her secretive service in communications, in which many girls are said to have had breakdowns. Mrs. Schuck asks about her daughter's new lodging and her daily activities.
    • WV0203 Charlotte Lavone Schuck Papers
    • [Letter from Charlotte Schuck to family, 1944]

    • 1944-01-29
    • Charlotte Schuck writes of the many letters she has received and inquires after family and friends back home. She tells of going to the Lucky Strike broadcast of "Your All-Time Hit Parade" at Carnegie Hall, and her plans to attend the Palmolive...
    • WV0203 Charlotte Lavone Schuck Papers
    • [Portrait of Dorothy B. Austell]

    • 1943-06-11
    • Photographic portrait of Dorothy B. Austell, in uniform, standing by a field, with farm workers in the background. The photograph is dated June 11, 1943.
    • WV0184 Dorothy B. Austell Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at officer's reception, 1963]

    • 1963-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders (right) speaks with Admiral U.S.G. Sharp, Commander in Chief Pacific (left), and Lieutenant Commander Fran Hamilton at an officer's reception in Honolulu in October of 1963. Both women wear the WAVES service dress white uniform...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders swears in WAVES, 1949]

    • 1949-06
    • Viola Brown Sanders, holding a Bible, swears in four WAVES who have signed up for another tour at U.S. Naval Station New Orleans, Louisiana, in June of 1949. All of the women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker working uniform. Pictured (from...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders and Anne Ducey at groundbreaking, 1965]

    • 1965
    • Captain Viola Brown Sanders (right) shovels dirt while at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new women's barracks at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, with WAVES Commander Anne Ducey in the summer of 1965. Both women wear the WAVES...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [WAVES company passing in review, 1951]

    • 1951
    • A WAVES recruit company marches in formation on a parade ground at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, in fall 1951. All of the women wear the WAVES service dress blue uniform with matching garrison cap.
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders salutes, circa 1963]

    • 1954
    • Viola Brown Sanders, in WAVES service dress white summer uniform with commander's stripes and officer's service hat, serves as the reviewing officer during a parade at the Recruit Training Command for Women at U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge,...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Anne Ducey and admiral at groundbreaking ceremony, 1965]

    • 1965
    • WAVES Commanding Officer Anne Ducey and the base Commanding Officer hold a shovel at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new women's barracks at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, in the summer of 1965. Ducey wears the WAVES officer's dress...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders presents award, 1963]

    • 1963
    • Viola Brown Sanders hands an unidentified WAVES 2nd class seaman the award for "Outstanding WAVE of the Month" at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, in 1963. The woman to Sanders' left is Commander Anne Ducey, officer-in-charge of recruit...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at a Navy Day celebration, 1962]

    • 1961-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders speaks with two navy admirals and a civilian at a Navy Day celebration in Philadelphia in October 1962. The admiral to Sander's left was the head of the U.S. Naval Reserve Command. Sanders wears the service dress blue uniform...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers

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