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    • Oral history interview with Caroline Morrison Garrett, 2008

    • 2008-08-25
    • Primarily documents Caroline Morrison Garret's education at Woman's College and service as a dietitian for the U.S. Army during WWII.

      Garrett briefly outlines her parents' career and her early childhood, but focuses on her time at Woman's...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • Oral history interview with Bertha Sligh B. Barwikowski, 2000

    • 2000-11-17
    • Barwikowski primarily discusses her experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and her personal life following the war.

      Barwikowski discusses her ethnic heritage and her Polish ancestors. She then describes her experience in the WAC,...
    • WV0188 Bertha Barwikowski Papers
    • Oral history interview with Estelle Garner Ptaszynski, 1999

    • 1999-02-05
    • Primarily documents Estelle Ptaszynski's nurses training; service in England with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II; and personal life and nursing career after the war.

      Ptaszynski discusses her decision to become a nurse and...
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • Oral history interview with Doris Mesina Ehlenfeldt, 2013

    • 2013-11-02
    • Primarily documents the early life of Doris Messina Ehlenfeldt and her service in the United States Navy.

      Ehlenfeldt recounts growing up in West Haven, Connecticut with her parents and three brothers, her decision to leave home and join the...
    • WV0554 Doris Messina Ehlenfeldt Oral History
    • 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
    • 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
    • [Army dietitians in El Paso, 1947]

    • 1947-08-26
    • Lieutenant Caroline Morrison Garrett (center), Alice Strong (left), and Janet Fox (right) pose for a photograph in El Paso, Texas, in August 1947. Morrison is wearing an army beige off-duty dress and garrison cap. Alice Strong and Janet Fox are...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Caroline Morrison and Marie Lanou, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Carol Morrison (right) and Marie Lanou (left) pose for a photograph before leaving Bethel, Connecticut, for basic training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in 1945. Morrison and Lanou are both wearing Army Medical Specialist Corps service uniforms and...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Caroline Morrison Garrett, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Second lieutenant Caroline Morrison Garrett is pictured in front of brick building while stationed at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1946. She is wearing a white Army Nurse Corps (ANC) cap, an ANC striped seersucker hospital...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Paraplegic Santa at Kennedy General Hospital, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • A paraplegic patient at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, is dressed as Santa Claus with a home-made mask in 1945. A large pair of crutches are behind the Santa, and Christmas stockings, candles, and a banner proclaiming "Merry...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [A table set for Christmas dinner, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • A long table set for a Christmas dinner awaits the arrival of the German POWs who are patients of Ward 2B of Kennedy General Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, in 1945. The table is set with traditional fruit centerpieces, plates, silverware, and...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Patients of Ward 2B enjoy a Christmas dinner, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • Four patients of Ward 2B of Kennedy General Hospital enjoy a Christmas dinner in 1945. The table is set with fruit centerpieces, candles, plates, silverware, and large cups. Christmas cards, and paper Christmas trees. Hospital exercise beds can be...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Student dietitians at Walter Reed General Hospital, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Student dietitians with Lieutenant Childress (front right, in ANC overcoat and garrison cap) pose on the steps of a building at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C., in 1944. The students in the picture are wearing a mixture of Army...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Student dietitians at Walter Reed General Hospital, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Student dietitians pose on the steps of a building at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C., in 1944. The students in the picture are wearing a mixture of Army Nurse Corps (ANC) dress and work uniforms.
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Marie Lanou and Eileen Welch at Walter Reed General Hospital, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Marie Lanou and Eileen Welch stand outside of the nurses' quarters at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington D.C., in 1945. Both women are wearing civilian clothing. The text on the back of the photograph reads:"Nurses Quarters- our rooms in...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Caroline Morrison and Eileen Welch shop in San Antonio, Texas, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Caroline Morrison (left) and Eileen Welch (right) shop in San Antonio, Texas, while stationed at Fort Sam Houston in 1945. Both women are wearing Army Nurse Corps (ANC) olive drab service uniforms and caps. Morrison is carrying a purchased item,...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Caroline Morrison Garrett at Willow Glen Convalescent Center, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Caroline Morrison Garrett and a fellow dietitian pose by a flagpole outside of the Willow Glen Convalescent Center in San Jose, California. A domed structure with ionic columns can be seen in the background.
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Dietitians by fountain at Willow Glen Convalescence Center, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Caroline Morrison Garrett (center) and two companions, presumably fellow dietitians, pose for a photograph by a fountain while employed at Willow Glen Convalescent Center in San Jose, California, in 19458. All three women are hospital uniforms and...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Carol and Hazel Morrison, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Second Lieutenant Carol Morrison Garrett (left) and her mother, Hazel Morrison, pose by a palm tree at Bonita Grove in Homestead, Florida, in 1945. Carol Morrison is wearing the Army Medical Specialist Corps olive drab service uniform and garrison...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948

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