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    • Oral history interview with Dorothy H. Jordan, 1999

    • 1999-05-03
    • Primarily documents Dorothy H. Jordan's early life in New York; her service in the Women's Army Corps, especially her military police (MP) duty at Fort Oglethorpe, and the effects of her disabling skin condition.


      Jordan details playing...
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jacqueline Marion Edmunds, 2012

    • 2012-10-25
    • Documents the life of Jacqueline Marion Edmunds from her early life growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina during the 1950s and 1960s, her decision to join the United States Navy in 1979, basic training in Orlando, Florida, and "A" School...
    • WV0541 Jacqueline Marion Edmunds Oral History
    • [Portrait of Janet Muriel Mead, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Official headshot of Janet M. Mead in WAVES blue service dress and service hat with white cover. The WAVES insignia can be seen on her jacket lapels.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [NAS Seattle gatehouse, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Marine gatehouse at Naval Air Station Seattle, Washington. The road leading to the gate is lined with a retaining wall and yucca plants, and a car can be observed in the background.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Barrack B at NAS Seattle, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Barrack B building at Naval Air Station Seattle, Washington, can be seen through a small grove of trees. Writing on the back of the photograph indicates that this is where Janet M. Mead lived while stationed there from February 1945 to August 1946.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Janet Mead and Dick, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Janet M. Mead and a serviceman identified as Dick playfully pose in front of an unidentified building. Mead is dressed in the WAVES dress blue service jacket, skirt, and barracks cap; a navy enlisted sleeve insignia with radioman specialty mark can...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Four WAVES in front of fountain, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Janet M. Mead (second from left) and three fellow WAVES pose in front of a fountain, like in Seattle. They are all dressed in WAVES dress blue uniforms, black oxford shoes, and soft brims hats with white covers.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Janet Mead in white service dress, ca. 1945]

    • 1945
    • Janet M. Mead poses in a WAVES service dress white jacket, white skirt, black oxfords, and soft brimmed service cap in front of an unidentified building and gated park.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Janet Mead in front of dining hall, ca. 1945]

    • 1945
    • Janet M. Mead stands in front of the dinning hall at Naval Air Station Seattle, Washington, where she was stationed from February 1945 to August 1946. She wears the WAVES service dress jacket, skirt, barracks cap, and handbag.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Barrack A at NAS Seattle, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Photo of facilities at Naval Air Station Seattle, Washington, including a two story barrack building identified as A. There is a large asphalt surface and pathway in front of the building.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Two WAVES walk down sidewalk, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Two U.S. Navy WAVES, including Janet M. Mead (left) walk down a street, likely in Seattle, ca. 1945. Mead wears a white service uniform and her companion is wearing a dress blue uniform; both have soft brimmed hats on, and the WAVES insignia is...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • 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 Gretchen C. Davis, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Gretchen Davis's experiences at the Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and U.S. Army from 1973 to 1993.


      Davis details her parents' education and...
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Heath, 2001

    • 2001-01-20
    • Documents Bernice Heath's early life, nursing training, service overseas with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II, and duties stateside and abroad with the ANC from 1948 to 1964.

      Topics from Heath's early life include nursing...
    • WV0195 Bernice Isabel Heath Papers
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 20 August 1944]

    • 1944-08-20
    • Mead tells her mother how basic training is proceeding, including her near discharge for an episode of "nerves," the job selection process, her hope to attend radio school, being issued more new uniforms, going for sundaes, and seeing a performance...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 26 August 1944]

    • 1944-08-26
    • Mead describes several inspections and a military review parade, and expresses pride at the admiration shown by civilians and military observing. She also tells of her roommates and how being in the navy is teaching them to show consideration for...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to Bud, 16 December 1944  ]

    • 1944-12-16
    • Mead writes to her brother of the rigors of WAVES training. In particular, she gives details about her coding classes,"radio shack watch," and "field night" cleaning duties. She explains that the base where she is currently stationed is downsizing,...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • Oral history interview with Melissa L. Culbreth, 2014

    • 2014-06-22
    • Primarily documents the life of Melissa L. Culbreth and her service as a chaplain with the North Carolina Army National Guard. Culbreth recalls being intrigued by the military from an early age, and with the idea of becoming a chaplain. She details...
    • WV0567 Melissa L. Culbreth
    • Oral History interview with Jeannine Marie Franz

    • 2016-05-15
    • Primarily documents the life of Jeannine Marie Franz, and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Franz recalls the satisfaction she received from teaching junior marines to take initiative and become more independent thinkers, and...
    • WV0612 Jeannine Marie Franz Papers
    • [Nurses in field uniforms in Burford, England, 1944]

    • 1944-05
    • Estelle Garner Ptaszynski and other female army personnel wearing the field uniform and helmet use barrels to wash and rinse their mess gear in Burford, England, in May 1944.
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers

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