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    • Oral History interview with Dolores Gallardo Luhm

    • 2016-04-23
    • Primary documents the life of Dolores Gallardo Luhm and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Luhm recalls her desire to leave El Paso, Texas, because she felt she was going nowhere and needed a challenge, and the guidance she...
    • WV0609 Dolores Gallardo Luhm
    • Oral history interview with Margaret (June) Crowel, 1999

    • 1999-12-31
    • Chiefly documents Margaret "June" Crowel's experiences as a career member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1945 to 1979.

      Crowel discusses her pre-military service work making nacelles for B-29s or B-25s in a defense plant; her mother's...
    • WV0137 Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rice, 1999

    • 1999-10-31
    • Primarily documents Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the Korean War and her life as a Marine wife.

      Topics related to Rice's service in the Women Marines include her parents'...
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • Oral history interview with Phyllis Hinton Snyder, 2000

    • 2000-02-10
    • Primarily documents Phyllis Hinton Snyder's childhood in Ohio in the 1930s; her service with the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1943 to 1945; and her life after World War II.

      Snyder discusses growing up in Ohio. She details helping out on...
    • WV0146 Phyllis Hinton Snyder Papers
    • Oral history interview with Valeria F. Hilgart, 2000

    • 2000-03-01
    • Primarily documents the life of Valeria F. Hilgart and her service with the United States Marine Corps. Hilgart discusses her dissatisfaction with menial work, her desire to join the military and follow in her sister's footsteps, her belief that...
    • WV0158 Valeria F. Hilgart Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Marian Krugman, 2006

    • 2006-07-29
    • Primarily documents Marian Estelle Gold Krugman's background; her service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II; and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Krugman discusses her family history, including her...
    • WV0354 Marian Gold Krugman Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee, 2013

    • 2014-05-17
    • Primarily documents the life of Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee and her service with the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

      Blee recalls living in various countries throughout her childhood because of her father's service...
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • 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 Shirley F. John, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Interview primarily documents Shirley Ferren John's service in the USMC (United States Marine Corps) from 1953 to 1955.

      John discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; her family's reaction to her enlistment; segregation; the cap on...
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John 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
    • 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
    • [Three Women Marines at El Toro USMC Base, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • Margaret Helen "June" Crowel (center) poses with two friends in front of a bus while stationed at El Toro USMC Base in Santa Ana, California, from 1950 to 1953. The women wear white short-sleeve summer uniforms and spruce green garrison caps.
    • WV0137 Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
    • [El Toro Marine Air Station tower staff, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Dorothy "Dottie" Griffin Rice (second from right) and fellow flight clearance, tower operator, and aerologist staff pose in front of a propeller plane on the tarmac at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, California, in 1945.
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • [Caroline Morrison on duty at Biggs Field, Texas, 1947]

    • 1947
    • Lieutenant Caroline Morrison Garrett is photographed at a desk while on duty at Biggs Field in El Paso, Texas, in 1947. Morrison is dressed in an Army Medical Specialist Corps brown and white striped seersucker nurse's work uniform and cap. A...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Caroline Morrison and mess hall crew at Biggs Field, Texas, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Caroline Morrison Garrett (center) poses with the mess hall crew at Biggs Field in El Paso, Texas, in 1946. Morrison is dressed in an Army Nurse Corps (ANC) striped seersucker hospital uniform with lieutenant insignia on the right collar. A...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • Oral history interview with Jane Beetham Jones, 2006

    • 2006-07-19
    • Primarily documents Jane Beetham Jones's service from 1952 to 1980 with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for twenty-eight years and her military and civilian career in public information and journalism.

      Jones discusses her high education and...
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ellen Steel, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Primarily documents Ellen Steel's career in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1949 to 1969 and changes in the army since the 1940s.

      Steel chiefly describes her basic training and her various duty stations. She talks about her parents'...
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • The challenge

    • 1973-01
    • Recruiting brochure soliciting officers for the United States Marine Corps.
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers, 1960-1993

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