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    • Oral history interview with Henrietta Clodfelter Lucke, 1999

    • 1999-05-27
    • Primarily details Lucke's experiences as a town student at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her training at St. Albans Naval Hospital; and working in the U.S. Navy WAVES...
    • WV0085 Henrietta Clodfelter Lucke 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 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • Primarily documents Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney's memories of growing up during World War II; her experiences in boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina; and her married life, particularly after her husband, also a Marine, was diagnosed with...
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney 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 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
    • Oral history interview with Matties Osborne Spicer, 1999

    • 1999-10-26
    • Primarily documents Mattie O. Spicer's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Spicer recalls her family's reaction to her decision to join the WAC; the "Carolina Platoon" being ordered to keep an eye on mail...
    • WV0107 Mattie Osborne Spicer Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan Kammer Horton, 2000

    • 2000-12-20
    • Primarily documents Joan R. Kammer Horton's background; her experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve in the mid-1950s; and her life after her military service.

      Horton discusses growing up during the Depression; collecting metal,...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Laura G. Anderton, 1999

    • 1999-01-27
    • Documents Laura G. Anderton's early life and employment before World War II; her leadership duties in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1946; and her experiences in academia after World War II....
    • WV0026 Laura G. Anderton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Cooper Floyd, 1999

    • 1999-03-03
    • Primarily documents Mary Elizabeth C. Floyd's clerical work for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) while stationed in Washington, D.C., and Long Island, New York, during World War II; and her life after the...
    • WV0048 Mary Cooper Floyd 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 Andree Fifield, 1999

    • 1999-04-26
    • Interview documents AndrĂ©e B. Fifield's early life; secretarial work in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II, and her marriage to Donald Fifield.


      Fifield describes her life before the...
    • WV0070 Andree Fifield Papers
    • Oral History interview with Jeri I. Graham

    • 2016-11-12
    • Primarily documents the life of Jeri I. Graham and her service with the United States Army Nurse Corps.

      Graham recalls the educational ambitions she felt from an early age, her aspiration to become an expert in Obstetrics and Gynecological...
    • WV0628 Jeri I. Graham Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Scottie Hudson, 2008

    • 2008-03-28
    • Primarily describes Hudson's childhood, education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and twenty-seven year career in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve."

      Hudson describes her childhood in Alamance County, North...
    • WV0339 Agnes 'Scottie' Hudson Papers
    • Oral History Interview with Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Agnes Cantwell, 1999

    • 1999-05-27
    • Interview includes discussion of Agnes Cantwell's early nursing studies; service during World War II in the Pacific Theater; postwar enrollment at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; and work with cancer...
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan E. Gerichten, 1999

    • 1999-10-29
    • Primarily documents Joan Gerichten's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1954 to 1961 and her experiences as an officer's wife after marriage.

      Gerichten details her early desire to join the Marines; boot camp training;...
    • WV0109 Joan E. Gerichten Papers
    • Oral history interview with S. Ann Thacker Lewis, 2008

    • 2008-02-29
    • Primarily documents Ann Thacker Lewis' education at Woman's College and service in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1961 to 1965.

      Lewis briefly discusses her childhood and family. She also describes her time at Women's College (now UNCG), including ...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Powers Laskowski, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Primarily discusses Mary Powers Laskowski's early life and career in the Women Marine

      Laskowski begins the interview with the story of her birth, then discusses working on a citrus farm and the effects of the Depression. She also shares her...
    • WV0247 Maryelln Powers Laskowski Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Jean Downer, 2007

    • 2007-02-21
    • Primarily documents Jean Downer's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1945 to 1946 and her life after the World War II.

      Pre-service topics include Downer's youth in Philadelphia, details of...
    • WV0386 Jean Downer Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Jill Corbusier Mayer, 2013

    • 2013-11-03
    • Primarily documents the life of Jill Corbusier Mayer, and her time in the United States Navy Nurse Corps and United States Navy Reserve.

      Mayer discusses losing both her parents at a young age, her Catholic education, and her decision to...
    • WV0557 Jill Corbusier Mayer Oral History

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