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    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-22
    • Fischer is at Drake University studying to be a specialist in army administration. She describes a typical, busy day and notes her class is the first to use Drake as a training site.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-05
    • Fischer describes how she was unable to come home for the weekend because she did not receive her pay. She describes the unit parading in the snow and ice, supply and administration exams, her latest paycheck, and the distribution of her finances.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-01-10
    • Fischer describes kitchen patrol, not received leave, her disapproval of sailors drinking, be unable to apply for Officer Candidate School until she is in the field, and feeling unwell. Fischer is happy that she enlisted and believes She those not...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Oral history interview with Ann Watters, 2000

    • 2000
    • Interview primarily documents Ann K. Watters' interest in flying planes and her service with the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).

      Pre-service topics include her father's flight career; other pilots in the family; taking an aviation...
    • WV0175 Ann K. Watters Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Sheila K. Smith, 2005

    • 2005-01-24
    • Primarily documents Sheila K. Rathbone Smith's service with the British Women's Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1942 to 1946 and her post-war modeling career in England.

      Smith discusses her service in the RAF with a detailed description of the...
    • WV0317 Sheila K. Smith Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-09
    • Fischer discusses seeing Bob Hope, having kitchen patrol duty, a fire drill, studying for several exams, and going home for the weekend, bringing some of her laundry with her.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-21
    • Fischer notes she graduated from army administration school at Drake but hasn't received her orders yet. She also mentions going on a date, hoping to get a three day pass for Christmas, and serving commanding officer duty.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to a Miss Herzog, 4 February 1943]

    • 1943-02-04
    • Fischer begins the letter with a short, overly formal joke note. She then describes the busy schedule of a WAAC and jokes about the rumor that WAACs serve only to find a husband. Much of the letter is sarcastic commentary about her social life,...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her mother, 1943]

    • 1943-10-15
    • Fischer enjoys her newly added responsibilities of file inspector, is sending home a package including candy and pictures of her favorite plane, the B-17. She also notes the base has been closed to planes due to high winds and that everyone had a...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Eleanor K. Peck to Poppy, 1941]

    • 1941-12-12
    • Peck discusses the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, calling it a "miscalculation" surmises the U.S. will enter the war soon; and thinks bombing in London likely. Other topics include her work at the hospital, the recent arrival of two more American...
    • WV0420 Eleanor K. Peck Letters, 1941-1943
    • Oral history interview with Paula Trivette, 2011

    • 2011-04-10
    • Paula K. Jackan Trivette tells of her, life, education, and service in the Army Nurse Corps.

      Trivette discusses in detail her experience of working as a White House nurse for Presidents Reagan and Bush from 1987 to 1993.
    • WV0512 Paula K. Jackan Trivette Papers
    • [Paula Trivette and President Ronald Reagan, 1987]

    • 1987-07-17
    • Paula Trivette poses with President Ronald Reagan, on her first day as White House nurse, on July 17, 1987. The photo appears to have been taken in the Oval Office.
    • WV0512 Paula K. Jackan Trivette Papers
    • [Paula Trivette, family, and President George H. W. Bush, 1991]

    • 1991-01-11
    • Paula Trivette poses with President George H. W. Bush and members of her family in the Oval Office, after her promotion to lieutenant colonel, on January 11, 1991. Pictured left to right: brother Steve Jackan and his fiance Rose, Ignatius Jackan,...
    • WV0512 Paula K. Jackan Trivette Papers
    • [Portrait of Paula Trivette, circa 1991]

    • 1991
    • Portrait of Paula Trivette, circa 1991. She wears the U.S. Army dress blue uniform. Her ribbons include: Army Commendation Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Ribbon,...
    • WV0512 Paula K. Jackan Trivette Papers
    • [Paula Trivette visiting Nancy Reagan at Bethesda Naval Hospital, 1987]

    • 1987-10-18
    • Paula Trivette and President Ronald Reagan visit Nancy Reagan during her stay at Bethesda Naval Hospital, on October 18, 1987. The photo has been inscribed with the note: To Paula - With many thanks and warm wishes - Nancy and Ronald Reagan.
    • WV0512 Paula K. Jackan Trivette Papers
    • [Portrait of Paula Trivette, 1987]

    • 1987-12-06
    • Portrait of Paula Trivette from 1987. She wears the Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.
    • WV0512 Paula K. Jackan Trivette Papers
    • [White House Medical Unit, President Ronald Reagan, and Nancy Reagan, 1987]

    • 1987-12-06
    • The White House Medical Unit poses with President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan, on December 6, 1987. Trivette is pictured front row, second from right. Pictured are: top row, four military physicians; middle row, two military physician...
    • WV0512 Paula K. Jackan Trivette Papers
    • [Paula Trivette and White House Medical Unit members, 1987]

    • 1987-12-06
    • Paula Trivette poses with three fellow White House Medical Unit members, on December 6, 1987. From left to right: Chief Warrant Officer Jimmie Keller, PA; Major Barbara Eller, RN; Major Paula Trivette, RN; Lieutenant Colonel Larry Mohr, MD. All...
    • WV0512 Paula K. Jackan Trivette Papers

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