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    • Oral history interview with Ruth Payne Brown, 2000

    • 2000-12-20
    • Primarily documents Ruth Payne Brown's two tours as a medical technician with the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Brown recalls her father's inability to serve in WWII; hearing about the attack on Pearl Harbor on TV; and her decision to join the...
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown 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
    • Oral history interview with Mary Jane DeWan, 1999

    • 1999-01-28
    • Documents Mary Jane DeWan's pre-war nurse's training; her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945; and her life and career following World War II.

      DeWan briefly discusses her nursing training before...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Fisher, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Documents Audrey Ann Fisher's twenty-seven year career in the military, with an emphasis on attitudes and changes in the Women's Army Corps and the U.S. Army.

      Fisher discusses her childhood in Oregon and Washington; her social life after...
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Pat Foote, 2006

    • 2006-08-08
    • Primarily documents Brig. Gen. Evelyn "Pat" Foote's background; her service with the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1989; her involvement with organizations and committees related to veterans and women in the military in the 1990s; and her work as...
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Anson Hennessy, 2014

    • 2014-12-13
    • Primarily documents the life of Mary Anson Hennessy and her service with the United States Army Nurse Corps. Hennessy recalls how her worldview from a young age influenced her decision to join the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, and the religious and...
    • WV0575 Mary Anson Hennessy Papers
    • [WAC detatchment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, circa 1960]

    • 1960
    • Group portrait of a WAC detatchment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, circa 1960. The WACs wear the green cord uniform and matching garrison cap. Ruth V. Payne Brown is seated in the front row, fifth from the left.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • Oral history interview with Chely McAninch, 2010

    • 2010-08-09
    • Chely McAninch tells of her early life, military training, service in the Unites States Army, and life relating to her service.

      McAninch documents her experiences in her specialty of military intelligence, completing warrant officer...
    • WV0497 Chely McAninch Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Sally Ann Weeks Benson, 2015

    • 2015-03-24
    • Primarily documents the life of Sally Ann Weeks Benson and her service with the United States Navy.Benson recalls dealing with gender stereotypes while growing up, and then again throughout her military career. She also recalls the diversity of her...
    • WV0579 Sally Ann Weeks Benson Papers, 1961-2015
    • [Portrait of Ruth Payne Brown, circa 1962]

    • 1962
    • Portrait of Ruth V. Payne Brown in Army green service uniform with Ft. Leavenworth sleeve patch, circa 1962.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • Oral history interview with Clara Adams-Ender, 2005

    • 2005-09-10
    • Primarily documents Brig. Gen. Clara L. Adams-Ender's background; her service with the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 1961 to 1993; and her marriage to Heinz Ender. Adams-Ender also comments on management and leadership issues related to the Army Nurse...
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Mary Jane Vaughn DeWan with brother and cousin in New Guinea, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Army Nurse Mary Jane Vaughn DeWan with her brother (right), a member of the U.S. Navy, and her cousin Don Lozer (left), stand outside the nurses quarters in New Guinea, ca. 1944. She is wearing the brown and white striped seersucker field hospital...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • [10th Station Hospital Nurses, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Jane V. DeWan, first row on the left, and the 10th Station Hospital nurses at Oro Bay or Finschhafen, New Guinea, in 1944. The group is likely wearing the tropical shirtwaist and pants.
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • [Mary Jane and John DeWan, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • Mary Jane and John DeWan, both in uniform, on their day of reunion, after twenty-seven months of separation during the war, in December 1945.
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • [Audrey Ann Fisher]

    • Undated
    • Portrait of Audrey Ann Fisher in dress uniform.
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers
    • [Ann Fisher on War College graduation day, 1973]

    • 1973
    • Audrey Ann Fisher (left) and a fellow female soldier stand beside a civilian on graduation day at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1973. Fisher was the fifth active duty female to graduate from the school.
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers

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