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    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gardner Becker, 1999

    • 1999-03-17
    • Virginia Gardner Becker primarily discusses her early life and her time in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Becker details her family background, including the early death of her...
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jean Comins Mitchell, 1999

    • 1999-03-16
    • Documents Jean Comins Mitchell's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); interning at Walter Reed Army Hospital; the various army hospitals she was stationed at during...
    • WV0052 Jean Comins Mitchell Papers
    • [WAVES Supply Corps training class, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES Supply and Disbursing School training class poses for a formal photo at Harvard's Radcliffe College in late 1943. Virginia Becker is in the second row from the front, seventh from the left.
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • [WAVES navy blue havelock, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES navy blue havelock worn with raincoat. Worn by Virginia Gardner Becker from 1943 to 1945.
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • [Army dietitians at Deshon Army Hosptial, circa 1944]

    • 1944-12
    • Three army dietitians at Deshon Army Hospital in Butler, Pennsylvania, sit in the cafeteria. The women, who wear the army nurse brown and white seersucker uniform, are posed in front of a Christmas tree and large fruit basket.
    • WV0052 Jean Comins Mitchell Papers
    • [Jean Comins Mitchell in uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Army Medical Corps member Jean Comins Mitchell stands in front of her parent's home in Bluefield, West Virginia, while on leave, circa. She wears an olive drab dietitian uniform.
    • WV0052 Jean Comins Mitchell Papers
    • [WACs in training at Fort Meade, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Four WACs in work attire pose by the stairs of a building at the basic training facility, Fort Meade, Maryland, in 1943.
    • WV0052 Jean Comins Mitchell Papers

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