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    • Oral history interview with Wendy P. Gellert, 2010

    • 2010-06-21
    • Wendy Gellert tells of her early life and career in the WAVES and United States Navy.

      Gellert emphasizes both the stages of her career and the cultural changes within the navy during the time of her service. She relates policy changed within...
    • WV0493 Wendy P. Gellert Papers
    • 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 Julia Hill Gunn, 1999

    • 1999-04-06
    • Documents Julia H. Gunn's life during the Depression; her time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the early 1940s; her service in the WAVES (Women Accepted for...
    • WV0060 Julia Hill Gunn Papers
    • Oral History interview with Ruth Heavner Sheperd, 2015

    • 2015-06-20
    • Primarily documents the life of Ruth Heavner Shepherd and her service with the United States WAVES.

      Shepherd recalls growing up during the Great Depression, the sacrifices she and her family were forced to make, and the food relief that...
    • WV0587 Ruth Heavner Sheperd Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker 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
    • [Julia Hill Gunn with friends, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Julia Hill Gunn (on right) and friends Bette and Fran at the Navy Weather School in Lakehurst, New Jersey, in fall of 1945. All wear WAVES navy blue uniform with garrison caps and purses.
    • WV0060 Julia Hill Gunn Papers
    • [Julia Hill Gunn saluting, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Julia Hill Gunn poses outside a brick building at Hunter College in 1945. She salutes for the photo and wears a navy blue uniform with garrison cap and white gloves.
    • WV0060 Julia Hill Gunn Papers
    • [Julia Hill Gunn at Naval Training School gate, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Julia Hill Gunn (right) and a fellow WAVE pose beside the sign indicating the "U.S. Naval Training School (W-R) Main Gate" at Hunter College in 1945. Both women wear short-sleeved uniforms with navy blue ties and "S" armbands.
    • WV0060 Julia Hill Gunn Papers
    • [Julia Hill Gunn with flag, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Julia Hill Gunn poses as guidon bearer, holding the flag pole at an angle and her other arm behind her back, outside a brick building at Hunter College in 1945.
    • WV0060 Julia Hill Gunn Papers
    • [Portrait of Julia Hill Gunn, 1945]

    • 1945-12-25
    • Formal portrait of Julia Hill Gunn, wearing navy blue uniform and garrison cap, taken in Washington, D.C., on Christmas Day, 1945.
    • WV0060 Julia Hill Gunn Papers
    • [Ruth Kent Petker holding hands with serviceman, 1943 ]

    • 1943
    • Ruth Kent Petker, in the WAVES service dress blue uniform and service hat, holds hands with an unidentified soldier in downtown Norman, Oklahoma, where she attended mechanics training in 1943.
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • [Wedding of Phyllis H. and Bill Snyder, 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • Wedding photo of Phyllis Hinton Snyder and Bill Snyder in November 1944. Every pictured in the wedding party is a Marine, including the bride and groom.
    • WV0146 Phyllis Hinton Snyder Papers
    • [Aviation mechanics class at Norman, O.K., 1943]

    • 1943
    • Group photo of Mechanics Class 51, the first class of Women Marines to complete aviation mechanics school at Norman, Oklahoma," on 13 November 1943.
    • WV0146 Phyllis Hinton Snyder Papers
    • [Women Mairnes learn airplane wheel assembly, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Three Marine Corps Women's Reserves, including Phyllis H. Snyder (2nd from left), work on airplane wheel assembly at Norman, Oklahoma, while a male sailor looks on, circa 1943. The Women Marines wear green work trousers and shirts.
    • WV0146 Phyllis Hinton Snyder Papers
    • [Portrait of Sherley Mae White]

    • Undated
    • This is a black and white portrait of Sherley Mae White in her uniform.
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • [Portrait of Sherley Mae White]

    • 1944
    • Sherley Mae White, drum major, is seen here posing for the SPAR Band in her enlisted personnel service dress uniform, in Palm Beach, Florida in 1944. On her left sleeve is one service stripe, indicating four years of active service in the United...
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • A boot's eye-view [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Orientation book for WAVES recruits "boots" entering the U.S. Naval Training School at Hunter College, New York, during World War II. Included are photos of officers and information on barracks life, meals, uniforms, exercise, drills, classes,...
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945
    • WAVES song lyrics [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • 6 typed, mimeographed pages containing the lyrics to WAVES songs, circa 1945. Songs include "WAVES of the Navy"The Duration and Six Months"Ginny the Ninny"WAVES of America"We are the Women's Reserve" and "Bell Bottom Skirts."
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945

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