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    • Oral history interview with Mary Kathryn Hampton, 2005

    • 2005-11-21
    • Primarily documents Mary Kay Hampton's youth; her service with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years in Europe; and her life after the war.

      Hampton briefly discusses her childhood, including her father being...
    • WV0335 Mary Kathryn Hampton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Heath, 2001

    • 2001-01-20
    • Documents Bernice Heath's early life, nursing training, service overseas with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II, and duties stateside and abroad with the ANC from 1948 to 1964.

      Topics from Heath's early life include nursing...
    • WV0195 Bernice Isabel Heath Papers
    • Oral history interview with Emma Dale Newell Love, 1999

    • 1999-06-4
    • Primarily documents Emma Newell Love's service in France as a member of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1944 to 1946.


      Love discusses her reasons for choosing to join the WAC; her parents' reactions; basic and overseas training; boredom...
    • WV0090 Emma Dale Newell Love Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-15
    • Marshall, now in Belgium, is sick and in bed. She also mentions buying crystal to send home, books she has read, mail she's received, and the terrible weather she endured in Normandy. She returned to the U.S. later that year.
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Emma Dale Love playing horseshoes, 1944]

    • 1944-10-27
    • Emma Dale Love, wearing her field jacket, and fellow WAC play horseshoes in front of ruins in France on October 17, 1944.
    • WV0090 Emma Dale Newell Love Papers
    • [Emma Dale Love at French ruins, 1944]

    • 1944-10
    • Emma Dale Love, wearing a WAC field jacket and holding her helmet, poses among ruins in France, October 1944.
    • WV0090 Emma Dale Newell Love Papers
    • [Emma Dale Love holding Christmas present, 1944]

    • 1944-11-11
    • WAC Emma Dale (Newell) Love shakes one of her Christmas packages as they begin to arrive at the 12th Army Group Headquarters in France, November 11, 1944.
    • WV0090 Emma Dale Newell Love Papers
    • [Emma Dale Love in France, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAC Emma Dale (Newell) Love wearing an olive drab wool shirtwaist in France in the fall of 1944
    • WV0090 Emma Dale Newell Love Papers
    • [WACs listen to radio, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Official army photo of Emma Dale Love (left) and three fellow WACs listen to the radio while stationed in France, 1944. One of the WACs, who wears an engagement ring, is also fixing her hair.
    • WV0090 Emma Dale Newell Love Papers
    • [Portrait of Mary Kathryn Hampton, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Mary Kay Hampton, circa 1944, in the ANC blue service uniform with matching garrison cap. On her shoulder is the patch of the 4th Army Service Command.
    • WV0335 Mary Kathryn Hampton Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-03-18
    • Marshall is currently working in the scarlet fever ward, which she notes is very different civilian nursing. She also mentions hemming her uniforms while listening to the radio, getting vaccines, and nurses that have contracted measles and mumps.
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-05-04
    • Marshall lists the items she purchased at the PX; discusses potential birthday presents, including pajamas, a prayer book, and an identification bracelet; explains the information on her dog tags; and mentions that other nurses are leaving for...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-07-02
    • Marshall writes of intentions to cancel her Defense bonds because of the high cost and expresses displeasure at the current state of operations in her outfit, especially on spending money to decorate. She also mentions social activities including...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-08-03
    • Marshall is busy preparing for her transfer to the 32nd General Hospital, which appears to be bound for overseas duty soon. She has been issued more equipment and clothing, and lists things she has yet to acquire. Marshall briefly describes the...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-02-20
    • Marshall, now stationed in Gloucestershire, England, has been ill but is recovering. She expects to move to the continent, perhaps following the army of occupation, and remain in Europe for at least a year, based on news reports. She also mentions...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her Husband, 26 February 1944]

    • 1944-02-26
    • Marshall discusses news of U.S. politics, including her fears about passage of a tax bill, the possibility that Roosevelt would not get re-elected, and the feeling among enlisted personnel that politicians are to blame for the war continuing. ...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers

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