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  • Veteran's biography: Oklahoma
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    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Ray, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray primarily discusses her lengthy career in the army and air force.

      Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray briefly discusses being raised by her widowed father, moving frequently around Oklahoma because of his job, attending...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray 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 Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • 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 Dorothy Rice, 1999

    • 1999-10-31
    • Primarily documents Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the Korean War and her life as a Marine wife.

      Topics related to Rice's service in the Women Marines include her parents'...
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • Oral history interview with Myrtle Rhoden, 2000

    • 2000-06-06
    • Primarily documents Myrtle Rhoden's early life and her service with the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Topics from Rhoden's early life include her parent's life in Jamaica; life in New York City;...
    • WV0171 Myrtle A. Rhoden Papers
    • Oral History interview with Janice Butler Ryckeley, 2015

    • 7/26/2015
    • Primarily documents the life of Janice Butler Ryckeley and her service with the United States Air Force Nurse Corps.

      Ryckeley recalls the expanded nursing education she received through providing health care to people in various countries,...
    • WV0589 Janice Butler Ryckeley Collection
    • Oral history interview with Cindi Basenspiler, 2014

    • 2014-06-13
    • Primarily documents the life of E. Cindi Basenspiler and her service with the United States Reserve Officer Training Corps and the United States Army. Basenspiler recalls her brief childhood in Russia, and the experience of moving to the United...
    • WV0566 E. Cindi Basenspiler Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Aimee "Sarris" Corning

    • 2010-02-02
    • Amy Corning's tells of her early life, marriage, ROTC education, and service in the United States Air Force as a logistics and transportation officer, operations commander, and ROTC instructor from 1984-2006.

      Corning primarily documents her...
    • WV0451 Aimee "Sarris" Corning Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Carolyn F. Dominik, 2012

    • 2012-04-13
    • Carolyn Dominik tells of her early life, education, and service in the United States Air Force as a nurse.

      Dominik also discusses culture changes in the United States Air Force during her time in service, her personal experiences during and...
    • WV0531 Carolyn F. Dominik Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Portia R. McCracken, 2013

    • 2013-09-20
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Portia R. McCracken, and her service with the United States Air Force. McCracken discusses her pragmatic attitude towards joining the U.S. Air Force, the gratification she felt upon completing basic training,...
    • WV0552 Portia R. McCracken Papers
    • Oral history interview with Pauline Rogstad Allison, 2006

    • 2006-08-01
    • Primarily documents Pauline Rogstad Allison's service with the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years on a hospital ship in China; and her life after the war.

      Allison speaks chiefly about her service with the Navy...
    • WV0357 Pauline Rogstad Allison Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Featherhoff Sendelbach, 2000

    • 2000-05-22
    • Sendelbach primarily discusses her pilot training, her ferrying duties as a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II, and her post-service family life.

      Sendelbach discusses her frequent moves as a child; the Civilian Pilot...
    • WV0168 Nancy Featherhoff Sendelbach Papers
    • Oral history interview with Willie Mae Williams, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Primarily documents Willie Mae (Mattier) Williams' service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1945.

      Williams describes her attempts to get a college education; later working as a domestic...
    • WV0202 Willie Mae Williams Papers
    • [Portrait of two WACs, circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Portrait of Ellen Brown Steel (left) and a fellow WAC staff sergeant, circa 1950. Both women wear the olive drab uniform and garrison cap.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel and fellow WACs, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Ellen Brown Steel (left) poses outdoors with four fellow WACs wearing two versions of the taupe "Hattie Carnegie" service uniform with garrison caps circa 1952.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel in front of personnel chart, 1952]

    • 1952-08
    • Ellen Brown Steel (right, holding clipboard) and a fellow WAC stand in front of a board with an organizational chart listing platoon members in August of 1952. Both women wear the WAC short-sleeve summer beige-taupe dress.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel in a field, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Ellen Brown Steel poses outdoors in a field in 1962. She is probably wearing the WAC green and white cord striped summer uniform.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers

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