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    • Oral history interview with Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo, 2005

    • 2005-09-09
    • Primarily documents Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo's early life and education in China; her service in the Chinese Red Cross from 1942 to 1944; her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 1944 to 1946; her education at the Woman's College of the...
    • WV0331 Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo Papers
    • 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 Jane Heins Escher, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Interview primarily includes discussion of Jane Escher's childhood in North Carolina and her service as a cryptographer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the Korean War.


      Escher recalls moments...
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Gail S. Enter Horn, 2011

    • 2011-04-11
    • Gail S. Horn tells of her early life, education, life prior to enlistment, military service, and life after retirement.

      Horn relates many incidents and anecdotes of her time in service, relating to such topics as boot camp, combat incidents,...
    • WV0514 Gail S. Enter Horn Papers
    • Oral history interview with Norma Petree Shaver, 2001

    • 2001-05-24
    • Primarily documents Norma Petree Shaver's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.

      Shaver recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brother being drafted into the service, working at R.H. Hanes Knitting Company, and the...
    • WV0217 Norma Petree Shaver Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sylvia Kenny Swink, 2003

    • 2003-02-05
    • Primarily discusses Sylvia Kenny Swink's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) as well as her pre- and post-war personal life.

      Swink discusses growing up during the Depression in Minnesota, and her...
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • Oral history interview with Annis Weir, 2000

    • 2000-02-11
    • Primarily documents Annis Glendon Weir's early life and nurses' training; her experiences in the Navy Nurse Corps from 1945 to 1946; and her life after World War II.

      Weir discusses nurses' training at St. Francis Hospital in New Jersey,...
    • WV0148 Annis Glendon Weir Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joycestane Brant Malcolm, 1999

    • 1999-12-02
    • Primarily documents Joycestane Brant Malcolm's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1954 to 1957, and her life after the war.

      Malcolm recalls growing up in Beaufort, South Carolina, near a...
    • WV0126 Joycestane Brant Malcolm Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Gove, 2000

    • 2000-12-17
    • Primarily documents Barbara Evelyn Gove's childhood in Massachusetts during World War II and her interest in electronics; her experiences as a Woman Marine in the mid-1950s, and her extensive work with veterans groups.

      Gove talks about her...
    • WV0152 Barbara E. Gove Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley F. John, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Interview primarily documents Shirley Ferren John's service in the USMC (United States Marine Corps) from 1953 to 1955.

      John discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; her family's reaction to her enlistment; segregation; the cap on...
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • Oral History interview with Jude Eden

    • 2016-02-06
    • Primarily documents the life of Jude Eden and her service with the United States Marine Corps.
      Eden recalls the events of September 11, 2001 and, even though she had not considered enlisting at the time, how she felt that the right thing to do...
    • WV0603 Jude Eden Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Nina M. Greenlee, 1999

    • 1999-02-19
    • Primarily documents Nina M. Greenlee's education at the Women's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the late 1920s; her service in the United States and Italy with the Women's Army...
    • WV0041 Nina M. Greenlee 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 Laura Gibson, 2005

    • 2005-08-19
    • Primarily details Laura Avis Gibson's service with the Coast Guard during World War II, in addition to her youth on a farm and her work at Burlington Industries.

      Gibson briefly recalls her childhood on a farm in Randolph County and then...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-01-02
    • Goddard discusses a potential job opportunity and provides details of the office and some of her duties in Rapid City. She also mentions the cold weather, the need for warmer clothing, her New Years dinner, and her new address.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • Oral History interview with Marcia Jones Snow, 2015

    • 2015-12-15
    • Primarily documents the life of Marica Jones Snow and her service with the United States Army Medical Specialist Corps and the U.S. Army Reserve.
      Snow recalls feeling isolated and not part of her unit in Vietnam, as well as her belief that the...
    • WV0600 Marcia Jones Snow Papers
    • [Nina Greenlee shaking hands with Governor of SC, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAC Nina M. Greenlee shakes hands with the Governor of South Carolina, Olin Johnston, at a Bond Rally in South Carolina. A quote on the back of the photo reads,"What did the Private from NC say to the Governor of SC?"
    • WV0041 Nina M. Greenlee Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-18
    • Goddard has completed her exams and is in her last period at Fort Des Moines. She recounts the details of her Sunday routine, including the care packages received by many.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-07-25
    • Goddard tells of personally arranging for WACs and male soldiers to get furloughs and plane rides home. She also describes her recent activities, including watching a P-61 or Black Widow pilot perform, cleaning, ironing, and dining in the mess hall.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers

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