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  • Veteran's biography: Paris
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    • Oral history interview with Winona Franklin Walker, 2003

    • 2003-07-09
    • Primary documents Winona Franklin Walker's career as a librarian, especially her service in Germany with the Army Special Services in 1945-1946.

      Walker briefly describes her family, undergraduate education, decision to attend library school...
    • WV0284 Winona Franklin Walker Collection, 1945-1964, 2003
    • Oral history interview with Mary Kate Bonds, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Mary Kate Bonds primarily tells of coming of age during the Great Depression and of her service in the WAVES during World War Two and in the U.S. Navy until 1971.

      Bonds discusses her childhood in Chickamauga, Georgia, near the Civil War...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Mathews, 1999

    • 1999
    • Primarily documents Mary Haynsworth Mathews's experiences overseas in the Red Cross during World War II and her career in the theater.

      Mathews discusses living with her extended family as a child; theater opportunities in high school;...
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • 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 Ruth L. Gaddy

    • 2001-05-23
    • Primarily documents Gaddy's service in the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) and WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1946, and her education and employment following WWII.

      Gaddy mentions life during the Depression and the shortcomings...
    • WV0216 Ruth Lillian Gaddy Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Ann Henning Moore, 1999

    • 1999-07-11
    • Primarily documents Mary Ann Henning Moore's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1941 until 1944 and her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for...
    • WV0102 Ann Henning Moore Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • A group of three WACs and three soldiers pose in a street in Paris on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Also pictured (left to right) are: Stephenson, Polly, Kent, Salz, Shearer, Ruth Shaver, and Perks.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • Close-up of three WACs and three servicemen posing together on a Paris street on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Pictured (left to right) are: (back row) Shearer, Stephenson, Ruth Shaver, Kent; (front) Salze, Polly, Perks.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver and Jacques dine in Paris, 1945]

    • 1945-07
    • WAC Ruth Shaver, in olive drab service uniform, and French serviceman Jacques Hardue sit at a table at a sidewalk cafe in Paris in July 1945.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • Two WACs and four servicemen stand in front a building with a plane mounted outside of it while in Paris on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Those pictured include (left to right): Perks, Salz, Shearer, unknown, Polly, and Stephenson. A note on the back...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • WACs and servicemen pose on a street in Paris outside the Kent Bar on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Ruth Shaver, in WAC olive drab service uniform, is second from the right in the back row. Also pictured are: Shearer, Stephenson, Kent, Salzs, Polly, and...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Servicemen in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • Seven servicemen pose beside a car in Paris on VE Day, 8 May 1945. A note on the back reads,"A group of officers and GIs from PWD." Pictured from left to right: Sgt. Kent, Sgt. Gray, Sgt. Perks, WO Taylor, Cpl. Salzs, Major Fehr, Capt. Coleman.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • Oral history interview with Adele A. Graham, 2009

    • 2009-07-29
    • Adele A Graham tells of her life, education, and forty years of varied service in the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve and United States Marine Corps Reserve. She also discusses the various civilian jobs that she held.

      Graham...
    • WV0470 Adele A. Graham Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Linda Caulder Smith, 2015

    • 2015-03-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Linda Caulder Smith and her service with the United States Air Force.

      Smith recalls her childhood in North Carolina, helping out on her grandfather's farm, and her desire to get away and do something bigger...
    • WV0578 Linda Caulder Smith Papers
    • [HQ European Command women, 1966]

    • 1966-07-29
    • All ten WAVES assigned to Headquarters European Command pose together around a cake commemorating the 24th anniversary of women in the U.S. Navy while at Camp des Loges, outside Paris, France, in July 1966. The front of photo reads "To Commander...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Haynsworth Mathews in Germany, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary Haynsworth Mathews, in profile, looks out from a balcony in Germany in 1945. The American Red Cross Service sleeve patch on her arm is clearly visible.
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [VE Day Parade in LeHavre, France, 1945]

    • 1945-05-09
    • Photo looking down on a VE [Victory in Europe] Day parade in Le Havre, France, on 9 May 1945. People line the streets as a unit of soldiers marches by, followed by a jeep carrying uniformed females.
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945

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