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  • Veteran's biography: Pennsylvania
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    • Oral history interview with Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis, 1999

    • 1999-03-01
    • Primarily documents Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis's nursing education; service with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) and Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II; and her career in nursing education, particularly her tenure as dean of the School of Nursing...
    • WV0047 Eloise Rallings Lewis Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Brister, 1999

    • 1999-11-05
    • Documents Brister's experiences in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and her work in army intelligence in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Brister details her father's experiences in World War I and in the engineering field; the Great...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Betty Berry Godin, 1999

    • 1999-06-19
    • Interview primarily focuses on Betty Berry Godin's service as an Army Air Force Evacuation Nurse.


      Pre-service topics include Godin's nursing education and employment; being reject for a job as a flight attendant; and the death of a...
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • Oral history interview with K. Faye Kane Giles, 2001

    • 2001-05-15
    • Primarily documents Faye Kane Giles' service in the Women Marines from 1943 to 1945 and her life after the war.

      Giles briefly discusses her education, including attending business school, and her employment at the American Steel and Wire...
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susan D. Walker, 2013

    • 2013-08-17
    • Primarily documents Susan Daugherty Walker’s adolescence and her service with the United States Air Force.

      Walker recalls her adolescence in State College, Pennsylvania, her involvement with church and choir, and her time spent at State...
    • WV0551 Susan Daughtry Walker Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Moran Miller, 1999

    • 1999-10-13
    • Miller primarily discusses her military service, especially as a member of the 2nd Mapping Squadron "

      Miller details caring for her invalid mother as a child; difficulty of finding a job during the Depression; listening to speeches from...
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • Oral History interview with Donna Barr Brown

    • 2016-04-23
    • Primarily documents Donna Barr Brown's service with the United States Women Marines.

      Brown recalls never regretting her decision to join the U.S. Marine Corps because she saw it as a way to get out of her hometown, learn something different,...
    • WV0607 Donna Barr Brown Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Shamburger, 1999

    • 1999-03-16
    • Chiefly documents Elizabeth Shamburger’s service as a dietitian in the army during World War II and her work in Veteran’s Administration (VA) Hospitals after the war.
    • WV0051 Elizabeth Shamburger Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gilbert Mattson, 1999

    • 1999-01-09
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Gilbert Mattson's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1944 to 1946; and her involvement in WAVES National beginning in the late 1980s.

      Mattson...
    • WV0014 Virginia Gilbert Mattson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan E. Gerichten, 1999

    • 1999-10-29
    • Primarily documents Joan Gerichten's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1954 to 1961 and her experiences as an officer's wife after marriage.

      Gerichten details her early desire to join the Marines; boot camp training;...
    • WV0109 Joan E. Gerichten Papers
    • Oral History interview with Shelley Witzke Kirk

    • 2016-02-07
    • Primarily documents the life of Shelley Witzke Kirk and her service with the United States Navy.
      Kirk recalls surviving six weeks of ""initiation"" after her promotion to Chief Petty Officer, the satisfaction she felt when she was finally pinned...
    • WV0604 Shelley Witzke Kirk Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Knyrim Mattern, 1999

    • 1999-12-21
    • Chiefly documents Audrey Knyrim Mattern's early life in the coal community of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, and her service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II.

      Mattern discusses her family and childhood in Hazelton in the...
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Fisher, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Documents Audrey Ann Fisher's twenty-seven year career in the military, with an emphasis on attitudes and changes in the Women's Army Corps and the U.S. Army.

      Fisher discusses her childhood in Oregon and Washington; her social life after...
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers
    • Oral history interview with JoAnn Sesher Webb, 2013

    • 2013-08-16
    • Primarily documents the life of JoAnn Webb and her service in the United States Air Force.

      Webb recounts her childhood growing up in Pennsylvania, her memories of the beginning of World War II, her desire to join the military, and her time...
    • WV0548 JoAnn Sesher Webb Papers
    • Oral history interview with Alice Boehret, 2000

    • 2000-05-15
    • Documents Alice C. Boehret's nursing education and career, including her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II and at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina.

      Boehret discusses not wanting to be a nurse...
    • WV0166 Alice C. Boehret Papers
    • Oral History Interview with Cindy Kempkes

    • 2016-08-18
    • Primarily documents the life of Cindy L. Kempkes and her service with the United States Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.

      Kempkes recalls her satisfaction upon receiving the same training in basic training as the male soldiers,...
    • WV0623 Cindy Kempkes Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jean Comins Mitchell, 1999

    • 1999-03-16
    • Documents Jean Comins Mitchell's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); interning at Walter Reed Army Hospital; the various army hospitals she was stationed at during...
    • WV0052 Jean Comins Mitchell Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gardner Becker, 1999

    • 1999-03-17
    • Virginia Gardner Becker primarily discusses her early life and her time in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Becker details her family background, including the early death of her...
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • Oral History interview with Rhonda Lynn Crawford Sloan

    • 2016-01-29
    • Primarily documents the life of Rhonda Lynn Crawford Sloan and her service with the United States Army.
      Sloan recalls being inspired to join the U.S. Army by seeing her three older sisters prosper in their military careers, the many duty...
    • WV0602 Rhonda Lynn Crawford Sloan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irma Jean Brooks, 2006

    • 2006-04-19
    • Primarily documents Irma Jean Brooks's twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy in personnel and administration.

      Brooks talks briefly about her youth and education, including her father's work at the Hanford Engineer Works in Washington during...
    • WV0347 Irma Jean Brooks Papers

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