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    • [Elizabeth Simpson in Bloomington, 1943]

    • 1944
    • Elizabeth Simpson poses beside a structure in Bloomington, Indiana, where she attended storekeepers store from April to June 1943. She wears the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft-brimmed hat with blue cover. A note on the back of the photo...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES at U.S. Naval Training Station San Diego, 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • WAVES Millie Swift of Iowa; Agnes Lawrence of Oakland, California; Elizabeth Simpson of Richmond, Virginia; and Sue Wright of South Dakota pose outside WAVE Barracks 1 at the U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, California, in November 1943. The...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Elizabeth Simpson and WAVES at Indiana University, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) poses with two fellow WAVES under an awning with the Indiana University logo in spring 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft-brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES Dot and Janet at Cedar Falls, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson's roommates during basic training, Dot and Janet, pose outside a building at Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Elizabeth Simpson and Eunice, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) and friend Eunice stand outside a church, both in WAVES raincoat, purse, and soft-brimmed hats with white cover, circa 1944.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Eunice Roundtree, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Eunice Roundtree, in WAVES raincoat and soft-brimmed hat with white cover, poses on the steps of a structure, circa 1944.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES in Tijuana, Mexico, 1944]

    • 1944-02
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) poses with fellow WAVES Sylvester and Eunice at a photo stand in Tijuana, Mexico, in February 1944.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • Oral history interview with Gladys Lunsford Dimmick

    • 1999-03-18
    • Documents Gladys Lunsford Dimmick's time as a control tower operator in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) during World War II, as a student at the University of Florida, and as and employee of The University of...
    • WV0055 Gladys L. Dimmick Papers
    • Oral history interview with Beverly Barksdale Sheppe, 1999

    • 1999-07-17
    • Interview primarily documents Sheppe's Red Cross work in New Guinea and the Philippines from 1942 to 1945, but also her later Red Cross service in Europe and civilian career in social work.

      Sheppe briefly describes her education, noting...
    • WV0103 Beverly Barksdale Sheppe Papers
    • Oral history interview with Luvenia Griffin Mitchell, 2001

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Luvenia Griffin Mitchell's early life; her service with the Women in the Air Force (WAF) in the early 1950s; and her life after the military.

      Mitchell briefly describes her decision to join the air force; the negative image of...
    • WV0200 Luvenia Mitchell Papers
    • [Gladys Dimmick in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943-12
    • Gladys Dimmick poses outside her home in Cedar Grove, NC, wearing her dress blue uniform and garrison cap, shortly after enlisting in the WAVES in December 1943.
    • WV0055 Gladys L. Dimmick Papers
    • [Gladys Dimmick with Bob Hope, 1946]

    • 1946-06-29
    • Gladys Dimmick and Anna Tabbert pose with Bob Hope on an airport tarmack on June 29, 1946. The women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker dress. An airplane with an American flag on the side can be seen in the background and a young girl enters...
    • WV0055 Gladys L. Dimmick Papers
    • [Gladys Dimmick at Norfolk Naval Air Station, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Gladys Lunsford Dimmick poses on the tarmack at the Naval Air Station at Norfolk, Virginia, in 1944. Dimmick wears the WAVES winter dress blues and hat as she stands in front of a hangar.
    • WV0055 Gladys L. Dimmick Papers

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