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    • Oral history interview with Jaenn Bailey, 2000

    • 2000-01-13
    • Primarily documents Bailey's childhood, family, and service with the U.S. Navy WAVES working with top secret messages during World War II.

      Bailey discusses the origins of her name; her mother's independent lifestyle during her childhood in...
    • WV0141 Jaenn Coz Bailey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Johnson Coster, 2000

    • 2000-02-04
    • Chiefly documents Ruth L. Johnson Coster's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Coster discusses her youth and education in North Carolina and her pre-war employment at the Lucky Strike factory in Durham and a...
    • WV0145 Ruth Coster Papers
    • [WAVES marching in formation, circa 1944.]

    • 1945
    • WAVES marching in formation, circa 1944. The unit is wearing the WAVES blue service dress uniform and service cap. The female officer (signaled by her gold buttons) leading the formation wears the WAVES blue double breasted overcoat.
    • WV0141 Jaenn Coz Bailey Papers
    • [Four WAVES laughing, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Jaenn Coz Bailey (second from right) and three fellow WAVES have a hearty laugh while standing beside a residential street, circa 1945.
    • WV0141 Jaenn Coz Bailey Papers
    • [WACs in gas masks, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Four WACs stand outside a building, wearing gas masks and WAC two-piece work suits at Mather Army Support Facility in Sacramento, California, circa 1944.
    • WV0448 Audrey Brewington Knight Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sarah Greenlee

    • 2001-02-14
    • Primarily documents Sarah Brooks Greenlee's experiences as an African American in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II and her life after the war.

      Greenlee recalls her youth in Florida, including her parents deaths when she was...
    • WV0150 Sarah B. Greenlee 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 Denise DiBetta Mathis Champion, 2014

    • 2014-12-09
    • Primarily documents Denise DiBetta Mathis Champion's service with the United States Navy WAVES. Champion recalls her childhood and growing up in Los Angeles, California, her desire to join the service as a way to be self-sufficient, travel, and...
    • WV0574 Denise DiBetta Mathis Champion Papers
    • [Six WAVES, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink (second from right) poses with five other WAVES in varying uniforms with differing ranks, circa 1944. Four of the WAVES are in the navy blue work uniform with blue garrison caps, while two of women wear the gray seersucker work...
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink in Washington, D.C., 1945]

    • 1945
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink, with a purse over her shoulder, walks on a street in Washington, D.C., in 1945. She wears the WAVES white shirtwaist and black tie, navy blue skirt, and matching garrison cap.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [WAVES class, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Group photo of a WAVES class posed on the steps of a building, probably at Hunter College, New York, in 1944. The women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker work dress and service hat with navy blue cover.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Portrait of Sylvia K. Swink, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Sylvia Kenny Swink, circa 1944, in her WAVES blue service dress uniform with 1st Class Seaman sleeve stripes and garrison cap.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink poses outside in the WAVES white service dress uniform and service hat with white cover, circa 1944.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink and brothers, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink poses with two of her brothers, the oldest a navy serviceman, in front of a car, circa 1944. She wears the WAVES blue service dress uniform and service hat with blue cover.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [WAVES marching, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A unit of WAVES marches in formation, probably at Hunter College, New York, in 1944. The WAVES wear the gray and white seersucker work uniform and service cap with white cover.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [WAC Company at Ft. Oglethorpe, 1944]

    • 1944-02-05
    • Official photograph of Company 2, 21 Regiment 4443 S.C.U taken at Third WAC Training Center ay Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, on 5 February 1944. The WACs wear olive drab winter service uniforms, Hobby hats, leather gloves, and low oxfords. Individuals...
    • WV0448 Audrey Brewington Knight Papers
    • [WAC barracks at Ft. Oglethorpe, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAC quarters prepared for inspection at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, are pictured, circa 1944. Neatly made bunk beds, shoes lined up, and hanging clothes can be seen.
    • WV0448 Audrey Brewington Knight Papers

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