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  • Veteran's biography: Social
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    • 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 Dorothy Coley, 1999

    • 1999-11-08
    • Primarily documents Coley's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and her experiences in the American Red Cross while stationed in the United States.

      Coley...
    • WV0117 Dorothy Coley Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marjorie Suggs Edwards, 2000

    • 2000-06-26
    • Documents Marjorie R. Suggs Edwards's early life; military service during World War II; and her personal life and career after the war.

      Edwards describes her childhood in an immigrant section of Passaic, New Jersey. She discusses in detail...
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • Oral history interview with Paula J. Johnson

    • 2001-06-08
    • Primarily documents Paula Johnson's work as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy WAVES.

      Johnson briefly discusses her childhood and her desire to attend college. She notes how the family's inability to pay for her education and her...
    • WV0220 Paula J. Johnson Papers
    • Oral History interview with Teressa Jenkins Lawrence, 2015

    • 2015-3-6
    • Primarily documents Teressa Jenkins Lawrence's service with the United States Army.

      Lawrence recalls growing up with feelings of insecurity during the time of the Civil Rights Movement, and the strain she felt between herself and her white...
    • WV0577 Teressa Jenkins Lawrence Papers
    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • Primarily documents Lt. Col. Kathryn Wirkus’ education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro [UNCG] and her service in the U.S. Air Force.

      Wirkus discusses her family and her childhood in Miami. She shares her reasons for...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Beverly Sheppe, circa 1944]

    • 1945
    • Formal Red Cross portrait of Beverly Barksdale Sheppe, circa 1945.
    • WV0103 Beverly Barksdale Sheppe Papers
    • Oral history interview with Davetter Butler Shepard, 2000

    • 2000-12-09
    • Interview primarily documents Davetter Butler Shepard's service in the WAAC [Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] and the WAC [Women's Army Corps], during WWII, as well as her life after her service.

      Shepard briefly describes her childhood and...
    • WV0172 Davetter Shepard Papers
    • Oral history interview with Reva Ingram Fortune, 1999

    • 1999-02-08
    • Documents Reva Ingram Fortune's early life in rural North Carolina; her military service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and later the Women in the Air Force (WAF) from 1943 to 1952; and her experience as a student at the Woman's College of the...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Williams, 1999

    • 1999-03-20
    • Documents Elizabeth Williams's family history; studies at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, UNCG); service for the Red Cross in the United States and abroad; and post-war...
    • WV0058 Elizabeth Williams Papers
    • [Reva and Laura Ingram, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Sisters Reva and Laura Ingram pose back to back in their respective Army and Coast Guard uniforms.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAAC Retreat Formation, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAAC unit of Reva Ingram Fortune in retreat formation at Buckingham Army Air Field at Fort Myers, Florida, in the summer of 1943.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs dining in the mess hall, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Seven WACs in various uniforms dine off of trays at a table in the mess hall at Buckingham Army Air Field, circa 1945.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs assisting paratroopers, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Privates Thea Coates, Mattie Turner, and Francis Cockran, members of the WAC detachment of the Parachute School, assist soldiers in dropping an equipment bundle from the door of an army transport plane over Fort Benning, Georgia. Photo by U.S. Army...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs by a jeep, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Reva Ingram Fortune (right) and three other WACs pose on and beside an army vehicle at Buckingham Army Air Field, Fort Myers, Florida. Another woman can be seen behind the wheel.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Recruiting parade in Ft. Myers, Florida, 1943]

    • 1943-11-13
    • WACs march in a recruiting parade down US 41 in Ft. Myers, Florida, past the Bradford Hotel, Arcade Theatre, and Sears Roebuck and Co. on November 13, 1943. People line the street and watch from windows.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers

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