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    • Oral history interview with Emma Dale Newell Love, 1999

    • 1999-06-4
    • Primarily documents Emma Newell Love's service in France as a member of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1944 to 1946.


      Love discusses her reasons for choosing to join the WAC; her parents' reactions; basic and overseas training; boredom...
    • WV0090 Emma Dale Newell Love 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
    • Oral History interview with Caroline Cleveland

    • 2016-09-25
    • Primarily documents the life of Caroline Cleveland and her service with the United States Army.

      Cleveland recalls her time as one of the first members of the military's female Cultural Support Teams, and her belief that more women...
    • WV0624 Caroline Cleveland 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 Portia R. McCracken, 2013

    • 2013-09-20
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Portia R. McCracken, and her service with the United States Air Force. McCracken discusses her pragmatic attitude towards joining the U.S. Air Force, the gratification she felt upon completing basic training,...
    • WV0552 Portia R. McCracken Papers
    • [Jane Brister by a campfire, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • Jane Brister heats up her C rations over a campfire at Camp Lucky Strike in Le Havre, France, in May 1945.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WAC softball team, 1954]

    • 1954
    • Photo of the "George!" softball team, comprised of WACs stationed at European Command Intelligence Center (ECIC) at Oberursel, Germany, taken from behind to show the back of their uniforms in 1954. Photo caption: "We're Number 1!'
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Special Services Department collects rations, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • CPL Doris Kraut (right) and a fellow WAC from the Special Services Department stationed at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in Frankfurt, Germany, collect rations for children in displaced persons camps during the holiday season in...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WACs at camp, 1952]

    • 1952-05
    • WACs at camp around a campfire near Oberursel, Germany, in May 1952.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Jane Brister, 1945.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Portrait of Jane Brister in the new WAC uniform (with no tie), circa 1954.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister at pistol range, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Jane Brister on the Camp King pistol range at Oberursel, Germany, aiming a .45 pistol, circa 1952. She qualified.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Camp King WAC Detatchment, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Picture of four new members of the WAC Detatchment at Camp King in Oberursel, Germany, circa 1952. The three WACs on the right are wearing the taupe Hattie Carnegie uniform, while the fourth is in a taupe field jacket.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WACs holding pennant, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Two WACs stand on the elevated porch outside their barracks at Camp King, holding their WAC guidon (Pallas Athene in green on yellow pennant), circa 1952.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WACs at Command Inspection, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • WACs in formation during the monthly command inspection held by the commanding officer at Camp King in Oberursel, Germany, circa 1952.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Portrait of Jane Brister, 1957]

    • 1957
    • Official portrait of Jane Brister taken while at WAC Officers Advanced Course at Fort McClellan, Alabama, in 1957.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Women Officers Advanced Course Class IV,  1957]

    • 1957-06-28
    • Group photo of the Women Officers Advanced Course Class IV, in summer beige-taupe chambray dress and garrison cap, on 28 June 1957. Pictured are: (front row) Major Rogers, Major Gentle, Major Jane Brister, Captain Smith, Captain Skutas, Major...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Reception for WAC director, 1961]

    • 1961-06-12
    • Group photo of WAC officers from SACom Headquarters and the sub-posts of Garmisch and Bentchesgaden, including Jane Brister (front right), at a reception for WAC Director Colonel Mary Louise Milligan (center) at the McGraw Kaserne Officer's Club in...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister in Germany, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Jane Brister, in WAC olive drab uniform with hat and gloves, stands on a sidewalk in scenic Oberammergau, Germany, where she was stationed at the European Theater Operations School (ETIS) in 1946.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999

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