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    • Oral history interview with M. Inez Caroon Bailey, 1999

    • 1999-05-26
    • Documents Inez Bailey's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) during WWII, and her subsequent military career.


      Bailey...
    • WV0084 Mildred Caroon Bailey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marthalou Hunter, 1999

    • 1999
    • Primarily documents Marthalou Hunter's college years and her experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1947.

      Hunter discusses her education at three universities, including a negative experience at Duke University School of...
    • WV0105 Marthalou Hunter Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Young Van Dongen, 1999

    • 1999-10-10
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Young Van Dongen's early life in Rochester, New York; her service with the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs (Semper Paratus—Always Ready) from 1943 to 1945; and her family life after World War II.

      Van Dongen recalls her...
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois, 2010

    • 2010-05-12
    • Primarily documents Billie Bourgeois' service with the WAVES during World War II and her higher education.

      Bourgeois discusses growing up on a farm in Cyril, Oklahoma, her reaction to Pearl Harbor, and joining the Signal Corps as an...
    • WV0486 Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois Papers
    • Formal portrait of Mildred Caroon Bailey, 1959

    • 1959-09-21
    • Caption on rear reads: Please Credit U.S. Army Photography

      Maj. Mildred C. Bailey

      Chief, WAC Branch

      Third Army Recruiting District

      Hqs. Third US Army

      Ft. McPherson, Ga. 21 Sept. 1959

      Photographer: Julian...
    • WV0084 Mildred Caroon Bailey Papers
    • A boot's eye-view [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Orientation book for WAVES recruits "boots" entering the U.S. Naval Training School at Hunter College, New York, during World War II. Included are photos of officers and information on barracks life, meals, uniforms, exercise, drills, classes,...
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945
    • WAVES song lyrics [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • 6 typed, mimeographed pages containing the lyrics to WAVES songs, circa 1945. Songs include "WAVES of the Navy"The Duration and Six Months"Ginny the Ninny"WAVES of America"We are the Women's Reserve" and "Bell Bottom Skirts."
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945
    • The story of you in navy blue [1944]

    • 1944
    • 45-page recruitment brochure for the U.S. Navy WAVES, 1944. Included are illustrated job descriptions; an illustrated day-in-the-life of a WAVE; a question and answer section; an index of recruiting stations; as well as details of recruit school...
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945
    • Oral History interview with Sandra Van Neel Ross, 2015

    • 2015-04-29
    • Primarily documents the life of Sandra Van Neel Ross and her service with the United States Army Nurse Corps.

      Ross describes her introduction to cardiac monitoring, a new concept at the time, her interest in neurosurgery, and the continued...
    • WV0584 Sandra Van Neel Ross Papers
    • Oral History interview with Christine Filler Warren Hall, 2015

    • 2015-04-29
    • Primarily documents the life of Christine Filler Warren Hall and her service with the United States Army.

      Hall recalls her family's long history of military service, the self-confidence she built during basic training, and the computer...
    • WV0585 Christine Filler Warren Hall 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
    • [Portrait of three SPARS,1944]

    • 1944
    • Virginia Van Dongen (top) and two fellow Coast Guard SPARS from the Atlantic City station pose in 1944.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Virginia Van Dongen, 1944]

    • 1943
    • Virginia Van Dongen in dress blue uniform outside her mother's home, immediately following her enlistment with the SPARs in summer of 1943.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Inez Stroud with saxophone, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Inez Stroud, a member of the WAC ASF Band, poses with her saxophone at Ft. Des Moines, Iowa. She is wearing the enlistees' summer khaki uniform.
    • WV0009 Inez Stroud Papers
    • [Inez Stroud, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Full length seated portrait of Inez Stroud, circa 1945.
    • WV0009 Inez Stroud Papers
    • [WAC Company 6, 3rd Regiment, 1945]

    • 1945-08-15
    • African American Company 6 of WAC 3rd Regiment poses at the First WAC Training Center at Ft. Des Moines, Iowa on August 15, 1945. Commanding Officer is Lt. Thelma B. Brown, Second in Command is Lt. Verdi M. Hickambottom, and Lt. Margaret A. Curtis...
    • WV0009 Inez Stroud Papers

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