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    • Oral history interview with Jean Downer, 2007

    • 2007-02-21
    • Primarily documents Jean Downer's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1945 to 1946 and her life after the World War II.

      Pre-service topics include Downer's youth in Philadelphia, details of...
    • WV0386 Jean Downer Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Agnes Cantwell, 1999

    • 1999-05-27
    • Interview includes discussion of Agnes Cantwell's early nursing studies; service during World War II in the Pacific Theater; postwar enrollment at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; and work with cancer...
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Beetham Jones, 2006

    • 2006-07-19
    • Primarily documents Jane Beetham Jones's service from 1952 to 1980 with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for twenty-eight years and her military and civilian career in public information and journalism.

      Jones discusses her high education and...
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth King Garrett, 2007

    • 2007-04-10
    • Primarily documents Ruth King Garrett's service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1946.

      Garrett briefly discusses her education, including working on her high school's newspaper and her year at UNCG (then Woman's College). She...
    • WV0392 Ruth King Garrett Papers
    • Oral history interview with Laura Gibson, 2005

    • 2005-08-19
    • Primarily details Laura Avis Gibson's service with the Coast Guard during World War II, in addition to her youth on a farm and her work at Burlington Industries.

      Gibson briefly recalls her childhood on a farm in Randolph County and then...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • Oral History interview with Dolores Gallardo Luhm

    • 2016-04-23
    • Primary documents the life of Dolores Gallardo Luhm and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Luhm recalls her desire to leave El Paso, Texas, because she felt she was going nowhere and needed a challenge, and the guidance she...
    • WV0609 Dolores Gallardo Luhm
    • Oral history interview with Mary Palek Turner, 2002

    • 2002-04-18
    • Primarily documents Mary Palek Turner's service as a nurse in the air force and her personal life afterwards.

      Turner discusses her Austria-Hungarian heritage; blackouts in New Jersey after the attack on Pearl Harbor; attending nursing...
    • WV0254 Mary L. Turner Papers
    • Oral History Interview with Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Allegrone, 1999

    • 1999-04-12
    • Primarily documents Helen Allegrone's experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), both at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and in Washington, D.C., where she worked in...
    • WV0062 Helen Allegrone Papers
    • Oral history interview with Charlesanna L. Fox, 1999

    • 1999-03-05
    • Charlesanna Fox primarily discusses her time at the North Carolina College for Women (NCCW) in the late 1920s and her work at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in the Navy Library Service from 1942 until 1947.

      Fox...
    • WV0049 Charlesanna L. Fox Papers, 1942-1947, 1999, 2008
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk, 2003

    • 2003-03-17
    • Primary documents Barbara W. Kucharczyk's career in the U.S. Air Force.

      Kucharczyk describes frequently moving during her childhood due to her father's military service. Related topics include attending Department of Defense Schools and...
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • Oral History interview with Jerry Rita Jolliff Brunton, 2015

    • 2015-07-24
    • Primarily documents the life of Jerry Rita Jolliff Brunton and her service with the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service).

      Personal topics include experiencing sexual harassment during basic training,...
    • WV0588 Jerry Rita Jolliff Brunton Oral History
    • [Three WACS in field uniforms, circa 1944]

    • 1945
    • Three hometown friends, (left to right) Peggy Clarke, Jeanne Bayne, and Agnes Cantwell, all from New York, enlisted together in early 1945. They are all wearing their olive drab field jackets and helmets.
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • [Two Women Marines, 1954]

    • 1954-06
    • Two female Marines, possibly including Jane Beetham Jones on the right, stand together in green and white seersucker summer service uniforms at the Marine Corps League Convention in June 1954.
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Agnes Cantwell in ANC uniform, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Agnes Cantwell in Army Nurse Corps olive drab jacket and khaki skirt, at home before leaving for overseas, 1945.
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • [Agnes Cantwell in jeep, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Agnes Cantwell drives an army vehicle in the Philippines in 1945. The pant legs and shirt sleeves of her work uniform are rolled up.
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • [WACs at Philippines field hospital, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Agnes Cantwell's WAC co-workers are seated on steps in front of an army hospital in the Philippines in 1945. The seated WACs wear service uniforms with pants while a soldier and a nurse in the cotton seersucker field uniform stand above them.
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers

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