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    • Oral history interview with Rachel Summers McGee, 1999

    • 1999-01-13
    • Documents Rachel Leuella Summers McGee's early life; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) from 1942 to 1943; and her life after World War II.

      McGee discusses her decision to join the army and people's reaction to women in...
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Gage Dunham, 2000

    • 2000-01-16
    • Primarily documents Dunham's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WC) and with the WAVES in Washington, D.C., during World War II.

      Topics related to World War II and the WAVES include learning about the...
    • WV0143 Mary Gage Dunham Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Norma Schrader, 2007

    • 2007-02-02
    • Primarily documents Norma Schrader's active service with the WAVES from 1945 to 1946 and 1951 to 1953, and her life in the reserves following these tours.

      Schrader briefly discusses her family, her job at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company...
    • WV0379 Norma Schrader Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rosetta Elliot McMahon, 2007

    • 2007-04-17
    • Primarily documents Rosetta Elliot McMahon's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1944.

      McMahon briefly discusses her family, her hometown in West Virginia, working in defense...
    • WV0393 Rosetta McMahon Oral History
    • [Rachel Summers McGee outside building, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Summers McGee stands in front of an unknown building, wearing the WAAC enlisted second pattern olive drab winter uniform and garrison cap, circa 1942.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [Rachel Summers McGee at Ft. Knox, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Rachel Summers McGee stands beside the sign for the Headquarters, Armored Force, at Ft. Knox in winter 1943. She wears the enlisted second pattern olive drab winter uniform with Hobby hat.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [WAAC 5th Company, 3rd Regiment, 1942]

    • 1942-12-19
    • 5th Company of the WAAC 3rd Regiment is photographed at the Fort Des Moines Training Center on December 19, 1942.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rice, 1999

    • 1999-10-31
    • Primarily documents Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the Korean War and her life as a Marine wife.

      Topics related to Rice's service in the Women Marines include her parents'...
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • [Women's Army Auxiliary Corps khaki uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps second pattern khaki summer uniform with four plastic buttons, two pocket flaps, two slash pockets, enlisted "U.S." disc on right collar, and enlisted Pallas Athene disc on left collar. Does not have belt or passants....
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • 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
    • [El Toro Marine Air Station tower staff, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Dorothy "Dottie" Griffin Rice (second from right) and fellow flight clearance, tower operator, and aerologist staff pose in front of a propeller plane on the tarmac at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, California, in 1945.
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • [Denver Marine Recruiting Office staff, 1944]

    • 1944-06
    • Group photo of Dorothy "Dottie" Griffin (second from left) and the staff of the Marine Recruiting Office in Denver, Colorado, in June 1944.
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • [Elizabeth Simpson in Bloomington, 1943]

    • 1944
    • Elizabeth Simpson poses beside a structure in Bloomington, Indiana, where she attended storekeepers store from April to June 1943. She wears the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft-brimmed hat with blue cover. A note on the back of the photo...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES at U.S. Naval Training Station San Diego, 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • WAVES Millie Swift of Iowa; Agnes Lawrence of Oakland, California; Elizabeth Simpson of Richmond, Virginia; and Sue Wright of South Dakota pose outside WAVE Barracks 1 at the U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, California, in November 1943. The...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Elizabeth Simpson and WAVES at Indiana University, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) poses with two fellow WAVES under an awning with the Indiana University logo in spring 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft-brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES Dot and Janet at Cedar Falls, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson's roommates during basic training, Dot and Janet, pose outside a building at Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Elizabeth Simpson and Eunice, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) and friend Eunice stand outside a church, both in WAVES raincoat, purse, and soft-brimmed hats with white cover, circa 1944.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection

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