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  • Veteran's biography: West
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    • Oral history interview with Mary Ellen West, 1999

    • 1999-03-30
    • Documents Mary Ellen West's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • 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
    • [Portrait of Mary Ellen West, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Mary Ellen West taken while she was attending Navy Storekeepers School at the University of Indiana in 1944.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Mary Ellen West at work in office, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Storekeeper Third Class Mary Ellen West (right) sits at a typewriter while two other WAVES work at desks in their shared office at Whiting Field, Florida, in 1944. The women were assigned to a Pensacola housing project; through the window a...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Mary Ellen West in uniform, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Ellen West poses by a palm tree in Pensacola, Florida, wearing the WAVES all-purpose coat and soft-brimmed hat, in 1944.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES enlisted soft-brimmed hat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES enlisted soft-brimmed hat with blue cover and navy tally with "US Navy" in gold letters across the front. Worn with interchangeable navy, white, and seersucker covers. This hat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES officer's wool coat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES officer's navy blue wool double-breasted overcoat with three pairs of Navy gold buttons, belt sewn on the back, and reserve blue stripes on cuffs. This coat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES navy trousers, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES navy blue slacks worn with the short-sleeve white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie. This uniform worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Norma Martell, 1999

    • 1999-04-30
    • Primarily documents Norma J. Martell's early life during the Depression; her service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) as a cryptographer from 1942 to 1945; and her post-war pacifist ideology.


      Martell discusses her family and her life...
    • WV0072 Norma Martell Oral History
    • 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 Therese Strohmer, 2009

    • 2009-01-07
    • Therese Strohmer’s tells of her early life, six years of service in United States Air Force, and civilian career. Strohmer primarily discusses her early life, service as Russian cryptologic linguist, time spent at the National Security Agency,...
    • WV0441 Therese Strohmer Papers
    • Oral history interview with Carol Alban Johnson, 2008

    • 2008-05-01
    • Carol A. Johnson primarily discusses her service in the Women's Army Corps from 1964 to 1968, especially in Col. Mildred Bailey's information unit and in the office of Secretary of the Army Stanley Resor.

      Johnson briefly describes her...
    • WV0413 Carol Alban Johnson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Berry Godin, 1999

    • 1999-06-19
    • Interview primarily focuses on Betty Berry Godin's service as an Army Air Force Evacuation Nurse.


      Pre-service topics include Godin's nursing education and employment; being reject for a job as a flight attendant; and the death of a...
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marian Krugman, 2006

    • 2006-07-29
    • Primarily documents Marian Estelle Gold Krugman's background; her service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II; and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Krugman discusses her family history, including her...
    • WV0354 Marian Gold Krugman Papers
    • Oral History interview with Rhonda Lynn Crawford Sloan

    • 2016-01-29
    • Primarily documents the life of Rhonda Lynn Crawford Sloan and her service with the United States Army.
      Sloan recalls being inspired to join the U.S. Army by seeing her three older sisters prosper in their military careers, the many duty...
    • WV0602 Rhonda Lynn Crawford Sloan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Kathryn Hampton, 2005

    • 2005-11-21
    • Primarily documents Mary Kay Hampton's youth; her service with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years in Europe; and her life after the war.

      Hampton briefly discusses her childhood, including her father being...
    • WV0335 Mary Kathryn Hampton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Doris Mesina Ehlenfeldt, 2013

    • 2013-11-02
    • Primarily documents the early life of Doris Messina Ehlenfeldt and her service in the United States Navy.

      Ehlenfeldt recounts growing up in West Haven, Connecticut with her parents and three brothers, her decision to leave home and join the...
    • WV0554 Doris Messina Ehlenfeldt Oral History
    • 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 Cindi Basenspiler, 2014

    • 2014-06-13
    • Primarily documents the life of E. Cindi Basenspiler and her service with the United States Reserve Officer Training Corps and the United States Army. Basenspiler recalls her brief childhood in Russia, and the experience of moving to the United...
    • WV0566 E. Cindi Basenspiler Oral History

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