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    • Oral history interview with Betty Baker, 1999

    • 1999-02-19
    • Primarily documents Betty Baker's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WC); her service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in Miami, Florida, and Karachi, India, during World War II; and her personal life after the...
    • WV0042 Betty Baker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Faith Sparks Hawkins, 2005

    • 2005-08-03
    • Primarily documents Faith Sparks Hawkins's childhood in Wilkes County, North Carolina, during the Depression; her service with the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II; and her family and nursing career after the war.

      Hawkins describes her...
    • WV0325 Faith S. Hawkins Papers
    • Oral history interview with Matties Osborne Spicer, 1999

    • 1999-10-26
    • Primarily documents Mattie O. Spicer's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Spicer recalls her family's reaction to her decision to join the WAC; the "Carolina Platoon" being ordered to keep an eye on mail...
    • WV0107 Mattie Osborne Spicer Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irene Parsons, 2005

    • 2005-08-02
    • Primarily documents Irene Adelaide Parsons' service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS from 1943 to 1946, and her thirty years of service with the Veterans Administration.

      Parsons discusses her education at Brevard College and Woman's College,...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • Oral history interview with Edna Andrews Weston, 1999

    • 1999-06-10
    • Primarily documents Edna Andrews Weston's early life, her experiences in the Navy Nurse Corps (NNC) during World War II, and her post-war nursing career.


      Weston talks about becoming a nurse to get away from outdoor farm work; book work...
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • [Portrait of Irene Parsons, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Irene Parsons, circa 1945, in the SPARs blue service dress uniform with collar insignia and officer's service hat with white cover.
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons sits with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at the...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons shakes hands with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Faith Hawkins, circa 1946]

    • 1946
    • Faith Hawkins poses outdoors in the Cadet Nurse Corps gray velour winter overcoat and gray Montgomery beret, circa 1946.
    • WV0325 Faith S. Hawkins Papers
    • [Faith Hawkins, circa 1946]

    • 1946
    • Faith Hawkins stand outdoors in her nursing school uniform, circa 1946. Members of the Cadet Nurse Corps wore their school uniforms with shoulder patches indicating their status as Cadet Nurses.
    • WV0325 Faith S. Hawkins Papers
    • [Edna Andrews Weston, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Formal portrait of Edna Andrews Weston in Navy Nurse Corps uniform and first pattern blue service hat, 1944.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • [Edna Andrews Weston in NNC uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Edna Andrews Weston, circa 1944, stands outside wearing the Navy Nurse Corps navy blue uniform and 1944 service hat with white top, and holding gloves.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • [Edna Andrews Weston in NNC uniform, 1945]

    • 1945-06
    • Edna Andrews Weston on vacation in June 1945, wearing the Navy Nurse Corps white dress uniform and 1944 service hat with white top, holding a purse in gloved hands somewhere outdoors.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • [Edna Andrews Weston in NNC uniform, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Edna Andrews Weston, in her Navy Nurse Corps white blouse and skirt, stands next a white building and models her NNC dark blue cape with velvet collar, circa 1945.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • [Edna Andrews Weston at Naval Hospital Unit, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Edna Andrews Weston in her Navy Nurse Corps black dress uniform stands in front of the sign for the the U.S. Naval Hospital Unit 2, probably at San Diego, California, in 1945.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers

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