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    • 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 Ann Holder Andavall, 2008

    • 2008-12-26
    • Ann Holder Andavall speaks about her early life, work in a war plant, and service in the WAVES.

      Andavall primarily discusses her experiences as a war plant worker and aerial gunnery instructor. She explains the reasons women entered military...
    • WV0444 Ann Holder Andavall Papers
    • Oral history interview with Paulette “Pat” Smith Sweeney, 2013

    • 2013-10-29
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Paulette "Pat" Sweeney and her service with the American Red Cross. Sweeney discusses her adolescence in Cary, North Carolina, her strong desire from an early age to travel, the education she received from...
    • WV0553 Paulette "Pat" Sweeney Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver on recruiting duty, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ruth Shaver (center) and a fellow WAC in a military jeep speak with a woman while on recruiting duty in Ashland, Ohio, circa 1944. The unidentified WAC shakes a nurses' hand from the passenger side of a jeep. Both WACs wear the khaki summer...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver and fellow WAC at a storefront, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ruth Shaver and a fellow WAC walk out of a store, past the storefront, circa 1944. Shaver (center) wears the WAC olive drab winter uniform with light drab (pink) skirt, a matching garrison cap, and a WAC-issue handbag.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • A group of three WACs and three soldiers pose in a street in Paris on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Also pictured (left to right) are: Stephenson, Polly, Kent, Salz, Shearer, Ruth Shaver, and Perks.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs in front of a jeep, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Five WACs, including Ruth Shaver (center) stand in a line in front of a jeep, circa 1944. The WACs are wearing the khaki summer uniform with Hobby hat.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • Close-up of three WACs and three servicemen posing together on a Paris street on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Pictured (left to right) are: (back row) Shearer, Stephenson, Ruth Shaver, Kent; (front) Salze, Polly, Perks.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver at her desk, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Ruth Shaver looks through an index card file box while sitting at her desk in Cleveland in 1943. The caption of the official Army photograph reads,"As head of the personnel department, Lt. Ruth Shaver of Norwalk, Ohio, keeps track of 150 WAAC...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver and Jacques dine in Paris, 1945]

    • 1945-07
    • WAC Ruth Shaver, in olive drab service uniform, and French serviceman Jacques Hardue sit at a table at a sidewalk cafe in Paris in July 1945.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • Two WACs and four servicemen stand in front a building with a plane mounted outside of it while in Paris on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Those pictured include (left to right): Perks, Salz, Shearer, unknown, Polly, and Stephenson. A note on the back...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • WACs and servicemen pose on a street in Paris outside the Kent Bar on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Ruth Shaver, in WAC olive drab service uniform, is second from the right in the back row. Also pictured are: Shearer, Stephenson, Kent, Salzs, Polly, and...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver and Major Fehr in Reims, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Ruth Shaver and Major Fehr stand in front of a jeep in Reims, France, in 1945. Shaver wears the WAC olive drab service uniform. A note on the back of the photo reads,"Major Fehr and I at Reims, France. We are not facing a firing squad, although the...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver and a fellow WAC, 1943]

    • 1943-02-07
    • Ruth Shaver (on right) and a fellow WAC pose near a building at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, on 7 Feb 1943. Shaver wears the WAC olive drab service uniform with Hobby hat, and her friend wears an overcoat. Writing on the back notes,"The girl on the left...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Servicemen in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • Seven servicemen pose beside a car in Paris on VE Day, 8 May 1945. A note on the back reads,"A group of officers and GIs from PWD." Pictured from left to right: Sgt. Kent, Sgt. Gray, Sgt. Perks, WO Taylor, Cpl. Salzs, Major Fehr, Capt. Coleman.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Lt. Elizabeth Ray saluting child, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Lt. Elizabeth Ray crouches and returns the salute of a little girl she befriended at a base in Bari, Italy, in 1944. The girl wears a garrison cap and a shirt with army patches, while Ray is in WAC service dress.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [WAC troop review, Bari, Italy, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WACs march in formation four wide during troop review in Bari, Italy, in 1944. Lt. Elizabeth Ray is seen at bottom in command.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [Retirement ceremony of Elizabeth Ray, 1965]

    • 1965
    • Colonel Elizabeth Ray stands in front of a color guard during her retirement ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1965.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers

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