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    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gardner Becker, 1999

    • 1999-03-17
    • Virginia Gardner Becker primarily discusses her early life and her time in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Becker details her family background, including the early death of her...
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley F. John, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Interview primarily documents Shirley Ferren John's service in the USMC (United States Marine Corps) from 1953 to 1955.

      John discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; her family's reaction to her enlistment; segregation; the cap on...
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • [WAVES Supply Corps training class, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES Supply and Disbursing School training class poses for a formal photo at Harvard's Radcliffe College in late 1943. Virginia Becker is in the second row from the front, seventh from the left.
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ethel LeBlanc Palma, 1999

    • 1999-11-22
    • Documents Ethel LeBlanc Palma's early life; her work as a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) recruiter stateside and a foreign mail censorer in the Pacific during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Prominent pre-war topics...
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [WAVES navy blue havelock, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES navy blue havelock worn with raincoat. Worn by Virginia Gardner Becker from 1943 to 1945.
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • Oral history interview with K. Faye Kane Giles, 2001

    • 2001-05-15
    • Primarily documents Faye Kane Giles' service in the Women Marines from 1943 to 1945 and her life after the war.

      Giles briefly discusses her education, including attending business school, and her employment at the American Steel and Wire...
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • [Ethel Palma in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ethel Palma seated outside the Allied Officers Club in Port Moresby, New Guinea, 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [WACs in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAC friends and coworkers of Ethel LeBlanc Palma read mail in New Guinea, 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [Company 19, 21st WAC Regiment, 1944]

    • 1944-06-10
    • Ethel Palma and the 19th Company of the 21st Regiment pose at the the Third WAC Training Center at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, on June 10, 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [Three WACs in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Three WACs, possibly including Ethel LeBlanc Palma, are seated at a table outdoors, while a native, probably of New Guinea, stands behind them, 1944
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [WACs off duty in South Pacific, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ethel Palma, along with fellow WACs and male Army soldiers, sunbathe at an unidenified locale in the Pacific theatre, circa 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [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

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