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  • Veteran's biography: children
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    • Oral history interview with Dorothy May Miller, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • Documents Dorothy May Miller's childhood in Florida; her military service during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Miller discusses her family history and her early life in Florida, growing up poor and in a segregated...
    • WV0198 Dorothy M. Miller Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susan Rita Purje Connor, 2014

    • 2015-08-22
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Susan Rita Purje Connor and her service with the United States Navy Nurse Corps.

      Purje recalls growing up with her immigrant grandparents, her desire to do something important with her life, and her...
    • WV0569 Susan Rita Purje Connor
    • Oral history interview with Jean Downer, 2007

    • 2007-02-21
    • Primarily documents Jean Downer's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1945 to 1946 and her life after the World War II.

      Pre-service topics include Downer's youth in Philadelphia, details of...
    • WV0386 Jean Downer Oral History
    • 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 Elna Allran Jones, 1999

    • 1999-02-12
    • Primarily documents Elna Allran Jones's early life; her service with the Cadet Nurse Corps and Army Nurse Corps (ANC); and her post-World War II career as a nurse.

      Jones discusses her parents and her background, then comments on her decision...
    • WV0023 Elna Allran Jones Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jean Bright

    • 2004-04-02
    • Documents Jean Marie Bright's early life and education in Greensboro, North Carolina; work and social experiences in New York City and Washington, D.C.; service with the American Red Cross from 1944 to 1946; and teaching in North Carolina before...
    • WV0295 Jean M. Bright Collection, 1944-1946, 2004-2005
    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Fulner Wakefield, 2003

    • 2003
    • Primarily documents Kathryn Wakefield's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.



      Wakefield discusses the Depression, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and attending business...
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lenora Nagel, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Documents Lenora I. Nagel's early life in western North Dakota; her family history; her service with the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956; and her work teaching overseas as a civilian with the Department of Defense for almost thirty...
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Paula J. Johnson

    • 2001-06-08
    • Primarily documents Paula Johnson's work as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy WAVES.

      Johnson briefly discusses her childhood and her desire to attend college. She notes how the family's inability to pay for her education and her...
    • WV0220 Paula J. Johnson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Cugini Necko, 1999

    • 1999-06-17
    • Primarily documents Mary Cugini Necko's early life in Massachusetts; her experiences with the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1944 to 1946; and her life in the years following World War II.


      Necko discusses going on welfare during the...
    • WV0094 Mary Cugini Necko Papers
    • Oral History interview with Paula G. Flores

    • 2016-09-26
    • Primarily documents the life of Paula Benway Flores, and her service with the United States Air Force.

      Flores recalls the physical and mental exertion of basic training, and having to learn to count on her fellow airmen for support during...
    • WV0625 Paula G. Flores Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth King Garrett, 2007

    • 2007-04-10
    • Primarily documents Ruth King Garrett's service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1946.

      Garrett briefly discusses her education, including working on her high school's newspaper and her year at UNCG (then Woman's College). She...
    • WV0392 Ruth King Garrett Papers
    • Oral history interview with Blossom B. Ellis, 2007

    • 2007-02-09
    • Documents Blossom Ellis's youth, education, active service with the Air Force Nurses from 1952 to 1957, and life as a military wife and nurse after the Korean War.

      Ellis discusses her family, nurse training and work at Maimonides Hospital,...
    • WV0382 Blossom Ellis Papers
    • Oral history interview with Therese Robinson, 2008

    • 2008-11-14
    • Primarily documents Therese Robinson's career in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 2005, including assignments to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War and Afghanistan during the War on Terror.

      Robinson shares her memories of attending Fresno State...
    • WV0439 Therese Robinson Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Ellen Tarlton Jordan, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • Primarily documents Ellen Jordan's childhood in Greensboro, North Carolina; her work at Camp Wolters with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II; her religious beliefs, and her life after the war.

      Jordan details her family life as...
    • WV0130 Ellen Jordan Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Jessie Watts McIntyre

    • 2002-01-07
    • Primarily documents Jessie McIntyre's service in the Army Nurse Corps, including liberating the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, during World War II.

      McIntyre provides an overview of her childhood, including her education, living through...
    • WV0237 Jessie E. McIntyre Papers
    • Oral History interview with Louise Quadri Doak

    • 2017-06-19
    • Primarily documents the life of Louise Quadri Doak and her service with the United States Navy.

      Doak recalls her decision to join the United States Navy to gain independence and see the world. She describes the experience of being the sole...
    • WV0634 Louise Quadri Doak Papers
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Knyrim Mattern, 1999

    • 1999-12-21
    • Chiefly documents Audrey Knyrim Mattern's early life in the coal community of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, and her service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II.

      Mattern discusses her family and childhood in Hazelton in the...
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan E. Gerichten, 1999

    • 1999-10-29
    • Primarily documents Joan Gerichten's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1954 to 1961 and her experiences as an officer's wife after marriage.

      Gerichten details her early desire to join the Marines; boot camp training;...
    • WV0109 Joan E. Gerichten Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Williams Elder, 1999

    • 1999-02-02
    • Primarily documents Mary Frances Williams Elder's service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945, and her life after World War II.

      Elder recalls her life before World War II, including...
    • WV0029 Mary Williams Elder Papers

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