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    • Oral history interview with Pat Foote, 2006

    • 2006-08-08
    • Primarily documents Brig. Gen. Evelyn "Pat" Foote's background; her service with the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1989; her involvement with organizations and committees related to veterans and women in the military in the 1990s; and her work as...
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote 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
    • Oral history interview with M. Inez Caroon Bailey, 1999

    • 1999-05-26
    • Documents Inez Bailey's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) during WWII, and her subsequent military career.


      Bailey...
    • WV0084 Mildred Caroon Bailey Papers
    • [Portrait of Evelyn Patricia Foote, circa 1977]

    • 1977
    • Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Evelyn "Pat" Foote, circa 1977. She wears the army green service uniform with lieutenant colonel oak leaf pin on the shoulder boards, military police lapel pin, and Vietnam shoulder sleeve patch. On her right jacket...
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • [Evelyn Patricia Foote, circa 1976]

    • 1976
    • Evelyn "Pat" Foote, circa 1976, in the army green pantsuit uniform. She wears the general staff branch insignia on her lapel and the U.S. Army Command shoulder sleeve patch.
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • [Evelyn Patricia Foote and Melodie Esposito, circa 1972]

    • 1971
    • Major Evelyn "Pat" Foote (left) shakes hands with Drill Sergeant Melodie Esposito in front of an American flag, circa 1971. Both women wear olive green fatigues; Foote wears the Vietnam patch on her sleeve. The "Oath of Enlistment" is tucked under...
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • [Evelyn Patricia Foote, circa 1976]

    • 1976
    • Evelyn "Pat" Foote speaks while seated on a couch, circa 1976. She wears the army green pantsuit uniform with the general staff branch insignia on her lapel and the U.S. Army Command shoulder sleeve patch. Another woman in uniform can be seen in...
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • [Evelyn Patricia Foote receives award, circa 1976]

    • 1976
    • Lieutenant Colonel Evelyn "Pat" Foote is handed an award, possibly an oak leaf cluster for her Army Commendation Medal, by Major General Cal Benedict, circa 1976. Foote wears the army green service uniform with lieutenant colonel insignia and U.S....
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • [Jimmy Carter with WAC personnel, circa 1978]

    • 1978
    • Four female army personnel, (l to r) Lieutenant Colonel Evelyn Patricia Foote, Staff Sergeant Hammack, WAC director Brigadier General Mildred Inez Bailey, 2nd Lieutenant Grisdale, and Specialist White, stand around President Jimmy Carter's desk as...
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • [Evelyn Patricia Foote cutting a cake, circa 1977]

    • 1977
    • Evelyn "Pat" Foote cuts a cake that reads "Women's Army Corps," with Sergeant First Class Sue Horne, circa 1978. Horne (left) wears the army green cord uniform. Foote (right) wears the army green service uniform with the ribbon for the meritorious...
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • [Evelyn Pat Foote with four WACs, circa 1976]

    • 1976
    • Lieutenant Colonel Evelyn "Pat" Foote speaks with four fellow servicewomen, circa 1976. She wears the army green service uniform with US Army, Vietnam shoulder sleeve insignia and Army General Service Identification Badge.
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Ray, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray primarily discusses her lengthy career in the army and air force.

      Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray briefly discusses being raised by her widowed father, moving frequently around Oklahoma because of his job, attending...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray 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
    • [WAF 25th anniversary collage, 1973]

    • 1973-06-12
    • Collage featuring photos of Women in the Air Force (WAF), celebrating the WAF's 25th anniversary in 1973. Across the bottom, the former directors of the WAF are pictured. They are: Jeanne M. Holm, Elizabeth Ray, Emma Riley, Phyllis Gray, Mary Jo...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [Army unit with Al D'Amato, 1990]

    • 1990
    • A group of U.S. Army personnel, including Captain Linda L. Bray (front center) pose for a group photo with New York Senator Al D'Amato (in civilian clothing). All service members are dressed in army battle dress uniforms. The photo is signed "Dear...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • [Linda L. Bray and Al D'Amato, 1990]

    • 1990
    • Linda L. Bray shakes hands with New York Senator Al D'Amato in 1990. Bray is dressed in an army battle dress uniform [BDU], as are the male soldiers in the background. The photo is signed:"Captain Bray, A great American hero! Best wishes, Al...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • Oral history interview with Linda L. Bray, 2008

    • 2008-10-13
    • Oral history primarily documents Linda Bray's service in the U.S. Army, particularly as the first woman to lead troops into combat.

      Bray briefly discusses her childhood. She goes on to talk about her reasons for joining the military and her...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • Formal portrait of Mildred Caroon Bailey, 1959

    • 1959-09-21
    • Caption on rear reads: Please Credit U.S. Army Photography

      Maj. Mildred C. Bailey

      Chief, WAC Branch

      Third Army Recruiting District

      Hqs. Third US Army

      Ft. McPherson, Ga. 21 Sept. 1959

      Photographer: Julian...
    • WV0084 Mildred Caroon Bailey Papers

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