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    • Oral history interview with Valeria F. Hilgart, 2000

    • 2000-03-01
    • Primarily documents the life of Valeria F. Hilgart and her service with the United States Marine Corps. Hilgart discusses her dissatisfaction with menial work, her desire to join the military and follow in her sister's footsteps, her belief that...
    • WV0158 Valeria F. Hilgart Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Aimee Nott Moore and Vera Rackley Jenkins, 1999

    • 1999-05-14
    • Primarily documents the experiences of Aimee Moore and Vera Jenkins at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); their service as army dietitians during World War II; and their...
    • WV0076 Vera Rackley Jenkins Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Lucile Griffin Leonard, 1999

    • 1999-01-29
    • Chiefly documents Lucile Griffin Leonard's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the late 1930s and early 1940s and her service as a hospital dietitian with the...
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard 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 Marion Fisher, 1999

    • 1999-05-25
    • Primarily documents Marion Elizabeth Fisher's early education; her service in Italy as an army dietitian during World War II; and her civilian dietitian work with the Veterans Administration and the Department of the Navy.


      Fisher...
    • WV0083 Marion Fisher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Frances Hunt Hall, 1999

    • 1999-04-29
    • Primarily details France Hunt Hall's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)...
    • WV0071 Frances Hunt Hall Papers
    • Oral history interview with Grace Belknap Illman, 2006

    • 2006-01-17
    • Primarily documents Grace Belknap Illman's childhood in Washington and Oregon; her experiences teaching army ground school from 1942 to 1945; and her teaching career after the war.

      Illman discusses her family background, childhood, and...
    • WV0338 Grace Illman Papers
    • Oral history interview with Pauline Rogstad Allison, 2006

    • 2006-08-01
    • Primarily documents Pauline Rogstad Allison's service with the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years on a hospital ship in China; and her life after the war.

      Allison speaks chiefly about her service with the Navy...
    • WV0357 Pauline Rogstad Allison Papers
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1943-09-25
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents about the difficulties she is facing in regards to her work and ranking. LaPlante is disappointed with her assignment in Intermediate Officers' School, and speaks of her desire to be out of the corps. LaPlante...
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Oral History interview with Kristine Grace Poirier, 2015

    • 2015-05-04
    • Primarily documents the life of Kristine Grace Poirier and her service with the United States Army.

      Poirier describes the satisfaction she felt as a mentor to other soldiers and being witness to their successes. She recalls the different...
    • WV0586 Kristine Grace Poirier
    • Oral History interview with Janice Butler Ryckeley, 2015

    • 7/26/2015
    • Primarily documents the life of Janice Butler Ryckeley and her service with the United States Air Force Nurse Corps.

      Ryckeley recalls the expanded nursing education she received through providing health care to people in various countries,...
    • WV0589 Janice Butler Ryckeley Collection
    • Oral history interview with Martha M. Boger, 1999

    • 1999-02-05
    • Documents Martha Boger's attendance at Woman's College during the Depression, her Women's Army Corps (WAC) basic training in 1945; and her experiences as a physical therapist in the Army Medical Specialist Corps for the following twenty years....
    • WV0032 Martha Boger Papers
    • Oral history interview with Scottie Hudson, 2008

    • 2008-03-28
    • Primarily describes Hudson's childhood, education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and twenty-seven year career in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve."

      Hudson describes her childhood in Alamance County, North...
    • WV0339 Agnes 'Scottie' Hudson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Caroline Morrison Garrett, 2008

    • 2008-08-25
    • Primarily documents Caroline Morrison Garret's education at Woman's College and service as a dietitian for the U.S. Army during WWII.

      Garrett briefly outlines her parents' career and her early childhood, but focuses on her time at Woman's...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-09
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents about the challenges of life in the WAAC. She discusses exams and a peer-rating system her platoon uses. She also provides information about her schedule and expenses.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-25
    • Adeline LaPlante writes a Christmastime letter to her parents discussing promotions and a potential career move into recruiting. LaPlante is mildly distressed about relations with Doug and expresses disappointment in her ranking.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante]

    • 1942-10-18
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante wearing the WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) summer uniform, October 18, 1942, with salute-bars on shoulders, indicating LaPlante is commissioned. Caption on back of photograph:"Oh deu golden bars! October 18, 1942"
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Portrait of Lucile Leonard, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • Portrait of Lucile Leonard in September 1943, right before she shipped out to North Africa. The "HD" on her caduceus pin identifies Leonard as a hospital dietitian.
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Lucile Griffin Leonard in Italy, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Lucile Griffin Leonard stands in front of decorative doors in Florence, Italy, wearing olive drab dietitian uniform, in 1944 or 1945.
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers

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