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  • Veteran's biography: employment
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    • Oral history interview with Gretchen C. Davis, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Gretchen Davis's experiences at the Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and U.S. Army from 1973 to 1993.


      Davis details her parents' education and...
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Sylvia Kenny Swink, 2003

    • 2003-02-05
    • Primarily discusses Sylvia Kenny Swink's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) as well as her pre- and post-war personal life.

      Swink discusses growing up during the Depression in Minnesota, and her...
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • Oral history interview with Janice A. Farringer, 2014

    • 2014-11-01
    • Primarily documents the life of Janice A. Farringer and her service with the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

      Farringer recalls serving as vice president of the Student Bar Association while at the University of Memphis...
    • WV0572 Janice A. Farringer Papers
    • 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
    • [Blanche Woolard Haggard in snow, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Blanche Woolard Haggard stands in the snow in front of a country store in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she was sent for officer candidate school in January 1943. She is wearing her WAVES winter uniform including her officer overcoat, hat, and...
    • WV0040 Blanche Woolard Haggard Papers
    • [Wedding of Blanche Woolard and Bill Haggard, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Blanche and Bill Haggard walked down the aisle at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station Chapel, Florida, following their wedding ceremony in 1944. Blanche wears her white summer dress uniform and officers' combination hat and carries a small bouquet....
    • WV0040 Blanche Woolard Haggard Papers
    • [Gretchen Davis, circa 1975]

    • 1975
    • Portrait of Gretchen Davis in Army dark dress uniform with beret, circa 1975.
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • [Gretchen Davis, circa 1975]

    • 1974
    • Portrait of Gretchen Davis in Army mint green uniform and black beret, 1974.
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • [Six WAVES, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink (second from right) poses with five other WAVES in varying uniforms with differing ranks, circa 1944. Four of the WAVES are in the navy blue work uniform with blue garrison caps, while two of women wear the gray seersucker work...
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink in Washington, D.C., 1945]

    • 1945
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink, with a purse over her shoulder, walks on a street in Washington, D.C., in 1945. She wears the WAVES white shirtwaist and black tie, navy blue skirt, and matching garrison cap.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [WAVES class, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Group photo of a WAVES class posed on the steps of a building, probably at Hunter College, New York, in 1944. The women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker work dress and service hat with navy blue cover.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Portrait of Sylvia K. Swink, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Sylvia Kenny Swink, circa 1944, in her WAVES blue service dress uniform with 1st Class Seaman sleeve stripes and garrison cap.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink poses outside in the WAVES white service dress uniform and service hat with white cover, circa 1944.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink and brothers, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink poses with two of her brothers, the oldest a navy serviceman, in front of a car, circa 1944. She wears the WAVES blue service dress uniform and service hat with blue cover.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [WAVES marching, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A unit of WAVES marches in formation, probably at Hunter College, New York, in 1944. The WAVES wear the gray and white seersucker work uniform and service cap with white cover.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Portrait of Irene Parsons, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Irene Parsons, circa 1945, in the SPARs blue service dress uniform with collar insignia and officer's service hat with white cover.
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons sits with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at the...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons shakes hands with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers

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