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    • Oral history interview with Geneva Spratt Craig, 2010

    • 2010-11-18
    • Geneva Spratt Craig discusses her early life, military service, and life after her service. She also notes topics such as the progress of her teaching career, women's roles in the military, the military service of her siblings, and Rotary Club...
    • WV0505 Geneva Spratt Craig Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Black, 2002

    • 2002-01-23
    • Primarily documents Helen Dorothy Doyle Black's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1946.


      Black briefly discusses her early life, her father and uncle's service as seamen in WWI,...
    • WV0270 Helen Doyle Black Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Jude Eden

    • 2016-02-06
    • Primarily documents the life of Jude Eden and her service with the United States Marine Corps.
      Eden recalls the events of September 11, 2001 and, even though she had not considered enlisting at the time, how she felt that the right thing to do...
    • WV0603 Jude Eden Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Lisa Gibbs Potts

    • 2016-05-14
    • Primarily documents the life of Lisa Gibbs Potts and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Potts recalls the inspiring leadership she had throughout her time in the U.S. Marine Corps, and the lessons she learned along the way,...
    • WV0610 Lisa Gibbs Potts Papers
    • [Elizabeth Simpson in Bloomington, 1943]

    • 1944
    • Elizabeth Simpson poses beside a structure in Bloomington, Indiana, where she attended storekeepers store from April to June 1943. She wears the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft-brimmed hat with blue cover. A note on the back of the photo...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES at U.S. Naval Training Station San Diego, 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • WAVES Millie Swift of Iowa; Agnes Lawrence of Oakland, California; Elizabeth Simpson of Richmond, Virginia; and Sue Wright of South Dakota pose outside WAVE Barracks 1 at the U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, California, in November 1943. The...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Elizabeth Simpson and WAVES at Indiana University, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) poses with two fellow WAVES under an awning with the Indiana University logo in spring 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft-brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES Dot and Janet at Cedar Falls, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson's roommates during basic training, Dot and Janet, pose outside a building at Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Elizabeth Simpson and Eunice, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) and friend Eunice stand outside a church, both in WAVES raincoat, purse, and soft-brimmed hats with white cover, circa 1944.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Eunice Roundtree, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Eunice Roundtree, in WAVES raincoat and soft-brimmed hat with white cover, poses on the steps of a structure, circa 1944.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES in Tijuana, Mexico, 1944]

    • 1944-02
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) poses with fellow WAVES Sylvester and Eunice at a photo stand in Tijuana, Mexico, in February 1944.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Marcelle Fisher outside barracks, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Marcelle Fisher poses outside a barracks in the WAC seersucker exercise uniform, circa 1943. Behind her, laundry is hanging to dry.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Marcelle Fischer in the snow, 1943]

    • 1943-03
    • Marcelle Fisher, wearing her WAAC utility coat with hood, stands in the snow at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, in March 1943.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs with duffel bags, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A group of WACs pose around a pile of duffel bags, circa 1944. The WACs wear the service uniform with garrison caps.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs drill at Rapid City Army Air Base, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • A unit of WACs march in formation down a dirt road during a drill at Rapid City Army Air Base in South Dakota in September 1943. The women wear the WAC winter service uniform, some with the light-khaki "pink" skirt.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs celebrate Halloween in the mess hall, 1943]

    • 1943-10-31
    • A table of WACs, both in and out of uniform, celebrate Halloween in the mess hall of Rapid City (South Dakota) Army Air Base in 1943.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990

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