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  • Veteran's biography: former
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    • [Jane Heins Escher, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Formal portrait of Jane Escher in WAVES uniform, taken in San Diego in late 1952 or early 1953.
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • [Recruit Training, Company 15, 1951]

    • 1951-08-15
    • Group photo of WAVES Company 15, Recruit Training (W) at the US Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois, on August 15, 1951.
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • [Portrait of Ruth Payne Brown, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Portrait of Ruth V. Payne Brown in WAC taupe "Hattie Carnegie" uniform, taken at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1953.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [WACs in front of current events display, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Ruth V. Payne Brown (left) and a fellow WAC pose in front of a current events display focusing on the worldwide battle against "Red" Communists for a public relations photo during basic training at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1953. Both women wear the...
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [WACs shopping at PX, circa 1960]

    • 1960
    • Ruth V. Payne Brown and a fellow WAC pose for a public relations photo while looking at a bathing suit in the post exchange (PX), circa 1960. The women wear the WAC green cord uniform and matching garrison cap.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [WAC detatchment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, circa 1960]

    • 1960
    • Group portrait of a WAC detatchment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, circa 1960. The WACs wear the green cord uniform and matching garrison cap. Ruth V. Payne Brown is seated in the front row, fifth from the left.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [Portrait of Ruth Payne Brown, circa 1962]

    • 1962
    • Portrait of Ruth V. Payne Brown in Army green service uniform with Ft. Leavenworth sleeve patch, circa 1962.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Heins Escher, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Interview primarily includes discussion of Jane Escher's childhood in North Carolina and her service as a cryptographer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the Korean War.


      Escher recalls moments...
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ann Henning Moore, 1999

    • 1999-07-11
    • Primarily documents Mary Ann Henning Moore's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1941 until 1944 and her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for...
    • WV0102 Ann Henning Moore Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dolores Meurer Reed, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Dolores Meurer Reed's service in the WASP from 1943 to 1944.

      Reed discusses her early childhood, her first experience flying, earning money to pay for flight lessons, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. She discusses learning...
    • WV0398 Dolores Reed Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Payne Brown, 2000

    • 2000-12-20
    • Primarily documents Ruth Payne Brown's two tours as a medical technician with the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Brown recalls her father's inability to serve in WWII; hearing about the attack on Pearl Harbor on TV; and her decision to join the...
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • The challenge

    • 1973-01
    • Recruiting brochure soliciting officers for the United States Marine Corps.
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers, 1960-1993
    • The woman Marine officer candidate

    • 1973
    • Informational brochure for members of the United States Marine Corp Woman Officer Candidate Class.
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers, 1960-1993
    • [Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee]

    • Undated
    • Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee is seen here speaking at a podium.
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers, 1960-1993
    • [Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee]

    • Undated
    • Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee is seen standing on a tarmac.
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers, 1960-1993
    • [Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee in Uniform]

    • Undated
    • Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee is seen here, on right, wearing the United States Marine Corps Blue Dress "C".
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers, 1960-1993

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