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    • Oral history interview with Mary Williams Elder, 1999

    • 1999-02-02
    • Primarily documents Mary Frances Williams Elder's service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945, and her life after World War II.

      Elder recalls her life before World War II, including...
    • WV0029 Mary Williams Elder Papers
    • Oral History interview with Karen McKay, 2015

    • 2015-08-10
    • Primarily documents the life of Karen McKay and her service with the United States Women's Army Corps (WAC) and Army Reserve.

      McKay recalls the dismay she felt about anti-Vietnam war demonstrators and draft dodgers, and how this encouraged...
    • WV0592 Karen McKay Oral History Interview
    • 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
    • Oral history interview with Bertha Sligh B. Barwikowski, 2000

    • 2000-11-17
    • Barwikowski primarily discusses her experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and her personal life following the war.

      Barwikowski discusses her ethnic heritage and her Polish ancestors. She then describes her experience in the WAC,...
    • WV0188 Bertha Barwikowski Papers
    • Oral history interview with Melissa L. Culbreth, 2014

    • 2014-06-22
    • Primarily documents the life of Melissa L. Culbreth and her service as a chaplain with the North Carolina Army National Guard. Culbreth recalls being intrigued by the military from an early age, and with the idea of becoming a chaplain. She details...
    • WV0567 Melissa L. Culbreth
    • Oral History interview with Robin D. Hamilton

    • 2016-04-22
    • Primarily documents the life of Robin. D. Hamilton and her service with the United States Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve.

      Hamilton recalls being the first person in her family to go this far in life, and how she hopes her story, of being a...
    • WV0606 Robin D. Hamilton
    • 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 Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Shoobridge, 2004

    • 2004-12
    • Helen Shoobridge tells of her early life in Greensboro, North Carolina, her wartime service in the United States Women's Army Corps [WAC], and her later life as an American civilian living overseas."

      Shoobridge primarily tells of her...
    • WV0473 Helen Shoobridge Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Earlene Denise Green English, 2015

    • 2015-11-06
    • Primarily documents the life of Earlene Denise Green English and her service with the United States Army and United States Army Reserve.

      English recalls the exceptional discipline and the survival and defensive skills she learned while in...
    • WV0597 Earlene Denise Green English
    • Oral History interview with LaDansa Hailey Ussery, 2015

    • 8/11/2015
    • Primarily documents the life of LaDansa Hailey Ussery and her service with the United States Army.

      Ussery recalls the sexual harassment she experienced during Advanced Individual Training, the gender discrimination and negativity she endured...
    • WV0593 LaDansa Hailey Ussery Papers
    • 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 Jeannine Marie Franz

    • 2016-05-15
    • Primarily documents the life of Jeannine Marie Franz, and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Franz recalls the satisfaction she received from teaching junior marines to take initiative and become more independent thinkers, and...
    • WV0612 Jeannine Marie Franz Papers
    • Oral History interview with Jada Jones, 2015

    • 2015-11-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Jada Lee Jones and her service with the United States Army.

      Jones recalls the regrets she has about graduating from high school early, the lack of options that she felt were available to her, and how not...
    • WV0598 Jada Jones
    • Oral history interview with Cheryl Sizer, 2012

    • 2012-12-21
    • Primarily documents Cheryl Sizer's adolescence; her service with the United States Air Force Academy Band; and her life after service.

      Sizer discusses growing up in Louisiana, where she found a love for music and was very active with the...
    • WV0543 Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
    • [Mary Williams Elder at Military Reservation, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Mary Williams Elder stands before a building labled "Military Reservation/ Restricted" by the sign in front, probably at Daytona Beach, Florida, during basic training in January 1943. She is wearing the WAAC summer khaki shirtwaist, tie, and skirt...
    • WV0029 Mary Williams Elder Papers
    • [Susie Winston Bain, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain stands in the doorway of a building at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, wearing the early WASP trainee uniform of a white blouse, tan trousers, A-2 leather jacket, and turban-type kerchief, circa 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Three WASPs, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain (left) poses with two fellow WASPs at Avenger Field in spring 1944. The women wear the early WASP trainee uniform of a white blouse, tan trousers, and turban-type kerchief.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000

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