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    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Phyllis Hinton Snyder, 2000

    • 2000-02-10
    • Primarily documents Phyllis Hinton Snyder's childhood in Ohio in the 1930s; her service with the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1943 to 1945; and her life after World War II.

      Snyder discusses growing up in Ohio. She details helping out on...
    • WV0146 Phyllis Hinton Snyder Papers
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Knyrim Mattern, 1999

    • 1999-12-21
    • Chiefly documents Audrey Knyrim Mattern's early life in the coal community of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, and her service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II.

      Mattern discusses her family and childhood in Hazelton in the...
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Ruth Kent Petker holding hands with serviceman, 1943 ]

    • 1943
    • Ruth Kent Petker, in the WAVES service dress blue uniform and service hat, holds hands with an unidentified soldier in downtown Norman, Oklahoma, where she attended mechanics training in 1943.
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • [Wedding of Phyllis H. and Bill Snyder, 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • Wedding photo of Phyllis Hinton Snyder and Bill Snyder in November 1944. Every pictured in the wedding party is a Marine, including the bride and groom.
    • WV0146 Phyllis Hinton Snyder Papers
    • [Aviation mechanics class at Norman, O.K., 1943]

    • 1943
    • Group photo of Mechanics Class 51, the first class of Women Marines to complete aviation mechanics school at Norman, Oklahoma," on 13 November 1943.
    • WV0146 Phyllis Hinton Snyder Papers
    • [Women Mairnes learn airplane wheel assembly, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Three Marine Corps Women's Reserves, including Phyllis H. Snyder (2nd from left), work on airplane wheel assembly at Norman, Oklahoma, while a male sailor looks on, circa 1943. The Women Marines wear green work trousers and shirts.
    • WV0146 Phyllis Hinton Snyder Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ellen Steel, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Primarily documents Ellen Steel's career in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1949 to 1969 and changes in the army since the 1940s.

      Steel chiefly describes her basic training and her various duty stations. She talks about her parents'...
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Women Marines at Mt. Vernon, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Women Marines Betty Falbrecht, Jo Kasar, Betty Eichert, and Audrey Knyrim pose seated in front of Mount Vernon's plantation house in October 1943.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [End of the war watermelon party, 1945]

    • 1945-08
    • Nine Women Marines dressed in pants and casual clothing eat watermelon at a party celebrating the end of the war in August 1945.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [End of the war watermelon party, 1945]

    • 1945-08
    • Women Marines eat watermelon at tables during a party celebrating the end of war in August 1945. The party-goers wear various types of clothing at the outdoor event, where trashcans overflow with watermelon rinds.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Audrey Mattern at Henderson Hall, 1945]

    • 1945-02-11
    • Audrey Knyrim Mattern seated in front of the recreation building at Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, on February 11, 1945. She is dressed in her winter service uniform and holds a book.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Audrey Knyrim and Jo Kasar at Mt. Vernon, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Marines Audrey Knyrim and Jo Kasar pose in winter dress uniform with bell-crowned hat in front of a tree at Mount Vernon in October 1943.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Audrey Knyrim Mattern in snow, 1944]

    • 1944-01
    • Audrey Knyrim Mattern stands in snow at Henderson Hall, Virginia, in January 1944, wearing winter uniform and forest green overcoat.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Audrey Knyrim Mattern with snowman, 1944]

    • 1944-01
    • Audrey Knyrim Mattern poses next to a snowman wearing a United States Marines sweatshirt at Henderson Hall in Virginia following a January 1944 snow storm.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Review for General Littleton Waller, 1944]

    • 1944-08-30
    • Women Marines stand at parade rest while waiting for review by General Littleton W. T. Waller, Jr, on August 30, 1944. Eleven rows of Women Marines can be seen, all wearing their white summer uniforms and hats.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Entrance of General Littleton Waller, 1944]

    • 1944-08-30
    • General Littleton W. T. Waller and his Marine Reserves attendants walk past saluting women who line the sidewalk during his visit on August 30, 1944. On the left side of the photo, an all-male Marine brass band is playing.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Women Marines marching to work, 1944]

    • 1944-06
    • Women Marines march to work in their white summer uniforms, passing through the gated fence at Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, in June of 1944.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Portrait of two WACs, circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Portrait of Ellen Brown Steel (left) and a fellow WAC staff sergeant, circa 1950. Both women wear the olive drab uniform and garrison cap.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers

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