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  • Veteran's biography: mid-1950s
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    • 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
    • [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
    • [Ellen Brown Steel and fellow WACs, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Ellen Brown Steel (left) poses outdoors with four fellow WACs wearing two versions of the taupe "Hattie Carnegie" service uniform with garrison caps circa 1952.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel in front of personnel chart, 1952]

    • 1952-08
    • Ellen Brown Steel (right, holding clipboard) and a fellow WAC stand in front of a board with an organizational chart listing platoon members in August of 1952. Both women wear the WAC short-sleeve summer beige-taupe dress.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel in a field, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Ellen Brown Steel poses outdoors in a field in 1962. She is probably wearing the WAC green and white cord striped summer uniform.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel at her retirement ceremony, 1969]

    • 1969-07-28
    • Ellen Brown Steel (right) shakes hands with Colonel Elizabeth P. Hoisington, the director of the WAC, at Steel's retirement ceremony on 28 July 1969. Both women wear dress blue uniforms.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Lillian M. Pimlott at Hale Luana, Hawaii, 1946.]

    • 1946-04-21
    • Lillian M. Pimlott stands on the steps of a cabin at Hale Luana, Hawaii, on 21 April 1946. She wears the WAVES gray and white seersucker working uniform with a garrison cap.
    • WV0219 Lillian M. Pimlott Papers, 1937-1968
    • [Lillian M. Pimlott and friends under thatched hut, circa 1946]

    • 1946
    • Lillian M. Pimlott (on right) stands underneath a thatched-roof open-air structure with a fellow WAVE and a serviceman in Hawaii, circa 1946. The WAVES are in the gray and white seersucker working uniform with garrison cap.
    • WV0219 Lillian M. Pimlott Papers, 1937-1968
    • [Butler sisters at ship christening, 1943]

    • 1943-11-30
    • Frances Butler's sisters, Julia Butler and Josephine Butler, pose at the christening of the Liberty ship SSEdwin L. Godkin on 30 November 1943. The Butler sisters worked at the Savannah Ship Building Company prior to joining the WAVES, and ...
    • WV0281 Frances Butler Papers
    • [Butler family portrait, 1946]

    • 1946-11
    • The E. George Butler family poses for a portrait in their home in Savannah, Georgia, during Thanksgiving weekend of 1946. In the back row are: Ellen Butler, Red Cross; Josephine Butler, Julia Butler, and Frances Butler, WAVES. In the front row are:...
    • WV0281 Frances Butler Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands on the stairs of a building for a full-length photo following her promotion to ensign in 1944. Bonds is wearing the WAVES blue service dress with officer's cap.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds salutes, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands in salute on the stairs of a building following her promotion to ensign in 1944. Bonds is wearing the WAVES blue service dress with officer's cap.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in work uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of Mary Kate Bonds in WAVES work uniform, 1943. The uniform includes a navy blue shirt with ensign insignia on the collar and a light blue tie.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in work uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Close-up, hand-colored photo of Mary Kate Bonds in WAVES work uniform, 1943. The uniform includes a navy blue shirt with ensign insignia on the collar and a light blue tie.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Kathryn Dougherty and Mary Kate Bonds, 1948]

    • 1948
    • Lieutenant Mary Kate Bonds prepares to takes notes while talking to her battalion commander, Lieutenant Commander Kathryn Dougherty, at Dougherty's desk at Naval Station Great Lakes in 1948.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in white service dress, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands outside WAVES Quarters D in Corpus Christi, Texas, after she made lieutenant jg in 1944. She is wearing the WAVES white service dress with officer's cap and purse.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in Hollywood, Ca. 1951]

    • 1951
    • WAVE Mary Kate Bonds is pictured on a dock while on duty in Hollywood from 1951 to 1952. She wears the blue service dress with lieutenant commander sleeve stripes and officer's hat.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers

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