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    • 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
    • Oral history interview with Pauline Rogstad Allison, 2006

    • 2006-08-01
    • Primarily documents Pauline Rogstad Allison's service with the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years on a hospital ship in China; and her life after the war.

      Allison speaks chiefly about her service with the Navy...
    • WV0357 Pauline Rogstad Allison Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rosetta Elliot McMahon, 2007

    • 2007-04-17
    • Primarily documents Rosetta Elliot McMahon's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1944.

      McMahon briefly discusses her family, her hometown in West Virginia, working in defense...
    • WV0393 Rosetta McMahon Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Edna Wilson, 2006

    • 2006-07-19
    • Primarily documents Edna Wilson's service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Wilson provides a brief overview of her childhood residences and education, and her...
    • WV0355 Edna Smith Wilson Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Winona Franklin Walker, 2003

    • 2003-07-09
    • Primary documents Winona Franklin Walker's career as a librarian, especially her service in Germany with the Army Special Services in 1945-1946.

      Walker briefly describes her family, undergraduate education, decision to attend library school...
    • WV0284 Winona Franklin Walker Collection, 1945-1964, 2003
    • [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
    • [Winona Franklin Walker, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Winona Franklin Walker poses beside a building, circa 1945. She wears the Army Special Services light blue uniform and cap with half-moon Army Hostess and Librarian service patch.
    • WV0284 Winona Franklin Walker Collection, 1945-1964, 2003
    • [Winona Franklin Walker, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Winona Franklin Walker poses beside a building, circa 1945. She wears the Army Special Services light blue dress uniform and cap with half-moon Army Hostess and Librarian service patch.
    • WV0284 Winona Franklin Walker Collection, 1945-1964, 2003
    • [Winona Franklin Walker, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Winona Franklin Walker poses on an army base, circa 1945. She wears the Army Special Services light blue dress uniform and cap with half-moon Army Hostess and Librarian service patch.
    • WV0284 Winona Franklin Walker Collection, 1945-1964, 2003
    • [Pauline Allison, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Pauline Allison poses in the Navy Nurse Corps white outdoor service uniform and matching service cap, circa 1944.
    • WV0357 Pauline Rogstad Allison Papers

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