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    • Oral history interview with Kimberly Galloway, 2008

    • 2008-12-20
    • Primarily documents Kimberly Galloway's service in the U.S. Air Force Security Service from 1974 to 1979.

      Galloway primarily discusses her experiences as a woman in the mostly male security service, and her deployments to Japan and Greece....
    • WV0442 Kimberly Galloway Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Lenora Nagel, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Documents Lenora I. Nagel's early life in western North Dakota; her family history; her service with the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956; and her work teaching overseas as a civilian with the Department of Defense for almost thirty...
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Frances Madden Hobbins, 1999

    • 1999-03-18
    • Primarily documents Frances Madden Hobbins's pre-war family life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in Hawaii during World War II; and her post-war career in computers.

      Early topics focus...
    • WV0054 Frances M. Hobbins Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Riddle Hinchliffe, 1999

    • 1999-04-17
    • Primarily documents Nancy Riddle Hinchliffe's service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II, particularly her time in the European Theatre of Operation in 1944 and 1945.


      Hinchliffe briefly discusses her life before the...
    • WV0064 Nancy Riddle Hinchliffe Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth L. Gaddy

    • 2001-05-23
    • Primarily documents Gaddy's service in the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) and WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1946, and her education and employment following WWII.

      Gaddy mentions life during the Depression and the shortcomings...
    • WV0216 Ruth Lillian Gaddy Oral History
    • [WACs beside a road sign for Vittel, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Two WACs and a soldier pose in front of a roadside sign for Vittel, France, in 1945. The women wear the olive drab battledress "Ike" jacket.
    • WV0064 Nancy Riddle Hinchliffe Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Young Van Dongen, 1999

    • 1999-10-10
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Young Van Dongen's early life in Rochester, New York; her service with the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs (Semper Paratus—Always Ready) from 1943 to 1945; and her family life after World War II.

      Van Dongen recalls her...
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen 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 Henrietta Stevenson Ingram, 1999

    • 1999-02-03
    • Primarily documents Henrietta Stevenson Ingram's military service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1943 to 1944; her career in allied medical professions after the war; and her experiences with racism during both time periods.

      Ingram...
    • WV0030 Henrietta Stevenson Ingram Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley F. John, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Interview primarily documents Shirley Ferren John's service in the USMC (United States Marine Corps) from 1953 to 1955.

      John discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; her family's reaction to her enlistment; segregation; the cap on...
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sheila K. Smith, 2005

    • 2005-01-24
    • Primarily documents Sheila K. Rathbone Smith's service with the British Women's Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1942 to 1946 and her post-war modeling career in England.

      Smith discusses her service in the RAF with a detailed description of the...
    • WV0317 Sheila K. Smith Papers
    • Oral History interview with Jerry Rita Jolliff Brunton, 2015

    • 2015-07-24
    • Primarily documents the life of Jerry Rita Jolliff Brunton and her service with the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service).

      Personal topics include experiencing sexual harassment during basic training,...
    • WV0588 Jerry Rita Jolliff Brunton Oral History
    • [Portrait of three SPARS,1944]

    • 1944
    • Virginia Van Dongen (top) and two fellow Coast Guard SPARS from the Atlantic City station pose in 1944.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Virginia Van Dongen, 1944]

    • 1943
    • Virginia Van Dongen in dress blue uniform outside her mother's home, immediately following her enlistment with the SPARs in summer of 1943.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Rachel Summers McGee outside building, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Summers McGee stands in front of an unknown building, wearing the WAAC enlisted second pattern olive drab winter uniform and garrison cap, circa 1942.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [Rachel Summers McGee at Ft. Knox, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Rachel Summers McGee stands beside the sign for the Headquarters, Armored Force, at Ft. Knox in winter 1943. She wears the enlisted second pattern olive drab winter uniform with Hobby hat.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [WAAC 5th Company, 3rd Regiment, 1942]

    • 1942-12-19
    • 5th Company of the WAAC 3rd Regiment is photographed at the Fort Des Moines Training Center on December 19, 1942.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers

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