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    • 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 Mildred Curtis Scott, 1999

    • 1999-06-11
    • Primarily documents Mildred Curtis early life in North Carolina and her experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) Military Police (MP) from 1943 to 1946.


      Scott discusses working on her family's farm and in factories; hearing about...
    • WV0092 Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
    • Oral history interview with Janet Froome, 1999

    • 1999-11-09
    • Primarily documents Janet Hester Froome's experiences with the Army Nurse Corps in Australia and New Guinea from 1941 to 1945.

      Froome chiefly discusses her service during World War II. She details her decision to join the Army Nurse Corps;...
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • Oral history interview with Juanita Webster, 2000

    • 2000-05-21
    • Interview primarily documents Juanita Webster's service with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) and her nursing career.

      Pre-service topics include Webster's reasons for becoming a nurse; saving money for nurse's training; her family's life during...
    • WV0167 Juanita Webster Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elna Allran Jones, 1999

    • 1999-02-12
    • Primarily documents Elna Allran Jones's early life; her service with the Cadet Nurse Corps and Army Nurse Corps (ANC); and her post-World War II career as a nurse.

      Jones discusses her parents and her background, then comments on her decision...
    • WV0023 Elna Allran Jones Papers
    • Oral History interview with Louise Quadri Doak

    • 2017-06-19
    • Primarily documents the life of Louise Quadri Doak and her service with the United States Navy.

      Doak recalls her decision to join the United States Navy to gain independence and see the world. She describes the experience of being the sole...
    • WV0634 Louise Quadri Doak Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ethel LeBlanc Palma, 1999

    • 1999-11-22
    • Documents Ethel LeBlanc Palma's early life; her work as a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) recruiter stateside and a foreign mail censorer in the Pacific during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Prominent pre-war topics...
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • Oral history interview with Heather L. McKay Mallory, 2014

    • 2014-05-10
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Heather Lynn McKay Mallory, and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Mallory recalls the death of her mother at a young age, her desire to experience adventure, and the events leading to her...
    • WV0563 Heather L. McKay Mallory Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Black, 2002

    • 2002-01-23
    • Primarily documents Helen Dorothy Doyle Black's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1946.


      Black briefly discusses her early life, her father and uncle's service as seamen in WWI,...
    • WV0270 Helen Doyle Black Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Shirley Lyle, 1999

    • 1999
    • Documents Shirley McCorquodale Lyle's career in the Army Nurse Corps from 1939 to 1960, including her service in the Pacific with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

      Lyle briefly details her high school education; her parents' reaction...
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Heath, 2001

    • 2001-01-20
    • Documents Bernice Heath's early life, nursing training, service overseas with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II, and duties stateside and abroad with the ANC from 1948 to 1964.

      Topics from Heath's early life include nursing...
    • WV0195 Bernice Isabel Heath Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ellen Peebles, 2010

    • 2010-10-20
    • Ellen Peebles speaks of her early life, education, military service, and retirement from military service.

      Peebles discusses her experiences in the Military Police Corps, her various duty stations, her deployments, the experience of being a...
    • WV0502 Ellen R. Peebles Oral History
    • [Ethel Palma in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ethel Palma seated outside the Allied Officers Club in Port Moresby, New Guinea, 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [Maxine Easter on anniversary of Navy Nurse Corps, 1970]

    • 1970-05
    • Maxine Easter (center, in NNC white evening dress) and two women in civilian clothes hold a sword while standing above a cake celebrating the 62nd anniversary of Navy Nurse Corps at Port Hueneme, California, in May 1970.
    • WV0108 Maxine Virginia Easter Papers
    • [Portrait of Maxine Easter, 1970]

    • 1970-07-01
    • Portrait of Maxine Easter upon her retirement at Port Hueneme, California, 1 July 1970.
    • WV0108 Maxine Virginia Easter Papers
    • Oral history interview with Martha Redding Mendenhall, 1999

    • 1999-05-28
    • Primarily documents Martha Redding Mendenhall's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now University of North Carolina at Greensboro), her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
    • WV0087 Martha Redding Mendenhall Papers
    • Oral History interview with Kristine Grace Poirier, 2015

    • 2015-05-04
    • Primarily documents the life of Kristine Grace Poirier and her service with the United States Army.

      Poirier describes the satisfaction she felt as a mentor to other soldiers and being witness to their successes. She recalls the different...
    • WV0586 Kristine Grace Poirier
    • [Mildred Curtis Scott in MP brassard, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mildred Curtis Scott, pictured wearing her military police (MP) brassard, returns an employee button to the rack at the Boston Port of Embarkation in 1944.
    • WV0092 Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
    • [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

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