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    • Oral History interview with Deanna Secore Magee

    • 2016-04-24
    • Primarily documents the life of Deanna Secore Magee and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Magee recalls often times being the lone female in her platoon, and having to work as hard as the males to prove herself and gain...
    • WV0608 Deanna Secore Magee Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Heins Escher, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Interview primarily includes discussion of Jane Escher's childhood in North Carolina and her service as a cryptographer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the Korean War.


      Escher recalls moments...
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • Oral history interview with M. Inez Caroon Bailey, 1999

    • 1999-05-26
    • Documents Inez Bailey's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) during WWII, and her subsequent military career.


      Bailey...
    • WV0084 Mildred Caroon Bailey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Doyle, 2007

    • 2007-07-02
    • Primarily documents Jane Doyle's service in the WASP during World War II.

      Doyle briefly discusses her childhood and education, including her desire to become an architect. She talks about earning her private pilot license through the...
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • Oral history interview with Laura Gibson, 2005

    • 2005-08-19
    • Primarily details Laura Avis Gibson's service with the Coast Guard during World War II, in addition to her youth on a farm and her work at Burlington Industries.

      Gibson briefly recalls her childhood on a farm in Randolph County and then...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • Oral History interview with Sally Ann Weeks Benson, 2015

    • 2015-03-24
    • Primarily documents the life of Sally Ann Weeks Benson and her service with the United States Navy.Benson recalls dealing with gender stereotypes while growing up, and then again throughout her military career. She also recalls the diversity of her...
    • WV0579 Sally Ann Weeks Benson Papers, 1961-2015
    • 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 Julia Hill Gunn, 1999

    • 1999-04-06
    • Documents Julia H. Gunn's life during the Depression; her time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the early 1940s; her service in the WAVES (Women Accepted for...
    • WV0060 Julia Hill Gunn Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nancy F. Neubauer, 2008

    • 2008-04-06
    • Primarily documents Neubauer's service in Korea and Germany with the U.S. Army Special Services in the late 1960s.

      Nancy Farrell Neubauer describes her childhood in Millbrook, her early interest in the military and history, and her education...
    • WV0412 Nancy Farrell Neubauer Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Renee L. Gurley, 2012

    • 2012-05-07
    • Primarily documents Renee L. Gurley's adolescence; her service with the United States Air Force; and her life after service.

      Gurley discusses growing up during the late 1950s and 1960s, her love of the outdoors, and the lessons she learned...
    • WV0532 Renee L. Gurley Oral History
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-06-01
    • Letter primarily updates Reeves' mother on the status of Reeves friends in the States. She also mentions an upcoming Red Cross beach party, low morale due to the high number of points required for discharge, and another recent wedding.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Oral history interview with Janice A. Farringer, 2014

    • 2014-11-01
    • Primarily documents the life of Janice A. Farringer and her service with the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

      Farringer recalls serving as vice president of the Student Bar Association while at the University of Memphis...
    • WV0572 Janice A. Farringer Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee, 2013

    • 2014-05-17
    • Primarily documents the life of Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee and her service with the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

      Blee recalls living in various countries throughout her childhood because of her father's service...
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers
    • [Elna Jones in nurse uniform, ca. 1946-47]

    • 1946
    • Elna Jones in Army Nurse Corps brown and white seersucker hospital uniform and cap at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, circa 1946.
    • WV0023 Elna Allran Jones Papers
    • [Elna Allran Jones and friend, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Elna Allran Jones (right) and a Cadet Nurse Corps friend both wear the gray and white striped summer uniform and beret outside Charlotte Memorial Hospital, North Carolina, circa 1944.
    • WV0023 Elna Allran Jones Papers
    • [Elna Jones with two patients, circa 1946]

    • 1946
    • Elna Jones in her Army Nurse Corps brown and white uniform stands outside with patients Scotty (left) and Ollie (right) at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, in 1946 or 1947.
    • WV0023 Elna Allran Jones Papers
    • [Elna Jones and two men, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Elna Jones, in nursing uniform, stands between a man in a suit and a man in fatigues, 1944-1947.
    • WV0023 Elna Allran Jones Papers

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