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    • Oral history interview with Helen Bolling Potts, 2003

    • 2003-06-19
    • Primarily documents Helen Bolling Potts' service in the American Red Cross during World War II.

      Topics from Potts time in the service include: her mother's reaction to her enlistment; reasons for joining the Red Cross; accompanying French...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts 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
    • [Red Cross workers and a soldier, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • A soldier sits on a fence, with his arm wrapped around a Red Cross worker. Another Red Cross worker sits on the ground in front of them, circa 1945.
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • [Red Cross Clubmobile, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • An American Red Cross Clubmobile is parked near the coast in England, circa 1945. A Red Cross worker can be seen to the left.
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • [Letter from Helen Bolling Potts to Mary Channing Coleman, 1944]

    • 1944-09-18
    • Letter written by recent graduate Helen Bolling (Potts) to her former professor Mary Channing Coleman on 18 September 1944. This letter discusses the difficulties that the Red Cross Clubmobile or "donut wagon" women faced while serving in France...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • American Red Cross postcard [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • This American Red Cross postcard depicts soldiers standing outside a Red Cross Clubmobile, in Great Britain, circa 1945. All soldiers are in full combat uniform, with helmets and guns. The back of the postcard reads:"Red Cross Clubmobiles staffed...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • American Red Cross postcard [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • This American Red Cross postcard depicts two Red Cross workers doing "voluntary K.P" in a Clubmobile, circa 1945. The back reads:"Red Cross Clubmobiles staffed by American Girls bring free hot coffee and doughnuts, cigarettes, gum, candy, etc.,...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts 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 Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers

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