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    • Oral History interview with Caroline Cleveland

    • 2016-09-25
    • Primarily documents the life of Caroline Cleveland and her service with the United States Army.

      Cleveland recalls her time as one of the first members of the military's female Cultural Support Teams, and her belief that more women...
    • WV0624 Caroline Cleveland Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan E. Gerichten, 1999

    • 1999-10-29
    • Primarily documents Joan Gerichten's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1954 to 1961 and her experiences as an officer's wife after marriage.

      Gerichten details her early desire to join the Marines; boot camp training;...
    • WV0109 Joan E. Gerichten Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Kate Bonds, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Mary Kate Bonds primarily tells of coming of age during the Great Depression and of her service in the WAVES during World War Two and in the U.S. Navy until 1971.

      Bonds discusses her childhood in Chickamauga, Georgia, near the Civil War...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • Oral History interview with Shelley Witzke Kirk

    • 2016-02-07
    • Primarily documents the life of Shelley Witzke Kirk and her service with the United States Navy.
      Kirk recalls surviving six weeks of ""initiation"" after her promotion to Chief Petty Officer, the satisfaction she felt when she was finally pinned...
    • WV0604 Shelley Witzke Kirk Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Kate I. Germano

    • 2016-11-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Kate I. Germano and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Germano recalls feeling devastated when she was not accepted to the United States Naval Academy, but how this rejection only increased her...
    • WV0626 Kate I. Germano
    • [Mary Kate Bonds, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands on the stairs of a building for a full-length photo following her promotion to ensign in 1944. Bonds is wearing the WAVES blue service dress with officer's cap.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds salutes, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands in salute on the stairs of a building following her promotion to ensign in 1944. Bonds is wearing the WAVES blue service dress with officer's cap.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in work uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of Mary Kate Bonds in WAVES work uniform, 1943. The uniform includes a navy blue shirt with ensign insignia on the collar and a light blue tie.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in work uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Close-up, hand-colored photo of Mary Kate Bonds in WAVES work uniform, 1943. The uniform includes a navy blue shirt with ensign insignia on the collar and a light blue tie.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Kathryn Dougherty and Mary Kate Bonds, 1948]

    • 1948
    • Lieutenant Mary Kate Bonds prepares to takes notes while talking to her battalion commander, Lieutenant Commander Kathryn Dougherty, at Dougherty's desk at Naval Station Great Lakes in 1948.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in white service dress, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands outside WAVES Quarters D in Corpus Christi, Texas, after she made lieutenant jg in 1944. She is wearing the WAVES white service dress with officer's cap and purse.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in Hollywood, Ca. 1951]

    • 1951
    • WAVE Mary Kate Bonds is pictured on a dock while on duty in Hollywood from 1951 to 1952. She wears the blue service dress with lieutenant commander sleeve stripes and officer's hat.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds receives medal, 1966]

    • 1966
    • Mary Kate Bonds receives Joint Service Commendation medal in 1966. An unidentified officer pins the award to her uniform.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds at desk, 1958]

    • 1958-09-18
    • U.S. Navy Commander Mary Kate Bonds sits at her desk while stationed in France on 18 Sept 1958.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [HQ European Command women, 1966]

    • 1966-07-29
    • All ten WAVES assigned to Headquarters European Command pose together around a cake commemorating the 24th anniversary of women in the U.S. Navy while at Camp des Loges, outside Paris, France, in July 1966. The front of photo reads "To Commander...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Portrait of Mary Kate Bonds, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Mary Kate Bonds after her promotion to ensign in 1944. She wears the WAVES white service dress with officer's cap.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Portrait of Mary Kate Bonds, 1948]

    • 1948
    • Portrait of Lieutenant Mary Kate Bonds, in WAVE blue service dress with officer's cap, taken in 1948
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • Mary Kate Bonds receives award, circa  1991

    • 1991
    • Mary Kate Bonds receives the Order of Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina's highest civilian honor, awarded by Governor James G. Martin for her extraordinary service to the state, circa 1991.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers

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