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    • Oral History interview with Jada Jones, 2015

    • 2015-11-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Jada Lee Jones and her service with the United States Army.

      Jones recalls the regrets she has about graduating from high school early, the lack of options that she felt were available to her, and how not...
    • WV0598 Jada Jones
    • 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 Yardley Nelson Hunter, 2010

    • 2010-10-24
    • Yardley Nelson Hunter tells of her early life, education, and military service.

      Hunter discusses topics such as race relations, gender roles in the military and specifically United States Air force, services provided by the military for its...
    • WV0503 Yardley Nelson Hunter Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Ann Holder Andavall, 2008

    • 2008-12-26
    • Ann Holder Andavall speaks about her early life, work in a war plant, and service in the WAVES.

      Andavall primarily discusses her experiences as a war plant worker and aerial gunnery instructor. She explains the reasons women entered military...
    • WV0444 Ann Holder Andavall Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rosemary Blakely Zule

    • 2000-02-13
    • Primarily documents Rosemary Blakely Zule's background and employment history in the 1930s; her service in the Women's Army Corps during World War II; and her life after the war.

      Personal topics from her early life include the death of her...
    • WV0149 Rosemary Blakely Zule Papers
    • Oral History interview with Ruth Heavner Sheperd, 2015

    • 2015-06-20
    • Primarily documents the life of Ruth Heavner Shepherd and her service with the United States WAVES.

      Shepherd recalls growing up during the Great Depression, the sacrifices she and her family were forced to make, and the food relief that...
    • WV0587 Ruth Heavner Sheperd Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Karen McKay, 2015

    • 2015-08-10
    • Primarily documents the life of Karen McKay and her service with the United States Women's Army Corps (WAC) and Army Reserve.

      McKay recalls the dismay she felt about anti-Vietnam war demonstrators and draft dodgers, and how this encouraged...
    • WV0592 Karen McKay Oral History Interview
    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson taken in 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform and service hat with white cover.
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson in the SPARs blue service dress uniform with matching garrison cap and white gloves, taken in 1945.
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson taken while she was stationed at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., in November of 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform with matching garrison cap.
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Three SPARs pose against backdrop, 1945]

    • 1945-02
    • Laura Avis "Gibby" Gibson (top)"Ruthie" Groening (left), and Verda "Verdie" Smith (right) pose in a car at a photo studio in New York City in February of 1945. All the women wear the SPARs winter overcoat with matching garrison cap. All three have...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Four SPARs on a street in Washington, D.C., 1945]

    • 1945-06
    • Laura Avis Gibson (right, in white service dress uniform) poses on a sidewalk with three fellow SPARs in downtown Washington, D.C., in June 1945. Also pictured are Ruth Groening (left) and Avis' sister Mary Gibson (second from right). The three...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender at Tachikawa Air Terminal, 1964]

    • 1964
    • Clara Adams-Ender, in service uniform and holding gloves, poses beside a sign for the Tachikawa Air Terminal in Tokyo, Japan, in 1964. She was returning home after a tour in South Korea.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender at march in Holland, 1980]

    • 1980-07
    • Clara Adams-Ender shakes hands with an unidentified man during a march to Nijmegen, Holland, in July 1980. Adams-Ender served as senior marcher for the U.S. delegation in a four-day, 100-mile march commemorating the liberation of the Dutch by the...
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender and President Ronald Reagan, 1985]

    • 1985
    • Clara Adams-Ender shakes hands with President Ronald Reagan at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she served as vice president of nursing, in 1985. In the center of the photo is Major General Lewis A. Mologne, commander of the medical center.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers

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