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  • Veteran's biography: southern
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    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • Primarily documents Lt. Col. Kathryn Wirkus’ education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro [UNCG] and her service in the U.S. Air Force.

      Wirkus discusses her family and her childhood in Miami. She shares her reasons for...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Oral history interview with Viola Sanders, 2005

    • 2005-06-14
    • Primarily documents Viola Brown Sander's career in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1966.

      Sanders discusses the death of her father and her mother's work to provide for the family. She talks...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Oral history interview with Maxine Pierce, 2006

    • 2006-06-06
    • Primarily documents Maxine Newcom Pierce's background; her twenty-year career in the WAVES; and the impact of her military service on the rest of her life.

      Pierce briefly discusses growing up in Southern Illinois in the 1930s, including her...
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Chamberlin Smith, 2006

    • 2006-06-09
    • Primarily documents Margaret L. Chamberlin Smith's background; service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II; and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Smith talks briefly about her family and the...
    • WV0349 Margaret Chamberlin Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Frances Hunt Hall, 1999

    • 1999-04-29
    • Primarily details France Hunt Hall's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)...
    • WV0071 Frances Hunt Hall Papers
    • Oral history interview with Gretchen C. Davis, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Gretchen Davis's experiences at the Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and U.S. Army from 1973 to 1993.


      Davis details her parents' education and...
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Doris Wilson, 2007

    • 2007-03-08
    • Primarily covers Doris Dickens (Hoye) Wilson's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during WWII, and her education and career following the war.

      Wilson discusses life during the Depression; her...
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ingrid Ruffin, 2007

    • 2007-05-08
    • Primarily documents Ingrid Ruffin's service in the U.S. Air Force from 1999 to 2005.

      Ruffin briefly discusses her family, including their history of military service; her education, including studying abroad in Ghana; and her reasons for...
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Brister, 1999

    • 1999-11-05
    • Documents Brister's experiences in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and her work in army intelligence in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Brister details her father's experiences in World War I and in the engineering field; the Great...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Jean Downer, 2007

    • 2007-02-21
    • Primarily documents Jean Downer's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1945 to 1946 and her life after the World War II.

      Pre-service topics include Downer's youth in Philadelphia, details of...
    • WV0386 Jean Downer Oral History
    • 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 Gail Adams, 2008

    • 2008-10-30
    • Documents Gail Adams' early life; her lengthy service in the United States Air Force between the years 1970-1993; and her life after receiving an honorable discharge.

      Adams recalls her early life and her mother's remarriage to an air force...
    • WV0434 Gail Adams Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Flora V. Taylor, 2012

    • 2012-01-15
    • Flora V. Taylor tells of her early life, education, service with the United States Army Reserve and then the United States Coast Guard, and life after her service.

    • WV0527 Flora V. Taylor Papers
    • Oral history interview with Therese Strohmer, 2009

    • 2009-01-07
    • Therese Strohmer’s tells of her early life, six years of service in United States Air Force, and civilian career. Strohmer primarily discusses her early life, service as Russian cryptologic linguist, time spent at the National Security Agency,...
    • WV0441 Therese Strohmer Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus promoted to lieutenant colonel, 1999]

    • 1999
    • Kathryn Wirkus (center) has the lieutenant colonel rank insignia pinned to the collar of her battle dress uniform at her promotion ceremony in Miami, Florida, in 1999. Performing the ceremony are Major General Alfred Valenzuela, Deputy Commander,...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Major General Valenzuela, 1999]

    • 1999
    • Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus poses with Major General Alfred Valenzuela, Deputy Commander, United States Southern Command, after her promotion ceremony in Miami, Florida, in 1999. Both wear the air force battle dress uniform.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Maxine Pierce's retirement, 1964]

    • 1964-09-16
    • Maxine Newcom Pierce is read a citation by a U.S. Navy captain at her retirement ceremony at Moffett Field, California, on 16 September 1964. Pierce, at the top of the stairs, wears the WAVES blue service dress uniform, officers cap, and white...
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • [Maxine Pierce, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Maxine Pierce poses in the WAVES gray and white seersucker work uniform and service cap with white cover, circa 1945. On her sleeve is the insignia of Yeoman 3rd Class Petty Officer.
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers

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