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  • Veteran's biography: study
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    • Oral history interview with Luvenia Griffin Mitchell, 2001

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Luvenia Griffin Mitchell's early life; her service with the Women in the Air Force (WAF) in the early 1950s; and her life after the military.

      Mitchell briefly describes her decision to join the air force; the negative image of...
    • WV0200 Luvenia Mitchell Papers
    • [Dr. Lapham inspecting a kitchen, circa 1919]

    • 1919
    • Dr. Mary Lapham, in her Red Cross uniform, looks to the left as she stands behind a table in a kitchen she is inspecting. In addition to many children, four women wearing aprons, a man in civilian clothing, and another female Red Cross worker are...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Red Cross Mission team in Serbia, circa 1919]

    • 1919
    • Members of a Red Cross Medical Mission Team pose outside of a building in Serbia. Pictured (from left to right) are: George "The Dalmation" [illegible]; Stojan, a Serbian;"Irish Stew," a.k.a Miss Lloyd; Lapham's chief, Dr. [Gressice?]; s Serbian...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • Oral history interview with Aimee Nott Moore and Vera Rackley Jenkins, 1999

    • 1999-05-14
    • Primarily documents the experiences of Aimee Moore and Vera Jenkins at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); their service as army dietitians during World War II; and their...
    • WV0076 Vera Rackley Jenkins Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Coley, 1999

    • 1999-11-08
    • Primarily documents Coley's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and her experiences in the American Red Cross while stationed in the United States.

      Coley...
    • WV0117 Dorothy Coley Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Mathews, 1999

    • 1999
    • Primarily documents Mary Haynsworth Mathews's experiences overseas in the Red Cross during World War II and her career in the theater.

      Mathews discusses living with her extended family as a child; theater opportunities in high school;...
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [Letter from Mary Lapham, 1918]

    • 1918-11-12
    • In this letter to an unidentified recipient, Dr. Lapham recalls WWI Armistice Day and the celebrations in Paris. She describes joy and chaos in the streets, and ponders her future and that of the Red Cross. This memoir is written on letterhead from...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • Oral history interview with Kathleen Lynch Simpson, 2012

    • 2012-05-11
    • Primarily documents Kathleen Lynch Simpson’s adolescence and her service with the United States Army Nurse Corps.

      Simpson recounts her father’s military service and her desire to be a nurse from an early age. She discusses the support...
    • WV0533 Kathleen Lynch Simpson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford, 2014

    • 2014-11-01
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford and her service with the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. Bradford recalls her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse, and the lessons she learned in the...
    • WV0571 Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford Papers
    • [Dorothy Coley at Camp Polk, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Dorothy Coley stands in front of the hospital at Camp Polk, Louisiana, wearing her light blue Red Cross uniform and white shoes, circa 1944.
    • WV0117 Dorothy Coley Papers
    • [Red Cross workers at Mardi Gras, circa 1946]

    • 1946-02
    • Dorothy Coley (right) and friends, including fellow Red Cross members in uniform, celebrate the first Mardi Gras after World War II in New Orleans, Louisiana, in February 1946.
    • WV0117 Dorothy Coley Papers
    • [Dorothy Coley, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Dorothy Coley in Red Cross uniform, circa 1944.
    • WV0117 Dorothy Coley Papers
    • [Mary Haynsworth Mathews in Germany, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary Haynsworth Mathews, in profile, looks out from a balcony in Germany in 1945. The American Red Cross Service sleeve patch on her arm is clearly visible.
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [VE Day Parade in LeHavre, France, 1945]

    • 1945-05-09
    • Photo looking down on a VE [Victory in Europe] Day parade in Le Havre, France, on 9 May 1945. People line the streets as a unit of soldiers marches by, followed by a jeep carrying uniformed females.
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [Red Cross clubmobile, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary Haynsworth Mathews leans out the passenger side window of a Red Cross Clubmobile while taking coffee and donuts to servicemen in Germany in the summer of 1945. The markings on the vehicle include the "Super 6th" Armored Division,"Cheyenne,"...
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [Mary Haynsworth Mathews in field attire, 1944]

    • 1944-08
    • Mary Haynsworth Mathews, in Red Cross helmet and coat, is pictured during a twelve hour wait to be transported from England to France in August of 1944. She has a canteen and knapsack in her lap.
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945

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