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  • Veteran's biography: telephone
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    • Oral history interview with Frances Madden Hobbins, 1999

    • 1999-03-18
    • Primarily documents Frances Madden Hobbins's pre-war family life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in Hawaii during World War II; and her post-war career in computers.

      Early topics focus...
    • WV0054 Frances M. Hobbins Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Heins Escher, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Interview primarily includes discussion of Jane Escher's childhood in North Carolina and her service as a cryptographer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the Korean War.


      Escher recalls moments...
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Farrington Gribble, 1999

    • 1999-02-09
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dottie" Farrington Gribble's military service in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1943 to 1945, particularly her time at Bergstrom Field in Texas, and her personal life and...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley F. John, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Interview primarily documents Shirley Ferren John's service in the USMC (United States Marine Corps) from 1953 to 1955.

      John discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; her family's reaction to her enlistment; segregation; the cap on...
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Fisher, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Documents Audrey Ann Fisher's twenty-seven year career in the military, with an emphasis on attitudes and changes in the Women's Army Corps and the U.S. Army.

      Fisher discusses her childhood in Oregon and Washington; her social life after...
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers
    • [WAACs march in parade, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps unit marches in parade, probably at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in 1943.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Dorothy Farrington at desk, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble poses at desk with male co-worker Marty Katze at the 89th Headquarters at Bergstrom Field, Texas, where she worked as an administrative assistant in personnel.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Dorothy Farrington  and Kay Craven in gowns, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Army Air Corps members Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her friend Kay Craven are seated on the ground in front of a lattice-work fence in the dresses they wore to the party thrown for re-enlistees in July or August 1944, following the WAAC's...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [WAACs parade past barracks, 1943]

    • 1943
    • A WAAC unit, lead by an all-male band, marches in a parade past barracks, probably at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in 1943.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Dorothy and Carter Farrington, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her brother Henry Carter Farrington pose in their uniforms, displaying their stripes, while at home in North Carolina on leave. Dorothy holds a WAAC-issued purse. This is the last time they were together; Carter died...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Dorothy Farrington and friend in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her friend Kay Craven pose in uniform on the steps of barracks in 1943. They jokingly raise their fists and Craven has slightly hiked her skirt.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Army Administration Class, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her Army Administration Class at Russellville, Arkansas, in 1943. The women are seated in an auditorium and are uniformed in khaki with Hobby hats.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Group photo of WACs, 1944]

    • 1944
    • The women in Dorothy Gribble's barracks pose on a sidewalk, 1944. Of the photo, Gribble says,"They did me 'the honor' of taking this picture."
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [WACs in mess hall, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble serves food to a news reporter dressed in a WAC uniform at Bergstrom Field in Austin, Texas." Gribble was assigned to chaperone the reporter as she lived for two days as a WAC. The two are flanked by three other WACs at...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Portrait of Shirley F. John, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Portrait of Shirley F. John, circa 1954, in the Women Marines' forest green uniform and bell-crown hat. The photo is signed "With love, Shirley."
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Boileau Hester, 1999

    • 1999-12-06
    • Primarily documents Boileau Hester's service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point during World War II and her life after leaving the Women Marines.

      Hester describes learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor;...
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester Papers

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