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    • 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
    • Oral history interview with Rosetta Elliot McMahon, 2007

    • 2007-04-17
    • Primarily documents Rosetta Elliot McMahon's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1944.

      McMahon briefly discusses her family, her hometown in West Virginia, working in defense...
    • WV0393 Rosetta McMahon Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Alice Park Fairbrother, 2008

    • 2008-04-01
    • Primarily documents Alice Fairbrother's service in the U.S. Army as a physical therapist from 1965 to 1968, and her experiences as an army wife during the Vietnam War.

      Alice Fairbrother tells of her early life in Raleigh and her education...
    • WV0409 Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
    • Oral history interview with Portia R. McCracken, 2013

    • 2013-09-20
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Portia R. McCracken, and her service with the United States Air Force. McCracken discusses her pragmatic attitude towards joining the U.S. Air Force, the gratification she felt upon completing basic training,...
    • WV0552 Portia R. McCracken Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Anson Hennessy, 2014

    • 2014-12-13
    • Primarily documents the life of Mary Anson Hennessy and her service with the United States Army Nurse Corps. Hennessy recalls how her worldview from a young age influenced her decision to join the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, and the religious and...
    • WV0575 Mary Anson Hennessy Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Berry Godin, 1999

    • 1999-06-19
    • Interview primarily focuses on Betty Berry Godin's service as an Army Air Force Evacuation Nurse.


      Pre-service topics include Godin's nursing education and employment; being reject for a job as a flight attendant; and the death of a...
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Renee L. Gurley, 2012

    • 2012-05-07
    • Primarily documents Renee L. Gurley's adolescence; her service with the United States Air Force; and her life after service.

      Gurley discusses growing up during the late 1950s and 1960s, her love of the outdoors, and the lessons she learned...
    • WV0532 Renee L. Gurley Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Heath, 2001

    • 2001-01-20
    • Documents Bernice Heath's early life, nursing training, service overseas with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II, and duties stateside and abroad with the ANC from 1948 to 1964.

      Topics from Heath's early life include nursing...
    • WV0195 Bernice Isabel Heath Papers
    • [Audrey Ann Fisher]

    • Undated
    • Portrait of Audrey Ann Fisher in dress uniform.
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers
    • [Ann Fisher on War College graduation day, 1973]

    • 1973
    • Audrey Ann Fisher (left) and a fellow female soldier stand beside a civilian on graduation day at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1973. Fisher was the fifth active duty female to graduate from the school.
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth White, 1999

    • 1999-06-2
    • Primarily documents Ruth Matthews White'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 Philippines and Japan with the Red Cross during World War II;...
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susie Stephens McArthur, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • Documents Susie Stephens McArthur's early life; her twenty-six years of service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and the United States Army; and its effect on her opinions and non-military life.

      McArthur primarily discusses her enlistment...
    • WV0199 Susie McArthur Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jill Corbusier Mayer, 2013

    • 2013-11-03
    • Primarily documents the life of Jill Corbusier Mayer, and her time in the United States Navy Nurse Corps and United States Navy Reserve.

      Mayer discusses losing both her parents at a young age, her Catholic education, and her decision to...
    • WV0557 Jill Corbusier Mayer Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Mary "Larry" Young Hines, 2015

    • 2015-08-03
    • Primarily documents the life of Mary "Larry" Young Hines and her service with the American Red Cross.

      Hines recalls choosing to go to Vietnam with the American Red Cross as a way for her to participate in history and perhaps gain a better...
    • WV0591 Mary 'Larry' Young Hines Papers
    • [Opening of Red Cross Club in Japan, 1945]

    • 1945-12-24
    • Overhead photo of soldiers with coffee and cookies socializing on the opening night of the Red Cross Club at the Naval Operating Base at Buckner Bay (Nakagusuku Bay), Okanawa, Japan, on Christmas Eve 1945. Jean Heath is the Red Cross worker seen at...
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers
    • [Opening of Red Cross Club in Japan, 1945]

    • 1945-12-24
    • A crowd of sailors sit in chairs and on the floor for opening night of the Red Cross Club at the Naval Operating Base at Buckner Bay (Nakagusuku Bay), Okanawa, Japan, on Christmas Eve 1945."Tex" and Mary Clark are the women seated on the front row...
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers
    • [Ruth White in front of ruins, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Ruth White in field uniform stands in front of the ruins of the Legislative Building in Manila, Philippines, in the fall of 1945. The building had had been bombed during the Battle of Manila in February, 1945. Notations on the back of the...
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers

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