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    • 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 Judith Bullock Nisbet, 1999

    • 1999-03-22
    • Primarily documents Judith Bullock Nisbet's early life; time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); and service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Emergency Service...
    • WV0056 Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection, 1942-1943
    • 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
    • [Wedding of Judith Bullock and Edward Thomson, 1943]

    • 1943-04-24
    • Judith Bullock Nisbet and Edward "Shorty" Thomson walk down the aisle at Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University after their wedding on April 24, 1943. Nisbet wears her Navy white dress uniform but carries the glove she removed to accept her...
    • WV0056 Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection, 1942-1943
    • [WAVES aerial gunnery unit, 1945]

    • 1945-09
    • Group photo of WAVES Aerial Gunnery Unit 3A2 poses outside of barracks at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, in September of 1945." Pictured (L to R) are:
      Back row: June Osbourne, Claire Calloway, Shirley Dickstew, Yvonne Forbes, Helen...
    • WV0444 Ann Holder Andavall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-03-18
    • Marshall is currently working in the scarlet fever ward, which she notes is very different civilian nursing. She also mentions hemming her uniforms while listening to the radio, getting vaccines, and nurses that have contracted measles and mumps.
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-05-04
    • Marshall lists the items she purchased at the PX; discusses potential birthday presents, including pajamas, a prayer book, and an identification bracelet; explains the information on her dog tags; and mentions that other nurses are leaving for...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-07-02
    • Marshall writes of intentions to cancel her Defense bonds because of the high cost and expresses displeasure at the current state of operations in her outfit, especially on spending money to decorate. She also mentions social activities including...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-08-03
    • Marshall is busy preparing for her transfer to the 32nd General Hospital, which appears to be bound for overseas duty soon. She has been issued more equipment and clothing, and lists things she has yet to acquire. Marshall briefly describes the...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-02-20
    • Marshall, now stationed in Gloucestershire, England, has been ill but is recovering. She expects to move to the continent, perhaps following the army of occupation, and remain in Europe for at least a year, based on news reports. She also mentions...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her Husband, 26 February 1944]

    • 1944-02-26
    • Marshall discusses news of U.S. politics, including her fears about passage of a tax bill, the possibility that Roosevelt would not get re-elected, and the feeling among enlisted personnel that politicians are to blame for the war continuing. ...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-08-29
    • Marshall, now in France, reports on her food, mail and packages, health, and entertainment, including movies and a USO show. She notes that they are evacuating patients by air quickly and worries about spending the winter there, given their living...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-15
    • Marshall, now in Belgium, is sick and in bed. She also mentions buying crystal to send home, books she has read, mail she's received, and the terrible weather she endured in Normandy. She returned to the U.S. later that year.
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [WAVES dress white summer uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • WAVES officer's dress white summer uniform, including tailored white lightweight blouse with distinctive rounded collar with WAVES insignia, four gold buttons, and reserve blue cuff stripes. Worn with white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie and...
    • WV0056 Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection, 1942-1943

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