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    • Oral history interview with Paulette “Pat” Smith Sweeney, 2013

    • 2013-10-29
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Paulette "Pat" Sweeney and her service with the American Red Cross. Sweeney discusses her adolescence in Cary, North Carolina, her strong desire from an early age to travel, the education she received from...
    • WV0553 Paulette "Pat" Sweeney Papers
    • Oral History interview with Ruth Heavner Sheperd, 2015

    • 2015-06-20
    • Primarily documents the life of Ruth Heavner Shepherd and her service with the United States WAVES.

      Shepherd recalls growing up during the Great Depression, the sacrifices she and her family were forced to make, and the food relief that...
    • WV0587 Ruth Heavner Sheperd Oral History
    • 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 Jeannine Marie Franz

    • 2016-05-15
    • Primarily documents the life of Jeannine Marie Franz, and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Franz recalls the satisfaction she received from teaching junior marines to take initiative and become more independent thinkers, and...
    • WV0612 Jeannine Marie Franz Papers
    • [Doris Wilson and fellow WAAC, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Doris Dickens Wilson (left), in WAAC winter uniform with Hobby hat and gloves, stands beside a WAAC nicknamed "Tennessee" who wears the WAAC overcoat, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1943.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Doris Wilson in gas mask, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Doris Wilson wearing her gas mask, circa 1944. She notes that "those gas masks hid all your worst features!"
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Portrait of Doris Wilson, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Doris Dickens Wilson as a corporal, wearing her army uniform with Hobby hat. The photo indicates her pay went from $21 a month to $36.00 a month when she made corporal.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Doris Wilson in St. Louis, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Doris Dickens Wilson seated on a wall overlooking the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1942.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [WAAC sisters, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Unidentified sisters who were friends of Doris Dickens Wilson pose for a portrait in their WAAC uniforms, circa 1943.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [WAACs digging, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Two WAACs with shovels dig under a building, while another turns the spigot of a water hose, circa 1943.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Doris Wilson on KP duty, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Doris Dickens Wilson holds a broom while lifting the lid of a garbage can, part of her Kitchen Patrol duties. Photo identification indicates she was wearing her fatigue uniform.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Garbage cans, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Garbage cans outside the kitchen at a military installation, probably Fort Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1943. They are in "GI Order" and are labeled "Bones"Coffee Grounds"Grease"Trash" and "Edible Garbage."
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [WAC officer, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • One of Doris Dickens Wilson's company officers, circa 1944.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Stanford Lee Hoye, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Doris Dickens Hoye (later Wilson)'s husband, Stan Hoye, at Hamilton Field in California, circa 1944.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Stan Hoye at WAC barracks, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Stan Hoye posing in the back yard of the house the WAC officers lived in at Hamilton Field, CA, circa 1944.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Jack Loughlin in uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Jack Loughlin from Wilmington, NC, a friend of Doris Wilson, stands behind rocks in the formation of the army wings, circa 1943
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers

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