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    • [Letter from Lt. Jenny Lea to Mary Kate Bonds, 1942]

    • 1942-09-14
    • Letter from WAAC Jenny Lea, then stationed at Fort Des Moines, that convinced Mary Kate Bonds to join the military, dated 14 September 1942. Lea had just completed Officer Candidate School, and describes the difficulties and rewards of OCS,...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to a Miss Herzog, 4 February 1943]

    • 1943-02-04
    • Fischer begins the letter with a short, overly formal joke note. She then describes the busy schedule of a WAAC and jokes about the rumor that WAACs serve only to find a husband. Much of the letter is sarcastic commentary about her social life,...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Two WAVES and a civilian man on a bench, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nell Smith Lutz (right, in service dress blue uniform) and fellow WAVE Anne Cox Worth sit on a outdoor bench in Raleigh, N.C. John S. Cox, father of Anne Cox, sits in between then with one arm around each. Anne Cox Worth is dressed in a white rayon...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • "I will serve," [1953]

    • 1953-02-25
    • Illustrated recruiting brochure for the Women's Army Corps. Provides brief history of the corps and then describes enlistment requirements and procedures; basic training and processing; uniforms; classes; bivouac training; foreign service and...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Elsie Prevatte Pickett]

    • 1960-02-12
    • Caption on back reads: U.S. WAC Center, Fort McClellan, 12 Feb 60 --- ""Then the fission would actually occur during--"" queries Second Lieutenant Elsie A. Prevatte (left) of her instructor, Captain Frances E. Castleberry following an hour of...
    • WV0462 Elsie Prevatte Pickett Papers
    • [Photograph of Agnes 'Scottie' Hudson with Communication Watch Crew, 1968]

    • 1968
    • Photograph of Agnes 'Scottie' Hudson (then serving as a Communication Watch Officer) with her watch crew during an inspection at Naval Communication Station, Norfolk, Virginia. All individuals are attired in service dress white naval uniforms.
    • WV0339 Agnes 'Scottie' Hudson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rachel Summers McGee, 1999

    • 1999-01-13
    • Documents Rachel Leuella Summers McGee's early life; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) from 1942 to 1943; and her life after World War II.

      McGee discusses her decision to join the army and people's reaction to women in...
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jean Wrenn Higgins, 1999

    • 1999-01-26
    • Primarily documents Jean Wrenn Higgins's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the 1930s; her experiences in the WAVES from 1943 to 1945; and her post-war...
    • WV0025 Jean Wrenn Higgins Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Marian Smith, 1999

    • 1999-02-11
    • Primarily documents Margaret Marion Smith's service with the War Department and Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1943 to 1947 and work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1963 through circa 1994.

      Smith primarily...
    • WV0036 Margaret Marian Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elna Allran Jones, 1999

    • 1999-02-12
    • Primarily documents Elna Allran Jones's early life; her service with the Cadet Nurse Corps and Army Nurse Corps (ANC); and her post-World War II career as a nurse.

      Jones discusses her parents and her background, then comments on her decision...
    • WV0023 Elna Allran Jones Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mattie Donnell Hicks, 1999

    • 1999-02-25
    • Documents Mattie Donnell Hicks's nurse education and training; service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1966; and post-war life in Greensboro, North Carolina.

      Hicks provides a brief description of her pre-war nurse education and...
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • Oral history interview with Betty Hyatt Caccavale, 1999

    • 1999-06-18
    • Primarily documents Caccavale's childhood in rural South Carolina and her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES as a cryptographer in Washington, D.C., during World War II.


      Caccavale discusses her family background and awareness of current...
    • WV0095 Betty Hyatt Caccavale 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 Beverly Barksdale Sheppe, 1999

    • 1999-07-17
    • Interview primarily documents Sheppe's Red Cross work in New Guinea and the Philippines from 1942 to 1945, but also her later Red Cross service in Europe and civilian career in social work.

      Sheppe briefly describes her education, noting...
    • WV0103 Beverly Barksdale Sheppe Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Brister, 1999

    • 1999-11-05
    • Documents Brister's experiences in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and her work in army intelligence in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Brister details her father's experiences in World War I and in the engineering field; the Great...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Wyatte Glennon, circa 2000

    • 2000
    • Primarily document's Margaret Wyatte Glennon's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in the 1930s, her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II, and her...
    • WV0165 Margaret Wyatte Glennon Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Bertha Sligh B. Barwikowski, 2000

    • 2000-11-17
    • Barwikowski primarily discusses her experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and her personal life following the war.

      Barwikowski discusses her ethnic heritage and her Polish ancestors. She then describes her experience in the WAC,...
    • WV0188 Bertha Barwikowski Papers
    • Oral history interview with Davetter Butler Shepard, 2000

    • 2000-12-09
    • Interview primarily documents Davetter Butler Shepard's service in the WAAC [Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] and the WAC [Women's Army Corps], during WWII, as well as her life after her service.

      Shepard briefly describes her childhood and...
    • WV0172 Davetter Shepard Papers
    • Oral history interview with Coralee Burson Davis, 2001

    • 2001
    • Primarily documents Coralee "Coco" Burson Davis' service in the Coast Guard SPARs during World War II, including her involvement in the play and musical Tars and Spars, and her acting career and personal life after the war.

      Davis describes...
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rechel, 2001

    • 2001-01-22
    • Documents Dorothy Rechel's service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1953 to 1976.

      Rechel discusses her German ancestry; her parents' career; playing softball; her father serving in the Civil Defense Corps during WWII; and a VE Day...
    • WV0196 Dorothy Jane Rechel Papers

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