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    • Oral history interview with Norma Martell, 1999

    • 1999-04-30
    • Primarily documents Norma J. Martell's early life during the Depression; her service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) as a cryptographer from 1942 to 1945; and her post-war pacifist ideology.


      Martell discusses her family and her life...
    • WV0072 Norma Martell Oral History
    • [Henrietta Lucke, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Henrietta Clodfelter Lucke in WAVES uniform, circa 1944.
    • WV0085 Henrietta Clodfelter Lucke Papers
    • Oral history interview with Henrietta Clodfelter Lucke, 1999

    • 1999-05-27
    • Primarily details Lucke's experiences as a town student at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her training at St. Albans Naval Hospital; and working in the U.S. Navy WAVES...
    • WV0085 Henrietta Clodfelter Lucke Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [Women Marines summer uniform, circa 1950s]

    • 1955
    • Green and white pinstriped summer uniform dress and jacket for Women Marines, designed by Mainbocher and introduced in 1952. The uniform is made of Dacron and nylon material with green piping around collar lapels, shoulder straps, and on sleeves of...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [Women Marines summer garrison cap, circa 1950s]

    • 1950
    • Women Marines garrison cap, worn with the green and white summer uniform. Includes green piping and the Marine Corps insignia. The curtain around the brim of the cap was new to the Mainbocher style garrison cap introduced in 1952.
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [Army nurses in Philippino marketplace, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Army nurses Alice Clark (right) and Shirley "Corky" McCorquodale Lyle (left) at a marketplace in Mindanao, Philippines, 1945.
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • [General Eichelberger and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Eleanor Roosevelt, in Red Cross uniform, and Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger walk side-by-side in Rockhampton, Australia, in 1943. Behind Mrs. Roosevelt is Admiral Claud A. Jones.
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • [54th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps, 1955]

    • 1955-02-02
    • Ten of Fort Monroe's eleven Army Nurses, including Shirley McCorquodale Lyle (center), pose around a table with a large cake at the tea they gave to celebrate the 54th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps on 2 February 1955.
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley Lyle, 1999

    • 1999
    • Documents Shirley McCorquodale Lyle's career in the Army Nurse Corps from 1939 to 1960, including her service in the Pacific with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

      Lyle briefly details her high school education; her parents' reaction...
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Johnson Coster, 2000

    • 2000-02-04
    • Chiefly documents Ruth L. Johnson Coster's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Coster discusses her youth and education in North Carolina and her pre-war employment at the Lucky Strike factory in Durham and a...
    • WV0145 Ruth Coster Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rosemary Blakely Zule

    • 2000-02-13
    • Primarily documents Rosemary Blakely Zule's background and employment history in the 1930s; her service in the Women's Army Corps during World War II; and her life after the war.

      Personal topics from her early life include the death of her...
    • WV0149 Rosemary Blakely Zule Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, 1954]

    • 1954-10-12
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton poses with a rifle in front of a target on 12 October 1954. Her jacket shows her marksmanship awards won while a member of the Annex Team Two rifle team in the 12th Naval District. The patch on her pocket appears to be related...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Two Women Marines shoot rifles, circa 1956]

    • 1956
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton (bottom) and fellow Women Marine Mae Van Hecke lay on their stomachs aiming rifles, circa 1956. The Marines are both wearing jackets with patches that signify their marksmanship awards.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, 1956]

    • 1956-03-22
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton poses with a rifle in front of a mirror on 22 March 1956. The back of her jacket, with patches signifying her marksmanship awards won while a member of the 12th Naval District Annex Team Two rifle team, can be seen in the...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton lies on mattress aiming her rifle, sometime while stationed with Department of the Pacific in San Francisco from 1953 through 1956.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Marine rifle team, 1955]

    • 1955-03-17
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton (seated) is lone female among seven Marines with rifles on 17 March 1955. This is likely the 12th Naval District Annex Team Two rifle team.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with handgun, 1956]

    • 1956-03-19
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton, with one arm behind her back, aims a handgun while at the Marine Corps rifle range at Camp Matthews, California, on 19 March 1956. She wears the Women Marines' forest green winter uniform and bell-crown hat.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers

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