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  • Veteran's biography: 11
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    • [Virginia Gilbert Mattson, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Formal headshot of Virgina G. Mattson in WAVES seersucker uniform, taken while she was stationed at the Naval Supply Depot in Mechanicsburg, PA, from 1945 to 1946.
    • WV0014 Virginia Gilbert Mattson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gilbert Mattson, 1999

    • 1999-01-09
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Gilbert Mattson's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1944 to 1946; and her involvement in WAVES National beginning in the late 1980s.

      Mattson...
    • WV0014 Virginia Gilbert Mattson Papers
    • [Louise Nash Dorsett,  1945]

    • 1945
    • Louise Nash Dorsett stands in front of a tree wearing a WAVES officer dress blue uniform and garrison cap in spring of 1945.
    • WV0017 Louise Nash Dorsett Papers
    • [Portrait of Louise Nash Dorsett, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Formal headshot of Louise N. Dorsett, taken while she was stationed at the Bureau of Ships in Washington, DC, in the spring of 1943.
    • WV0017 Louise Nash Dorsett Papers
    • Oral history interview with Louise Nash Dorsett, 1999

    • 1999-01-19
    • Documents Louise Nash Dorsett's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1945; and her life after World War II.

      Dorsett recalls her early life during the Depression and...
    • WV0017 Louise Nash Dorsett Papers
    • [WAVES blue winter uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAVES officer's dress blue winter uniform with tailored navy blue wool blouse with distinctive rounded collar with WAVES insignia, four gold buttons, and two reserve blue cuff stripes. Worn with white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie and navy blue...
    • WV0017 Louise Nash Dorsett Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Bonner Eshelman, 1999

    • 1999-02-17
    • Documents Helen Bonner Eshelman's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WC, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, UNCG) during the Depression; her service in the South Pacific as a dietitian for the...
    • WV0039 Helen Bonner Eshelman 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
    • 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
    • [Portrait of Dorothy B. Austell]

    • 1943-06-11
    • Photographic portrait of Dorothy B. Austell, in uniform, standing by a field, with farm workers in the background. The photograph is dated June 11, 1943.
    • WV0184 Dorothy B. Austell Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Austell, 2000

    • 2000-09-18
    • Primarily documents Dorothy B. Austell's service as an undercover agent in the Women's Army Corps with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and her post-war work as an insurance agent.

      Austell describes her athleticism in...
    • WV0184 Dorothy B. Austell Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy May Miller, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • Documents Dorothy May Miller's childhood in Florida; her military service during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Miller discusses her family history and her early life in Florida, growing up poor and in a segregated...
    • WV0198 Dorothy M. Miller Papers
    • [WAVES and sailors in the snow, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Four WAVES, including Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick (second from left) and two sailors, all in overcoats, pose outside in the snow, circa 1945.
    • WV0213 Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick Papers
    • [Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick stands outdoors wearing the WAVES dress white uniform, circa 1945.
    • WV0213 Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick Papers
    • [Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick at religion building, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick, in dress blue uniform, poses beside a sign identifying a department "Of Religion," circa 1945. The sign appears to contain some of the 1937 quote from Nazi Minister of Church Affairs Hanns Kerrl that "Adolf Hitler is the...
    • WV0213 Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick Papers
    • Oral history interview with Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick, 2001

    • 2001-05-12
    • Primarily documents Kirkpatrick's work in naval intelligence as both a civilian and an officer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Kirkpatrick...
    • WV0213 Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick Papers

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