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  • Veteran's biography: 1922
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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
    • [Portrait of Mary Ellen West, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Mary Ellen West taken while she was attending Navy Storekeepers School at the University of Indiana in 1944.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Mary Ellen West at work in office, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Storekeeper Third Class Mary Ellen West (right) sits at a typewriter while two other WAVES work at desks in their shared office at Whiting Field, Florida, in 1944. The women were assigned to a Pensacola housing project; through the window a...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Mary Ellen West in uniform, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Ellen West poses by a palm tree in Pensacola, Florida, wearing the WAVES all-purpose coat and soft-brimmed hat, in 1944.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Mary Ellen West, 1999

    • 1999-03-30
    • Documents Mary Ellen West's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES enlisted soft-brimmed hat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES enlisted soft-brimmed hat with blue cover and navy tally with "US Navy" in gold letters across the front. Worn with interchangeable navy, white, and seersucker covers. This hat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES officer's wool coat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES officer's navy blue wool double-breasted overcoat with three pairs of Navy gold buttons, belt sewn on the back, and reserve blue stripes on cuffs. This coat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES navy trousers, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES navy blue slacks worn with the short-sleeve white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie. This uniform worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [St. Louis SPAR basketball team, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • St. Louis 9nd SPAR Basketball Team, circa 1944. Players include (front, left to right) Mary J. Malone, Lucy Phillips Pugh, Marianne Cohan, Anne Galagher, (back) Lt. Auleen Kirkhart, Madeline Fagan, Doris Hinks, Carol Dusterwinkle, Mary...
    • WV0074 Lucy Phillips Pugh Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lucy Phillips Pugh, 1999

    • 1999-05-06
    • Primarily documents Lucy Pugh's early life and her service with the Coast Guard SPARS (from Semper Paratus-Always Ready) during World War II.


      Pugh discusses her life before the war, including her father's general store; playing...
    • WV0074 Lucy Phillips Pugh Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Hydes Council, 1999

    • 1999-06-16
    • Primarily documents Jane Hydes Council's service with the United States Women's Army Corps. Council discusses her desire to join the U.S. Women's Army Corps from a young age, the progress she felt she achieved while in the service, and her...
    • WV0093 Jane Hydes Council 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
    • Oral history interview with Jane Morey, 1999

    • 1999-11-03
    • Primarily documents Jane G. Morey's early life and her service in the Coast Guard SPARs from 1943 to 1945.

      Morey discusses her love of reading; early aspirations to be an antiquarian; knowledge of the war in Europe during high school; and...
    • WV0114 Jane G. Morey Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Ellen Tarlton Jordan, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • Primarily documents Ellen Jordan's childhood in Greensboro, North Carolina; her work at Camp Wolters with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II; her religious beliefs, and her life after the war.

      Jordan details her family life as...
    • WV0130 Ellen Jordan Oral History

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