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  • Item description: 1950s
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    • [Women's Army Corps summer dress, circa 1950s]

    • 1945
    • Women's Army Corps Medical Service Corps short sleeve cotton summer beige taupe dress circa 1950s. The matching cloth belt is missing. The dress was designed by Hattie Carnegie.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • Horizons unlimited for women in the Air Force [circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Illustrated recruiting brochure encourages women to serve in the U.S. Air Force, circa 1950s. Includes description of uniforms; basic training; technical training; career fields; education; travel and recreation; and basic qualifications.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Army Nurse Corps taupe raincoat, circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Army Nurse Corps taupe nylon-rayon raincoat with belt and removable hood. The coat was also worn by members of the Women's Army Corps. Worn by Mattie Donnell Hicks in the 1950s.
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • [Army Nurse Corps taupe overcoat, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • Army Nurse Corps taupe overcoat with large rounded collar, two pockets, shoulder straps with gold buttons, and four pairs of gold embossed buttons. The coat matched the "Hattie Carnegie" taupe uniform designed in 1950 and was also worn by members...
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • Young ladies: college juniors [circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • 1950s recruiting poster for the Women's Army Corps (WAC) targeting college women for the U.S. Army's 4 week orientation program. According to the text, enrollees will get "a Preview of an Executive career as an Officer in the Women's Army Corps."...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Women in the Air Force [circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • 12-page recruiting brochure recruiting women for careers in the Women in the Air Force (WAF), circa 1950s. Includes mention of basic training, career opportunities, training and education, social life and potential for travel, uniforms, and other...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Oral history interview with Grace Swank Alexander, 1999

    • 1999-01-20
    • Documents Grace Alexander's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1951 to 1953; her following years of reserve and Special Services duty operating clubs and teaching school at bases...
    • WV0018 Grace Alexander Oral History
    • 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 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 (June) Crowel, 1999

    • 1999-12-31
    • Chiefly documents Margaret "June" Crowel's experiences as a career member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1945 to 1979.

      Crowel discusses her pre-military service work making nacelles for B-29s or B-25s in a defense plant; her mother's...
    • WV0137 Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lunary Love, circa 2000

    • 2000
    • Primarily documents Lunary Love's career as a nurse and her experiences as a nurse in the Women in the Air Force (WAF) in the 1950s.

      Topics on her pre-service life include her memories of World War II and her uncle's military service and...
    • WV0162 Lunary Love Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Irene Parsons, 2005

    • 2005-08-02
    • Primarily documents Irene Adelaide Parsons' service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS from 1943 to 1946, and her thirty years of service with the Veterans Administration.

      Parsons discusses her education at Brevard College and Woman's College,...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rebecca Ann Lloyd, 2006

    • 2006-04-18
    • Primarily documents Rebecca Ann Lloyd's background; her education at the Curry School and the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in the 1930s and 1940s; her twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy; and her post-service commercial real...
    • WV0346 Rebecca Ann Lloyd Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irma Jean Brooks, 2006

    • 2006-04-19
    • Primarily documents Irma Jean Brooks's twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy in personnel and administration.

      Brooks talks briefly about her youth and education, including her father's work at the Hanford Engineer Works in Washington during...
    • WV0347 Irma Jean Brooks Papers
    • Oral history interview with Maxine Pierce, 2006

    • 2006-06-06
    • Primarily documents Maxine Newcom Pierce's background; her twenty-year career in the WAVES; and the impact of her military service on the rest of her life.

      Pierce briefly discusses growing up in Southern Illinois in the 1930s, including her...
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • Oral history interview with Pat Foote, 2006

    • 2006-08-08
    • Primarily documents Brig. Gen. Evelyn "Pat" Foote's background; her service with the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1989; her involvement with organizations and committees related to veterans and women in the military in the 1990s; and her work as...
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lelia Hamilton, 2010

    • 2010-04-20
    • Leila Hamilton tells of her early life, education, entrance into the service, service in the United States Air Force as an aircraft controller and director, and her activities relating to the military after leaving the service.

      Hamilton...
    • WV0483 Lelia L. Hamilton Papers

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