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  • Veteran's biography: 1987)
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    • 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
    • [Wedding of Judith Bullock and Edward Thomson, 1943]

    • 1943-04-24
    • Judith Bullock Nisbet and Edward "Shorty" Thomson walk down the aisle at Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University after their wedding on April 24, 1943. Nisbet wears her Navy white dress uniform but carries the glove she removed to accept her...
    • WV0056 Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection, 1942-1943
    • Oral history interview with Judith Bullock Nisbet, 1999

    • 1999-03-22
    • Primarily documents Judith Bullock Nisbet's early life; time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); and service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Emergency Service...
    • WV0056 Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection, 1942-1943
    • [WAVES dress white summer uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • WAVES officer's dress white summer uniform, including tailored white lightweight blouse with distinctive rounded collar with WAVES insignia, four gold buttons, and reserve blue cuff stripes. Worn with white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie and...
    • WV0056 Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection, 1942-1943
    • [Jane Heins Escher, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Formal portrait of Jane Escher in WAVES uniform, taken in San Diego in late 1952 or early 1953.
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • [Recruit Training, Company 15, 1951]

    • 1951-08-15
    • Group photo of WAVES Company 15, Recruit Training (W) at the US Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois, on August 15, 1951.
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Heins Escher, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Interview primarily includes discussion of Jane Escher's childhood in North Carolina and her service as a cryptographer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the Korean War.


      Escher recalls moments...
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Patricia L. Childers, 2002

    • 2002-08-10
    • Primarily documents Patricia L. Childers' career in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1996.

      Childers discusses her reasons for joining the navy, the influence the Vietnam War and her family's service history had on her decision, and the Delayed...
    • WV0256 Patricia L. Childers Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender at Tachikawa Air Terminal, 1964]

    • 1964
    • Clara Adams-Ender, in service uniform and holding gloves, poses beside a sign for the Tachikawa Air Terminal in Tokyo, Japan, in 1964. She was returning home after a tour in South Korea.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender at march in Holland, 1980]

    • 1980-07
    • Clara Adams-Ender shakes hands with an unidentified man during a march to Nijmegen, Holland, in July 1980. Adams-Ender served as senior marcher for the U.S. delegation in a four-day, 100-mile march commemorating the liberation of the Dutch by the...
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender and President Ronald Reagan, 1985]

    • 1985
    • Clara Adams-Ender shakes hands with President Ronald Reagan at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she served as vice president of nursing, in 1985. In the center of the photo is Major General Lewis A. Mologne, commander of the medical center.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender sworn in as general, 1987]

    • 1987-09
    • Clara Adams-Ender, with one hand on the Bible and one hand raised, is sworn in as a general officer and Chief of the Army Nurse Corps in September 1987.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender at promotion to Brigadier General, 1987]

    • 1987
    • Clara Adams-Ender poses with her brother Ray and sister Bettie at her promotion to Brigadier General in Washington, D.C., in 1987. She wears the army white mess uniform and has a lei around her neck.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers

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