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  • Item description: California
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    • The word [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Twelve page, black and white booklet on the recreation program for Women Marines at Camp Pendleton, California, circa 1945. Topics include descriptions of offered sports, fine arts, and other recreational activities; details of the reception center...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Oral history interview with Mary Jane DeWan, 1999

    • 1999-01-28
    • Documents Mary Jane DeWan's pre-war nurse's training; her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945; and her life and career following World War II.

      DeWan briefly discusses her nursing training before...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • 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 Mary Cooper Floyd, 1999

    • 1999-03-03
    • Primarily documents Mary Elizabeth C. Floyd's clerical work for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) while stationed in Washington, D.C., and Long Island, New York, during World War II; and her life after the...
    • WV0048 Mary Cooper Floyd Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Allegrone, 1999

    • 1999-04-12
    • Primarily documents Helen Allegrone's experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), both at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and in Washington, D.C., where she worked in...
    • WV0062 Helen Allegrone Papers
    • Oral history interview with Muriel Coykendall Kiser, 1999

    • 1999-05-18
    • Documents Muriel Coykendall Kiser's childhood; her education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the early 1940s; and her service in Europe with the Red Cross during...
    • WV0078 Muriel Coykendall Kiser 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
    • [Edna Andrews Weston at Naval Hospital Unit, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Edna Andrews Weston in her Navy Nurse Corps black dress uniform stands in front of the sign for the the U.S. Naval Hospital Unit 2, probably at San Diego, California, in 1945.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • [Maxine Easter on anniversary of Navy Nurse Corps, 1970]

    • 1970-05
    • Maxine Easter (center, in NNC white evening dress) and two women in civilian clothes hold a sword while standing above a cake celebrating the 62nd anniversary of Navy Nurse Corps at Port Hueneme, California, in May 1970.
    • WV0108 Maxine Virginia Easter Papers
    • [Portrait of Maxine Easter, 1970]

    • 1970-07-01
    • Portrait of Maxine Easter upon her retirement at Port Hueneme, California, 1 July 1970.
    • WV0108 Maxine Virginia Easter Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan E. Gerichten, 1999

    • 1999-10-29
    • Primarily documents Joan Gerichten's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1954 to 1961 and her experiences as an officer's wife after marriage.

      Gerichten details her early desire to join the Marines; boot camp training;...
    • WV0109 Joan E. Gerichten Papers
    • [El Toro Marine Air Station tower staff, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Dorothy "Dottie" Griffin Rice (second from right) and fellow flight clearance, tower operator, and aerologist staff pose in front of a propeller plane on the tarmac at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, California, in 1945.
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rice, 1999

    • 1999-10-31
    • Primarily documents Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the Korean War and her life as a Marine wife.

      Topics related to Rice's service in the Women Marines include her parents'...
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • 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 Helen Boileau Hester, 1999

    • 1999-12-06
    • Primarily documents Boileau Hester's service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point during World War II and her life after leaving the Women Marines.

      Hester describes learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor;...
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester Papers
    • 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
    • [Two army nurses, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Brower Twiddy and a fellow army nurse pose among agave plants in Carmel, California, circa 1942. Twiddy is still wearing the navy blue army nurse uniform with blue 1st pattern service cap and wool overcoat. Her friend wears the new olive...
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Army nurses at Fort Ord, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Two army nurses, including Rachel Brower Twiddy (seated), are pictured at the nurses' station on their ward at Fort Ord, California, circa 1942.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Army nurses at Fort Ord, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Brower Twiddy (second from right) poses with six of her army nurse coworkers at Fort Ord, California, circa 1942. The group is attired in the white hospital uniform, with the exception of the nurse in the middle who wears the off-duty dress.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers

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