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  • Item description: Candidate
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    • Serve with honor: Navy Nurse Corps [circa 1965]

    • 1965
    • Tri-fold, 6-page color recruiting brochure for the Navy Nurse Corps from the mid-1960s. Provides details of the Direct Appointment and Candidate Programs, such as eligibility requirements and potential service facilities and locations.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • 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
    • [Blanche Woolard Haggard in snow, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Blanche Woolard Haggard stands in the snow in front of a country store in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she was sent for officer candidate school in January 1943. She is wearing her WAVES winter uniform including her officer overcoat, hat, and...
    • WV0040 Blanche Woolard Haggard Papers
    • 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
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Betty, 1943]

    • 1943-03-21
    • Katopes relates her discouragement at learning she has washed out of Officer Candidate School, and describes the reasons for it, emphasizing the importance befriending the "right" people. She describes her job in Public Relations at Fort...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Geraldine Muse Phillips at Fort Lee, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Geraldine Muse Phillips poses outside while attending officer candidate school at Fort Lee, Virginia, in early 1949. She wears Women's Army Corps winter service dress uniform and barracks cap with a utility bag.
    • WV0129 Geraldine Muse Phillips Papers
    • Oral history interview with Josephine Martin Flynn, 2001

    • 2001-05-05
    • Documents Josephine Martin Flynn's early life; her four years of service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II; and its relation to her opinions and non-military life.

      Flynn...
    • WV0212 Josephine Martin Flynn Papers
    • Oral history interview with Adelaide Murphy

    • 2002-01-16
    • Primarily documents Adelaide Cotter Murphy's service in the Women Marines from 1943 to 1945.

      Murphy gives a brief overview of her childhood, including her early education. She recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brothers' service in the...
    • WV0240 Adelaide Murphy Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-27
    • Fischer discusses learning how to code supplies, her Thanksgiving activities, applying for Officer Candidate School, the schedule of a typical day, and getting a weekend pass to come home, where she hopes to have her hair done.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-01-10
    • Fischer describes kitchen patrol, not received leave, her disapproval of sailors drinking, be unable to apply for Officer Candidate School until she is in the field, and feeling unwell. Fischer is happy that she enlisted and believes She those not...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-11-10
    • Fischer discusses writing to friends serving overseas, hoping to get home for Christmas, their Halloween party, the rumor that their base is closing for the winter, receiving vaccinations, and a visit from a friend from Officer Candidate School.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • 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
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-02-01
    • Goddard assures her husband she doesn't plan on applying for Officer's Candidate School, mentions a brighter war picture, and has heard no word of the base closing.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • Woman line officer [1977]

    • 1977
    • Illustrated booklet describes U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS), the character-building benefits of being an officer, career fields available, qualifications for candidacy, and application procedure. Pencil sketches depict Asian, African...
    • WV0339 Agnes 'Scottie' Hudson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marguerite Brendlinger Robinson, 2007

    • 2007-01-19
    • Primarily documents Marguerite B. Robinson's early life and family, her service with the WAVES from 1944 to 1946, and her life after World War II.

      Robinson discusses her family, including her older sister's influence on her decision to...
    • WV0376 Marguerite B. Robinson Oral History
    • [WACs doing pushups, ca. 1943]

    • 1943
    • Four WACs, including Doris Dickens Wilson (second from right), practicing pushups at Officer Candidate School, circa 1943.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers

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