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  • Veteran's biography: Commanding
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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
    • Oral history interview with Edith Kimsey League, 1999

    • 1999-04-08
    • Primarily documents League's experiences at the North Carolina College for Women (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her various duty stations with the Women's Army Corps during World War II; and her marriages.

      League...
    • WV0061 Edith Kimsey League Papers
    • [Audrey Ann Fisher]

    • Undated
    • Portrait of Audrey Ann Fisher in dress uniform.
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers
    • [Ann Fisher on War College graduation day, 1973]

    • 1973
    • Audrey Ann Fisher (left) and a fellow female soldier stand beside a civilian on graduation day at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1973. Fisher was the fifth active duty female to graduate from the school.
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Fisher, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Documents Audrey Ann Fisher's twenty-seven year career in the military, with an emphasis on attitudes and changes in the Women's Army Corps and the U.S. Army.

      Fisher discusses her childhood in Oregon and Washington; her social life after...
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Valeria F. Hilgart, 2000

    • 2000-03-01
    • Primarily documents the life of Valeria F. Hilgart and her service with the United States Marine Corps. Hilgart discusses her dissatisfaction with menial work, her desire to join the military and follow in her sister's footsteps, her belief that...
    • WV0158 Valeria F. Hilgart Oral History
    • [Portrait of Faye Kane Giles, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Sergeant Katherine Faye Kane Giles taken in Edenton, North Carolina, in spring 1944. She wears the Marine Corps green and white seersucker uniform with spruce green bell-crown hat.
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • [First Sergeant's School class, 1944]

    • 1944
    • The 23 female Marines of the January-March 1944 First Sergeant's School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stand at parade rest in their classroom. The women wear the winter forest green uniform with bell-crown hat.
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • [Women Marines of U.S.M.C.  Air Station Edenton, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Women Marines of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station at Edenton, North Carolina, pose for a formal group picture while presenting a show to promote the sale of War Bonds in 1944. The women wear the Women Marines' white summer dress uniform without...
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • Oral history interview with K. Faye Kane Giles, 2001

    • 2001-05-15
    • Primarily documents Faye Kane Giles' service in the Women Marines from 1943 to 1945 and her life after the war.

      Giles briefly discusses her education, including attending business school, and her employment at the American Steel and Wire...
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver on recruiting duty, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ruth Shaver (center) and a fellow WAC in a military jeep speak with a woman while on recruiting duty in Ashland, Ohio, circa 1944. The unidentified WAC shakes a nurses' hand from the passenger side of a jeep. Both WACs wear the khaki summer...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver and fellow WAC at a storefront, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ruth Shaver and a fellow WAC walk out of a store, past the storefront, circa 1944. Shaver (center) wears the WAC olive drab winter uniform with light drab (pink) skirt, a matching garrison cap, and a WAC-issue handbag.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • A group of three WACs and three soldiers pose in a street in Paris on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Also pictured (left to right) are: Stephenson, Polly, Kent, Salz, Shearer, Ruth Shaver, and Perks.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs in front of a jeep, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Five WACs, including Ruth Shaver (center) stand in a line in front of a jeep, circa 1944. The WACs are wearing the khaki summer uniform with Hobby hat.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • Close-up of three WACs and three servicemen posing together on a Paris street on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Pictured (left to right) are: (back row) Shearer, Stephenson, Ruth Shaver, Kent; (front) Salze, Polly, Perks.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver at her desk, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Ruth Shaver looks through an index card file box while sitting at her desk in Cleveland in 1943. The caption of the official Army photograph reads,"As head of the personnel department, Lt. Ruth Shaver of Norwalk, Ohio, keeps track of 150 WAAC...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver and Jacques dine in Paris, 1945]

    • 1945-07
    • WAC Ruth Shaver, in olive drab service uniform, and French serviceman Jacques Hardue sit at a table at a sidewalk cafe in Paris in July 1945.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • Two WACs and four servicemen stand in front a building with a plane mounted outside of it while in Paris on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Those pictured include (left to right): Perks, Salz, Shearer, unknown, Polly, and Stephenson. A note on the back...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers

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