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  • Item description: Emergency
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    • [Portrait of Mildred Ikard]

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    • Portrait of Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois attired in Navy Service Dress Blue WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service]uniform. An enlisted WAVES insignia can be observed on either collar.
      " Text on back of photograph reads:"If...
    • WV0486 Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois Papers
    • [Portrait of Mildred Ikard]

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    • Portrait of Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois attired in Navy WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service] uniform and garrison cap. Enlisted WAVES insignia can be observed on either collar.
    • WV0486 Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois Papers
    • [WAVES battalion photo, Bethesda, Maryland]

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    • Written on the front page of theis photograph is "Company Battalion 2, U.S.N. [Navy] Hospital Corps School (Women's Reserve), Bethesda, Maryland." The women standing in formation are WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S....
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [WAVES on parade ground at Hunter College Navy Training Base]

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    • In this photo likely members of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S. Navy) Company 68-44 Battalion Two, U.S. Navy, are marching on the parade ground at Hunter College in Bronx, New York. They wear the standard WAVES white...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [WAVES group photo]

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    • This is a candid shot; women in the photograph are wearing the regulation pinstriped gray working uniform, Lisel stockings, oxford work shoes, blue cover hat, and matching blue cap ribbon. On the lapels is a patch of the traditional WAVES (Women...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [Walker and fellow WAVES obverse traditional quilt making]

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    • Walker and the other women in this photograph (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S.Navy)wear the enlisted gray pinstriped working uniform, and the regulation cap with identical cover for the gray uniform. The clear view positioning...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • Oral History interview with Jerry Rita Jolliff Brunton, 2015

    • 2015-07-24
    • Primarily documents the life of Jerry Rita Jolliff Brunton and her service with the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service).

      Personal topics include experiencing sexual harassment during basic training,...
    • WV0588 Jerry Rita Jolliff Brunton Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Julia "Judy" Houk Cooley

    • 2009-03-12
    • Primarily documents the service of Judy Cooley in the United States Navy Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service [WAVES] during World War II as a radio operator.

      Cooley tells of growing up in the rural area of Edmonton, New York, her...
    • WV0452 Julia 'Judy' Houk Cooley Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ava Caudle Honeycutt, 2008

    • 2008-11-22
    • Primarily documents Ava Honeycutt’s service in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during WWII.

      Honeycutt discusses her childhood in rural North Carolina at length, including: growing up on a farm; the Great...
    • WV0438 Ava Caudle Honeycutt Papers
    • Oral history interview with Violet Thurn Cowden, 2007

    • 2007-05-03
    • Primarily discusses Violet Thurn Cowden's service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) from 1943 to 1944.

      Cowden discusses her childhood on a farm in South Dakota, working for room and board to attend high school in the nearby town,...
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rosetta Elliot McMahon, 2007

    • 2007-04-17
    • Primarily documents Rosetta Elliot McMahon's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1944.

      McMahon briefly discusses her family, her hometown in West Virginia, working in defense...
    • WV0393 Rosetta McMahon Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Jean Downer, 2007

    • 2007-02-21
    • Primarily documents Jean Downer's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1945 to 1946 and her life after the World War II.

      Pre-service topics include Downer's youth in Philadelphia, details of...
    • WV0386 Jean Downer Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Viola Sanders, 2005

    • 2005-06-14
    • Primarily documents Viola Brown Sander's career in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1966.

      Sanders discusses the death of her father and her mother's work to provide for the family. She talks...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Sullivan, 2004

    • 2004-02-09
    • Interview primarily documents Dorothy Collins Sullivan's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Sullivan details her reasons for joining the WAC, including the slogan "Free a Man to Fight." She...
    • WV0187 Dorothy R. Collins Sullivan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nell Smith Lutz

    • 2003-03-23
    • Primarily discusses Nell Smith Lutz's service in the supply corps of the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Lutz breifly discusses her childhood in Florida and education at Florida State...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sylvia Kenny Swink, 2003

    • 2003-02-05
    • Primarily discusses Sylvia Kenny Swink's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) as well as her pre- and post-war personal life.

      Swink discusses growing up during the Depression in Minnesota, and her...
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink 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
    • Oral history interview with Helen Black, 2002

    • 2002-01-23
    • Primarily documents Helen Dorothy Doyle Black's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1946.


      Black briefly discusses her early life, her father and uncle's service as seamen in WWI,...
    • WV0270 Helen Doyle Black Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Adeline Ledesma Teague, 2002

    • 2002-01-17
    • Primarily documents Adeline Ledesma Horner Teague's early life, ethnicity, service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and her career and education in teaching after the war.


      Teague provides an...
    • WV0241 Adeline Ledesma Teague Papers
    • Oral history interview with Louise Ross Yegge, circa 2002

    • 2002
    • Primarily documents Louise Ross Yegge's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Yegge briefly discusses her early life, including her parents' deaths, and her work and housing in...
    • WV0242 Louise Ross Yegge Papers

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