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    • Oral History interview with Shelley Witzke Kirk

    • 2016-02-07
    • Primarily documents the life of Shelley Witzke Kirk and her service with the United States Navy.
      Kirk recalls surviving six weeks of ""initiation"" after her promotion to Chief Petty Officer, the satisfaction she felt when she was finally pinned...
    • WV0604 Shelley Witzke Kirk Oral History
    • Oral History Interview with Jane Helms Vance, 2015

    • 2015-04-10
    • Primarily documents the life of Jane Helms Vance and her service with the United States Air Force.

      Vance recalls fond memories of her time spent at Woman's College, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the computer and...
    • WV0581 Jane Helms Vance Papers
    • Oral History interview with Sally Ann Weeks Benson, 2015

    • 2015-03-24
    • Primarily documents the life of Sally Ann Weeks Benson and her service with the United States Navy.Benson recalls dealing with gender stereotypes while growing up, and then again throughout her military career. She also recalls the diversity of her...
    • WV0579 Sally Ann Weeks Benson Papers, 1961-2015
    • [Photograph M. Renee Sisk and family]

    • Undated
    • M. Renee Sisk is seen here with her family. From left to right are M. Renee Sisk, wearing her navy blue service jacket and garrison cap, father Marcus McCann, sister Sharon, brother Brent, brother Steven, and mother Mary McCann.
    • WV0550 M. Renee Sisk Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Nancy M. Christ, 2008

    • 2008-03-23
    • Primarily documents Nancy M. Christ's childhood in New Jersey, nursing career, and experiences in the Army Nurse Corps from 1961 to 1981.

      Nancy Christ describes her upbringing in New Jersey and her decision to go into nursing. She tells of...
    • WV0408 Nancy M. Christ Papers
    • [Three WASPs in front of propeller, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane B. Doyle (left) and two fellow WASPs pose together on a tarmac in front of a plane, circa 1944. Doyle wears the WASP battle jacket and slacks with a field cap. The middle WASP wears the Santiago blue dress uniform with skirt and beret but no...
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • [Jane Doyle and fellow WASP, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane Doyle (left) and Faye Wolfe (right), both of WASP class 44-W-4, pose in their Santiago blue dress uniforms with berets," handbag, and white gloves, circa 1944.
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • [Jane Doyle in front of AT-6 plane, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane Doyle stands in front of an AT-6 aircraft, circa 1944. She wears a WASP flight suit with parachute and type A-2 leather jacket, and appears to hold pillows, probably to sit on.
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • [Jane Doyle on wing of PT-17 plane, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane Doyle sits on the wing Stearman PT-17 airplane, circa 1944. She wears a WASP flight suit, type A-2 leather jacket with Fifinella insignia, and flight helmet with goggles.
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Doyle, 2007

    • 2007-07-02
    • Primarily documents Jane Doyle's service in the WASP during World War II.

      Doyle briefly discusses her childhood and education, including her desire to become an architect. She talks about earning her private pilot license through the...
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • [Maxine Pierce's retirement, 1964]

    • 1964-09-16
    • Maxine Newcom Pierce is read a citation by a U.S. Navy captain at her retirement ceremony at Moffett Field, California, on 16 September 1964. Pierce, at the top of the stairs, wears the WAVES blue service dress uniform, officers cap, and white...
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • [Maxine Pierce, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Maxine Pierce poses in the WAVES gray and white seersucker work uniform and service cap with white cover, circa 1945. On her sleeve is the insignia of Yeoman 3rd Class Petty Officer.
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • [U.S. Navy WAVES musical review, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • U.S. Navy WAVES perform a musical review, circa 1945. All the women wear the WAVES blue service dress uniform and matching garrison cap. There is a cartoon character holding a feather on the center microphone.
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • Oral history interview with Maxine Pierce, 2006

    • 2006-06-06
    • Primarily documents Maxine Newcom Pierce's background; her twenty-year career in the WAVES; and the impact of her military service on the rest of her life.

      Pierce briefly discusses growing up in Southern Illinois in the 1930s, including her...
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • Oral history interview with Grace Belknap Illman, 2006

    • 2006-01-17
    • Primarily documents Grace Belknap Illman's childhood in Washington and Oregon; her experiences teaching army ground school from 1942 to 1945; and her teaching career after the war.

      Illman discusses her family background, childhood, and...
    • WV0338 Grace Illman Papers
    • [Portrait of Mary Kathryn Hampton, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Mary Kay Hampton, circa 1944, in the ANC blue service uniform with matching garrison cap. On her shoulder is the patch of the 4th Army Service Command.
    • WV0335 Mary Kathryn Hampton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Kathryn Hampton, 2005

    • 2005-11-21
    • Primarily documents Mary Kay Hampton's youth; her service with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years in Europe; and her life after the war.

      Hampton briefly discusses her childhood, including her father being...
    • WV0335 Mary Kathryn Hampton Papers
    • [Reunion of Duke graduates in Saipan, 1945]

    • 1945-08-15
    • Five graduates of the Duke University School of Nursing and two Duke Medical School alumni gather for a reunion around a table in Saipan in August 1945. Pictured from left to right are: Dorothy Sheldon, Lucy Slade, Cabell Young Jr., Marion Meeks,...
    • WV0328 Lucy Slade Libby Papers

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