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    • [Mary Jane Vaughn DeWan with brother and cousin in New Guinea, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Army Nurse Mary Jane Vaughn DeWan with her brother (right), a member of the U.S. Navy, and her cousin Don Lozer (left), stand outside the nurses quarters in New Guinea, ca. 1944. She is wearing the brown and white striped seersucker field hospital...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • [10th Station Hospital Nurses, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Jane V. DeWan, first row on the left, and the 10th Station Hospital nurses at Oro Bay or Finschhafen, New Guinea, in 1944. The group is likely wearing the tropical shirtwaist and pants.
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • [Mary Jane and John DeWan, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • Mary Jane and John DeWan, both in uniform, on their day of reunion, after twenty-seven months of separation during the war, in December 1945.
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • 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
    • [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
    • [Portrait of two WACs, circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Portrait of Ellen Brown Steel (left) and a fellow WAC staff sergeant, circa 1950. Both women wear the olive drab uniform and garrison cap.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel and fellow WACs, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Ellen Brown Steel (left) poses outdoors with four fellow WACs wearing two versions of the taupe "Hattie Carnegie" service uniform with garrison caps circa 1952.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel in front of personnel chart, 1952]

    • 1952-08
    • Ellen Brown Steel (right, holding clipboard) and a fellow WAC stand in front of a board with an organizational chart listing platoon members in August of 1952. Both women wear the WAC short-sleeve summer beige-taupe dress.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel in a field, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Ellen Brown Steel poses outdoors in a field in 1962. She is probably wearing the WAC green and white cord striped summer uniform.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel at her retirement ceremony, 1969]

    • 1969-07-28
    • Ellen Brown Steel (right) shakes hands with Colonel Elizabeth P. Hoisington, the director of the WAC, at Steel's retirement ceremony on 28 July 1969. Both women wear dress blue uniforms.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ellen Steel, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Primarily documents Ellen Steel's career in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1949 to 1969 and changes in the army since the 1940s.

      Steel chiefly describes her basic training and her various duty stations. She talks about her parents'...
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Portrait of Ruth Payne Brown, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Portrait of Ruth V. Payne Brown in WAC taupe "Hattie Carnegie" uniform, taken at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1953.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers

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