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    • Oral history interview with Ethel LeBlanc Palma, 1999

    • 1999-11-22
    • Documents Ethel LeBlanc Palma's early life; her work as a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) recruiter stateside and a foreign mail censorer in the Pacific during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Prominent pre-war topics...
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [Ruth White in front of ruins, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Ruth White in field uniform stands in front of the ruins of the Legislative Building in Manila, Philippines, in the fall of 1945. The building had had been bombed during the Battle of Manila in February, 1945. Notations on the back of the...
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers
    • Oral history interview with Beverly Barksdale Sheppe, 1999

    • 1999-07-17
    • Interview primarily documents Sheppe's Red Cross work in New Guinea and the Philippines from 1942 to 1945, but also her later Red Cross service in Europe and civilian career in social work.

      Sheppe briefly describes her education, noting...
    • WV0103 Beverly Barksdale Sheppe Papers
    • [Letter from Lee to Catherine Katopes and Georgie, 24 June 1945]

    • 1945-06-24
    • Katopes' friend Lee describes her transfer to The Phillipines from Australia, including baggage weight limitations, stops in New Guinea, and Biak, Palaw, and Leyte, and enjoying the flights. Lee describes the rubble in Manila, lacking permanent...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rosemary Blakely Zule

    • 2000-02-13
    • Primarily documents Rosemary Blakely Zule's background and employment history in the 1930s; her service in the Women's Army Corps during World War II; and her life after the war.

      Personal topics from her early life include the death of her...
    • WV0149 Rosemary Blakely Zule Papers
    • Oral history interview with Norma Petree Shaver, 2001

    • 2001-05-24
    • Primarily documents Norma Petree Shaver's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.

      Shaver recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brother being drafted into the service, working at R.H. Hanes Knitting Company, and the...
    • WV0217 Norma Petree Shaver Papers
    • [Red Cross billet in Manila, Philippines, 1945]

    • 1945-10
    • The exterior of a Red Cross billet in Manila, Philippines, with two jeeps parked in front, October 1945. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Esther Gilbert in a jeep, Manila, Philippines, 1945]

    • 1945-10
    • Esther Gilbert poses in a jeep outside the Red Cross billet in Manila, Philippines, while on leave in October 1945. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Horse drawn taxis in Manila, Philippines, 1945]

    • 1945-10
    • Horse drawn taxis in Manila, Philippines, as photographed by Red Cross worker Esther Gilbert while on leave in October 1945. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Destroyed building, Manila, Philippines, 1945]

    • 1945-10
    • A building and automobile presumably destroyed by bombing in Manila, Philippines, as photographed by Red Cross worker Esther Gilbert while on leave in October 1945. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946

    • 1944-1946
    • This extensive scrapbook depicts Gilbert's service in the Pacific Theater of World War II through photos with detailed captions as well as maps, tourism guides, news clippings, and other mementos from the various places in which Gilbert served....
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • WAC news [June 1945]

    • 1945-06-09
    • A weekly publication for members of the Women's Army Corps stationed at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. It contains advice columns, humorous comics, and articles on local events, marriage announcements, poetry, and world events." Articles include "One...
    • WV0309 Norma L. Harris Collection, 1943 - 1948
    • Oral history interview with Jean Holdridge Reeves, 2008

    • 2008-02-14
    • Primarily documents Jean Reeves' service in New Guinea and the Philippines with the American Red Cross from 1944 to 1946.

      Reeves briefly discusses her early life, including her education. She recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, and shares...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-07-13
    • Reeves has transferred to Clark Field at Luzon, Philippines. She describes seeing the destruction of Manila, her bullet-riddled house, local plant life, food, and natives. She suspects Betty's current illness is caused by love life woes and "being...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-09-27
    • Reeves has returned from Manila, where she took many photos. She is going to a benefit gala which the president of the Philippines will be attending. Other topics include missing fresh food, the hot weather, and her Filipino workers' pay preference.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-10-09
    • Reeves has had several trips to Manila to see Tom, who's imminent departure for Japan has been delayed. She mentions hearing a rebroadcast of the 6th World Series game, transportation problems in their area of the Pacific, a new wonder drug called...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers

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