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    • WACs parade in Salt Lake City [1944]

    • 1944-06
    • This picture clipped from a newspaper shows WACs from Hill Field in Ogden, Utah, marching in formation in Salt Lake City. The WACs are parading in support of the Fifth War Bond campaign and commanded by Betty Etten Wiker, who can be seen far right.
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • Oral History Interview with Tasheera Farrington-Nichols Marshall

    • 2016-07-09
    • Primarily documents the life of Tasheera Farrington-Nichols Marshall and her service with the United States Army and United States Army Reserve.

      Marshall recalls having to move many times as child due to her father's military career, how his...
    • WV0618 Tasherra Farrington-Nichols Marshall 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
    • Oral history interview with Marjorie Suggs Edwards, 2000

    • 2000-06-26
    • Documents Marjorie R. Suggs Edwards's early life; military service during World War II; and her personal life and career after the war.

      Edwards describes her childhood in an immigrant section of Passaic, New Jersey. She discusses in detail...
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marie Kevensky, 1999

    • 1999-11-03
    • Primarily documents Marie Kevensky's experiences in the Marines Corps Women's Reserve from 1951 to 1954 and her duties in Europe with the Department of State Foreign Service.

      Kevensky discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; physical...
    • WV0113 Marie Kevensky Oral History
    • Oral History interview with LaDansa Hailey Ussery, 2015

    • 8/11/2015
    • Primarily documents the life of LaDansa Hailey Ussery and her service with the United States Army.

      Ussery recalls the sexual harassment she experienced during Advanced Individual Training, the gender discrimination and negativity she endured...
    • WV0593 LaDansa Hailey Ussery Papers
    • Oral history interview with Judy McKinnon

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Judy Covington McKinnon's early life and family history; work in the motor pool and mess hall with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945; and her personal life after the...
    • WV0249 Judy McKinnon Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Hydes Council, 1999

    • 1999-06-16
    • Primarily documents Jane Hydes Council's service with the United States Women's Army Corps. Council discusses her desire to join the U.S. Women's Army Corps from a young age, the progress she felt she achieved while in the service, and her...
    • WV0093 Jane Hydes Council Papers
    • 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
    • Oral history interview with Davetter Butler Shepard, 2000

    • 2000-12-09
    • Interview primarily documents Davetter Butler Shepard's service in the WAAC [Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] and the WAC [Women's Army Corps], during WWII, as well as her life after her service.

      Shepard briefly describes her childhood and...
    • WV0172 Davetter Shepard Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bonnie James Baxter, 2005

    • 2005-08-31
    • Primarily documents Bonnie James Baxter's service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs during WWII."

      Baxter briefly discusses her youth, various office jobs she held before entering the service, recruitment posters, and her reasons for enlisting...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Etten Wiker, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • Primarily documents Betty Etten Wiker's service in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War.

      Wiker briefly discusses her childhood and education in Chicago, her reasons for enlisting in the WAAC, and her basic training at Fort Des...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Women in the Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York, 1949]

    • 1949-08-09
    • A group of nine U.S. Air Force personnel, including eight women, pose on ship off the coast of New Rochelle, New York, during a visit to Headquarters 1st Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York. The women wear variations of the service uniform. Pictured...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WAVES in Tijuana, Mexico, 1944]

    • 1944-02
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) poses with fellow WAVES Sylvester and Eunice at a photo stand in Tijuana, Mexico, in February 1944.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES Dot and Janet at Cedar Falls, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson's roommates during basic training, Dot and Janet, pose outside a building at Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES at U.S. Naval Training Station San Diego, 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • WAVES Millie Swift of Iowa; Agnes Lawrence of Oakland, California; Elizabeth Simpson of Richmond, Virginia; and Sue Wright of South Dakota pose outside WAVE Barracks 1 at the U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, California, in November 1943. The...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WACs sing in chapel, 1944]

    • 1944-06-04
    • Members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) at Hill Field, Utah, sing in the chapel choir on 4 June 1944. Betty Etten Wiker (right of post) is wearing the officer's service uniform and cap, while others wear an assortment of cold and wet weather WAC...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs serve troops in mess hall, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) members serve food to army servicemen at Ladd Field, Alaska, in April of 1945. The women are wearing army food handler overcoats and hats. Pictured are: Douchinsky, Kozarnowicz, Ardizzone, Smith, Swann, Hiles, and Callaway.
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs serve food in mess hall, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • A line of Women's Army Corps (WAC) members in white food handler uniforms serve a meal to servicemen in April of 1945. A supply of Eddy's sliced bread can be seen on the shelf behind the women. Pictured are: Douchinsky, Kozarnowicz, Smith, Swann,...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs interview for duty assignments, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) members interview for duty assignments at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, in April 1945. The WACs sit in folding chairs as they are interviewed by male and female amry personnel seated at desks. Several period war bond...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers

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