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    • [WAVES view the USS Constitution, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAVES, including Elizabeth Ryan (2nd from left) and Mildred Fitgerald (far right) view the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" berthed in the Boston Navy Yard.
    • WV0008 Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Papers
    • [WAVES Supply Corps training class, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES Supply and Disbursing School training class poses for a formal photo at Harvard's Radcliffe College in late 1943. Virginia Becker is in the second row from the front, seventh from the left.
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • [WAVES officer's wool coat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES officer's navy blue wool double-breasted overcoat with three pairs of Navy gold buttons, belt sewn on the back, and reserve blue stripes on cuffs. This coat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES navy trousers, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES navy blue slacks worn with the short-sleeve white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie. This uniform worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES navy blue havelock, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES navy blue havelock worn with raincoat. Worn by Virginia Gardner Becker from 1943 to 1945.
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • [WAVES navy blue garrison cap, 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAVES navy blue garrison cap, authorized for wear by enlisted women and officers in January 1945. Worn by Blanche W. Haggard in 1945.
    • WV0040 Blanche Woolard Haggard Papers
    • [WAVES enjoy snow in Asheville, 1944]

    • 1944-12
    • WAVES Kitty Ruman, Carolyn Newby Finger, Flo Bergman, and Ginny Kane hold snowballs outside the Asheville, N.C., convalescent hospital following a December 1944 snowfall.
    • WV0057 Carolyn Newby Finger Papers
    • [WAVES enlisted soft-brimmed hat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES enlisted soft-brimmed hat with blue cover and navy tally with "US Navy" in gold letters across the front. Worn with interchangeable navy, white, and seersucker covers. This hat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES aboard the USS Constitution, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAVES Elizabeth Ryan and Mildred Fitzgerald view the binnacle, a case housing the compass, of the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" berthed in the Boston Navy Yard.
    • WV0008 Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gardner Becker, 1999

    • 1999-03-17
    • Virginia Gardner Becker primarily discusses her early life and her time in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Becker details her family background, including the early death of her...
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • [Mary Ellen West at work in office, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Storekeeper Third Class Mary Ellen West (right) sits at a typewriter while two other WAVES work at desks in their shared office at Whiting Field, Florida, in 1944. The women were assigned to a Pensacola housing project; through the window a...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Winifred Kuehn, 1999

    • 1999-12-02
    • Primarily documents Winifred E. Kuehn's experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) while stationed in New York City and Wahiawa, Hawaii, during World War II.

      Kuehn discusses her reaction to the...
    • WV0127 Winifred Taylor Kuehn Papers
    • Oral history interview with Patricia Keegan DeLaney, 2001

    • 2001-05-01
    • Primarily documents Patricia Keegan DeLaney's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1945.

      DeLaney briefly mentions the affects of the Depression, and her brother's service in the...
    • WV0209 Patricia Keegan Delaney Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ann Henning Moore, 1999

    • 1999-07-11
    • Primarily documents Mary Ann Henning Moore's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1941 until 1944 and her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for...
    • WV0102 Ann Henning Moore Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marion Fisher, 1999

    • 1999-05-25
    • Primarily documents Marion Elizabeth Fisher's early education; her service in Italy as an army dietitian during World War II; and her civilian dietitian work with the Veterans Administration and the Department of the Navy.


      Fisher...
    • WV0083 Marion Fisher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marguerite Brendlinger Robinson, 2007

    • 2007-01-19
    • Primarily documents Marguerite B. Robinson's early life and family, her service with the WAVES from 1944 to 1946, and her life after World War II.

      Robinson discusses her family, including her older sister's influence on her decision to...
    • WV0376 Marguerite B. Robinson Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick, 2001

    • 2001-05-12
    • Primarily documents Kirkpatrick's work in naval intelligence as both a civilian and an officer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Kirkpatrick...
    • WV0213 Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jean Wrenn Higgins, 1999

    • 1999-01-26
    • Primarily documents Jean Wrenn Higgins's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the 1930s; her experiences in the WAVES from 1943 to 1945; and her post-war...
    • WV0025 Jean Wrenn Higgins Oral History
    • 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

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