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  • Item description: Pennsylvania
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    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gilbert Mattson, 1999

    • 1999-01-09
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Gilbert Mattson's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1944 to 1946; and her involvement in WAVES National beginning in the late 1980s.

      Mattson...
    • WV0014 Virginia Gilbert Mattson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Marian Smith, 1999

    • 1999-02-11
    • Primarily documents Margaret Marion Smith's service with the War Department and Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1943 to 1947 and work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1963 through circa 1994.

      Smith primarily...
    • WV0036 Margaret Marian Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Knyrim Mattern, 1999

    • 1999-12-21
    • Chiefly documents Audrey Knyrim Mattern's early life in the coal community of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, and her service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II.

      Mattern discusses her family and childhood in Hazelton in the...
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • Oral history interview with Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis, 1999

    • 1999-03-01
    • Primarily documents Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis's nursing education; service with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) and Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II; and her career in nursing education, particularly her tenure as dean of the School of Nursing...
    • WV0047 Eloise Rallings Lewis Papers
    • [Army dietitians at Deshon Army Hosptial, circa 1944]

    • 1944-12
    • Three army dietitians at Deshon Army Hospital in Butler, Pennsylvania, sit in the cafeteria. The women, who wear the army nurse brown and white seersucker uniform, are posed in front of a Christmas tree and large fruit basket.
    • WV0052 Jean Comins Mitchell Papers
    • [Nurses posed in front of dorm, 1947]

    • 1947
    • Four veterans pose in front of building at Woman's College in 1947. Three were nurses, including Agnes Knall (left) and the woman beside her, identified as being from Pennsylvania. Former X-Ray technician Constance Cline Phillips is third from...
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Berry Godin, 1999

    • 1999-06-19
    • Interview primarily focuses on Betty Berry Godin's service as an Army Air Force Evacuation Nurse.


      Pre-service topics include Godin's nursing education and employment; being reject for a job as a flight attendant; and the death of a...
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley Lyle, 1999

    • 1999
    • Documents Shirley McCorquodale Lyle's career in the Army Nurse Corps from 1939 to 1960, including her service in the Pacific with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

      Lyle briefly details her high school education; her parents' reaction...
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • Oral history interview with Geraldine Muse Phillips, 1999

    • 1999-12-06
    • Primarily documents Geraldine Muse Phillips's background; her experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in the late 1940s; and her family life after her military service.

      Phillips discusses moving frequently as a child; her mother's mental...
    • WV0129 Geraldine Muse Phillips 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
    • [First Sergeant's School class, 1944]

    • 1944
    • The 23 female Marines of the January-March 1944 First Sergeant's School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stand at parade rest in their classroom. The women wear the winter forest green uniform with bell-crown hat.
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • Oral history interview with K. Faye Kane Giles, 2001

    • 2001-05-15
    • Primarily documents Faye Kane Giles' service in the Women Marines from 1943 to 1945 and her life after the war.

      Giles briefly discusses her education, including attending business school, and her employment at the American Steel and Wire...
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • Oral history interview with Coralee Burson Davis, 2001

    • 2001
    • Primarily documents Coralee "Coco" Burson Davis' service in the Coast Guard SPARs during World War II, including her involvement in the play and musical Tars and Spars, and her acting career and personal life after the war.

      Davis describes...
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • Oral history interview with Vera K. Griffin, 2002

    • 2002-01-09
    • Primarily documents Vera Keen Griffin's service in the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) from 1941 to 1944.

      Griffin gives details of her early life, including her education, living during the Depression, and the outbreak of WWII....
    • WV0238 Vera K. Griffin 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
    • Oral history interview with Irma Jean Brooks, 2006

    • 2006-04-19
    • Primarily documents Irma Jean Brooks's twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy in personnel and administration.

      Brooks talks briefly about her youth and education, including her father's work at the Hanford Engineer Works in Washington during...
    • WV0347 Irma Jean Brooks Papers
    • [Pair of WACs on staircase, 1950]

    • 1950
    • Billy Lancaster, a WAC from Mississippi, and Eleanor Kurowski, a WAC from Pennsylvania, pose for a photograph on the elevated porch of a building at Fort Lee, Virgina, during basic training. They are both dressed in WAC summer work uniforms. A...
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [WACs pose playfully at Ft. Lee, 1950]

    • 1950
    • A group of four WACs pose playfully during basic training at Fort Lee, Virginia, in 1950. Dorothy Linnell (top left) of Boston is on the shoulders of Eleanor Kurowski from Pennsylvania, while Joan Larson of California is on the shoulders of Billy...
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Ann Smith Snead, 2010

    • 2010-05-18
    • Snead discusses her early life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, her service in the United States Air Force as a WAF (Women in the Air Force) member from 1953 to 1955, as well as her life after her service and perspectives on women in the military....
    • WV0490 Barbara S. Snead Papers

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