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  • Veteran's biography: Reserves
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    • Oral history interview with Grace Swank Alexander, 1999

    • 1999-01-20
    • Documents Grace Alexander's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1951 to 1953; her following years of reserve and Special Services duty operating clubs and teaching school at bases...
    • WV0018 Grace Alexander Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [Women Marines summer uniform, circa 1950s]

    • 1955
    • Green and white pinstriped summer uniform dress and jacket for Women Marines, designed by Mainbocher and introduced in 1952. The uniform is made of Dacron and nylon material with green piping around collar lapels, shoulder straps, and on sleeves of...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [Women Marines summer garrison cap, circa 1950s]

    • 1950
    • Women Marines garrison cap, worn with the green and white summer uniform. Includes green piping and the Marine Corps insignia. The curtain around the brim of the cap was new to the Mainbocher style garrison cap introduced in 1952.
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • Oral history interview with Joan E. Gerichten, 1999

    • 1999-10-29
    • Primarily documents Joan Gerichten's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1954 to 1961 and her experiences as an officer's wife after marriage.

      Gerichten details her early desire to join the Marines; boot camp training;...
    • WV0109 Joan E. Gerichten Papers
    • [El Toro Marine Air Station tower staff, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Dorothy "Dottie" Griffin Rice (second from right) and fellow flight clearance, tower operator, and aerologist staff pose in front of a propeller plane on the tarmac at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, California, in 1945.
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • [Denver Marine Recruiting Office staff, 1944]

    • 1944-06
    • Group photo of Dorothy "Dottie" Griffin (second from left) and the staff of the Marine Recruiting Office in Denver, Colorado, in June 1944.
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rice, 1999

    • 1999-10-31
    • Primarily documents Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the Korean War and her life as a Marine wife.

      Topics related to Rice's service in the Women Marines include her parents'...
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • Elsie Toby Miles uniform

    • 1960-1962
    • Manuscript collection. Not yet digitized.
    • WV0121 Elsie Toby Miles Uniform
    • Oral history interview with Helen Boileau Hester, 1999

    • 1999-12-06
    • Primarily documents Boileau Hester's service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point during World War II and her life after leaving the Women Marines.

      Hester describes learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor;...
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester Papers
    • [Marine Corps Women's Reserve forest green hat, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Marine Corps Women's Reserve forest green bell-crown hat with Marine Corps anchor and globe emblem in the center, red cord with tassels attached by embossed buttons, and tapered back. Worn with forest green winter uniform. This hat worn by Helen...
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester Papers
    • [Marine Corps Women`s Reserve herringbone garrison cap, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Marine Corps Women's Reserve twill herringbone garrison cap with globe and anchor insignia on left front flap. Worn with green work uniform. This hat worn by Helen Boileau Hester from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester Papers
    • [Marine Corps Women's Reserve forest green uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Marine Corps Women's Reserve forest green winter uniform, 1943. Blouse has two welted bodice pockets, two side pockets without flaps, three bronzed buttons embossed with the Marine Corps emblem, shoulder straps, and Marine Corps lapel insignia....
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester 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
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, 1954]

    • 1954-10-12
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton poses with a rifle in front of a target on 12 October 1954. Her jacket shows her marksmanship awards won while a member of the Annex Team Two rifle team in the 12th Naval District. The patch on her pocket appears to be related...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Two Women Marines shoot rifles, circa 1956]

    • 1956
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton (bottom) and fellow Women Marine Mae Van Hecke lay on their stomachs aiming rifles, circa 1956. The Marines are both wearing jackets with patches that signify their marksmanship awards.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers

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