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  • Item description: USO
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    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 23 October 1943]

    • 1943-10-23
    • Rice, somewhere in Africa, tells of her trip to the capitol city, school children visiting the hospital today, and a USO show she saw starring Frederic March. She is currently in charge of the psychopathic ward of the hospital.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to family, 20 Nov 1943]

    • 1943-11-20
    • Katopes writes that Washington still has not assigned her anywhere, and mentions several things she hopes for in her next assignment. She provides Johnny with advice on being promoted in the Army, and notes that some stripes are earned while...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-08-29
    • Marshall, now in France, reports on her food, mail and packages, health, and entertainment, including movies and a USO show. She notes that they are evacuating patients by air quickly and worries about spending the winter there, given their living...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • Base E beacon [1945]

    • 1945-02-05
    • Volume 2, Number 4 of the newsletter includes a feature column announcing Irving Berlin's performance of "This Is the Army" on the base that night. Other column topics include war-related news, the American Homefront, and New Guinea natives. Also...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • The beacon [1945]

    • 1945-03-05
    • Volume 2, Number 9 of the newsletter features stories on veterans' assistance legislation and an upcoming USO show. War-related news includes MacArthur's capture of the southern Luzon coast, the Marines' advance on Iwo Jima, and Russian forces...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-08
    • Phillips recalls a trip to Des Moines where they danced at the USO, mentions seeing a play starring Helen Hayes, and going to a party at the USO. She includes lyrics to a Des Moines WAC song.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-19
    • Phillips discusses a basketball game, attending her first USO show, which included acrobats and tightrope walkers, and a trip to Ames, Iowa. She mentions letters from friends she has received and having KP.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • The critic [1945]

    • 1945-06-14
    • Volume 1, Number 219 of the newsletter primarily discusses the new airfields in China following Japan's withdrawal and general information on base activities.

      Two-page daily newsletter put out by the Information and Education Section of the...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lucile Griffin Leonard, 1999

    • 1999-01-29
    • Chiefly documents Lucile Griffin Leonard's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the late 1930s and early 1940s and her service as a hospital dietitian with the...
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • Oral history interview with Violet K. Caudle, 1999

    • 1999-05-10
    • Primarily documents Violent Kathleen Caudle's early life; her service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1945 to 1949; and her career as a librarian in North Carolina.

      Caudle recalls her life before the service, including frequent moves...
    • WV0066 Violet K. Caudle Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Cugini Necko, 1999

    • 1999-06-17
    • Primarily documents Mary Cugini Necko's early life in Massachusetts; her experiences with the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1944 to 1946; and her life in the years following World War II.


      Necko discusses going on welfare during the...
    • WV0094 Mary Cugini Necko Papers
    • Oral history interview with Edna Painter Searles, 1999

    • 1999-10-26
    • Primarily documents Edna Painter Searles' experiences with the Marine Corps Women's Reserve in the legal office at Camp Lejeune during World War II and her professional life after the war.

      Searles details her father's work at Kingsport...
    • WV0106 Edna Painter Searles 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
    • Oral history interview with Ruth L. Gaddy

    • 2001-05-23
    • Primarily documents Gaddy's service in the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) and WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1946, and her education and employment following WWII.

      Gaddy mentions life during the Depression and the shortcomings...
    • WV0216 Ruth Lillian Gaddy Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Irene Parsons, 2005

    • 2005-08-02
    • Primarily documents Irene Adelaide Parsons' service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS from 1943 to 1946, and her thirty years of service with the Veterans Administration.

      Parsons discusses her education at Brevard College and Woman's College,...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons 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 Jean Downer, 2007

    • 2007-02-21
    • Primarily documents Jean Downer's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1945 to 1946 and her life after the World War II.

      Pre-service topics include Downer's youth in Philadelphia, details of...
    • WV0386 Jean Downer Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Doris Wilson, 2007

    • 2007-03-08
    • Primarily covers Doris Dickens (Hoye) Wilson's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during WWII, and her education and career following the war.

      Wilson discusses life during the Depression; her...
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • 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

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