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  • Item description: civilians
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    • Oral history interview with Rachel Summers McGee, 1999

    • 1999-01-13
    • Documents Rachel Leuella Summers McGee's early life; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) from 1942 to 1943; and her life after World War II.

      McGee discusses her decision to join the army and people's reaction to women in...
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • Oral history interview with Anna Jean Coomes Woods, 1999

    • 1999-01-21
    • Primarily documents Anna Jean Coomes Woods' experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1946, including basic training in New York and her duty stations in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Also...
    • WV0019 Anna Jean Coomes Woods Papers
    • Oral history interview with Eleanor Neeva Northcott, 1999

    • 1999-04-13
    • Primarily documents Eleanor Neeva Northcutt's family life; her years at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); and her experiences in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer...
    • WV0063 Eleanor Neeva Northcott Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Lucy Smith, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Primarily documents Lucy M. Smith's experiences in the Women's Army Corps from 1943 to 1945, particularly her time at Camp Patrick Henry.


      Smith details hearing about the attack on Pearl Harbor while recovering from injuries she sustained...
    • WV0081 Lucy Smith Papers
    • [Letter from Lynn Garber to Catherine Katopes, circa 1943]

    • 1942
    • Katopes' friend Lynn Garber describes her current WAC experiences, including her job in medical supply, and possible transfer to another department. She refers to her post as a "civilian setup," notes her dislike of the civilians, and claims her...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Oral history interview with Anita Keller, 2000

    • 2000-01-11
    • Primarily documents Anita May Keller's life in Washington, D.C.; her experiences in the Air Transport Command and Signal Corps during World War II; and her thoughts on the Vietnam War.

      Keller describes her enjoyment of high school; the...
    • WV0140 Anita M. Keller Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Johnson Coster, 2000

    • 2000-02-04
    • Chiefly documents Ruth L. Johnson Coster's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Coster discusses her youth and education in North Carolina and her pre-war employment at the Lucky Strike factory in Durham and a...
    • WV0145 Ruth Coster Papers
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Gove, 2000

    • 2000-12-17
    • Primarily documents Barbara Evelyn Gove's childhood in Massachusetts during World War II and her interest in electronics; her experiences as a Woman Marine in the mid-1950s, and her extensive work with veterans groups.

      Gove talks about her...
    • WV0152 Barbara E. Gove Papers
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Fisher, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Documents Audrey Ann Fisher's twenty-seven year career in the military, with an emphasis on attitudes and changes in the Women's Army Corps and the U.S. Army.

      Fisher discusses her childhood in Oregon and Washington; her social life after...
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Featherhoff Sendelbach, 2000

    • 2000-05-22
    • Sendelbach primarily discusses her pilot training, her ferrying duties as a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II, and her post-service family life.

      Sendelbach discusses her frequent moves as a child; the Civilian Pilot...
    • WV0168 Nancy Featherhoff Sendelbach Papers
    • Oral history interview with Myrtle Rhoden, 2000

    • 2000-06-06
    • Primarily documents Myrtle Rhoden's early life and her service with the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Topics from Rhoden's early life include her parent's life in Jamaica; life in New York City;...
    • WV0171 Myrtle A. Rhoden Papers
    • Oral history interview with Isabella Evans, 2000

    • 2000-06-15
    • Documents Isabella P. Evans's early life and family; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945; and her life after World War II.

      Evans discusses her family history, including...
    • WV0173 Isabella P. Evans Papers
    • Oral history interview with Luvenia Griffin Mitchell, 2001

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Luvenia Griffin Mitchell's early life; her service with the Women in the Air Force (WAF) in the early 1950s; and her life after the military.

      Mitchell briefly describes her decision to join the air force; the negative image of...
    • WV0200 Luvenia Mitchell Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Palek Turner, 2002

    • 2002-04-18
    • Primarily documents Mary Palek Turner's service as a nurse in the air force and her personal life afterwards.

      Turner discusses her Austria-Hungarian heritage; blackouts in New Jersey after the attack on Pearl Harbor; attending nursing...
    • WV0254 Mary L. Turner Papers
    • Oral history interview with Winona Franklin Walker, 2003

    • 2003-07-09
    • Primary documents Winona Franklin Walker's career as a librarian, especially her service in Germany with the Army Special Services in 1945-1946.

      Walker briefly describes her family, undergraduate education, decision to attend library school...
    • WV0284 Winona Franklin Walker Collection, 1945-1964, 2003
    • Special orders for German-American relations [1945]

    • 1945
    • Pamphlet of orders issued by Jacob L. Devers, commanding general of the Sixth Army Group, describing how Allied service members should interact with German civilians. It portrays German civilians as dangerous and untrustworthy, and forbids U.S....
    • WV0310 Mary "Pat" Elizabeth Partridge Papers, 1935 - 1972
    • Oral history interview with Cathy Illman Sykes, 2006

    • 2006-01-25
    • Primarily documents Cathy Illman Sykes's background; nursing education; service in the U.S. Air Force from 1983 to 2003; and the impact of her military career on the rest of her life.

      Sykes discusses her family; her decision to obtain a...
    • WV0340 Cathy Illman Sykes Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Edna Wilson, 2006

    • 2006-07-19
    • Primarily documents Edna Wilson's service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Wilson provides a brief overview of her childhood residences and education, and her...
    • WV0355 Edna Smith Wilson Oral History

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