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    • Taluga holds cruise for guests and dependents [1962]

    • 1962
    • Article from the U.S. Naval Station Long Beach newsletter, the Seahorse, describing a day cruise held on the USS Taluga where Shirley Ann Thacker (Lewis) served as navigator.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • Servron one hosts officers' party [1963]

    • 1963-01-11
    • Article in the U.S. Naval Station Long Beach newsletter, the Seahorse, describing an "international gala" held for visiting members of the French Navy in January 1963.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • Seps: important to the fleet [1962]

    • 1962-04-20
    • Article in the U.S. Naval Station Long Beach newsletter, the Seahorse, about the Separation Office, directed by Shirley Ann Thacker (Lewis), published 20 April 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • Oral History interview with Sandra Van Neel Ross, 2015

    • 2015-04-29
    • Primarily documents the life of Sandra Van Neel Ross and her service with the United States Army Nurse Corps.

      Ross describes her introduction to cardiac monitoring, a new concept at the time, her interest in neurosurgery, and the continued...
    • WV0584 Sandra Van Neel Ross Papers
    • Oral history interview with S. Ann Thacker Lewis, 2008

    • 2008-02-29
    • Primarily documents Ann Thacker Lewis' education at Woman's College and service in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1961 to 1965.

      Lewis briefly discusses her childhood and family. She also describes her time at Women's College (now UNCG), including ...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • Primarily documents Lt. Col. Kathryn Wirkus’ education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro [UNCG] and her service in the U.S. Air Force.

      Wirkus discusses her family and her childhood in Miami. She shares her reasons for...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Oral history interview with Gretchen C. Davis, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Gretchen Davis's experiences at the Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and U.S. Army from 1973 to 1993.


      Davis details her parents' education and...
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Frances Butler

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Frances Butler's family, education at Woman's College, service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during WWII, and life as a Sister of Notre Dame."

      Butler gives a brief overview of her...
    • WV0281 Frances Butler Papers
    • Oral history interview with Christy Diaz, 2014

    • 2014-12-17
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Christy Diaz and her service with the United States Army. Diaz recounts the candor of the military recruiters regarding what basic training would be like and how they mentally prepared her, and the difficulty...
    • WV0576 Christy Diaz Hinnant Papers
    • Navy relief rose ball [1963]

    • 1963-07-05
    • Article from the Long Beach Dispatch Women's Section describing the Navy Relief Rose Ball in July 1963.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [WAVE in uniform, 1961]

    • 1961
    • An unidentified WAVE poses outside the female officers' quarters while at Officer Candidate School in 1961.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [WAVE in swimsuit, 1962]

    • 1962
    • WAVE lieutenant junior grade Carol Abackbank(", a Japanese American, poses in her swimsuit at Long Beach, California, in 1962. In the water behind her, many ships can be seen. The back of photo reads "we took this pin-up type so she could send a...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Thanksgiving in Vietnam]

    • Undated
    • Thanksgiving meal in Vietnam. Sandra Van Neel Ross is seated, far right.
    • WV0584 Sandra Van Neel Ross Papers
    • [Shirley Thacker outside barracks, 1961]

    • 1961-10
    • Shirley Thacker Lewis stands outside the WAVE officer quarters wearing her blue service uniform while at Officer Candidate School in October 1961.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Shirley Thacker in swimsuit, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis poses on a beach in her swimsuit while stationed at Long Beach, California, in 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Service members in mess dress uniform, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Three members of the Fifth Squadron at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, pose in their mess dress uniforms with white summer jackets before a "Dining In" formal dinner in 1978. Pictured from left to right are Stephen...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Seahorse article, 1962]

    • 1962-11-16
    • Clipping from the U.S. Naval Station Long Beach newsletter, the Seahorse, depicting four servicewomen receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors in November 1962. Pictured are Shirley Ann Thacker (Lewis), U.S....
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers

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