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    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-09
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents discussing daily life in the service. She describes her relations with the other women she works with as well as the fit of her uniform.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Diary of Audrey Meyers, 1944-1945]

    • 1944
    • Audrey Meyers (1924-1992) served in the Women's Army Corps from 1944-1945. In her diary, she discusses her basic training at Fort Des Moines in Iowa, her daily life working as a medical technician at Halloran General Hospital in New York City, and...
    • WV0151 Audrey Meyers Diary
    • 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 Lenora Nagel, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Documents Lenora I. Nagel's early life in western North Dakota; her family history; her service with the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956; and her work teaching overseas as a civilian with the Department of Defense for almost thirty...
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susie Stephens McArthur, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • Documents Susie Stephens McArthur's early life; her twenty-six years of service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and the United States Army; and its effect on her opinions and non-military life.

      McArthur primarily discusses her enlistment...
    • WV0199 Susie McArthur Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jacqueline Marion Edmunds, 2012

    • 2012-10-25
    • Documents the life of Jacqueline Marion Edmunds from her early life growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina during the 1950s and 1960s, her decision to join the United States Navy in 1979, basic training in Orlando, Florida, and "A" School...
    • WV0541 Jacqueline Marion Edmunds Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Veronica Eustice, 2003

    • 2003-02-08
    • Documents Veronica Dabrowski Eustice's early life and nursing education in Brooklyn, New York; her military service with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Eustice describes her family and their...
    • WV0274 Veronica Eustice Papers
    • 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 Virginia Young Van Dongen, 1999

    • 1999-10-10
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Young Van Dongen's early life in Rochester, New York; her service with the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs (Semper Paratus—Always Ready) from 1943 to 1945; and her family life after World War II.

      Van Dongen recalls her...
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Ingrid Ruffin in radar van, 2003]

    • 2003
    • Ingrid Ruffin, in hooded three-color desert camouflage jacket, sits at her station in a radar van to complete the daily radar checkout while serving in Iraq in 2003.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lillie M. Henson, 1999

    • 1999-04-24
    • Interview documents Lillie M. Henson's career as a nurse; including her service in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942 to 1945 and her nursing education after World War II.


      Henson recalls attending nursing school; briefly working as a nurse;...
    • WV0068 Lillie M. Henson Oral History
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 3 March 1943]

    • 1943-03-03
    • Katopes describes Fort Oglethorpe at length, including details of the barracks, food, the public relations office to which she has been assigned, the daily schedule, and reuniting with acquaintances from Fort Des Moines.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from friend Marie to Catherine Katopes, 1944]

    • 1944-09-25
    • Katopes' friend Marie writes from France, but describes her recent stay in England including buzz bombs, daily activities, and sightseeing. Marie describes the more primitive conditions after arriving in France, and talks of learning how to...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Mary Markarian Charpentier, 1945]

    • 1945-06-08
    • Mary Markarian Charpentier writes to her family discussing her daily life. Charpentier writes about shopping for her children, the hot weather, and responds to news at home.
    • WV0528 Mary Markarian Charpentier Papers
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 26 August 1944]

    • 1944-08-26
    • Mead describes several inspections and a military review parade, and expresses pride at the admiration shown by civilians and military observing. She also tells of her roommates and how being in the navy is teaching them to show consideration for...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Nell Smith Lutz at desk, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nell Smith Lutz is seated at a desk, where she is filling out a daily balance sheet as a part of her disbursing duties for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Lutz is wearing the seersucker working uniform with...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [Letter from Nina Harmon, 1991]

    • 1991-03-09
    • Nina Harmon writes to Janet King from Operation Desert Storm discussing the desert landscape, her interactions with local people, and daily life in the Army Nurse Corps. Harmon talks about leading an exercise class and mentions several people she...
    • WV0525 Nina Harmon Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Scottie Hudson, 2008

    • 2008-03-28
    • Primarily describes Hudson's childhood, education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and twenty-seven year career in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve."

      Hudson describes her childhood in Alamance County, North...
    • WV0339 Agnes 'Scottie' Hudson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sylvia Kenny Swink, 2003

    • 2003-02-05
    • Primarily discusses Sylvia Kenny Swink's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) as well as her pre- and post-war personal life.

      Swink discusses growing up during the Depression in Minnesota, and her...
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers

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