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    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gardner Becker, 1999

    • 1999-03-17
    • Virginia Gardner Becker primarily discusses her early life and her time in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Becker details her family background, including the early death of her...
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • The word [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Twelve page, black and white booklet on the recreation program for Women Marines at Camp Pendleton, California, circa 1945. Topics include descriptions of offered sports, fine arts, and other recreational activities; details of the reception center...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Serve with honor: Navy Nurse Corps [circa 1965]

    • 1965
    • Tri-fold, 6-page color recruiting brochure for the Navy Nurse Corps from the mid-1960s. Provides details of the Direct Appointment and Candidate Programs, such as eligibility requirements and potential service facilities and locations.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-08-06
    • This three page, handwritten letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents details the swearing in ceremony at Fort Oglethorpe, shortly after the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps became the Women's Army Corps. Horton has marked out one of the As in WAAC on...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Newspaper clipping on Jo Anne Kilday's promotion to colonel, circa 1970]

    • 1970
    • This newspaper article details Jo Anne Kilday being awarded the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel. The article is accompanied by a photo of Kilday listening as Lieutenant Colonel Doris V. Kleberger reads her commission from the governor of...
    • WV0520 Jo Anne Kilday Oral History
    • U.S. Naval training bulletin [1948]

    • 1948-11
    • This black and white, 32-page bulletin was published by the Bureau of Naval Personnel in November 1948. It features a cover story on the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service-U.S. Navy). The three page article details WAVES training...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Oral history interview with Therese Strohmer, 2009

    • 2009-01-07
    • Therese Strohmer’s tells of her early life, six years of service in United States Air Force, and civilian career. Strohmer primarily discusses her early life, service as Russian cryptologic linguist, time spent at the National Security Agency,...
    • WV0441 Therese Strohmer Papers
    • Final issue of WAVES Newsletter [May 1946]

    • 1946-05
    • The May 1946 edition, the final issue, of "The WAVES Newsletter" It contains articles of interest to members of the Women Approved for Volunteer Emergency Service. The final page contains "Headline Events April 1943-May 1946" which details the...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Oral history interview with Sandra Higgins, 2010

    • 2010-05-18
    • Sandra White Higgins tells of her service as an Air Force nurse officer and National Guard nurse officer, and her life in relation to her service.

      Higgins primarily documents her military career, beginning in 1977, spanning the Cold War and...
    • WV0489 Sandra J. Higgins Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-11
    • Reeves details the surprise party for Betty, including the food. She notes their desire for cold plates, fresh fruits, and vegetables; making mayonnaise; having banana splits; and the return of a Red Cross worker from what Reeves thinks was an...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge  Reeves to her father, 1945]

    • 1945-08-16
    • Reeve writes that they have heard about the Japanese surrender and notes that reactions were bifurcated. She details the construction of her canteen, her attempts to contact Tom, and another marriage on base.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves 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
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk, 2003

    • 2003-03-17
    • Primary documents Barbara W. Kucharczyk's career in the U.S. Air Force.

      Kucharczyk describes frequently moving during her childhood due to her father's military service. Related topics include attending Department of Defense Schools and...
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Russell Reavis, 2000

    • 2000-09-17
    • Primarily documents Virginia Russell Reavis' service in Europe with the Army Air Forces' 810th Medical Air Evacuation Squadron during World War II and her nursing career and personal life following the war."

      Discussion of Reavis' early...
    • WV0183 Virginia Russell Reavis Papers
    • Oral history interview with Vera K. Griffin, 2002

    • 2002-01-09
    • Primarily documents Vera Keen Griffin's service in the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) from 1941 to 1944.

      Griffin gives details of her early life, including her education, living during the Depression, and the outbreak of WWII....
    • WV0238 Vera K. Griffin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Julia "Judy" Houk Cooley

    • 2009-03-12
    • Primarily documents the service of Judy Cooley in the United States Navy Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service [WAVES] during World War II as a radio operator.

      Cooley tells of growing up in the rural area of Edmonton, New York, her...
    • WV0452 Julia 'Judy' Houk Cooley Papers
    • Oral history interview with Melissa L. Culbreth, 2014

    • 2014-06-22
    • Primarily documents the life of Melissa L. Culbreth and her service as a chaplain with the North Carolina Army National Guard. Culbreth recalls being intrigued by the military from an early age, and with the idea of becoming a chaplain. She details...
    • WV0567 Melissa L. Culbreth
    • Oral history interview with Jeanne Grushinski Rubin, 2014

    • 2014-08-22
    • Primarily documents the life of Jeanne Grushinski Rubin and her service with the United States Navy Nurse Corps and Reserve. Rubin recalls growing up in a small, tightknit community of New Jersey during the Depression, surrounded by Eastern...
    • WV0570 Jeanne Grushinski Rubin Papers
    • Oral History interview with Caroline Cleveland

    • 2016-09-25
    • Primarily documents the life of Caroline Cleveland and her service with the United States Army.

      Cleveland recalls her time as one of the first members of the military's female Cultural Support Teams, and her belief that more women...
    • WV0624 Caroline Cleveland Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sandy Venegoni, 2010

    • 2010-03-16
    • Primarily documents Sandy Venegoni's childhood, nursing education, time spent in a convent, her military service as a reservist for the Army Nurse Corps, and her civilian career as a nurse educator.

      Venegoni discusses her childhood in...
    • WV0481 Sandra L. Venegoni Oral History

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