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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 Betty Baker, 1999

    • 1999-02-19
    • Primarily documents Betty Baker's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WC); her service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in Miami, Florida, and Karachi, India, during World War II; and her personal life after the...
    • WV0042 Betty Baker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Frances Madden Hobbins, 1999

    • 1999-03-18
    • Primarily documents Frances Madden Hobbins's pre-war family life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in Hawaii during World War II; and her post-war career in computers.

      Early topics focus...
    • WV0054 Frances M. Hobbins Papers
    • [Gladys Dimmick in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943-12
    • Gladys Dimmick poses outside her home in Cedar Grove, NC, wearing her dress blue uniform and garrison cap, shortly after enlisting in the WAVES in December 1943.
    • WV0055 Gladys L. Dimmick Papers
    • Oral history interview with M. Inez Caroon Bailey, 1999

    • 1999-05-26
    • Documents Inez Bailey's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) during WWII, and her subsequent military career.


      Bailey...
    • WV0084 Mildred Caroon Bailey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Moran Miller, 1999

    • 1999-10-13
    • Miller primarily discusses her military service, especially as a member of the 2nd Mapping Squadron "

      Miller details caring for her invalid mother as a child; difficulty of finding a job during the Depression; listening to speeches from...
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lunary Love, circa 2000

    • 2000
    • Primarily documents Lunary Love's career as a nurse and her experiences as a nurse in the Women in the Air Force (WAF) in the 1950s.

      Topics on her pre-service life include her memories of World War II and her uncle's military service and...
    • WV0162 Lunary Love Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Alice Boehret, 2000

    • 2000-05-15
    • Documents Alice C. Boehret's nursing education and career, including her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II and at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina.

      Boehret discusses not wanting to be a nurse...
    • WV0166 Alice C. Boehret Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Post Hoover, 2000

    • 2000-06-05
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dot" Post Hoover's early life and service with the WASP.

      Pre-service topics include Hoover's aspirations to become a writer and a pilot; admiration of Charles Lindbergh; attending the Civilian Pilot Training...
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elaine Anderson, 2000

    • 2000-12-14
    • Primarily documents Elaine A. Anderson's time in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) and her personal life before and after her service.

      Personal topics from Anderson's life before military service include: details of her hometown; her brother's...
    • WV0191 Elaine Agnes Anderson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rechel, 2001

    • 2001-01-22
    • Documents Dorothy Rechel's service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1953 to 1976.

      Rechel discusses her German ancestry; her parents' career; playing softball; her father serving in the Civil Defense Corps during WWII; and a VE Day...
    • WV0196 Dorothy Jane Rechel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Willie Mae Williams, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Primarily documents Willie Mae (Mattier) Williams' service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1945.

      Williams describes her attempts to get a college education; later working as a domestic...
    • WV0202 Willie Mae Williams Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley Dowd Brantley, 2001

    • 2001-05-02
    • Primarily documents Shirley Dowd Brantley's service in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1954.

      Brantley recalls childhood memories of World War II, including blackouts and air raids in her hometown of Pittsburgh, victory gardens, rationing,...
    • WV0211 Shirley D. Brantley Papers
    • Oral history interview with K. Faye Kane Giles, 2001

    • 2001-05-15
    • Primarily documents Faye Kane Giles' service in the Women Marines from 1943 to 1945 and her life after the war.

      Giles briefly discusses her education, including attending business school, and her employment at the American Steel and Wire...
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • Oral history interview with Norma Petree Shaver, 2001

    • 2001-05-24
    • Primarily documents Norma Petree Shaver's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.

      Shaver recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brother being drafted into the service, working at R.H. Hanes Knitting Company, and the...
    • WV0217 Norma Petree Shaver Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Pegg Hemphill, 2002

    • 2002-01-04
    • Primarily documents Betty Pegg Hemphill's service in the Women's Air Force from 1949 to 1951.

      Hemphill briefly describes her early life, including a visit from soldiers stationed at the Greensboro Airport near her home and her aunt serving...
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • Oral history interview with Juanita J. Johnson, 2002

    • 2002-01-15
    • Primarily documents Juanita Johnson's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1952 to 1954 and her subsequent education and career in teaching.

      Johnson provides a brief overview of her childhood, her reasons for not becoming a nurse,...
    • WV0239 Juanita J. Johnson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Adelaide Murphy

    • 2002-01-16
    • Primarily documents Adelaide Cotter Murphy's service in the Women Marines from 1943 to 1945.

      Murphy gives a brief overview of her childhood, including her early education. She recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brothers' service in the...
    • WV0240 Adelaide Murphy Papers
    • Oral history interview with Adeline Ledesma Teague, 2002

    • 2002-01-17
    • Primarily documents Adeline Ledesma Horner Teague's early life, ethnicity, service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and her career and education in teaching after the war.


      Teague provides an...
    • WV0241 Adeline Ledesma Teague Papers
    • Oral history interview with Carrie G. Radnik, 2003

    • 2003-01-14
    • Primarily documents Carrie Gammel Radnik's service in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942 to 1945.

      Pre-war topics include Radnik's high school education; the Depression; studying nursing at Touro Infirmary, New Orleans; and the attack on Pearl...
    • WV0269 Carrie Radnik Collection, 1942-1945, 2003

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