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    • [Women's Army Corps rayon slip, circa 1940s]

    • 1945
    • Women's Army Corps khaki rayon slip, circa 1940s. A knit rayon material was used for slips and underwear. Rayon was favored not only because it was cooler in the summer, but also because rayon was not in great demand for defense purposes.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • 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
    • Oral history interview with Andree Fifield, 1999

    • 1999-04-26
    • Interview documents AndrĂ©e B. Fifield's early life; secretarial work in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II, and her marriage to Donald Fifield.


      Fifield describes her life before the...
    • WV0070 Andree Fifield Papers
    • [Mildred Curtis Scott and friends at NCO Club, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mildred Curtis Scott (center) sits at a table with four WAC friends and a male soldier at the non-commissioned officers club in Boston, 1944. The table is full of empty beer bottles, as according to the back of the photo, Scott "was the only...
    • WV0092 Mildred Curtis Scott 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 Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • 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 Joycestane Brant Malcolm, 1999

    • 1999-12-02
    • Primarily documents Joycestane Brant Malcolm's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1954 to 1957, and her life after the war.

      Malcolm recalls growing up in Beaufort, South Carolina, near a...
    • WV0126 Joycestane Brant Malcolm Oral History
    • [Women Marines by sign, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nina Johnson Wiglesworth (right) and two female co-workers stand around a sign that reads "Parking: Staff, Personnel and Visitors only." The women wear their Women Marines' winter service dress uniforms and winter caps. The woman on the far right...
    • WV0132 Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Mayes, 2000

    • 2000-05-23
    • Mayes primarily discusses WASP training, working overseas with the Red Cross and Air Force Pacific Command, and her experiences in the Air Force Reserves, GE, and as a WASP veteran.

      Mayes details her mother's experiences teaching and being a...
    • WV0169 Nancy Mayes Papers
    • [WASP beside sign, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A WASP poses with a sign that reads "Women Trainees Only In This Area," circa 1944. She wears the WASP leather A-2 jacket with Fifinella patch.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • 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
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fischer to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-08
    • Fischer notes her unit has been preparing for inspection, her auxiliary class is the first to complete the four weeks of basic training in only three, she has not received all of her uniforms, likes being kept busy, and is about to march in her...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to a Miss Herzog, 4 February 1943]

    • 1943-02-04
    • Fischer begins the letter with a short, overly formal joke note. She then describes the busy schedule of a WAAC and jokes about the rumor that WAACs serve only to find a husband. Much of the letter is sarcastic commentary about her social life,...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Oral history interview with Patricia L. Childers, 2002

    • 2002-08-10
    • Primarily documents Patricia L. Childers' career in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1996.

      Childers discusses her reasons for joining the navy, the influence the Vietnam War and her family's service history had on her decision, and the Delayed...
    • WV0256 Patricia L. Childers Papers
    • [Carrie Radnik at mess hall, New Guinea, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Carrie Gammel Radnik poses at the entrance of the mess hall of the 87th Station Hospital, in Doba Dura, New Guinea, in 1943. She wears a khaki shirt and slacks with drawstring ankles, a uniform probably only issued to nurses serving in the Pacific,...
    • WV0269 Carrie Radnik Collection, 1942-1945, 2003
    • Oral history interview with Helen Black, 2002

    • 2002-01-23
    • Primarily documents Helen Dorothy Doyle Black's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1946.


      Black briefly discusses her early life, her father and uncle's service as seamen in WWI,...
    • WV0270 Helen Doyle Black Oral History
    • 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
    • [A couple cut their wedding cake, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A couple who has just been married cut their wedding cake while the servicemen and women in attendance look on, taken at Camp Davis, North Carolina, circa 1944. Lucy Slade Libby (right, in white ARC uniform with nurses' cap) served as the bride's...
    • WV0328 Lucy Slade Libby Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bonnie James Baxter, 2005

    • 2005-08-31
    • Primarily documents Bonnie James Baxter's service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs during WWII."

      Baxter briefly discusses her youth, various office jobs she held before entering the service, recruitment posters, and her reasons for enlisting...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers

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