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  • Item description: recreation
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    • [Red Cross Gray Lady cap, circa 1941]

    • 1941
    • Red Cross "Dutch" cap made of dove gray seersucker with white front and red cross sewn on front, circa 1941. Worn by hospital and recreation workers with Gray Lady dress.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Red Cross Gray Lady dress, circa 1941]

    • 1941
    • Red Cross Gray Lady dress in dove gray seersucker with removable white collar and cuffs, epaulets, and ten white buttons, circa 1941. It has a large red cross on a white square sewn on the left pocket. Worn by hospital and recreation workers with...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • The woman officer [1955]

    • 1955-02-28
    • Illustrated recruiting brochure encourages female college students to become for officers in the United States Marine Corps. Topics include Marine officer training programs; uniforms; recreation; available fields; and basic requirements.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Horizons unlimited for women in the Air Force [circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Illustrated recruiting brochure encourages women to serve in the U.S. Air Force, circa 1950s. Includes description of uniforms; basic training; technical training; career fields; education; travel and recreation; and basic qualifications.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Your chance of a lifetime [circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Color illustrated recruiting brochure for U.S. Air Force nurses that describes uniforms, training, careers, recreation, and travel opportunities for air force nurses. 15 pages.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Honored as a nurse...respected as an officer [1964]

    • 1964-04-01
    • This color illustrated brochure for the Navy Nurse Corps, dated 1964, provides information for potential officers, including professional development, recreation, career opportunities, and officer appointment.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • The opportunity of your life is in the Women's Army Corps [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nineteen-page, black and white (with color cover) recruitment booklet for the Women's Army Corps, circa 1944. The booklet uses the experiences and photographs of several actual WACs to address topics such as off-duty time, medical jobs, army...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • 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
    • [Audrey Mattern at Henderson Hall, 1945]

    • 1945-02-11
    • Audrey Knyrim Mattern seated in front of the recreation building at Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, on February 11, 1945. She is dressed in her winter service uniform and holds a book.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lucy Smith, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Primarily documents Lucy M. Smith's experiences in the Women's Army Corps from 1943 to 1945, particularly her time at Camp Patrick Henry.


      Smith details hearing about the attack on Pearl Harbor while recovering from injuries she sustained...
    • WV0081 Lucy Smith 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 Margaret Greene, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Margaret "Peg" Greene's interest in physical education; her studies at the Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); and her experiences as a Red Cross worker in Europe during World War...
    • WV0099 Margaret Greene Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ann Henning Moore, 1999

    • 1999-07-11
    • Primarily documents Mary Ann Henning Moore's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1941 until 1944 and her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for...
    • WV0102 Ann Henning Moore Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Coley, 1999

    • 1999-11-08
    • Primarily documents Coley's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and her experiences in the American Red Cross while stationed in the United States.

      Coley...
    • WV0117 Dorothy Coley Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth L. Gaddy

    • 2001-05-23
    • Primarily documents Gaddy's service in the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) and WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1946, and her education and employment following WWII.

      Gaddy mentions life during the Depression and the shortcomings...
    • WV0216 Ruth Lillian Gaddy Oral History
    • [Letter from Catherine Cayle to friend, 1945]

    • 1945-04-07
    • Cayle recently received an overseas assignment and but can't say where for security reasons. She writes of the social scene onboard ship, including concerts, visiting the recreation room where she listens to records and drinks Coke, which is a...
    • WV0232 Catherine Cayle Letters
    • [Linda Jones at ""Hail and Farewell"" ceremony, 1976]

    • 1976
    • Linda Jones, far right, celebrates with fellow American Red Cross workers during a ""Hail and Farewell"" ceremony, signifying her transition to Recreation Supervisor in 1976.
    • WV0291 Linda Jones Papers
    • [WAVES around a piano, 1963]

    • 1963-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders (center) and three WAVES stand around a piano played by PN3 B.J. Barrow in the recreation room of the WAVE barracks at Pearl Harbor Naval Station in October 1963. All the women wear the WAVES blue and white striped summer...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Oral history interview with Katie King, 2005

    • 2005-10-12
    • Primarily documents Katie Sawyer King's her service in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and her ministry in the AME Zion Church in the 1980s and 90s.

      King briefly discusses her early life, decision to be a nurse, and entering the...
    • WV0334 Katie S. King Papers
    • Oral history interview with Pauline Rogstad Allison, 2006

    • 2006-08-01
    • Primarily documents Pauline Rogstad Allison's service with the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years on a hospital ship in China; and her life after the war.

      Allison speaks chiefly about her service with the Navy...
    • WV0357 Pauline Rogstad Allison Papers

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