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    • [Virginia Gilbert Mattson, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Formal headshot of Virgina G. Mattson in WAVES seersucker uniform, taken while she was stationed at the Naval Supply Depot in Mechanicsburg, PA, from 1945 to 1946.
    • WV0014 Virginia Gilbert Mattson 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
    • [Portrait of three SPARS,1944]

    • 1944
    • Virginia Van Dongen (top) and two fellow Coast Guard SPARS from the Atlantic City station pose in 1944.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Virginia Van Dongen, 1944]

    • 1943
    • Virginia Van Dongen in dress blue uniform outside her mother's home, immediately following her enlistment with the SPARs in summer of 1943.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen 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
    • [WAACs march in parade, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps unit marches in parade, probably at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in 1943.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Dorothy Farrington at desk, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble poses at desk with male co-worker Marty Katze at the 89th Headquarters at Bergstrom Field, Texas, where she worked as an administrative assistant in personnel.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Dorothy Farrington  and Kay Craven in gowns, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Army Air Corps members Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her friend Kay Craven are seated on the ground in front of a lattice-work fence in the dresses they wore to the party thrown for re-enlistees in July or August 1944, following the WAAC's...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [WAACs parade past barracks, 1943]

    • 1943
    • A WAAC unit, lead by an all-male band, marches in a parade past barracks, probably at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in 1943.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Dorothy and Carter Farrington, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her brother Henry Carter Farrington pose in their uniforms, displaying their stripes, while at home in North Carolina on leave. Dorothy holds a WAAC-issued purse. This is the last time they were together; Carter died...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Dorothy Farrington and friend in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her friend Kay Craven pose in uniform on the steps of barracks in 1943. They jokingly raise their fists and Craven has slightly hiked her skirt.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Army Administration Class, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her Army Administration Class at Russellville, Arkansas, in 1943. The women are seated in an auditorium and are uniformed in khaki with Hobby hats.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Group photo of WACs, 1944]

    • 1944
    • The women in Dorothy Gribble's barracks pose on a sidewalk, 1944. Of the photo, Gribble says,"They did me 'the honor' of taking this picture."
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [WACs in mess hall, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble serves food to a news reporter dressed in a WAC uniform at Bergstrom Field in Austin, Texas." Gribble was assigned to chaperone the reporter as she lived for two days as a WAC. The two are flanked by three other WACs at...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Farrington Gribble, 1999

    • 1999-02-09
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dottie" Farrington Gribble's military service in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1943 to 1945, particularly her time at Bergstrom Field in Texas, and her personal life and...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Women Marines at Mt. Vernon, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Women Marines Betty Falbrecht, Jo Kasar, Betty Eichert, and Audrey Knyrim pose seated in front of Mount Vernon's plantation house in October 1943.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers

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