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    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1918]

    • 1918
    • After a period of leave, Hancock describes the environment aboard the ship taking her back to her station. She fondly recalls a recent visit with her family and misses them greatly.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 2 September 1942]

    • 1942-09-02
    • Rice believes she will be sent overseas soon. She writes of her hopes to get to Florence, SC, before leaving; writing her will, taking out Army Insurance; and her friend's promotion. She will be among the first African American nurses sent...
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [WAC with lieutenant at desk, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • A WAC identified as Margaret stands and speaks with Lieutenant Verner L. Billdt at his desk at Rapid City Air Force Base, circa 1943. She appears to be taking notes on a pad of paper and is dressed in the WAC winter service uniform with staff...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-28
    • Avery describes a graduation parade and the graduates' nice uniforms, their class' misfitting zoot suits, her cleaning activities, taking frequent showers because of the heat and dust, starting on flight line the following day, and worrying about...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery 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
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to siblings, 30 January 1944]

    • 1944-01-30
    • Discusses taking girls to the base clinic; performing inspections; serving gigs; the barracks "date room" new tennis and volleyball courts; assigning kitchen patrol; a WAC marriages; male soldiers' opinion of WACs; an altercation with a captain;...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Red Cross clubmobile, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary Haynsworth Mathews leans out the passenger side window of a Red Cross Clubmobile while taking coffee and donuts to servicemen in Germany in the summer of 1945. The markings on the vehicle include the "Super 6th" Armored Division,"Cheyenne,"...
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-12
    • Pozyck writes that she has not heard from her husband Louis. She notes dining and swimming with friends, taking photographs of Filipinos, Filipino swimming habits, and her roommate's engagement.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945.]

    • 1945-02-14
    • Phillips describes her train trip from North Carolina to basic training in Des Moines. She writes of the schedule of her first two days, various tests they are taking including IQ and mechanical aptitude tests, and the DPT shots they were required...
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-08-06
    • Pozyck spends her free time sleeping, reading, and taking pictures, and encloses some photos. She mentions Kay Kyser's band touring the Philippines.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Fifth Squadron on commissioning day, 1978]

    • 1978
    • The entire Fifth Squadron of Officer Candidate School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, poses for a group photo on their commissioning day before taking the oath of office, in 1978. They still wear the OTS shoulder boards on their service dress...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Oral history interview with Louise Nash Dorsett, 1999

    • 1999-01-19
    • Documents Louise Nash Dorsett's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1945; and her life after World War II.

      Dorsett recalls her early life during the Depression and...
    • WV0017 Louise Nash Dorsett Papers
    • Oral history interview with Anna Jean Coomes Woods, 1999

    • 1999-01-21
    • Primarily documents Anna Jean Coomes Woods' experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1946, including basic training in New York and her duty stations in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Also...
    • WV0019 Anna Jean Coomes Woods Papers
    • Oral history interview with Estelle Garner Ptaszynski, 1999

    • 1999-02-05
    • Primarily documents Estelle Ptaszynski's nurses training; service in England with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II; and personal life and nursing career after the war.

      Ptaszynski discusses her decision to become a nurse and...
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • 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
    • Oral history interview with Norma Martell, 1999

    • 1999-04-30
    • Primarily documents Norma J. Martell's early life during the Depression; her service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) as a cryptographer from 1942 to 1945; and her post-war pacifist ideology.


      Martell discusses her family and her life...
    • WV0072 Norma Martell Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Constance Cline Phillips, 1999

    • 1999-05-24
    • Interview discusses Constance Phillips's early life; education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; work as an X-ray technician in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II; and her life after her military...
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • Oral history interview with Henrietta Clodfelter Lucke, 1999

    • 1999-05-27
    • Primarily details Lucke's experiences as a town student at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her training at St. Albans Naval Hospital; and working in the U.S. Navy WAVES...
    • WV0085 Henrietta Clodfelter Lucke Papers
    • 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 Emma Dale Newell Love, 1999

    • 1999-06-4
    • Primarily documents Emma Newell Love's service in France as a member of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1944 to 1946.


      Love discusses her reasons for choosing to join the WAC; her parents' reactions; basic and overseas training; boredom...
    • WV0090 Emma Dale Newell Love Papers

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