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    • Oral history interview with Adeline Ledesma Teague, 2002

    • 2002-01-17
    • WV0241 Adeline Ledesma Teague Papers
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Coralee Burson Davis, 2001

    • 2001
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • Primarily documents Coralee "Coco" Burson Davis' service in the Coast Guard SPARs during World War II, including her involvement in the play and musical Tars and Spars, and her acting career and personal life after the war.

      Davis describes...
    • Oral History interview with Bernadine "Bernie" Donato, 2015

    • 2015-10-06
    • WV0594 Bernadine "Bernie" Donato Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Bernadine "Bernie" Donato and her service with the United States Navy Nurse Corps and California Air National Guard.

      Donato recalls the nursing education she received at Ellis Hospital School of Nursing and...
    • Oral history interview with Jaenn Bailey, 2000

    • 2000-01-13
    • WV0141 Jaenn Coz Bailey Papers
    • Primarily documents Bailey's childhood, family, and service with the U.S. Navy WAVES working with top secret messages during World War II.

      Bailey discusses the origins of her name; her mother's independent lifestyle during her childhood in...
    • Oral history interview with Rachel Brower Twiddy, 1999

    • 1999-12-13
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • Primarily documents Rachel Brower Twiddy's experiences in nursing school in Washington, D.C., and her nursing career before and during her service in the Army Nurse Corps at Fort Ord, California, during World War II.

      Twiddy discusses...
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee, 2013

    • 2014-05-17
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee and her service with the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

      Blee recalls living in various countries throughout her childhood because of her father's service...
    • Oral history interview with Denise DiBetta Mathis Champion, 2014

    • 2014-12-09
    • WV0574 Denise DiBetta Mathis Champion Papers
    • Primarily documents Denise DiBetta Mathis Champion's service with the United States Navy WAVES. Champion recalls her childhood and growing up in Los Angeles, California, her desire to join the service as a way to be self-sufficient, travel, and...
    • Oral history interview with Laverne Carter, 2010

    • 2010-10-18
    • WV0501 Laverne Carter Oral History
    • Laverne Carter speaks of her early life, education, military training and service.

      Carter discusses her experience of military culture in the 1970s and 1980s, her various duty stations, hobbies and activities, and experiences upon leaving...
    • Oral history interview with Rachel Summers McGee, 1999

    • 1999-01-13
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Therese Robinson, 2008

    • 2008-11-14
    • WV0439 Therese Robinson Oral History
    • Primarily documents Therese Robinson's career in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 2005, including assignments to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War and Afghanistan during the War on Terror.

      Robinson shares her memories of attending Fresno State...
    • Oral History interview with Louise Quadri Doak

    • 2017-06-19
    • WV0634 Louise Quadri Doak Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Louise Quadri Doak and her service with the United States Navy.

      Doak recalls her decision to join the United States Navy to gain independence and see the world. She describes the experience of being the sole...
    • Oral History interview with Bridgid Kathleen MacSeόin

    • 2016-03-21
    • WV0605 Bridgid Kathleen MacSeόin Oral History
    • Primarily documents the life of Bridgid Kathleen MacSeόin and her service with the United States Air Force.

      MacSeόin recalls her childhood as a military dependent, and the effect that moving so often throughout her childhood had on her....
    • Oral History interview with Lovay Wallace-Singleton

    • 2016-05-14
    • WV0611 Lovay Wallace-Singleton Oral History
    • Primarily documents the life of Lovay Wallace-Singleton and her service with the United States Navy.
      Wallace-Singleton recalls mentoring younger female, as well as male, air traffic controllers, helping them to get a sense of what they wanted to...
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Russell Reavis, 2000

    • 2000-09-17
    • WV0183 Virginia Russell Reavis Papers
    • Primarily documents Virginia Russell Reavis' service in Europe with the Army Air Forces' 810th Medical Air Evacuation Squadron during World War II and her nursing career and personal life following the war."

      Discussion of Reavis' early...
    • Oral history interview with Jane Brister, 1999

    • 1999-11-05
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • Documents Brister's experiences in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and her work in army intelligence in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Brister details her father's experiences in World War I and in the engineering field; the Great...
    • Oral history interview with S. Ann Thacker Lewis, 2008

    • 2008-02-29
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • Primarily documents Ann Thacker Lewis' education at Woman's College and service in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1961 to 1965.

      Lewis briefly discusses her childhood and family. She also describes her time at Women's College (now UNCG), including ...
    • Oral history interview with Tricia Sutter, 2013

    • 2013-03-23
    • WV0546 Tricia Sutter Papers
    • Primarily documents Tricia Sutter's time in the United States Coast Guard.

      Sutter discusses her educational learning difficulties, the growing awareness of her sexuality during high school, and her parents' approval of her homosexuality. She...
    • Oral History Interview with Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...

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