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    • Oral history interview with Heather L. McKay Mallory, 2014

    • 2014-05-10
    • WV0563 Heather L. McKay Mallory Papers
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Heather Lynn McKay Mallory, and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Mallory recalls the death of her mother at a young age, her desire to experience adventure, and the events leading to her...
    • Oral history interview with Naomi Peers Malone, 2011

    • 2011-05-07
    • WV0519 Naomi Peers Malone Oral History
    • Documents the life of Naomi Peers Malone from her early life as a Mennonite in Philadelphia during the 1930s and 1940s, her decision to join the United States Marines in 1953, basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina, and her assignment to...
    • Oral history interview with Ethel LeBlanc Palma, 1999

    • 1999-11-22
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • Documents Ethel LeBlanc Palma's early life; her work as a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) recruiter stateside and a foreign mail censorer in the Pacific during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Prominent pre-war topics...
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Moran Miller, 1999

    • 1999-10-13
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Shirley Dowd Brantley, 2001

    • 2001-05-02
    • WV0211 Shirley D. Brantley Papers
    • Primarily documents Shirley Dowd Brantley's service in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1954.

      Brantley recalls childhood memories of World War II, including blackouts and air raids in her hometown of Pittsburgh, victory gardens, rationing,...
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk, 2003

    • 2003-03-17
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Paulette “Pat” Smith Sweeney, 2013

    • 2013-10-29
    • WV0553 Paulette "Pat" Sweeney Papers
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Paulette "Pat" Sweeney and her service with the American Red Cross. Sweeney discusses her adolescence in Cary, North Carolina, her strong desire from an early age to travel, the education she received from...
    • 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...
    • [Dr. Lapham inspecting a kitchen, circa 1919]

    • 1919
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • Dr. Mary Lapham, in her Red Cross uniform, looks to the left as she stands behind a table in a kitchen she is inspecting. In addition to many children, four women wearing aprons, a man in civilian clothing, and another female Red Cross worker are...
    • [Red Cross Mission team in Serbia, circa 1919]

    • 1919
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • Members of a Red Cross Medical Mission Team pose outside of a building in Serbia. Pictured (from left to right) are: George "The Dalmation" [illegible]; Stojan, a Serbian;"Irish Stew," a.k.a Miss Lloyd; Lapham's chief, Dr. [Gressice?]; s Serbian...
    • Oral history interview with Gladys Lunsford Dimmick

    • 1999-03-18
    • WV0055 Gladys L. Dimmick Papers
    • Documents Gladys Lunsford Dimmick's time as a control tower operator in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) during World War II, as a student at the University of Florida, and as and employee of The University of...
    • Oral history interview with M. Inez Caroon Bailey, 1999

    • 1999-05-26
    • WV0084 Mildred Caroon Bailey Papers
    • Documents Inez Bailey's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) during WWII, and her subsequent military career.


      Bailey...
    • Oral history interview with Agnes Cantwell, 1999

    • 1999-05-27
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • Interview includes discussion of Agnes Cantwell's early nursing studies; service during World War II in the Pacific Theater; postwar enrollment at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; and work with cancer...
    • Oral history interview with Gail Adams, 2008

    • 2008-10-30
    • WV0434 Gail Adams Oral History
    • Documents Gail Adams' early life; her lengthy service in the United States Air Force between the years 1970-1993; and her life after receiving an honorable discharge.

      Adams recalls her early life and her mother's remarriage to an air force...
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Post Hoover, 2000

    • 2000-06-05
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dot" Post Hoover's early life and service with the WASP.

      Pre-service topics include Hoover's aspirations to become a writer and a pilot; admiration of Charles Lindbergh; attending the Civilian Pilot Training...
    • 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 Viola Sanders, 2005

    • 2005-06-14
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Primarily documents Viola Brown Sander's career in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1966.

      Sanders discusses the death of her father and her mother's work to provide for the family. She talks...
    • [Letter from Mary Lapham, 1918]

    • 1918-11-12
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • In this letter to an unidentified recipient, Dr. Lapham recalls WWI Armistice Day and the celebrations in Paris. She describes joy and chaos in the streets, and ponders her future and that of the Red Cross. This memoir is written on letterhead from...

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