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    • Oral history interview with Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney Papers
    • Primarily documents Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney's memories of growing up during World War II; her experiences in boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina; and her married life, particularly after her husband, also a Marine, was diagnosed with...
    • Oral history interview with Eleanor Neeva Northcott, 1999

    • 1999-04-13
    • WV0063 Eleanor Neeva Northcott Oral History
    • Primarily documents Eleanor Neeva Northcutt's family life; her years at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); and her experiences in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer...
    • [Women Marines at Parris Island, circa 1953]

    • 1953
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney Papers
    • Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney and a fellow Woman Marine, probably in summer service uniform, are seated outside a building at Parris Island, South Carolina, in 1953.
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Wesley Baker, 2011 [text/print transcript]

    • 2011-10-09
    • OH002 UNCG Institutional Memory Collection
    • Barbara Wesley Baker (1948- ) graduated in 1969 from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) with a BA in music education. In 1974, she received her MA from Columbia University in New York City and her PhD from the University of...
    • Oral history interview with Edna Wilson, 2006

    • 2006-07-19
    • WV0355 Edna Smith Wilson Oral History
    • Primarily documents Edna Wilson's service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Wilson provides a brief overview of her childhood residences and education, and her...
    • [Eleanor Rigney and fellow WAVE, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WV0101 Eleanor Rigney Papers
    • Eleanor Rigney (left) and Esther Samuelson Derthick (right) stand beside the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, circa 1944. Both wear the dress blue WAVES uniform, Rigney with enlisted brimmed hat with blue cover, and Derthick with garrison cap.
    • Oral history interview with Henrietta Stevenson Ingram, 1999

    • 1999-02-03
    • WV0030 Henrietta Stevenson Ingram Papers
    • Primarily documents Henrietta Stevenson Ingram's military service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1943 to 1944; her career in allied medical professions after the war; and her experiences with racism during both time periods.

      Ingram...
    • Oral history interview with Matties Osborne Spicer, 1999

    • 1999-10-26
    • WV0107 Mattie Osborne Spicer Papers
    • Primarily documents Mattie O. Spicer's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Spicer recalls her family's reaction to her decision to join the WAC; the "Carolina Platoon" being ordered to keep an eye on mail...
    • Oral history interview with Rosetta Elliot McMahon, 2007

    • 2007-04-17
    • WV0393 Rosetta McMahon Oral History
    • Primarily documents Rosetta Elliot McMahon's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1944.

      McMahon briefly discusses her family, her hometown in West Virginia, working in defense...
    • Oral history interview with Alice Joyner Irby, 2012 [text/print transcript]

    • 2012-06-28
    • OH002 UNCG Institutional Memory Collection
    • Alice Joyner Irby (1932- ) graduated in 1954 from Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After receiving a master's degree from Duke University, she worked in the recruitment and...
    • Oral history interview with Eleanor D. Lloyd, 1991 [text/print transcript]

    • 1991-04-09
    • OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project
    • Eleanor D. Lloyd (1916-1999) was a math and art major and member of the Class of 1938 at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She did not graduate. Her father, J. Arthur Dunn, was...
    • Oral history interview with Lucile Griffin Leonard, 1999

    • 1999-01-29
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • Chiefly documents Lucile Griffin Leonard's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the late 1930s and early 1940s and her service as a hospital dietitian with the...
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Marian Smith, 1999

    • 1999-02-11
    • WV0036 Margaret Marian Smith Papers
    • Primarily documents Margaret Marion Smith's service with the War Department and Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1943 to 1947 and work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1963 through circa 1994.

      Smith primarily...
    • Oral history interview with Helen Allegrone, 1999

    • 1999-04-12
    • WV0062 Helen Allegrone Papers
    • Primarily documents Helen Allegrone's experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), both at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and in Washington, D.C., where she worked in...
    • Oral history interview with Andree Fifield, 1999

    • 1999-04-26
    • WV0070 Andree Fifield Papers
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Jean Downer, 2007

    • 2007-02-21
    • WV0386 Jean Downer Oral History
    • Primarily documents Jean Downer's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1945 to 1946 and her life after the World War II.

      Pre-service topics include Downer's youth in Philadelphia, details of...
    • Oral history interview with Maxine Pierce, 2006

    • 2006-06-06
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • Primarily documents Maxine Newcom Pierce's background; her twenty-year career in the WAVES; and the impact of her military service on the rest of her life.

      Pierce briefly discusses growing up in Southern Illinois in the 1930s, including her...
    • Oral history interview with Nell Smith Lutz

    • 2003-03-23
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • Primarily discusses Nell Smith Lutz's service in the supply corps of the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Lutz breifly discusses her childhood in Florida and education at Florida State...

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