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    • Brightening the 20th Century: The influence of prismatic glass

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Prismatic glass, developed to improve the amount of daylight reflected into interior commercial spaces prior to the widespread use of electric lighting, consisted of small tiles of ribbed, textured glass. The use of ribbing and patterned textures...
    • Concrete privacy in the Madmen era

    • 2013
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Originally found in high architectural designs, screen walls made of pierced, decorative concrete masonry units became ubiquitous across the American suburban landscape by the Atomic Age (1950s-1960s). This brief examines the history, application,...
    • A marvel of Modernism: The hyperbolic paraboloid

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • The mid-century modernist architectural movement (1950s-1960s) espoused the progressive optimism felt during the years following World War II. The hyperbolic paraboloid, a highly distinctive curved shape resembling a saddle, arose out of this...
    • Linoleum: The ultimate flooring

    • 2013
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Linoleum, a flooring material made from plant-based ingredients, was invented in the mid-nineteenth century and remained a popular floor covering until the 1940s. Its long-lasting, sustainable, water-resistant, and sound-absorbing attributes made...
    • Oral history interview with Susie Winston Bain, 2000

    • 2000-10-11
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • Documents Susie Bain's early life and school experiences in Texas; her service in the WASP and its influence on her opinions and non-military life; and her life in Greensboro, North Carolina, after the war.

      Bain discusses growing in Texas...
    • [WAF winter uniform, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • Women in the Air Force winter uniform, including blouse (jacket) and skirt, made of blue wool serge material. The blouse is single-breasted, darted, lined in a satin material, and has two sewn breast pockets and two flapped pockets, along with four...
    • [Women Airforce Service Pilots battledress jacket, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Santiago blue battledress jacket with two patch pockets, blue plastic buttons covered by a closure flap, waistband buttoned on the left side,"W.A.S.P." pin on right collar, WASP wings above left pocket flap, and...
    • Publications and resource material (1)

    • 1990
    • MSS128 Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis Papers, 1943-1999
    • Archival material from the Eloise Lewis Rallings Papers documenting her life and career as a nursing educator at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
    • Recognition Day -- Miscellaneous 2 [McDaniel Lewis papers]

    • 1946
    • Mss. Coll. 41 McDaniel Lewis Papers
    • The material in this folder provides general information about the organization of Recognition Day and offers a behind-the-scenes view of event requirements. Greensboro Mayor C. M. Vanstory, Jr.’s proclamation of the event is included. A script...
    • Selective Service -- Miscellaneous 4 [McDaniel Lewis papers]

    • 1942-1947
    • Mss. Coll. 41 McDaniel Lewis Papers
    • Included in this folder are Selective Service pamphlets and other material that would be of interest to servicemen and registrars. There is also an article titled “Men Without Medals” about the service of local draft board members. A copy of...
    • [WAC in gas mask, 1943]

    • 1943-02-18
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • A WAC poses in a gas mask while at basic training at Daytona Beach, Florida, in early 1943. She also wears the WAC utility coat. In the background, a tent is set up in the sand and the corner of the Clarendon Hotel is visible.
    • [WAC in gas mask, 1943]

    • 1943-02-18
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • Profile of a WAC wearing a gas mask and hood while at basic training at Daytona Beach, Florida, in early 1943. She also wears the WAC utility coat. In the background, a tent is set up in the sand, and a corner of the Clarendon Hotel is visible.
    • [WACs in front of photographic mapping squadron sign, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • Anne Heyer (back row, left) poses with five other WACs in various uniforms under a sign for the 3rd Photographic Mapping Squadron Laboratory at MacDill Airfield in Tampa, Florida, circa 1944. Heyer wears the WAC summer off-duty dress and a gas mask...
    • [Anne Heyer, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • Anne Heyer poses in a field, wearing the WAC beige summer off-duty dress and matching garrison cap, circa 1943.
    • [Anne Heyer with camera in trick photo, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • Anne Heyer, in a flight suit, leans against a structure while holding her camera, circa 1943. The print has been manipulated so that image is mirrored down the center.
    • [WACs at train station, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • Nine WACs pose at a train station, probably heading to Fort Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1943. The WACs wear olive drab winter service uniforms with Hobby hats, while some wear gas mask bags and carry their wool overcoats.
    • [Anne Heyer in winter flight suit, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • Anne Heyer, in a winter flight suit consisting of a B-3 shearling jacket, A-3 shearling trousers, and Type B-6 winter flying helmet, poses as if using an unidentified piece of mapping equipment, circa 1943. In the background are stacks of labeled...

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