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    • A privy history: How the modern bathroom was born

    • 2010
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Not until the end of the nineteenth century did the bathroom as we know it--a separate room with toilet, tub, and sink--begin to appear as a fixture in American houses. Influences from culture, technology, and health science impacted changes made...
    • Oral history interview with Mattie Donnell Hicks, 1999

    • 1999-02-25
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • Documents Mattie Donnell Hicks's nurse education and training; service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1966; and post-war life in Greensboro, North Carolina.

      Hicks provides a brief description of her pre-war nurse education and...
    • Oral history interview with Doris Wofford Armenaki, 1999

    • 1999-05-19
    • WV0079 Doris Wofford Armenaki Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • Documents Doris Wofford Armenaki's early life; education; military service as a nurse during World War II; personal life after the war; and nursing training and teaching at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from the 1970s to the...
    • 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 Beverly Barksdale Sheppe, 1999

    • 1999-07-17
    • WV0103 Beverly Barksdale Sheppe Papers
    • Interview primarily documents Sheppe's Red Cross work in New Guinea and the Philippines from 1942 to 1945, but also her later Red Cross service in Europe and civilian career in social work.

      Sheppe briefly describes her education, noting...
    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Primarily documents Lt. Col. Kathryn Wirkus’ education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro [UNCG] and her service in the U.S. Air Force.

      Wirkus discusses her family and her childhood in Miami. She shares her reasons for...
    • Conserving American treasures: Progressive & New Deal Era murals

    • 2007
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • The first half of the 20th century was the most prolific period of mural painting in U.S. history. Two specific time periods, the Progressive Era (1904-1933) and the New Deal Era (1930s-early 1940s), saw the creation of Federal Public Arts...
    • 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 Irma Jean Brooks, 2006

    • 2006-04-19
    • WV0347 Irma Jean Brooks Papers
    • Primarily documents Irma Jean Brooks's twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy in personnel and administration.

      Brooks talks briefly about her youth and education, including her father's work at the Hanford Engineer Works in Washington during...
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Irene Parsons, 2005

    • 2005-08-02
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • Primarily documents Irene Adelaide Parsons' service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS from 1943 to 1946, and her thirty years of service with the Veterans Administration.

      Parsons discusses her education at Brevard College and Woman's College,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • [Army Nurse Corps seersucker dress, 1945]

    • 1945
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • One-piece brown and white seersucker field hospital uniform with wrap-around tie at left waist and one pocket on right skirt. Uniform was worn with brown and white striped seersucker nurse's cap. Initially designed for overseas service, but...
    • [Army Nurse Corps taupe raincoat, circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • Army Nurse Corps taupe nylon-rayon raincoat with belt and removable hood. The coat was also worn by members of the Women's Army Corps. Worn by Mattie Donnell Hicks in the 1950s.
    • [Army Nurse Corps taupe overcoat, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • Army Nurse Corps taupe overcoat with large rounded collar, two pockets, shoulder straps with gold buttons, and four pairs of gold embossed buttons. The coat matched the "Hattie Carnegie" taupe uniform designed in 1950 and was also worn by members...
    • Oral History Interview with Hobart Jarrett by William Chafe

    • 1975
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • This history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 with Hobart Jarrett primarily documents Jarrett's involvement in Greensboro business desegregation in the 1960s.

      Jarrett describes at length his background, education, and...

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