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    • The steel house: ""A sensationally good idea""

    • 2004
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • In the years following World War II, a housing shortage coupled with a rise in marriage and birth rates necessitated the creation of housing types that could be built quickly and affordably. The prefabricated steel house, known as a Lustron home,...
    • 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...
    • Architecture with a capital A: The importance of preserving the A-Frame

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • A distinctive architectural form born of the post-war modernist design movement, the A-frame structure has typically not been viewed as significant enough to receive historic preservation attention. This brief argues that A-frame structures,...
    • 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,...
    • Oral history interview with Daphine Doster Mastroianni, 1999

    • 1999-02-16
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • Documents Daphine Doster Mastroianni's education at the North Carolina College for Women (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her work as a music teacher and surgical nurse before World War II; her service with Army Nurse Corps...
    • 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 Nina M. Greenlee, 1999

    • 1999-02-19
    • WV0041 Nina M. Greenlee Papers
    • Primarily documents Nina M. Greenlee's education at the Women's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the late 1920s; her service in the United States and Italy with the Women's Army...
    • 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 Frances Madden Hobbins, 1999

    • 1999-03-18
    • WV0054 Frances M. Hobbins Papers
    • Primarily documents Frances Madden Hobbins's pre-war family life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in Hawaii during World War II; and her post-war career in computers.

      Early topics focus...
    • 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 Marjory Johnson, 1999

    • 1999-10-31
    • WV0111 Marjory Johnson Papers
    • Primarily documents Marjory W. Johnson's education at the Women's College of the University of North Carolina and at Walter Reed Medical Center in the early 1940s, her experiences in Europe with the army during World War II, and her post-war...
    • Oral history interview with Marilyn Bobbi Earp, 2000

    • 2000-06-16
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • Documents N. Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp's early life, education, and flight training; her service as an air traffic control tower operator while in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1944 to 1949; her experiences singing with the choir throughout her...
    • Oral history interview with Sylvia Kenny Swink, 2003

    • 2003-02-05
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • Primarily discusses Sylvia Kenny Swink's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) as well as her pre- and post-war personal life.

      Swink discusses growing up during the Depression in Minnesota, and her...
    • Oral history interview with Warmoth T. Gibbs by Eugene Pfaff

    • 1977-05-17
    • OH001 Greensboro Voices Collection
    • In this transcript of May 17, 1977, oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff with Warmoth T. Gibbs, Gibbs primarily discusses the history of North Carolina A&T State University. Specific topics and events include the effects of the Great...
    • [Medical kit belonging to Dr. Robert L. Phillips]

    • 1941-1945
    • Cone 10081 Robert L. Phillips Collection, 1890s-2003
    • A World War II era first aid kit, presumably used by Dr. Robert L Phillips during the war. The kit likely contains many post-war additions and subtractions. The full contents are:

      Several small first aid dressings by Mine Safety...
    • [Oral history interview with Abe Greiss and related materials, Army town]

    • 2007-10
    • Greensboro Historical Museum, Inc. Archives
    • Greiss recalls his service at Basic Training Center No. 10, (BTC-10/ORD) in Greensboro during 1943. From Newark, N.J. and New York City, he was an artist and designer before the war. Greiss spent about six months in Greensboro, mainly involved in...
    • [Doris Wofford Armenaki, circa 1945]

    • 1944
    • WV0079 Doris Wofford Armenaki Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • Formal portrait of Doris Armenaki in Army Nurse Corps uniform in 1944 or 1945.

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