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    • Oral history interview with Mary Ellen West, 1999

    • 1999-03-30
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • Documents Mary Ellen West's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War...
    • 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...
    • [Portrait of Mary Ellen West, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • Portrait of Mary Ellen West taken while she was attending Navy Storekeepers School at the University of Indiana in 1944.
    • [Mary Ellen West at work in office, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • Storekeeper Third Class Mary Ellen West (right) sits at a typewriter while two other WAVES work at desks in their shared office at Whiting Field, Florida, in 1944. The women were assigned to a Pensacola housing project; through the window a...
    • [Mary Ellen West in uniform, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • Mary Ellen West poses by a palm tree in Pensacola, Florida, wearing the WAVES all-purpose coat and soft-brimmed hat, in 1944.
    • [WAVES enlisted soft-brimmed hat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • WAVES enlisted soft-brimmed hat with blue cover and navy tally with "US Navy" in gold letters across the front. Worn with interchangeable navy, white, and seersucker covers. This hat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • [WAVES officer's wool coat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • WAVES officer's navy blue wool double-breasted overcoat with three pairs of Navy gold buttons, belt sewn on the back, and reserve blue stripes on cuffs. This coat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • [WAVES navy trousers, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • WAVES navy blue slacks worn with the short-sleeve white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie. This uniform worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • Oral history interview with Jane Brister, 1999

    • 1999-11-05
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • Documents Brister's experiences in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and her work in army intelligence in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Brister details her father's experiences in World War I and in the engineering field; the Great...
    • Oral History Interview with Mrs. Charles Bowles by William Chafe

    • 1974-09-24
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • In this September 24, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe, Mrs. Charles Bowles primarily discusses West Market Street United Methodist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, where her husband served as pastor from 1955 to 1963....
    • Oral history interview with Mary Kathryn Hampton, 2005

    • 2005-11-21
    • WV0335 Mary Kathryn Hampton Papers
    • Primarily documents Mary Kay Hampton's youth; her service with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years in Europe; and her life after the war.

      Hampton briefly discusses her childhood, including her father being...
    • Oral History Interview with Kay Troxler by William Chafe

    • 1973
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • This transcript of an oral history conducted by William Chafe circa 1973 with Evelyn Troxler primarily documents Ms. Troxler's involvement in school desegregation in Greensboro in the 1950s and 1960s. Topics include reaction to the Brown v. Board...
    • Oral history interview with Doris Mesina Ehlenfeldt, 2013

    • 2013-11-02
    • WV0554 Doris Messina Ehlenfeldt Oral History
    • Primarily documents the early life of Doris Messina Ehlenfeldt and her service in the United States Navy.

      Ehlenfeldt recounts growing up in West Haven, Connecticut with her parents and three brothers, her decision to leave home and join the...
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Young Van Dongen, 1999

    • 1999-10-10
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Young Van Dongen's early life in Rochester, New York; her service with the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs (Semper Paratus—Always Ready) from 1943 to 1945; and her family life after World War II.

      Van Dongen recalls her...
    • [Lottie Faye West scrapbook, 1939-1940]

    • 1939-1940
    • MSS325 Lottie Faye West Scrapbook, 1939 - 1940
    • Lottie Faye West of Dover, North Carolina was a student of Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro), graduating in 1941 with a Bachelor's degree in English. While attending Woman's College, West was a member of the...
    • [Lottie Faye West scrapbook, loose items, box 2, 1939-1940]

    • 1939-1940
    • MSS325 Lottie Faye West Scrapbook, 1939 - 1940
    • These items comprise the contents of a scrapbook that was created by Lottie Faye West between 1939 and 1940, documenting West’s experience as a student at Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now The University of North Carolina...
    • Oral history interview with Martha M. Boger, 1999

    • 1999-02-05
    • WV0032 Martha Boger Papers
    • Documents Martha Boger's attendance at Woman's College during the Depression, her Women's Army Corps (WAC) basic training in 1945; and her experiences as a physical therapist in the Army Medical Specialist Corps for the following twenty years....
    • Oral history interview with Ruth King Garrett, 2007

    • 2007-04-10
    • WV0392 Ruth King Garrett Papers
    • Primarily documents Ruth King Garrett's service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1946.

      Garrett briefly discusses her education, including working on her high school's newspaper and her year at UNCG (then Woman's College). She...
    • Oral history interview with Jane Fraley Kodack, 2009

    • 2009-10-01
    • WV0471 Jane Fraley Kodack Papers
    • Primarily documents Jane Kodack's service with the ANC from 1981-1993, and her education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1963 to 1967.

      Kodack discusses attending UNCG in the first years after it became...
    • Oral History Interview with Mary Taft Smith by William Chafe

    • 1973-07-11
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • This transcript of a July 11, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Mary Taft Smith primarily documents Ms. Smith's opinions of desegregation and participation in interracial activities in Greensboro. Topics include her...

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