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    • Oral History interview with Ruth Heavner Sheperd, 2015

    • 2015-06-20
    • WV0587 Ruth Heavner Sheperd Oral History
    • Primarily documents the life of Ruth Heavner Shepherd and her service with the United States WAVES.

      Shepherd recalls growing up during the Great Depression, the sacrifices she and her family were forced to make, and the food relief that...
    • Oral history interview with Tricia Sutter, 2013

    • 2013-03-23
    • WV0546 Tricia Sutter Papers
    • Primarily documents Tricia Sutter's time in the United States Coast Guard.

      Sutter discusses her educational learning difficulties, the growing awareness of her sexuality during high school, and her parents' approval of her homosexuality. She...
    • Oral history interview with Jacqueline Marion Edmunds, 2012

    • 2012-10-25
    • WV0541 Jacqueline Marion Edmunds Oral History
    • Documents the life of Jacqueline Marion Edmunds from her early life growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina during the 1950s and 1960s, her decision to join the United States Navy in 1979, basic training in Orlando, Florida, and "A" School...
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee, 2013

    • 2014-05-17
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee and her service with the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

      Blee recalls living in various countries throughout her childhood because of her father's service...
    • Oral history interview with Geneva Spratt Craig, 2010

    • 2010-11-18
    • WV0505 Geneva Spratt Craig Papers
    • Geneva Spratt Craig discusses her early life, military service, and life after her service. She also notes topics such as the progress of her teaching career, women's roles in the military, the military service of her siblings, and Rotary Club...
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Bagby Battenfeld, 2010

    • 2010-09-22
    • WV0499 Barbara Bagby Battenfeld Oral History
    • Barbara Bagby Battenfeld discusses her early life, military service, and life after her service. She also notes topics such as women's roles in the military, her work experiences within the WAVES and outside of the military, and expresses her...
    • Oral history interview with Wendy P. Gellert, 2010

    • 2010-06-21
    • WV0493 Wendy P. Gellert Papers
    • Wendy Gellert tells of her early life and career in the WAVES and United States Navy.

      Gellert emphasizes both the stages of her career and the cultural changes within the navy during the time of her service. She relates policy changed within...
    • [WAVES aerial gunnery unit, 1945]

    • 1945-09
    • WV0444 Ann Holder Andavall Papers
    • Group photo of WAVES Aerial Gunnery Unit 3A2 poses outside of barracks at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, in September of 1945." Pictured (L to R) are:
      Back row: June Osbourne, Claire Calloway, Shirley Dickstew, Yvonne Forbes, Helen...
    • Oral history interview with Ann Holder Andavall, 2008

    • 2008-12-26
    • WV0444 Ann Holder Andavall Papers
    • Ann Holder Andavall speaks about her early life, work in a war plant, and service in the WAVES.

      Andavall primarily discusses her experiences as a war plant worker and aerial gunnery instructor. She explains the reasons women entered military...
    • Oral history interview with S. Ann Thacker Lewis, 2008

    • 2008-02-29
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • Primarily documents Ann Thacker Lewis' education at Woman's College and service in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1961 to 1965.

      Lewis briefly discusses her childhood and family. She also describes her time at Women's College (now UNCG), including ...
    • Oral history interview with Doris Wilson, 2007

    • 2007-03-08
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • Primarily covers Doris Dickens (Hoye) Wilson's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during WWII, and her education and career following the war.

      Wilson discusses life during the Depression; her...
    • [Letter from Jean Reeves to parents, circa 1944]

    • 1944-12-23
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Reeves describes the ship, their activities and accommodations. Part of the letter is written by a friend, Tom, who describes the food and Christmas decorations aboard ship.
    • Oral history interview with Pat Foote, 2006

    • 2006-08-08
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • Primarily documents Brig. Gen. Evelyn "Pat" Foote's background; her service with the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1989; her involvement with organizations and committees related to veterans and women in the military in the 1990s; and her work as...
    • Oral history interview with Grace Belknap Illman, 2006

    • 2006-01-17
    • WV0338 Grace Illman Papers
    • Primarily documents Grace Belknap Illman's childhood in Washington and Oregon; her experiences teaching army ground school from 1942 to 1945; and her teaching career after the war.

      Illman discusses her family background, childhood, and...
    • Oral history interview with Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo, 2005

    • 2005-09-09
    • WV0331 Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo Papers
    • Primarily documents Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo's early life and education in China; her service in the Chinese Red Cross from 1942 to 1944; her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 1944 to 1946; her education at the Woman's College of the...
    • 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 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 Winona Franklin Walker, 2003

    • 2003-07-09
    • WV0284 Winona Franklin Walker Collection, 1945-1964, 2003
    • Primary documents Winona Franklin Walker's career as a librarian, especially her service in Germany with the Army Special Services in 1945-1946.

      Walker briefly describes her family, undergraduate education, decision to attend library school...
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie and Sylva, 1918]

    • 1918-09-17
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • The conditions that Glory Hancock is working under are starting to wear her down, as she is "so sick of having people depend on me I could scream." She also discusses large artillery being removed from her village, her relationship woes with her...

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