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    • Betty Magnusson letter

    • Undated
    • WV0341 Betty Magnusson Letters, 1943-1945
    • Manuscript collection. Not yet digitized.
    • Oral history interview with Ava Caudle Honeycutt, 2008

    • 2008-11-22
    • WV0438 Ava Caudle Honeycutt Papers
    • Primarily documents Ava Honeycutt’s service in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during WWII.

      Honeycutt discusses her childhood in rural North Carolina at length, including: growing up on a farm; the Great...
    • Oral history interview with Emily Sullivan Newcity, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • WV0427 Emily Newcity Oral History
    • Primarily documents Emily Sullivan Newcity's service in the Pacific with the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during World War II.

      Newcity briefly discusses her childhood on a farm in New York. She recalls the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, seeing...
    • Oral history interview with Bonnie James Baxter, 2005

    • 2005-08-31
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • Primarily documents Bonnie James Baxter's service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs during WWII."

      Baxter briefly discusses her youth, various office jobs she held before entering the service, recruitment posters, and her reasons for enlisting...
    • 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 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 Olga Lewandowski Lathrop, 2003

    • 2003-01-31
    • WV0271 Olga L. Lathrop Papers
    • Primarily documents Olga "Dusty" Lewandowski Lathrop's service in the Women's Army Corps from 1944 to 1946.

      Lathrop discusses her Polish heritage, her grandmother's death during the Nazi invasion of Poland, her desire to join the navy, and...
    • Oral history interview with Adelaide Murphy

    • 2002-01-16
    • WV0240 Adelaide Murphy Papers
    • Primarily documents Adelaide Cotter Murphy's service in the Women Marines from 1943 to 1945.

      Murphy gives a brief overview of her childhood, including her early education. She recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brothers' service in the...
    • Oral history interview with Vera K. Griffin, 2002

    • 2002-01-09
    • WV0238 Vera K. Griffin Papers
    • Primarily documents Vera Keen Griffin's service in the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) from 1941 to 1944.

      Griffin gives details of her early life, including her education, living during the Depression, and the outbreak of WWII....
    • Oral history interview with Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick, 2001

    • 2001-05-12
    • WV0213 Erma Hughes Kirkpatrick Papers
    • Primarily documents Kirkpatrick's work in naval intelligence as both a civilian and an officer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Kirkpatrick...
    • Oral history interview with Shirley Dowd Brantley, 2001

    • 2001-05-02
    • WV0211 Shirley D. Brantley Papers
    • Primarily documents Shirley Dowd Brantley's service in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1954.

      Brantley recalls childhood memories of World War II, including blackouts and air raids in her hometown of Pittsburgh, victory gardens, rationing,...
    • Oral history interview with Patricia Keegan DeLaney, 2001

    • 2001-05-01
    • WV0209 Patricia Keegan Delaney Papers
    • Primarily documents Patricia Keegan DeLaney's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1945.

      DeLaney briefly mentions the affects of the Depression, and her brother's service in the...
    • Oral history interview with Millie Dunn Veasey, 2000

    • 2000-06-25
    • WV0176 Millie Dunn Veasey Papers
    • Interview primarily documents Millie Dunn Veasey's service in the WAAC [Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] and the WAC [Women's Army Corps] during World War II, and her subsequent education and career at St. Augustine's College.

      Veasey discusses...
    • Oral history interview with Myrtle Hanke, 2000

    • 2000-02-11
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • Primarily documents Myrtle Otto Hanke's early life and her experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in Washington, D.C., during World War II."

      Hanke discusses her family, education, and work in...
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Johnson Coster, 2000

    • 2000-02-04
    • WV0145 Ruth Coster Papers
    • Chiefly documents Ruth L. Johnson Coster's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Coster discusses her youth and education in North Carolina and her pre-war employment at the Lucky Strike factory in Durham and a...
    • [Foust Building in the snow]

    • 2000
    • UA106 Slides Collection
    • Foust Building and Foust Park covered in snow. This building, designed by Epps & Hackett of Greensboro, North Carolina, was opened in 1892. Two flanking wings were added in 1895. From 1892 to 1908, the building was called Main Building and from...
    • Oral history interview with Margaret (June) Crowel, 1999

    • 1999-12-31
    • WV0137 Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
    • Chiefly documents Margaret "June" Crowel's experiences as a career member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1945 to 1979.

      Crowel discusses her pre-military service work making nacelles for B-29s or B-25s in a defense plant; her mother's...
    • Oral history interview with Ellen Tarlton Jordan, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • WV0130 Ellen Jordan Oral History
    • Primarily documents Ellen Jordan's childhood in Greensboro, North Carolina; her work at Camp Wolters with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II; her religious beliefs, and her life after the war.

      Jordan details her family life as...
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • Oral history interview with Matties Osborne Spicer, 1999

    • 1999-10-26
    • WV0107 Mattie Osborne Spicer Papers
    • Primarily documents Mattie O. Spicer's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Spicer recalls her family's reaction to her decision to join the WAC; the "Carolina Platoon" being ordered to keep an eye on mail...

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