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    • Oral history interview with Yvonne Cheek, 2012 [text/print transcript]

    • 2012-09-24
    • OH002 UNCG Institutional Memory Collection
    • Yvonne Cheek (1945 - ) graduated in 1967 from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) with a degree in music education. She also holds a Master's from UNCG and a PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Cheek talks...
    • [Yeomanettes, circa 1918]

    • 1918
    • WV0097 Agnes C. M. Sliter Rodgers Papers
    • Yeomanettes in the US Naval Reserve stand in formation wearing the blue Norfolk-style uniform and navy blue felt hats, circa 1918.
    • WAVE officer candidate program [1963]

    • 1963
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Yellow and blue recruitment brochure for the U.S. Navy WAVES, published in 1963. Topics include eligibility, the application process, recruit training, duty assignments, and salary and benefits. The back page features a preliminary questionnaire to...
    • [WAVES battalion photo, Bethesda, Maryland]

    • Undated
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • Written on the front page of theis photograph is "Company Battalion 2, U.S.N. [Navy] Hospital Corps School (Women's Reserve), Bethesda, Maryland." The women standing in formation are WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S....
    • Enlist in the WAVES [1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • World War II era recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services) that encourages women to "release a man to fight at sea." Includes large illustration of WAVE saluting. 28 inches x 42 inches.
    • Have you got what it takes to fill an important job like this? [1944]

    • 1944
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • World War II era Recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Illustration by John Falter features a WAVE working as a parachute rigger. 28 inches x 40 inches.
    • Share the deeds of victory [1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • World War II era recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Illustration by John Falter depicts a WAVES member as an air traffic controller. 10 inches x 15 inches.
    • It's a woman's war too! join the WAVES [circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • World War II era recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Illustration by John Falter depicts a WAVE operator. 28 inches x 43 inches.
    • Serve those who served [1945]

    • 1945
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • World War II era recruiting poster for nurses in Veterans Administration hospitals. Illustration by Douglass depicts a man in a wheelchair, flanked by a battle scene and an image of him being attended to by a nurse. 20 inches x 28 inches.
    • [Women's Army Corps coveralls, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • Women's Army Corps one-piece twill herringbone coveralls or work suit, with two breast pockets, attached belt, and two side pockets, circa 1944. Intended for mechanical work though criticized for poor sizing and the heavy weight of the material.
    • [Women's Army Corps olive drab uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • Women's Army Corps olive drab officer's winter uniform, including blouse with four olive drab plastic buttons, officer's lapel insignia, shoulder straps, two pocket flaps, two slash pockets, and mohair cuff braid on lower sleeve, circa 1943. Worn...
    • [Women's Army Corps summer dress, circa 1950s]

    • 1945
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • Women's Army Corps Medical Service Corps short sleeve cotton summer beige taupe dress circa 1950s. The matching cloth belt is missing. The dress was designed by Hattie Carnegie.
    • [Women's Army Corps rayon slip, circa 1940s]

    • 1945
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • Women's Army Corps khaki rayon slip, circa 1940s. A knit rayon material was used for slips and underwear. Rayon was favored not only because it was cooler in the summer, but also because rayon was not in great demand for defense purposes.
    • [Women's Army Auxiliary Corps fatigue hat, 1942]

    • 1942
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps khaki summer fatigue hat, to be worn on duty, 1942. This unpopular hat was replaced by the WAC garrison cap.
    • [Women's Army Auxiliary Corps chocolate brown hobby hat, 1942]

    • 1942
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) chocolate brown visored hat with chin strap placed above visor and enlisted insignia, 1942. Referred to as "Hobby Hat" after the director of the WAAC, Oveta Culp Hobby.
    • [Women Marines of U.S.M.C.  Air Station Edenton, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • Women Marines of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station at Edenton, North Carolina, pose for a formal group picture while presenting a show to promote the sale of War Bonds in 1944. The women wear the Women Marines' white summer dress uniform without...
    • Oral history interview with William E. Moran, 1990 [text/print transcript]

    • 1990-02-20
    • OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project
    • William E. Moran (1932- ) served as chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1979 until 1994. Moran provides details of his first impressions of UNCG, including his concern over the governance structure and lack of...
    • [Willa Walker Bean, portrait photo, circa 1954]

    • 1944
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • Willa Walker wears the postwar blue outdoor uniform. On her lapel is the standard Navy Nurse Corps Insignia. She appears to have on a WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S.Navy) officer's cap which may be out of regulation.

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