Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Collection
The collection includes 2 full newspaper publications, February 1945; various invitations to events on the U.S.S. Franklin and U.S.S. Shangri-La, 1944; a songbook for the WAVES, February 1943; various photographs, 1944; a thank you letter from a Mrs. Doolittle for attending luncheon, February 1944; 2 letters from UNC Greensboro, 1992 and 1998; a Navy WAVES dress uniform with Havelock and a white leather class jacket from her graduation at the UNC Woman's College, 1942.
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Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott (1921-2003) served in the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1951. Elizabeth Iddings Ryan Wiviott was born on 31 December 1921. She attended the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and graduated in 1942.
Wiviott enlisted in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in 1943. She completed basic training in Northampton, Massachusetts, and the served in the Norfolk Navy Yard in Norfolk, Virginia, the Boston Navy Yard in Massachusetts, and the Boston Naval Base.
She was released from active duty on 22 June 1947 and continued on inactive status for several years. She was discharged on July 1951. Elizabeth Wiviott met Max D. Wiviott while on duty in Boston. They were married on 8 February 1947. Elizabeth Wiviott died on 21 June 2003.
1.05 Linear Feet (4 folders, 2 full newspapers is WVHP Oversize Box 2, textiles in separate location )
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- Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Collection
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