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Triangle Seagals Collection

Identifier: WV 0601

Scope and Contents

The scrapbooks contain correspondence, ephemera, photographs, newsletters, and newspaper clippings relating to WAVES National Unit 144, the Triangle Seagals.

The correspondence relate to the Seagals' volunteer work, donations to charities, and sponsorships. The majority of the collection is in the newspaper clippings which focus on veterans' affairs, the Seagals, and media coverage. Two prominent members of Unit 144 are Norma Schrader and Gladys Dimmick, both of whom are World War II veterans. Both women have served as president of the Triangle Seagals. Many photos, publications, and newsletters are in relation to the WAVES National Organization, specifically their yearly conventions. The scrapbooks also include materials related to the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project.

There is a separate photo album dedicated to the 2010 Triangle Flight of Honor Tour which took WWII veterans to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial.

In 2016 Mary Samoulian donated the files from her audio piece about the Seagals.

"In the summer of 2014, I was glancing in the Cary News and I came across an ad for the Triangle Seagals, a local unit of WAVES National. I dialed the number listed in the ad, and the voice on the other end was Norma Schrader, the chapter president at the time. Norma introduced me to some of the Seagals at their next meeting and the story was put into motion. Over the course of several months, I had the chance to speak with ten ladies in the Seagals and asked them questions ranging from why they joined the Navy to why this group is important to them. I also spoke with Beth Ann Koelch from UNC Greensboro, who has a strong connection to women veterans. This is the story of the Seagals."

The audio piece can be streamed at:

Related collections of Seagals' members in the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project: Norma Schrader (WV#0379), Gladys Dimmick (WV#0055), Brenda Brubaker (WV#0353), Jerry Brunton (WV#0588), Marian Krugman (WV#0354), Marie Kevensky (WV#0113), Elizabeth Hickcox (WV#0067), and Frances Hobbins (WV#0054).


  • 1989-2015
  • Other: Majority of material found in circa 1990-1999


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.


0.60 Linear Feet (1 archival box, 1 half-size archival box)

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Unit 144 of the WAVES National Organization, the Triangle Seagals, is an organization of Women Veterans of the United States Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard and Marines. The majority of their members served with the Navy WAVES during World War II.

As of February, 2016, this collection consists of scrapbooks and photo albums related to the activities of the Triangle Seagals. The scrapbooks contain correspondence, ephemera, photographs, and newsletters related to WAVES, Women Veterans, and the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project. There are also a number of newspaper clippings related to members of the Seagals, and veterans' affairs. One photo album is dedicated to the Triangle Flight of Honor Tour to Washington, DC, which took place in 2010. Materials in the records are from 1989 - 2015, with the majority from the 1990s. Also included are the files of a 2016 audio piece on the Seagals created by Mary Samouelian.

Related Materials

Related collections of Seagals' members in the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project: Norma Schrader (WV#0379), Gladys Dimmick (WV#0055), Brenda Brubaker (WV#0353), Jerry Brunton (WV#0588), Marian Krugman (WV#0354), Marie Kevensky (WV#0113), Elizabeth Hickcox (WV#0067), and Frances Hobbins (WV#0054)

2016 audio piece:

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Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US