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United States. Navy -- History -- 20th century

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 111 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Cooper Floyd Collection

Identifier: WV 0048
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 3 March 1999; newspaper article from the "610 Project: The Special Devices Association," circa 1946.

Dates: circa 1946-1999

Theo Roberts Fore Creadick Collection

Identifier: WV 0007
Content Description

The collection includes various military papers, 1944-1950; 1 photograph of Creadick in uniform, undated; a book showing activities at "The Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR), Northampton, Mass. and The Naval Training School (Communications-W), South Hadley, Mass," undated.

Dates: circa 1944 - 1950

Charlesanna L. Fox Collection

Identifier: WV 0049
Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, photographs, and biographical materials documenting her experience as a camp librarian at Camp Lejeune, NC, and at Pear Harbor, HI; along with various printed materials, including newspaper clippings and souvenirs, and an oral history transcript, 5 March 1999.

Dates: 1942-2008

Wendy P. Gellert Collection

Identifier: WV 0493
Content Description Wendy Payor Gellert (b. 1947) of New Brunswick, New Jersey, served as a chief photographer's mate and a recruit intstructor in the United States Navy WAVES and the Navy from 1966-1992. She retired in 1992 as a command master chief. This collection contains a June 2010 oral history transcript; military papers; copies of photographs of both Gellert and also those taken by her in her role as a United States Navy photographer. The collection also includes copies of Rudder; the...
Dates: 1974-2010

Ellen Harris Huckabee Gobbell Collection

Identifier: WV 0178
Content Description

The collection includes various military papers from Gobbell's WAVES service, 1942-1949; a photograph of Gobbell in uniform, circa 1947; various newspaper clippings, including her obituary, 1995 and undated.

Dates: 1942-2000

Margaret Griffin Papers

Identifier: WV 0372
Content Description

This collection includes the 1949 United States Navy publication United States Submarine Losses; the 1947 book While So Serving; a December 1944 copy of The American; a 17 May;1945 Navy Department press release The United States Franklin Comes Home; copies of The Service Book of Scripture and Prayer and A Prayer Book for Soldiers and Sailors; and The New Testament; and a Admiral Chester W. Nimitz ribbon pin.

Dates: 1941-1949

Julia Hill Gunn Collection

Identifier: WV 0060
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 6 April 1999; various letters of correspondence, October 1945-October 1947; various photographs of Gunn's Navy WAVES service, circa 1945.

Dates: circa 1945-1999

Blanche Holt Gwyn Collection

Identifier: WV 0031
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 4 February 1999; a photograph of Gwyn in WAVES uniform, 1943; blue cord uniform jacket and matching skirt, circa 1950s; Navy uniform jacket and skirt, circa 1950s; black tie; a hat.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Blanche Woolard Haggard Collection

Identifier: WV 0040
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 18 February 1999; various photographs of Haggard's service with the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), 1943-1944; various military publications, including materials on the ship USS Tulagi, 1942-1943; various textiles; 10 patches and 2 cap devices.

Dates: circa 1942-1999