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

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 111 Collections and/or Records:

Nan M. Nabors Letters

Identifier: WV 0294
Content Description

This collection includes Correspondence, 1944-1946. Though the majority of correspondence is personal in nature it presents insights into many different aspects of the military, including the urgent need for infantry, the relationship between officers and enlisted soldiers, life as a soldier, and Nabors's experiences as a female serving in the military.

Dates: 1944-1946

Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection

Identifier: WV 0056
Scope and Contents Judith Bullock Nisbet was born in Red Springs, North Carolina, and served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Emergency Services-Navy) from 1942 to 1943. An oral history interview, memoir, photographs and textiles primarily document Nisbet's service during World War II. The oral history interview provides information about Nisbet's childhood in Red Springs, N.C., during the Depression, her education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, and her service as a WAVE. Prominent...
Dates: 1942-1999

Eleanor Neeva Northcott Collection

Identifier: WV0063
Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 13 April 1999; a poster with the phrase "Ah...At Last!", circa 1942-1945.

Dates: circa 1942-1999

Ruth Kent Petker Collection

Identifier: WV 0125
Content Description

The collection includes a 1999 December oral history and a photograph of Petker in Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services (WAVES) uniform, circa 1943.

Dates: circa 1943-1999

Lillian M. Pimlott Collection

Identifier: WV 0219
Abstract Lillian Mary Pimlott, a Trenton, New Jersey native, joined the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in March 1943 as an ensign and retired years later as a lieutenant commander in the navy.Correspondence, military papers, photographs, and printed material primarily document Lillian Pimlott's 1943-1946 service in the WAVES and her continued military service in the naval reserves. Letters to family and friends describe Pimlott's 1937 travels to England,...
Dates: 1937-1968

Eleanor Rigney Collection

Identifier: WV 0101
Content Description

The collection includes The Havelock newsletters, photographs, military papers, biographical materials, Identification Tag, 1943; Good Conduct Medal,1946; Patches,1943-1946; Ribbons, 1943-1946; "Ruptured Duck" Discharge Pin, 1946.

Dates: circa 1943-1951

Irja Miriam Ripatte Scrapbook

Identifier: WV 0351
Content Description

Scrapbook with Waves service photographs; newspaper clippings , circa 1942-1943; Headshot of Irja Miriam Ripatte wearing a WAVES service dress blue uniform and soft brimmed enlisted cap, not dated.

Dates: circa 1942-1943

Patricia Ann Roney Collection

Identifier: WV 0700

Patricia Ann Roney (1923-1994?), of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, served in the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) from 1944-1946. Included in this collection are Roney's scrapbook and diary.

Dates: 1937-1945

Eunice M. Rountree Photographs

Identifier: WV 0012
Content Description

The collection includes 2 photographs, circa 1942-1945.

Dates: circa 1942 - 1945