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Evelyn McPhee, interviewed by Jaime Ferris


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From the Collection:

The Maine Women Veterans Oral History Project collected oral interviews with women veterans through a collaborative effort of the Maine commission on women veterans, the Maine Studies program at UMaine, and the Women Studies program at UMaine. Includes WWII, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.


  • Creation: 2000-2003


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From the Collection: 68 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


NA3219 Evelyn McPhee, interviewed by Jaime Ferris, November 28, 2000, Bangor, Maine. McPhee talks about her childhood in Bangor, Maine; her decision to enlist in the Navy; her family’s reaction; her education; her reasons for enlisting in the Waves (Navy) in 1941; serving stateside during World War II; boot camp at Hunters College in New York; her tour of New York; Milledgeville State Teacher’s College in Georgia; transferring to Atlanta, Georgia; her duties as a storekeeper; typing orders; Tyrone Power; Kate Smith; her opinions about segregation and integration; Southern attitudes towards Northern Yankees and African-Americans; the prejudice she endured as a Northerner; her husband’s return from the South Pacific where he served as a medic; settling in Harrisburg, Mississippi; reasons why youth today should enlist. Text: 12 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na3219_c2322_01 (C 2322, CD 2441). Time: 23 minutes. Restrictions: None.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
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