Mildred Biggar World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Mildred Biggar World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
United States. Army Nurse Corps -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States.

Description

Mildred Biggar served in the Army Nurse Corps. Interviewed in 2004 by Pattie Johnston as part of the Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project, Biggar talked about her experiences during the Second World War. Biggar was born and raised in Arkansas. Upon graduating high school in 1939, she left for Memphis, Tennessee to attend nursing school. After three years of training, she joined the Army Nurse Corps. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Biggar worked at the Schofield Barracks in Oahu, Hawaii. Throughout her interview, Biggar reflected on her nursing training and duties before and during the war, her interactions with wounded soldiers, leisure time in Oahu, and meeting her husband, Bill. Bill was an engineer and fellow Officer in the Army. They married in Hawaii in 1944. Prior to the end of the war, Mildred and Bill lived in South Gate, California. Biggar discussed life in California after the war.

Creator

Biggar, Mildred

Source

Kansas Veterans of World War II Oral History Project / Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project

Publisher

Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

2004

Contributor

Johnston, Pattie
Kansas State Historical Society

Rights

The original copy of this video is available through the Lawrence Public Library. The Watkins Museum of History and the Kansas State Historical Society may also have interviews associated with this project. Researchers are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for uses other than educational or scholarly research. Contact the Watkins Museum of History for additional information: https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/

Relation

To access the video recording of this oral history, go to: https://archive.org/details/biggar-mildred-wwii-interview
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
Other resources for interviews with World War II veterans are available through the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project: https://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.htm

Format

MP4

Language

eng

Type

Oral History

Identifier

Biggar_Mildred WII Interview

Coverage

Schofield Barracks (Hawaii)
1939 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Biggar, Mildred

Location

Douglas County (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:47:29

Bit Rate/Frequency

127 kbit/s (audio)
1626 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Biggar, Mildred, “Mildred Biggar World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed August 16, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1723.

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