Betty Caruthers World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Betty Caruthers World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
Kansas -- History.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- Oral history.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States.
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack On, 1941.
United Service Organizations (U.S.)

Description

Betty Caruthers was interviewed at the Watkins Museum of History as part of the Lawrence Remembers the World War II Years Project. Caruthers talked about working for Sunflower Ordnance Works (Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant) and her time in the United States Organizations (USO) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, during the Second World War. She also discussed rationing, music, and leisure time during the war, and shared photographs of her uniforms. Caruthers was born on October 19, 1922, in Kansas. Following high school, she worked as a beauty operator. Her husband, Walter Caruthers, served in the Navy. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor and was on the USS Narwhal during the attack on December 7, 1941. Caruthers shared stories about her husband’s time in the Navy and their life together following the war.

Creator

Caruthers, Betty

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

unknown

Contributor

unknown
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/caruthers-betty-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

Caruthers_Betty WWII Interview

Coverage

Lawrence (Kan.)
1922 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

unknown

Interviewee

Caruthers, Betty

Location

Douglas County (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:00:36

Bit Rate/Frequency

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

Citation

Caruthers, Betty, “Betty Caruthers World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 18, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1731.

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