Dayle Durkin World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Dayle Durkin World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve -- History.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States.

Description

Dayle Durkin enlisted in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) of the United States Navy in 1943. She worked in Communications as a code room watch officer in Norfolk, Virginia, until 1945. Interviewed by Helen Krische on June 15, 2006, Durkin talked about her experiences during the Second World War. Durkin was born in New York. Prior to enlisting, she worked as an editorial assistant at Woman’s Day Magazine. Following the war, she went to graduate school at Columbia University and taught English at Kansas Wesleyan University. Durkin passed away on May 15, 2010.

Creator

Durkin, Dayle

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

2006-06-15

Contributor

Krische, Helen
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 also have interviews associated with this project, which was funded through a grant program passed by the Kansas State Legislature in 2005. 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/durkin-dayle-wwii-interview
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
Transcripts for this project are available through the Kansas Memory Digital Collection: https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/211944
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

Durkin_Dayle WWII Interview

Coverage

Norfolk (Va.)
1943 - 2001

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Krische, Helen

Interviewee

Durkin, Dayle

Location

Douglas County (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:24:59

Bit Rate/Frequency

127 kbit/s (audio)
1619 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Durkin, Dayle, “Dayle Durkin World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed June 28, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1737.

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