Margaret "Marty" Graham World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Margaret "Marty" Graham World War II Interview

Subject

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

Description

Margaret “Marty” (Driskel) Graham  served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on September 25, 2006, Graham talked about her experiences during the Second World War. Graham was born in San Francisco on August 15, 1924. As a teenager, she worked in the defense industry as a spot welder. She joined the WAC in 1945. After training, she worked at a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, where she met her future husband William “Bill” Graham, who was serving in the Army during the time. He is also featured in the interview. They married on October 31, 1945. Graham was discharged in 1945. During the interview, Bill and Marty shared several photos and memorabilia from their lives and military services.

Creator

Graham, Margaret "Marty"

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

2006-09-25

Contributor

Johnston, Pattie
Graham, William "Bill"
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/graham-bill-marty-wii-interview_202008
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

Graham_Bill & Marty WII Interview

Coverage

Jackson (Miss.)
1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Graham, Margaret "Marty"
Graham, William "Bill"

Location

Overland Park (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:16:57

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
2452 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Graham, Margaret "Marty", “Margaret "Marty" Graham World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed October 26, 2021, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1799.

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