We'd like to thank the contributors to this project
Dassa Carvey, former president, WAVES National
Sherna Berger Gluck, former director of the Oral History Program, California State University Long Beach
D'Ann Campbell, Professor of History, Culver-Stockton College (also interviewee)
Beth Ann Koelesch, Women Veterans History Project, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Leighton C. Peterson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Miami University
Alan M. Winkler, Professor of History, Miami University (also interviewee)
Regina T. Akers, staff historian, Naval History and Heritage Command
Alice Kessler-Harris,R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Columbia University
Leisa D. Meyer, Chair of the History Department and Associate Professor of American Studies and History, William and Mary College
Michael Solomon, Professor of Marketing, St. Joseph's University
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