Streaming Media


Oral history interview of Eva Harhai Jaroshevich. Interview conducted by Ashley Wilt at Orlando, Florida.


1:19 Birthday and childhood; 1:58 Life during the Great Depression; 2:45 Young adult life; 4:30 Sibling veterans; 5:20 Patriotism; 6:05 Parents; 6:40 Women's Auxiliary Army Corps/other options for women wanting to serve; 7:40 Experience in Daytona Beach bootcamp; 8:40 Uniform mishap/bootcamp training; 9:57 Specialized training; 11:45 Length of service/end of the war; 12:50 Activities (extracurricular while serving); 13:40 Life after war; 16:30 Family welcome home reception; 16:50 Adjustment to life after war; 17:10 Continued contact with other veterans; 19:10 Explanations of pictures; 26:00 Final thoughts; 27:15 Activities during basic training; 27:45 Discipline of military; 31:00 Unity withing the country during the Depression; 34:45 Positive outlook on life and country



War or Conflict

World War II

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Interview Date


Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida


Department of History, University of Central Florida


All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type