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Description

Oral History interview of Evelyn S. Borshay. Interview conducted by Hile, David at Veteran's Home in Winter Park, FL.

Log

0:02 Background information; 0:30 Family I reason for enlisting; 1:47 Sworn into the navy I begins training; 2:43 Studied to be a yeoman at Hunter College (New York); 3:17 Sent to Navy Recruiting Station in Washington D.C.; 3:23 Living conditions; 3:51 Making friends I roommates; 4:10 Duties in the service; 4:52 Met husband; a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy; 5:40 Boot camp at Hunter College; 6:01 Working her way up in rank I reasons for discharge; 6:40 Social activities in Washington; 7:28 The urge to go overseas; 8:13 Day to day life at Navy Recruiting Station; 10:48 Eagerness of men to enlist; 11:18 Where the men were sent once they enlisted; 12:13 Adapting to life in the military / food; 13:15 Keeping in touch with friends after the war; 14:16 Family response to joining the military; 15:41 The American Home Front (Washington); 16:56 Reaction to the end of the war; 18:46 Adjusting back into civilian life I Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; 22:15 Impact of war on life / seeing the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.; 27:52 Public response to women in the military; 28:46 Giving thanks.

Date of Birth

1923-09-21

Place of Birth

New Jersey (N.Y.)

Gender

Female

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1943-01-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Unspecified

Location of Service

New York (N.Y.); Washington (D.C.)

Highest Rank

Seamen 1st class; S1; Yeoman First Class; Y1

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

New Jersey

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Hile, David

Interview Date

3-2-2013

Location of Interview

Veteran's Home in Winter Park, FL.

Subjects

Borshay, Evelyn S.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Women and the military -- United States; United States. Navy

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

Contributors

Hile, David

Length of Interview

30 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

Rights

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. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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