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Jennie Green and Eunice Proffitt transcript

 File — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2003 Box 2 (03.0030-03.0050), Folder: 03.0040 - Folder 1
Identifier: 03.0040

Content Description

This collection contains an oral transcript of interviews with sisters-in-law Jennie Green and Eunice Proffitt. Green shares her experience during World War II when she served as a mess sergeant in the Women's Army Corps. Proffitt remained on the home front throughout the war and recounts working at her family's farm and as a nurse.


  • Event: Majority of material found within 1937-1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2001-07-09


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This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

Jennie Green was born on January 10, 1909 in Yancey County, North Carolina. She grew up on a farm with her grandparents and enlisted in the Women's Army Corps in 1942. She remained in the United States for the duration of her service. Green passed away on February 18, 2004 and is buried at Gibbs Cemetery in Yancey, North Carolina.

Eunice Proffitt was born on May 17, 1910 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. She attended nursing school at the Ellen Fitzgerald Hospital in Monroe, North Carolina. After graduation, she worked as a nurse at Woman's Hospital in New York and later at Duke University. During the war, she helped on her family farm, delivered babies, and administered medicine to the people in her community. She married Roy Proffitt in 1937 and had two children. Proffitt passed away on April 3, 2004 and is buried at Gibbs Cemetery in Yancey, North Carolina.

Proffitt speaks on her famiy being rationed on things like sugar and gasoline. Both women also share their thoughts on the attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent atomic bomb drops in Japan.


1 folders (1 folder)

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.


Jennie Green and Eunice Proffitt transcript
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