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World War I “Hello Girl”, Oleda Joure Christides

Hello Girl Collage Event Type: Adult Department Programs
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 11/1/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 World War I was won not only on the battlefield, but also at the phone switchboard. Join local storyteller Lois Keel as she shares the story of how bilingual operators helped General Pershing in France. Oleda was a Michigan teenager, a weekend musician, and a telephone supervisor who saw it all, including a 60 year battle to win veteran’s status.
   Map to the Library
Location: Meeting Room A and B
Other Information:
 This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.