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    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee, 2013

    • 2014-05-17
    • Primarily documents the life of Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee and her service with the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

      Blee recalls living in various countries throughout her childhood because of her father's service...
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers
    • [Diary of Henrietta Pearl Terry, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Henrietta Pearl Terry served as a naval aerologist during the Second World War as a member of the WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service]. She was stationed at Naval Air Station Norfolk outside of Norfolk, Virginia. Her diary spans...
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Eleanor Rigney and fellow WAVE, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Eleanor Rigney (left) and Esther Samuelson Derthick (right) stand beside the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, circa 1944. Both wear the dress blue WAVES uniform, Rigney with enlisted brimmed hat with blue cover, and Derthick with garrison cap.
    • WV0101 Eleanor Rigney Papers
    • [WAVES in receiving line, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES in dress white uniforms with officer's combination hats form a receiving line with Captain and Mrs. Greer at an event at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1943. Pictured (left to right) are: 1. Cleaworth, 2. H. Terry, 3. Eunice...
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Meterology class photo, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Meterology class photo at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, circa 1944. The WAVES in the photo wear their white dress uniforms with officer's combination hats with white covers.
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Recieving line at U.S. Navy event, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Navy servicemen and women in dress whites greet other navy personnel at an event at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1944. The receiving line includes (right to left) Amelia Cowaia, Capt. Greer, Mrs. Greer, Lt. Cmdr Palmer or Hancock, and...
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Henrietta Pearl Terry on a vanity, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Formal photo of Henrietta Pearl Terry, posed on a vanity with an atlas, in WAVES dress blue uniform in 1943.
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Henrietta Pearl Terry at vanity, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Formal photo of Henrietta Pearl Terry in 1943, seated at a vanity and reflected in a mirror. She holds a pen over an open atlas and wears her WAVES dress blue uniform.
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [WAVES in snow storm, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Four WAVES in raincoats and havelocks stand in the snow at Smith College, Massachusetts, circa 1942.
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Henrietta Terry in snow, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Lt. Henrietta P. Terry, in WAVES raincoat and havelock, salutes the camera while standing in a snowstorm at Smith College, Massachusetts, circa 1942.
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Cast of "Tars and Spars" movie, 1945]

    • 1945
    • The cast of the Columbia Pictures film version of "Tars and Spars" poses for a publicity photo in 1945. Actor Sid Ceaser is center; Coralee Burson Davis, one of a few SPARS from the traveling show cast in the movie, is in the last row, second from...
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • [Coralee Burson Davis, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Full-length portrait of Coralee Burson Davis in the Coast Guard SPAR blue enlisted service dress uniform, garrison cap, and handbag, taken in 1944.
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • [Mary Catherine Dickson at desk, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Mary Catherine Dickson is pictured typing at a desk, in 1943. On the wall behind her hangs art depicting men in battle. A note on the back of the photo indicates that Dickson has been assigned to the Southern Procurement Division of the Marine...
    • WV0465 Mary C. Dickson Papers, 1943-1946
    • Oral history interview with Coralee Burson Davis, 2001

    • 2001
    • Primarily documents Coralee "Coco" Burson Davis' service in the Coast Guard SPARs during World War II, including her involvement in the play and musical Tars and Spars, and her acting career and personal life after the war.

      Davis describes...
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers

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