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  • Collection summary: Spars
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    • 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
    • [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
    • [SPARs aboard a boat, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Helene Lawrence (left), a male Coast Guard officer, and two fellow SPARs are pictured at the helm of a small boat flying a variant of the U.S. Coast Guard Ensign flag, circa 1945. The Coast Guard personnel are identified as Gans, Nuess, and Garus.
    • WV0457 Helene Lawrence Papers, 1939-1965
    • [SPAR cadets drill, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Coast Guard SPARs, in a formation of 3 lines, march in unison during drills at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Helene Lawrence appears to be front left. The caption on the back reads:"Marching with the same precision as...
    • WV0457 Helene Lawrence Papers, 1939-1965
    • [Coast Guard SPAR winter blue uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Coast Guard SPAR enlisted winter blue uniform, including tailored navy blue wool blouse with distinctive rounded collar with SPARs insignia, four blue plastic Coast Guard buttons, and embroidered Coast Guard shield on lower right sleeve, circa...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Helene Lawrence walking on sidewalk, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Helene Lawrence, in the SPAR officer's dress blue uniform and handbag, walks on a sidewalk. Behind her walks a sailor. A note by Lawrence on the back of the photo reads:"Here's the gal who admires you--loves and such--so get rid of the Japs and...
    • WV0457 Helene Lawrence Papers, 1939-1965
    • [Women's Army Corps summer dress, circa 1950s]

    • 1945
    • Women's Army Corps Medical Service Corps short sleeve cotton summer beige taupe dress circa 1950s. The matching cloth belt is missing. The dress was designed by Hattie Carnegie.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [ARC/ANC outdoor uniform, circa 1918]

    • 1918
    • Outdoor Uniform worn by members of the Red Cross and U.S. Army Nurses in France during World War I. The uniform was made by Abercrombie and Fitch Co. and is constructed of olive green whipcord fabric. The uniform jacket is belted around the waist...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [ARC/ANC service cap, circa 1918]

    • 1930
    • Service cap worn by members of the Red Cross and Army Nurse Corps during World War I. The cap is upturned at the brim and cinched at the top, with a black ribbon tied in a bow around the crown. Above the bow, a Red Cross pin is affixed, which would...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [WAVES officer's combination hat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES officer's combination hat with upturned sides, white cover, and navy officer's cap device, circa 1943. Worn with interchangeable navy blue, white, or seersucker top.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Red Cross Gray Lady cap, circa 1941]

    • 1941
    • Red Cross "Dutch" cap made of dove gray seersucker with white front and red cross sewn on front, circa 1941. Worn by hospital and recreation workers with Gray Lady dress.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [American Women's Voluntary Services legionnaire kepi, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • American Women's Voluntary Services blue Legionnaire kepi with flat top and square visor, white stripe with cobalt blue piping, and AWVS membership pin, circa 1942. This now-faded cap was once a blue-grey color.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection

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