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    • Oral history interview with Flora V. Taylor, 2012

    • 2012-01-15
    • Flora V. Taylor tells of her early life, education, service with the United States Army Reserve and then the United States Coast Guard, and life after her service.

    • WV0527 Flora V. Taylor Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irene Parsons, 2005

    • 2005-08-02
    • Primarily documents Irene Adelaide Parsons' service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS from 1943 to 1946, and her thirty years of service with the Veterans Administration.

      Parsons discusses her education at Brevard College and Woman's College,...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • Oral history interview with Laura Gibson, 2005

    • 2005-08-19
    • Primarily details Laura Avis Gibson's service with the Coast Guard during World War II, in addition to her youth on a farm and her work at Burlington Industries.

      Gibson briefly recalls her childhood on a farm in Randolph County and then...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Tricia Sutter, 2013

    • 2013-03-23
    • Primarily documents Tricia Sutter's time in the United States Coast Guard.

      Sutter discusses her educational learning difficulties, the growing awareness of her sexuality during high school, and her parents' approval of her homosexuality. She...
    • WV0546 Tricia Sutter Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lucy Phillips Pugh, 1999

    • 1999-05-06
    • Primarily documents Lucy Pugh's early life and her service with the Coast Guard SPARS (from Semper Paratus-Always Ready) during World War II.


      Pugh discusses her life before the war, including her father's general store; playing...
    • WV0074 Lucy Phillips Pugh Papers
    • 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
    • Oral history interview with Bonnie James Baxter, 2005

    • 2005-08-31
    • Primarily documents Bonnie James Baxter's service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs during WWII."

      Baxter briefly discusses her youth, various office jobs she held before entering the service, recruitment posters, and her reasons for enlisting...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Young Van Dongen, 1999

    • 1999-10-10
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Young Van Dongen's early life in Rochester, New York; her service with the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs (Semper Paratus—Always Ready) from 1943 to 1945; and her family life after World War II.

      Van Dongen recalls her...
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Morey, 1999

    • 1999-11-03
    • Primarily documents Jane G. Morey's early life and her service in the Coast Guard SPARs from 1943 to 1945.

      Morey discusses her love of reading; early aspirations to be an antiquarian; knowledge of the war in Europe during high school; and...
    • WV0114 Jane G. Morey Oral History
    • The bowspritT [vol.1, no. 1]

    • 1943-11
    • This is an issue of The BOWSPRIT, newsletter of the United States Coast Guard Training Station in Palm Beach, Florida, from November, 1943.
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • The bowsprit [vol. 2, no. 2]

    • 1944-12-16
    • This is an issue of The BOWSPRIT, newsletter of the United States Coast Guard Training Station in Palm Beach, Florida, from December 16, 1944.
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • [Portrait of Sherley Mae White]

    • 1944
    • Sherley Mae White, drum major, is seen here posing for the SPAR Band in her enlisted personnel service dress uniform, in Palm Beach, Florida in 1944. On her left sleeve is one service stripe, indicating four years of active service in the United...
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jaenn Bailey, 2000

    • 2000-01-13
    • Primarily documents Bailey's childhood, family, and service with the U.S. Navy WAVES working with top secret messages during World War II.

      Bailey discusses the origins of her name; her mother's independent lifestyle during her childhood in...
    • WV0141 Jaenn Coz Bailey 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
    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson taken while she was stationed at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., in November of 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform with matching garrison cap.
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [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
    • Facts about...SPARS [1944]

    • 1944
    • Black-and-white illustrated recruiting brochure that provides detailed descriptions about the benefits of joining the SPARs. Topics include the purpose of the Coast Guard; the meaning of "SPAR" and how women fit into the Coast Guard; uniforms; pay;...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [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
    • Don't be a spare'be a SPAR [circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Fold-out pamphlet for the Coast Guard SPARs provides a brief description of the jobs that SPARs could perform during World War II and the qualifications for enlisted SPARs and officers. Includes detachable form that could be mailed to the SPAR...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection

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