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    • 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
    • [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
    • [WAAC platoon at Daytona Beach, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photo of Marthalou Hunter and the 3rd platoon of the 4th Company, 6th WAAC Regiment, in formation at Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1943.
    • WV0105 Marthalou Hunter Papers
    • [WAAC company in Daytona Beach, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photo of Marthalou Hunter's unit, the 4th Company, 6th WAAC Regiment, in formation in front of the Riviera Hotel at Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1943.
    • WV0105 Marthalou Hunter Papers
    • [Shirley Thacker in swimsuit, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis poses on a beach in her swimsuit while stationed at Long Beach, California, in 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Bachelor Officers' Quarters, Long Beach, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Bachelor Officers' Quarters at U.S. Naval Station Long Beach, California, in 1962. WAVE Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis lives on the third floor halfway behind that structure in the center of the building. She notes "The building is two rooms wide and...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [WAACs in front of sign, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAACs pose in front of a sign in Daytona Beach so that it reads "Notice! WAAC Officers For Rent", circa 1943.
    • WV0105 Marthalou Hunter Papers
    • [WACs at gas mask drill on Daytona Beach, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WACs in overcoats and gas masks prepare for a drill on the beach in front of the Clarendon Hotel at Daytona Beach, Florida, in early 1943. A tent is set up in the sand in the background.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Clarendon Hotel, Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photo of the beachfront side of the Clarendon Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida, in early 1943. Groups of WACs mill about on the beach in front of the hotel.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Dancing at Foreign Officer party, 1962]

    • 1962-08-15
    • Two couples, including Shirley Thacker Lewis (left) and her naval officer partner from Oklahoma City, dance while a band performs at a party she helped organize for U.S. and Argentine officers visiting the Long Beach Naval Station in August 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [WAVE in swimsuit, 1962]

    • 1962
    • WAVE lieutenant junior grade Carol Abackbank(", a Japanese American, poses in her swimsuit at Long Beach, California, in 1962. In the water behind her, many ships can be seen. The back of photo reads "we took this pin-up type so she could send a...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Navy Public Information Officers, 1963]

    • 1963-08
    • A group of U.S. Navy public information officers stationed at Long Beach, California, is pictured in August 1963. Pictured (left to right) are Public Information Officer (PIO) Cress, Assistant PIO Shirley Ann Thacker (Lewis), Commanding Officer...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Navy officers pool party, 1962]

    • 1962
    • A U.S. Navy officer and his date are served punch at a pool party honoring visiting foreign officers at Naval Station Long Beach, California, in 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Foreign Officers at pool party, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Two foreign naval officers and two women in cocktail dresses chat while seated in lawn chairs at a pool party at U.S. Naval Station Long Beach in 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Navy wedding, 1963]

    • 1963-06
    • Wedding portrait of naval officers Sylvia Cass and Jack Reid, attended by maid of honor Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis and an unidentified man (possibly chaplain J.D. Cox), in Long Beach, California, in June 1963.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Military medding, 1963]

    • 1963-06
    • Newly married naval officers Sylvia Cass Reid and Jack Reid prepare to walk through the arch of swords following their wedding in Long Beach, California, in June 1963.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [SPARs in exercise suits at Palm Beach, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bonnie James Baxter (left) and three other SPARs pose in their exercise suits in Palm Beach, Florida, in summer 1944. The women hold various items including a large wooden box.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Volunteers for Victory soldier canteen, Palm Beach, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of the exterior of the Volunteers for Victory soldier canteen in the Butterfield Company building on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1944. A group of SPARS stand at the entrance of the building with a line of servicemen to their...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers

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