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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
    • 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
    • [Portrait of three SPARS,1944]

    • 1944
    • Virginia Van Dongen (top) and two fellow Coast Guard SPARS from the Atlantic City station pose in 1944.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Virginia Van Dongen, 1944]

    • 1943
    • Virginia Van Dongen in dress blue uniform outside her mother's home, immediately following her enlistment with the SPARs in summer of 1943.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [St. Louis SPAR basketball team, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • St. Louis 9nd SPAR Basketball Team, circa 1944. Players include (front, left to right) Mary J. Malone, Lucy Phillips Pugh, Marianne Cohan, Anne Galagher, (back) Lt. Auleen Kirkhart, Madeline Fagan, Doris Hinks, Carol Dusterwinkle, Mary...
    • WV0074 Lucy Phillips Pugh Papers
    • [Portrait of Bonnie James Baxter, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Seated portrait of Bonnie James Baxter in SPAR gray and white seersucker work uniform with Storekeeper 3rd Class sleeve insignia and service hat, circa 1944.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Portrait of Bonnie James Baxter, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Bonnie James Baxter in SPAR gray and white seersucker work uniform with Storekeeper 3rd Class sleeve insignia and service hat, circa 1944.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Portrait of Bonnie James Baxter, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Bonnie Jame Baxter, circa 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform and matching garrison cap. On her sleeve is the patch for a storekeeper, 2nd class.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Bonnie James Baxter in working uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bonnie James Baxter poses in front of a tree wearing the SPARs gray and white seersucker working uniform, matching garrison cap, and black leather gloves, circa 1944. Her sleeve insignia identifies her as a Storekeeper, 2nd Class.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Four SPARs in photo studio, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Four SPARs pose in front of a backdrop painted with a tropical scene while at a photography studio in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1944. All of the women wear the SPARs blue service dress uniform with service caps and hold their white gloves. Pictured...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter 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
    • [Bonnie James Baxter beside tree, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bonnie James Baxter poses beside a tree with initials carved in it, circa 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform skirt, service cap with white cover, and a white shirt.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Two SPARS at WAVES recruiting station, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Bonnie James Baxter and a fellow SPAR, both in blue wool overcoats and service hats, stand in the snow in front of a WAVES recruiting station, circa 1945.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [SPARs at Statue of Liberty, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Bonnie James Baxter (right) and two fellow SPARs stand in front of the Statue of Liberty, circa 1945. Baxter and the SPAR on the left wear the gray and white seersucker working uniform, service cap, black leather gloves, and black leather handbag....
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers

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