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    • [Viola Brown Sanders at officer's reception, 1963]

    • 1963-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders (right) speaks with Admiral U.S.G. Sharp, Commander in Chief Pacific (left), and Lieutenant Commander Fran Hamilton at an officer's reception in Honolulu in October of 1963. Both women wear the WAVES service dress white uniform...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders swears in WAVES, 1949]

    • 1949-06
    • Viola Brown Sanders, holding a Bible, swears in four WAVES who have signed up for another tour at U.S. Naval Station New Orleans, Louisiana, in June of 1949. All of the women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker working uniform. Pictured (from...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders and Anne Ducey at groundbreaking, 1965]

    • 1965
    • Captain Viola Brown Sanders (right) shovels dirt while at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new women's barracks at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, with WAVES Commander Anne Ducey in the summer of 1965. Both women wear the WAVES...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [WAVES company passing in review, 1951]

    • 1951
    • A WAVES recruit company marches in formation on a parade ground at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, in fall 1951. All of the women wear the WAVES service dress blue uniform with matching garrison cap.
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders salutes, circa 1963]

    • 1954
    • Viola Brown Sanders, in WAVES service dress white summer uniform with commander's stripes and officer's service hat, serves as the reviewing officer during a parade at the Recruit Training Command for Women at U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge,...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Anne Ducey and admiral at groundbreaking ceremony, 1965]

    • 1965
    • WAVES Commanding Officer Anne Ducey and the base Commanding Officer hold a shovel at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new women's barracks at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, in the summer of 1965. Ducey wears the WAVES officer's dress...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders presents award, 1963]

    • 1963
    • Viola Brown Sanders hands an unidentified WAVES 2nd class seaman the award for "Outstanding WAVE of the Month" at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, in 1963. The woman to Sanders' left is Commander Anne Ducey, officer-in-charge of recruit...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at a Navy Day celebration, 1962]

    • 1961-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders speaks with two navy admirals and a civilian at a Navy Day celebration in Philadelphia in October 1962. The admiral to Sander's left was the head of the U.S. Naval Reserve Command. Sanders wears the service dress blue uniform...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders in the office of Captain Stultz, 1962]

    • 1962-11-07
    • Viola Brown Sanders (center) sits with Lieutenant Commander Wintersteen and Captain Stultz in Stultz's office at U.S. Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, on 7 November 1962. Sanders and Wintersteen wear the WAVES officer's service dress blue...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders reviews WAVES, 1964]

    • 1963-07
    • Viola Brown Sanders reviews a line of WAVES at U.S. Naval Security Station, Washington, D.C., in July of 1964. The women wear the WAVES blue and white striped summer service dress uniform, service cap with white cover, and gloves.
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [WAVES in the office of Captain Stultz, 1962]

    • 1962-11-07
    • Captain Viola Brown Sanders (right, seated) and three other WAVES join Captain Stultz in his office at U.S. Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, on 7 November 1962. Pictured (from left to right) are: Ensign LeJeune, Lieutenant Banker, and...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [U.S. and foreign servicewomen in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1961]

    • 1961-06
    • U.S. and foreign servicewomen walk past what appears to be Fredriksborg Palace outside Copenhagen, Denmark, where they were attending the Atlantic Treaty Association's Danish Atlantic Association conference on "The Importance of Women in the NATO...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders teaches reserve officer candidates, 1951]

    • 1951
    • Viola Brown Sanders holds a model ship while teaching a "ships and aircraft" course to reserve officer candidates (ROCs) at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, in 1951. All of the WAVES wear the service dress blue uniform.
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Four WAVES officers at 18th anniversary party, 1960]

    • 1960-07
    • WAVES (left to right) Viola Brown Sanders, Claire Brou, Mary Burnside, and Ida Moore have a discussion while attending a celebration of the 18th anniversary of the WAVES held in Washington, D.C., in July 1960. All of the women wear the officer's...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [WAVES around a piano, 1963]

    • 1963-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders (center) and three WAVES stand around a piano played by PN3 B.J. Barrow in the recreation room of the WAVE barracks at Pearl Harbor Naval Station in October 1963. All the women wear the WAVES blue and white striped summer...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders reviewing sailors, 1963]

    • 1963-08
    • Viola Brown Sanders and a fellow WAVE follow a group of sailors as they exit a building at the Washington D.C. Naval Barracks for Males in August of 1963. Brown, in the WAVES blue and white striped summer service uniform and service cap with white...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders and Lucille Ball, 1963]

    • 1963
    • Viola Brown Sanders poses with Lucille Ball at the New York Plaza Hotel in 1963. Ball, who holds a small item that reads, "WAVES 20th Anniversary," had called Sanders asking if she could do anything for the WAVES. Sanders wears the officer's...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at a groundbreaking ceremony, 1965]

    • 1965
    • Captain Viola Brown Sanders (left, holding shovel) poses with the base Commanding Officer and WAVES Commander Anne Ducey at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new women's barracks at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, in the summer of...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [U.S. and foreign servicewomen at museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1961]

    • 1961-06
    • Viola Brown Sanders (sixth from the right, with handbag) stands among a group of U.S. and foreign servicewomen admiring the artwork in a large room in Copenhagen, Denmark, where they were attending the Atlantic Treaty Association's Danish Atlantic...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [U.S. female military directors, 1966]

    • 1966-10
    • The directors of women for the four U.S. military branches pose together at a meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee On Women In The Service (DACOWITS) in Washington, D.C., in October 1966. Pictured (from left to right) are: Colonel Emily C....
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers

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