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    • [Six WAVES, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink (second from right) poses with five other WAVES in varying uniforms with differing ranks, circa 1944. Four of the WAVES are in the navy blue work uniform with blue garrison caps, while two of women wear the gray seersucker work...
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink in Washington, D.C., 1945]

    • 1945
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink, with a purse over her shoulder, walks on a street in Washington, D.C., in 1945. She wears the WAVES white shirtwaist and black tie, navy blue skirt, and matching garrison cap.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [WAVES class, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Group photo of a WAVES class posed on the steps of a building, probably at Hunter College, New York, in 1944. The women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker work dress and service hat with navy blue cover.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Portrait of Sylvia K. Swink, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Sylvia Kenny Swink, circa 1944, in her WAVES blue service dress uniform with 1st Class Seaman sleeve stripes and garrison cap.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink poses outside in the WAVES white service dress uniform and service hat with white cover, circa 1944.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink and brothers, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink poses with two of her brothers, the oldest a navy serviceman, in front of a car, circa 1944. She wears the WAVES blue service dress uniform and service hat with blue cover.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [WAVES marching, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A unit of WAVES marches in formation, probably at Hunter College, New York, in 1944. The WAVES wear the gray and white seersucker work uniform and service cap with white cover.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sylvia Kenny Swink, 2003

    • 2003-02-05
    • Primarily discusses Sylvia Kenny Swink's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) as well as her pre- and post-war personal life.

      Swink discusses growing up during the Depression in Minnesota, and her...
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers

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