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    • [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
    • 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
    • [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
    • 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 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
    • [Cast of "Tars and Spars" movie, 1945]

    • 1945
    • The cast of the Columbia Pictures film version of "Tars and Spars" poses for a publicity photo in 1945. Actor Sid Ceaser is center; Coralee Burson Davis, one of a few SPARS from the traveling show cast in the movie, is in the last row, second from...
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis 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
    • 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
    • [Diary of Jenice M. Klee, 1943]

    • 1943-1945
    • Jenice M. Klee served in a clerical capacity for the United States Coast Guard SPARS program during the Second World War. Her diary spans the period from January 1, 1943 to December 23, 1945. It is primarily concerned with Klee's social and work...
    • WV0279 Jenice M. Klee Diary
    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson taken in 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform and service hat with white cover.
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson in the SPARs blue service dress uniform with matching garrison cap and white gloves, taken in 1945.
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson 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
    • [Three SPARs pose against backdrop, 1945]

    • 1945-02
    • Laura Avis "Gibby" Gibson (top)"Ruthie" Groening (left), and Verda "Verdie" Smith (right) pose in a car at a photo studio in New York City in February of 1945. All the women wear the SPARs winter overcoat with matching garrison cap. All three have...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Four SPARs on a street in Washington, D.C., 1945]

    • 1945-06
    • Laura Avis Gibson (right, in white service dress uniform) poses on a sidewalk with three fellow SPARs in downtown Washington, D.C., in June 1945. Also pictured are Ruth Groening (left) and Avis' sister Mary Gibson (second from right). The three...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers

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