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    • [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 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
    • [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 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
    • [Women in the Navy Directors, 1966]

    • 1966-08
    • Five former Women in the Navy Directors (Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Women) pose together at the retirement party for Viola Brown Sanders (center, the 6th director) held at an officer's club in Bethesda, Maryland, in August of 1966. The...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders 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
    • [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
    • 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, 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
    • Oral history interview with Laura Gibson, 2005

    • 2005-08-19
    • Primarily details Laura Avis Gibson's service with the Coast Guard during World War II, in addition to her youth on a farm and her work at Burlington Industries.

      Gibson briefly recalls her childhood on a farm in Randolph County and then...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rebecca Ann Lloyd, 2006

    • 2006-04-18
    • Primarily documents Rebecca Ann Lloyd's background; her education at the Curry School and the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in the 1930s and 1940s; her twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy; and her post-service commercial real...
    • WV0346 Rebecca Ann Lloyd Papers
    • Oral History Interview with Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • Oral History interview with Sally Ann Weeks Benson, 2015

    • 2015-03-24
    • Primarily documents the life of Sally Ann Weeks Benson and her service with the United States Navy.Benson recalls dealing with gender stereotypes while growing up, and then again throughout her military career. She also recalls the diversity of her...
    • WV0579 Sally Ann Weeks Benson Papers, 1961-2015
    • Oral history interview with Viola Sanders, 2005

    • 2005-06-14
    • Primarily documents Viola Brown Sander's career in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1966.

      Sanders discusses the death of her father and her mother's work to provide for the family. She talks...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders arrives at her retirement, 1966]

    • 1966-08-31
    • Rear Admiral Daniel F. Smith Jr., Commandant of the Naval District of Washington, shakes hands with Viola Sanders upon her arrival at Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., on 31 August 1966 for her subsequent retirement ceremonies. To the right of Sanders...
    • 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
    • [Members appointed to DACOWITS, 1966]

    • 1966-10
    • The newly-appointed members of DACOWITS (Defense Advisory Committee On Women In The Services) pose together in civilian clothing in Washington, D.C., in October of 1966. Pictured from left to right are: Grace E. Sloan, Mary A. Carey, Dr. Jeanette...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers

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