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    • [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
    • [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
    • [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
    • [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
    • [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
    • [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
    • [Retirement ceremony for Viola Brown Sanders, 1966]

    • 1966-08-31
    • Viola Brown Sanders listens as Vice Admiral Benedict J. Semmes, Chief of Naval Personnel, reads the citation accompanying her Legion of Merit award at her retirement ceremony at Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., on 31 August 1966. Behind her sits...
    • 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
    • [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. 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
    • [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
    • [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
    • [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 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
    • [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 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 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

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