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    • [WAVES on New York sidewalk, 1943]

    • 1943
    • A line of WAVES stands on a sidewalk in Bronx, New York, near Hunter College, in 1943. Some have suitcases; they were preparing to depart for another assignment.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Esther Williams at WAVES Training Center, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Actress and competitive swimmer Esther Williams walks underneath the sign at Great Lakes WAVES Training Center reading "Through these portals pass the women of the greatest navy on earth," while on a visit to the base in Illinois in 1949. Two men...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [HQ European Command women, 1966]

    • 1966-07-29
    • All ten WAVES assigned to Headquarters European Command pose together around a cake commemorating the 24th anniversary of women in the U.S. Navy while at Camp des Loges, outside Paris, France, in July 1966. The front of photo reads "To Commander...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [WAVES apartments in Bronx, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Apartment building where WAVES were billeted in Bronx, New York, near Hunter College, 1943.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in work uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Close-up, hand-colored photo of Mary Kate Bonds in WAVES work uniform, 1943. The uniform includes a navy blue shirt with ensign insignia on the collar and a light blue tie.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Esther Williams on diving board at Naval Station Great Lakes, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Competitive swimmer and actress Esther Williams (in civilian clothing) stands on the diving board at pool at Great Lakes WAVES Training Center in 1949. Williams is surrounded by a group of WAVES and holding an old bathing suit or tank top.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Esther Williams salutes, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Competitive swimmer and actress Esther Williams salutes a WAVE during her visit to Great Lakes WAVES Training Center in 1949.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons shakes hands with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons sits with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at the...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Letter from Lt. Jenny Lea to Mary Kate Bonds, 1942]

    • 1942-09-14
    • Letter from WAAC Jenny Lea, then stationed at Fort Des Moines, that convinced Mary Kate Bonds to join the military, dated 14 September 1942. Lea had just completed Officer Candidate School, and describes the difficulties and rewards of OCS,...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Kathryn Dougherty and Mary Kate Bonds, 1948]

    • 1948
    • Lieutenant Mary Kate Bonds prepares to takes notes while talking to her battalion commander, Lieutenant Commander Kathryn Dougherty, at Dougherty's desk at Naval Station Great Lakes in 1948.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Galster Layton Starkey with a friend]

    • Undated
    • Mary Galster Layton Starkey, on left, with a friend from the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
    • WV0614 Mary Galster Layton Starkey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Kate Bonds, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Mary Kate Bonds primarily tells of coming of age during the Great Depression and of her service in the WAVES during World War Two and in the U.S. Navy until 1971.

      Bonds discusses her childhood in Chickamauga, Georgia, near the Civil War...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds receives medal, 1966]

    • 1966
    • Mary Kate Bonds receives Joint Service Commendation medal in 1966. An unidentified officer pins the award to her uniform.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers

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