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    • [Mount Holyoke Songs]

    • 1940-1945
    • Mount Holyoke Songs from Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR) at Mount Holyoke College.
    • WV0458 Laura Henry Scrapbook
    • [Viola Brown Sanders swears in WAVES, 1949]

    • 1949-06
    • Viola Brown Sanders, holding a Bible, swears in four WAVES who have signed up for another tour at U.S. Naval Station New Orleans, Louisiana, in June of 1949. All of the women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker working uniform. Pictured (from...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [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 teaches reserve officer candidates, 1951]

    • 1951
    • Viola Brown Sanders holds a model ship while teaching a "ships and aircraft" course to reserve officer candidates (ROCs) at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, in 1951. All of the WAVES wear the service dress blue uniform.
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders salutes, circa 1963]

    • 1954
    • Viola Brown Sanders, in WAVES service dress white summer uniform with commander's stripes and officer's service hat, serves as the reviewing officer during a parade at the Recruit Training Command for Women at U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge,...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders 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
    • [WAVE in uniform, 1961]

    • 1961
    • An unidentified WAVE poses outside the female officers' quarters while at Officer Candidate School in 1961.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis 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. 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
    • [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
    • [Shirley Thacker outside barracks, 1961]

    • 1961-10
    • Shirley Thacker Lewis stands outside the WAVE officer quarters wearing her blue service uniform while at Officer Candidate School in October 1961.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Shirley Thacker in swimsuit, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis poses on a beach in her swimsuit while stationed at Long Beach, California, in 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Navy officers at party, circa 1962]

    • 1962
    • Officers at U.S. Naval Station Long Beach mingle by a swimming pool at a party, circa 1962
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Bachelor Officers' Quarters, Long Beach, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Bachelor Officers' Quarters at U.S. Naval Station Long Beach, California, in 1962. WAVE Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis lives on the third floor halfway behind that structure in the center of the building. She notes "The building is two rooms wide and...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [WAVE in swimsuit, 1962]

    • 1962
    • WAVE lieutenant junior grade Carol Abackbank(", a Japanese American, poses in her swimsuit at Long Beach, California, in 1962. In the water behind her, many ships can be seen. The back of photo reads "we took this pin-up type so she could send a...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Navy officers pool party, 1962]

    • 1962
    • A U.S. Navy officer and his date are served punch at a pool party honoring visiting foreign officers at Naval Station Long Beach, California, in 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers

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