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  • Service branch: coast guard
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    • Facts about...SPARS [1944]

    • 1944
    • Black-and-white illustrated recruiting brochure that provides detailed descriptions about the benefits of joining the SPARs. Topics include the purpose of the Coast Guard; the meaning of "SPAR" and how women fit into the Coast Guard; uniforms; pay;...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • How to serve your country in the WAVES or the SPARS [1942]

    • 1942-12-18
    • Blue-and-white illustrated recruiting brochure provides detailed descriptions about the WAVES and SPARS. Topics include training; duty stations; uniform allowances; pay; and requirements for enlisted women and officers. Also includes a...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [SPARs in exercise suits at Palm Beach, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bonnie James Baxter (left) and three other SPARs pose in their exercise suits in Palm Beach, Florida, in summer 1944. The women hold various items including a large wooden box.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [SPARs at Statue of Liberty, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Bonnie James Baxter (right) and two fellow SPARs stand in front of the Statue of Liberty, circa 1945. Baxter and the SPAR on the left wear the gray and white seersucker working uniform, service cap, black leather gloves, and black leather handbag....
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Two SPARS at WAVES recruiting station, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Bonnie James Baxter and a fellow SPAR, both in blue wool overcoats and service hats, stand in the snow in front of a WAVES recruiting station, circa 1945.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Bonnie James Baxter beside tree, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bonnie James Baxter poses beside a tree with initials carved in it, circa 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform skirt, service cap with white cover, and a white shirt.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Bonnie James Baxter in working uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bonnie James Baxter poses in front of a tree wearing the SPARs gray and white seersucker working uniform, matching garrison cap, and black leather gloves, circa 1944. Her sleeve insignia identifies her as a Storekeeper, 2nd Class.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Coast Guard SPAR winter blue uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Coast Guard SPAR enlisted winter blue uniform, including tailored navy blue wool blouse with distinctive rounded collar with SPARs insignia, four blue plastic Coast Guard buttons, and embroidered Coast Guard shield on lower right sleeve, circa...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [SPAR cadets drill, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Coast Guard SPARs, in a formation of 3 lines, march in unison during drills at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Helene Lawrence appears to be front left. The caption on the back reads:"Marching with the same precision as...
    • WV0457 Helene Lawrence Papers, 1939-1965
    • 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
    • Flora V. Taylor in barracks, attired in BDUs

    • Undated
    • Flora V. Taylor in an U.S. Army barracks room, attired in woodland battle dress uniform trousers, khaki T-shirt, and PASGT (Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops) helmet.
    • WV0527 Flora V. Taylor Papers
    • Oral history interview with Flora V. Taylor, 2012

    • 2012-01-15
    • Flora V. Taylor tells of her early life, education, service with the United States Army Reserve and then the United States Coast Guard, and life after her service.

    • WV0527 Flora V. Taylor Papers
    • Don't be a spare'be a SPAR [circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Fold-out pamphlet for the Coast Guard SPARs provides a brief description of the jobs that SPARs could perform during World War II and the qualifications for enlisted SPARs and officers. Includes detachable form that could be mailed to the SPAR...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection

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