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  • Service branch: coast guard
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    • [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
    • Past voices - future journeys [1997]

    • 1997-10-18
    • This poster displays different roles for women in the armed services throughout history and is captioned,"Women In Military Service for America Memorial." Marj Watson is credited as the illustrator.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Past voices - future journeys [1997]

    • 1997-10-18
    • This poster describes the roles of women in military service throughout history. Time periods and conflicts include the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the 1970s and 1980s, and the...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • For your country's sake today - for your own sake tomorrow [1944]

    • 1944
    • Recruiting poster for the armed services. Illustration by Savage Steele depicts four women, each representing each of the military branches. 28 inches x 40 inches.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • SPARS - serve with women's reserve - U.S. Coast Guard [circa 1943]

    • 1942
    • Recruiting poster for the Coast Guard SPARs, circa 1942. Illustration by J. Valentin features a saluting SPAR imposed over imagery of a pioneer woman with a rifle defending her Conestoga wagon.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • The girl of the year is a SPAR [1943]

    • 1943
    • World War II era recruiting poster for the Coast Guard SPARs. Illustration by L.W. Bentley features a SPAR with a lighthouse in the background. 11 inches x 16.5 inches.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • 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
    • 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
    • [SPARS in Palm Beach, 1944]

    • 1944
    • SPARS Bessie Everstine and Mary Angelyn Giles pose in front of Coast Gaurd life preserver ring at training in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1944. Both wear a white blouse and navy skirt.
    • WV0006 Mary Angelyn Giles Kelly Photographs
    • [Receiving Pay Office staff, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Receiving Pay Office staff, in dress blues, pose at the U.S. Coast Guard base in Manhattan Beach, NY. Pictured are (back row:) Joe Darafy[?], Smokey Rhodes, Harold Garland, John Hood, Abner Annis, Kenny Engel; (front row) Mary Giles, Betty...
    • WV0006 Mary Angelyn Giles Kelly Photographs
    • [SPARS in Palm Beach, 1944]

    • 1944
    • SPARS Dot Cale, Mary McDowell, Shirley Gondaes[?], Bessie Everstine, and Mary [Angelyn] Giles, roomates at SK school in Palm Beach, Florida, pose outside unidentified building, 1944.
    • WV0006 Mary Angelyn Giles Kelly Photographs
    • [Portrait of three SPARS,1944]

    • 1944
    • Virginia Van Dongen (top) and two fellow Coast Guard SPARS from the Atlantic City station pose in 1944.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Virginia Van Dongen, 1944]

    • 1943
    • Virginia Van Dongen in dress blue uniform outside her mother's home, immediately following her enlistment with the SPARs in summer of 1943.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • 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

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