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    • Oral history interview with Viola Sanders, 2005

    • 2005-06-14
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Primarily documents Viola Brown Sander's career in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1966.

      Sanders discusses the death of her father and her mother's work to provide for the family. She talks...
    • [Viola Brown Sanders and Lucille Ball, 1963]

    • 1963
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • 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...
    • [Viola Brown Sanders arrives at her retirement, 1966]

    • 1966-08-31
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • 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...
    • [Viola Brown Sanders salutes, circa 1963]

    • 1954
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • 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,...
    • [Viola Brown Sanders presents award, 1963]

    • 1963
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Viola Brown Sanders hands an unidentified WAVES 2nd class seaman the award for "Outstanding WAVE of the Month" at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, in 1963. The woman to Sanders' left is Commander Anne Ducey, officer-in-charge of recruit...
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at a Navy Day celebration, 1962]

    • 1961-10
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • 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...
    • [Viola Brown Sanders in the office of Captain Stultz, 1962]

    • 1962-11-07
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Viola Brown Sanders (center) sits with Lieutenant Commander Wintersteen and Captain Stultz in Stultz's office at U.S. Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, on 7 November 1962. Sanders and Wintersteen wear the WAVES officer's service dress blue...
    • [Women in the Navy Directors, 1966]

    • 1966-08
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Five former Women in the Navy Directors (Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Women) pose together at the retirement party for Viola Brown Sanders (center, the 6th director) held at an officer's club in Bethesda, Maryland, in August of 1966. The...
    • [Retirement ceremony for Viola Brown Sanders, 1966]

    • 1966-08-31
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • 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...
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at officer's reception, 1963]

    • 1963-10
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • 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...
    • [Viola Brown Sanders swears in WAVES, 1949]

    • 1949-06
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • 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...
    • [Viola Brown Sanders and Anne Ducey at groundbreaking, 1965]

    • 1965
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • 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...
    • [Viola Brown Sanders inspects WAVES, 1964]

    • 1963-07
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Viola Brown Sanders inspects a line of WAVES at U.S. Naval Security Station, Washington, D.C., in July of 1964. The women wear the WAVES blue and white striped summer service dress uniform, service cap with white cover, and gloves.
    • [Viola Brown Sanders teaches reserve officer candidates, 1951]

    • 1951
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • 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.
    • [Viola Brown Sanders reviewing sailors, 1963]

    • 1963-08
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Viola Brown Sanders and a fellow WAVE follow a group of sailors as they exit a building at the Washington D.C. Naval Barracks for Males in August of 1963. Brown, in the WAVES blue and white striped summer service uniform and service cap with white...
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at a groundbreaking ceremony, 1965]

    • 1965
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • 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...
    • [U.S. and foreign servicewomen at museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1961]

    • 1961-06
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • 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...
    • [U.S. female military directors, 1966]

    • 1966-10
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • 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....
    • [WAVES in the office of Captain Stultz, 1962]

    • 1962-11-07
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Captain Viola Brown Sanders (right, seated) and three other WAVES join Captain Stultz in his office at U.S. Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, on 7 November 1962. Pictured (from left to right) are: Ensign LeJeune, Lieutenant Banker, and...

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