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    • Oral history interview with Flora V. Taylor, 2012

    • 2012-01-15
    • WV0527 Flora V. Taylor Papers
    • 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.

    • Oral history interview with Irene Parsons, 2005

    • 2005-08-02
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • Primarily documents Irene Adelaide Parsons' service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS from 1943 to 1946, and her thirty years of service with the Veterans Administration.

      Parsons discusses her education at Brevard College and Woman's College,...
    • Oral history interview with Laura Gibson, 2005

    • 2005-08-19
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • Primarily details Laura Avis Gibson's service with the Coast Guard during World War II, in addition to her youth on a farm and her work at Burlington Industries.

      Gibson briefly recalls her childhood on a farm in Randolph County and then...
    • Oral history interview with Tricia Sutter, 2013

    • 2013-03-23
    • WV0546 Tricia Sutter Papers
    • Primarily documents Tricia Sutter's time in the United States Coast Guard.

      Sutter discusses her educational learning difficulties, the growing awareness of her sexuality during high school, and her parents' approval of her homosexuality. She...
    • Oral history interview with Lucy Phillips Pugh, 1999

    • 1999-05-06
    • WV0074 Lucy Phillips Pugh Papers
    • Primarily documents Lucy Pugh's early life and her service with the Coast Guard SPARS (from Semper Paratus-Always Ready) during World War II.


      Pugh discusses her life before the war, including her father's general store; playing...
    • Oral history interview with Coralee Burson Davis, 2001

    • 2001
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • Primarily documents Coralee "Coco" Burson Davis' service in the Coast Guard SPARs during World War II, including her involvement in the play and musical Tars and Spars, and her acting career and personal life after the war.

      Davis describes...
    • Oral history interview with Bonnie James Baxter, 2005

    • 2005-08-31
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • Primarily documents Bonnie James Baxter's service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs during WWII."

      Baxter briefly discusses her youth, various office jobs she held before entering the service, recruitment posters, and her reasons for enlisting...
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Young Van Dongen, 1999

    • 1999-10-10
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Jane Morey, 1999

    • 1999-11-03
    • WV0114 Jane G. Morey Oral History
    • Primarily documents Jane G. Morey's early life and her service in the Coast Guard SPARs from 1943 to 1945.

      Morey discusses her love of reading; early aspirations to be an antiquarian; knowledge of the war in Europe during high school; and...
    • Oral History Interview with Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • Oral history interview with Sherley Mae White, 2010

    • 2010-05-06
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • Sherley Mae White tells of her early life and education, the process of entering the service, her SPARS career, and her life after leaving the service.

      White discusses her family, SPARS training, her friends in the service and Girl Scouts...
    • Oral History interview with Lisa Gibbs Potts

    • 2016-05-14
    • WV0610 Lisa Gibbs Potts Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Lisa Gibbs Potts and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Potts recalls the inspiring leadership she had throughout her time in the U.S. Marine Corps, and the lessons she learned along the way,...
    • Oral history interview with Gladys Lunsford Dimmick

    • 1999-03-18
    • WV0055 Gladys L. Dimmick Papers
    • Documents Gladys Lunsford Dimmick's time as a control tower operator in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) during World War II, as a student at the University of Florida, and as and employee of The University of...
    • Oral history interview with Diane Getz

    • 2009-03-10
    • WV0454 Diane Getz Papers
    • Diane Getz summarizes her early life, education, and service in the American Red Cross. She tells of her service in Vietnam.

      Getz primarily documents her experience in the American Red Cross from 1969 to 1978. She describes the various...
    • [Portrait of Sherley Mae White]

    • 1944
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • Sherley Mae White, drum major, is seen here posing for the SPAR Band in her enlisted personnel service dress uniform, in Palm Beach, Florida in 1944. On her left sleeve is one service stripe, indicating four years of active service in the United...
    • Oral history interview with Margaret (June) Crowel, 1999

    • 1999-12-31
    • WV0137 Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
    • Chiefly documents Margaret "June" Crowel's experiences as a career member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1945 to 1979.

      Crowel discusses her pre-military service work making nacelles for B-29s or B-25s in a defense plant; her mother's...
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee, 2013

    • 2014-05-17
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee and her service with the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

      Blee recalls living in various countries throughout her childhood because of her father's service...
    • [Portrait of Sherley Mae White]

    • Undated
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • This is a black and white portrait of Sherley Mae White in her uniform.
    • Oral history interview with Jaenn Bailey, 2000

    • 2000-01-13
    • WV0141 Jaenn Coz Bailey Papers
    • Primarily documents Bailey's childhood, family, and service with the U.S. Navy WAVES working with top secret messages during World War II.

      Bailey discusses the origins of her name; her mother's independent lifestyle during her childhood in...
    • Oral history interview with Julia Hill Gunn, 1999

    • 1999-04-06
    • WV0060 Julia Hill Gunn Papers
    • Documents Julia H. Gunn's life during the Depression; her time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the early 1940s; her service in the WAVES (Women Accepted for...

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