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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...
    • The bowspritT [vol.1, no. 1]

    • 1943-11
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • This is an issue of The BOWSPRIT, newsletter of the United States Coast Guard Training Station in Palm Beach, Florida, from November, 1943.
    • The bowsprit [vol. 2, no. 2]

    • 1944-12-16
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • This is an issue of The BOWSPRIT, newsletter of the United States Coast Guard Training Station in Palm Beach, Florida, from December 16, 1944.
    • [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...
    • [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 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...
    • Flora V. Taylor in barracks, attired in BDUs

    • Undated
    • WV0527 Flora V. Taylor Papers
    • 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.
    • [Coralee Burson Davis, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • Full-length portrait of Coralee Burson Davis in the Coast Guard SPAR blue enlisted service dress uniform, garrison cap, and handbag, taken in 1944.
    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson taken while she was stationed at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., in November of 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform with matching garrison cap.
    • [SPAR cadets drill, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WV0457 Helene Lawrence Papers, 1939-1965
    • 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...

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