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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 Melissa L. Culbreth, 2014

    • 2014-06-22
    • WV0567 Melissa L. Culbreth
    • Primarily documents the life of Melissa L. Culbreth and her service as a chaplain with the North Carolina Army National Guard. Culbreth recalls being intrigued by the military from an early age, and with the idea of becoming a chaplain. She details...
    • 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 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 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 Bernadine "Bernie" Donato, 2015

    • 2015-10-06
    • WV0594 Bernadine "Bernie" Donato Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Bernadine "Bernie" Donato and her service with the United States Navy Nurse Corps and California Air National Guard.

      Donato recalls the nursing education she received at Ellis Hospital School of Nursing and...
    • 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 Patricia Chamings, 2007

    • 2007-01-27
    • WV0378 Patricia Ann Chamings Papers
    • Primarily discusses Chamings' nursing education, teaching, and thirty years of service with the Air National Guard.

      Chamings mentions her childhood in Florida; her mother's nursing career; her nursing education at Orange Memorial Hospital...
    • Oral History Interview with Cindy Kempkes

    • 2016-08-18
    • WV0623 Cindy Kempkes Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Cindy L. Kempkes and her service with the United States Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.

      Kempkes recalls her satisfaction upon receiving the same training in basic training as the male soldiers,...
    • Oral history interview with Sandra Higgins, 2010

    • 2010-05-18
    • WV0489 Sandra J. Higgins Papers
    • Sandra White Higgins tells of her service as an Air Force nurse officer and National Guard nurse officer, and her life in relation to her service.

      Higgins primarily documents her military career, beginning in 1977, spanning the Cold War and...
    • 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 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 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 Francine Ann Fisher, 2012

    • 2012-10-08
    • WV0539 Francine Ann Fisher Papers
    • Primarily documents Francine Fisher's childhood; her service with the United States National Guard, United States Army, and United States Army Reserve; and her life after service.

      Fisher discusses growing up in Washington D.C. and personally...
    • Oral history interview with Vera K. Griffin, 2002

    • 2002-01-09
    • WV0238 Vera K. Griffin Papers
    • Primarily documents Vera Keen Griffin's service in the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) from 1941 to 1944.

      Griffin gives details of her early life, including her education, living during the Depression, and the outbreak of WWII....
    • Oral history interview with Lee Wilson

    • 2010-02-17
    • WV0449 Lee Wilson Papers
    • Lee Wilson tells of her life in Las Vegas, Nevada, early education, and service in the United States Army Women's Army Corps [WAC] and Army National Guard.

      Lee Wilson tells of her life in Las Vegas, Nevada, early education, and service in...
    • 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...

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