Historic Documents

Documents, including copies, reproductions and scans of documents, reports, articles, publications, etc., detailing the U.S. Coast Guard and its five predecessor agencies: the Revenue Cutter Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Steamboat Inspection Service from the Coast Guard Archives and Special Collections, Coast Guard, and National Archives.

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1942 Memo creating "SPAR" Moniker for Women's Reserve

MEMORANDUM FOR THE COMMANDANT from Dorothy C. Stratton suggesting he authorize the name of SPAR as the formal name for the Women's Reserve of the Coast Guard"; dated 14 November, 1942. Digital copy provided by Donna Vojvodich.

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