Historic Documents & Official Publications (Database)

Documents, including PDF photo collections, reproductions and scans of drawings, illustrations, and images, from the archives of 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.

NOTE: Documents provided are in the public domain.

U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
2703 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20593-7031


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Coast Guard Academy - Waesche Hall
15 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 06320-8100

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Images & Photographs

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.

VIRIN: 1942_SPAR_ORIGIN_MEMO.PDF
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