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WOMEN & THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Historical Bibliography


Articles:

"A Different View on Sexism." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Sep/Oct 1979), pp. 2-3.

Bachand, Mary E. McWilliams. "Happy Birthday, SPARS!" Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Jul/Aug 1982), pp. 28-31.

"Basic Training Begins for Women CG Enlistees." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 8 1974), p. 8.

Becraft, Carolyn. "Women in the Military 1980-1990." Women & Criminal Justice 4, No. 1 (1992), pp. 137-154.

Bennett, Al. "Rising From ‘Behind the 8 Ball’: High-Endurance Woman [Beverly Kelly] Sets New Course as First Female Skipper of a Medium-Endurance Cutter." Commandant's Bulletin (Nov 1996), pp. 34-35.

[BM1] “Barbara SUTTON Glamorous Bosun.”  The Coast Guard Reservist. XL No. 1 (Nov 1963), p. 3. [BM1 Barbara Sutton, USCGR, 1924-1974--was the only Boatswain's Mate to serve in the reconstituted SPARs (from 1950-1973) and was the first woman in the Coast Guard to earn the Coxswain's insignia.]

“BM1 Barbara Sutton Succumbs to Cancer.” Commandant’s Bulletin, 46-74 (15 Nov 1974), p. 11.

[BM1 Barbara Sutton] “ORTUAM 12-89812 was the winner of the 1969 District Commander’s Award in the ‘others’ category.  .  .” The Coast Guard Reservist. XVII, No. 5 (Mar 1970), p. 4.

Boone, Anne. "Beauty and Brains to the Rescue of the Seafarer." Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1932), pp. 32-37.

Boswell, Day M. "Women in Command: Lieutenants (jg) Beverly G. Kelley and Susan I. Moritz." Business Women World XIII (Fall 1979), pp. 44-46.

________. "Women in Command, Miracle Rescue in Alaska." Profile 24 (Mar 1981), pp. 4-7.

Breed, Alan D. "Women at Sea - Is It Working?" Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Jul-Aug 1978), pp. 14-19.

Carson, Ruth. "When the Girls Come Home." Collier’s 115, No. 6 (Apr 21, 1945), pp. 20-21.

"Celebrating National Women's History Month, the first all-female crew of an HH-60 Jayhawk . . . LTJG Katie Howard, AT3 Marci Day and LT Patti McFetridge, all of Air Station Clearwater,  . . ."" Commandant's Bulletin (Jul 1995), p. 22.

"CG Reserve Now Open to Ex-Enlisted Women."  Coast Guard Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 11 (May 1950), p. 274.

Cheatham, Harold E. "Integration of Women into the U.S. Military." Sex Roles 11 (July 1984), pp. 141-153.

________. "Sexism Alive and Well in C.G." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (July/Aug 1979), p. 4.

________. "'Who Lives Here..." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (July/Aug 1978), pp. 36-39.

Clothier, Anita. "Women Bolster Volunteer Port Security Force." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1944), pp. 62-63.

"Coast Guard Opens Enlistment to Women." Commandant's Bulletin (Nov 23 1973), pp. 14-15.

"Congress Authorizes the Establishment of a Women’s Reserve." Coast Guard Bulletin II, 6 (Dec 1942), p. 61.

Crump, Kenneth E. "Coast Guard Commissions First Woman Flight Officer." Commandant's Bulletin (Mar 1989), p. 22.

DeLong, E.K., Jr. and B.A. Pimental. "Rescue Earns [Kelly] Mogk Air Medal." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 1989), p. 18.

DeWire, Elinor. "Women of the Lights." American History Illustrated 21 (Feb 1987), pp. 42-50.

Dixon, Dorothy. "Women's Place in the War?" Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1942), pp. 42-44.

"Educational Level of Enlisted Personnel of the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve." Coast Guard Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul 1945), pp. 5-6.

Eng, Sherri. "The End of an Era: First Woman Reserve Rear Admiral Mary P. O'Donnell Retires." The Reservist 51, No. 7, pp. 16-19.

"Ensign Jana [sic] Lambine, the Coast Guard's First Woman Pilot, Was Graduated From Naval Aviation Training at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Fla., On Mar 4." Commandant's Bulletin 12-77 (21 Mar 1977), pp. cover, 2.

"Ex-SPARs Are Sworn Into Reactivated Women's Reserve."  Coast Guard Bulletin  Vol. V, No. 8 (Feb 1950), p. 239.

"First Fourteen [ women Coast Guard Academy graduates ]." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 2 1980), pp. 10-15.

"First Regular Recruit Company of Women Reports to Cape May." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 25 1974), p. 10.

"First SPAR Attends Information School."  Coast Guard Bulletin  Vol. 7, No. 11 (May 1952), p. 184.

"First Woman Graduate at Yorktown Boatswains Mate School." Commandant's Bulletin 1-75 (3 Jan 1975), p. 11. [BM3 Debbie Atkin, USCG]

"Former SPAR Officers Offered Reappointment."  Coast Guard Bulletin  Vol. V, No. 6 (Dec 1949), p. 221.

Gallant, Cliff. "Mind the Light Katie." The Keeper's Log (Spring, 1987), pp. 18-18.

Gillespie, Tom. "The Lady is a Leader [ SKC Bernadine Nelson ; YNC Marily Carr ; & PAC Day Boswell ]." Commandant's Bulletin (May 24 1982), pp. 24-27.

Gooch, Robert H. "The Coast Guard Example." Naval Institute Proceedings 114 (May 1988), pp. 129-130, 133.

Gracey, J. S. "Improving the Status of Women." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 4 1985), p. 3.

Gracey, Randy. "To the Women of the Coast Guard (In Uniform or Out)." Commandant's Bulletin (Dec 7 1984), p. 7.

Gray, Janice L. "Women in the Coast Guard." Commandant's Bulletin (Sep 1990), pp. 16-17.

Gray, Mary Richards. "Our Women Lighthouse-Keepers." Lighthouse Digest (Feb 1997), pp. 28-31; reprinted from The Designer Magazine (1904).

Grossman, Carl. "The Coast Guard Need its Women!" Naval Institute Proceedings 115 (Oct 1989), p. 139.

Hamilton, Robert A.  "Women Take Command--Years of Gender Blind Recruitment Pay Off for CG Academy."  Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin 61, No. 7 (Dec 1999), pp. 16-17.

Hemmingway, William. "The Woman of the Light." Harpers Weekly LIII (Aug 4, 1909).

Hollemon, K.C. "What Shall We Do with the Female Coastie?" Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Jan-Feb 1975), pp. 55-60.

Holliday, Sally G. "The SPARS, 1956 Model." Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1956), pp. 28-29.

Hollis, John.  "SPAR's Duty Was All Song & Dance."  The Quarterdeck Log 17, No. 4 (Winter, 2002), pp. 24-26.

"Ida Lewis, Grace Darling, 52 Years Keeper of Lime Rock Light-house." Along the Coast  Vol. I, No. 6 (Aug 1909), p.12.

"Idawalley Zorada Lewis." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 1996), p. 5.

Kruska, Edward.  "Reserve Admits Women."  Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 1991), p. 27.

Kurth, G.R. "Coast Guard Woman Earns Top Honor at Naval School." Commandant's Bulletin (Apr 1989), p. 24.

"Last Woman Lighthouse Keeper in U.S. Retires From Active Service." Coast Guard Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 31 (Jan 1948), pp. 452-453.

Mathisen, Chris. "The Keeper of a Lighthouse." The Sunday [Washington] Star Pictorial Magazine (Apr 20, 1947), p. 2.

McElwain, J.R. "'Aye Aye, Ma'am?'" Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1973), pp. 36-37.

Meyer, Susan. "A Woman's Place was in the Lighthouse." Commandant's Bulletin (Nov 17 1980), pp. 5-7.

Moore, Mary Jane. "Tending of the Lights." Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1939), pp. 1-2.

Neely, Elizabeth. "Women in the Coast Guard." Commandant's Bulletin (Mar 27 1987), pp. 15-22.

Nelson, C.A. "Dilemma: Coast Guard Woman and Combat." Naval Institute Proceedings 115 (Sep 1989), pp. 78-82.

Nelson, Donald L. "First Woman Lightkeeper on the Keweenaw Peninsula." The Beacon (Summer 1997), p. 28.

"The 'New Guard.'" Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1974), p. 35.

"New Opportunities for Women as Temporary Reserve Members." Coast Guard Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 15 (Sep 1943), pp. 179-180.

"A Nifty Name [SPAR]." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1943), pp. 37-38.

"Original SPAR Declares Women Have Important Place in a War Effort." Coast Guard Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 3 (Sep 1950), pp. 26-28.

Philpott, Tom. "'Mike' Shaffer [ First Class Storekeeper Mary Alice 'Mike' Shaffer USCGR ] Retires." 21-80 Commandant's Bulletin (May 19 1981), p. 8. [Last World War II-era SPAR to retire from USCG.]

Piper, Jean. "Mind the Light, Katie!--and for 34 Years She Minded It." American Magazine C (Oct 1925), pp. [*****]

"Policy on Coast Guard Women in Combat Established." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 10 1983), p. 35.

Powers, Paul. "Ida Walley Zorada Lewis." Commandant's Bulletin (Aug 1989), p. 31.

Ragusin, Anthony V. "Lighthouse Tended by Woman." The Mentor XIII (July 1925), pp. [*****]

Rask, Robin.  'America's Tall Ship' [ CGB Eagle ] Sails with First Female Executive Officer: Lieutenant Commander Andrea M. Marcille, '89." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Oct 2004), pp. 18-19.

Sadler, Georgia C. "Women in the Sea Services." Naval Institute Proceedings 109 (May 1983), pp. 140-155.

Sanders, William. "Women in the Coast Guard-Problems or Opportunities?" Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Aug 1992), pp. 20-24.

Schmitz, Anges R. "A SPAR in Alaska." Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1945), pp. 34-35.

"17 SPARs on Duty as of 15 December."  Coast Guard Bulletin  Vol. 7, No. 7 (Jan 1952), p. 111.

"Sexism at CGA ..." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Nov/Dec 1979), pp. 2-3.

"Sexual Harassment Policy Defined." Commandant's Bulletin (Aug 31 1981), p. 10.

Shanks, Ralph. "The Keeper’s Wife Was a Ship Captain." Wreck & Rescue No. 4 (Spring 1997), p. 10.

"Some SPARs Needed Now."  Coast Guard Bulletin  Vol. 7, No. 6 (Dec 1951), p. 96.

"SPAR [Margie B. Victors] Wins Congressional Life Saving Medal." Coast Guard Magazine (Feb 1945), p. 14.

"SPARs Ahoy! The Story of a Great Experiment Which Has Become a Major Factor in America's Fight for Survival Against Its Enemies." Coast Guard Magazine (Apr 1943), pp. 16-17.

"SPAR Bill Moves Up."  Coast Guard Bulletin  IV, No. 12 (Jun 1949), p. 147.

"SPARs Move Into Alaska." Coast Guard Magazine (Jun 1945), pp. 52-53.

"SPARS: Women’s Reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve." Occupations: The Vocational Guidance Magazine 21 (Mar, 1943), pp. 539-541.

Squires, Fred N. "Women at the Coast Guard Academy: One Officer's Opinion." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (May-June 1974), pp. 54-55.

Stevens, M. James. "Biloxi's First Lady Light House Keeper." The Journal of Mississippi History 36 (Feb 1974), pp. 39-41.

Taylor, Robert. "The Coast Guard Ends a 187-year Tradition: Women at Sea." Transportation USA (Fall 1977), pp. 1-2.

"These SPARs do a Real Job of Taking Over Tasks of Men." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1945), p. 32.

"Training of Coast Guard SPARs Fully Separated From Navy WAVEs." Coast Guard Bulletin II, 12 (Jun 1943), p. 146.

"Volunteer Port Security Force to be Augmented by Women Enrollees." Coast Guard Bulletin II, 10 (Apr 1943), pp. 122-123.

"When the 'Old Man' is Neither Old Nor a Man." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1980), p. 10.

Wilkerson, Sharon E. "Seizing Opportunities: The Story of Olivia Hooker." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 1996), pp. 16-17.

Wilson, S.R. "The Womanly Art of Lighthouse Keeping." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Jan-Feb 1976), pp. 42-46.

Wilson, W.W. "Modern Conveniences Boon to Only Woman Lighthouse Keeper." Coast Guard Magazine (Aug 1945), pp. 36-37.

Wolter, Brenda. "Twenty Years Later: CGA Celebrates its Part of Women's History." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin 62, No. 3 (June 2000), pp. 16-17.

"Women at the Academy." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Sep-Oct 1977), pp. 7-8.

"Women Called to Colors. LCDR Dorothy C. Stratton Takes Command..." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1943), pp. 14-16.

"Women of the Coast Guard: Pictures from our History." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 1990), pp. 12-13.

"Women in Command: Lieutenants (jg) Beverly G. Kelley & Susan I. Moritz." Business Women World (Fall 1979), pp. 44-46.

"Women to Join the Cadet Corps." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Sep-Oct 1975), pp. 8-11.

"The Women of the Class of 1980." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (May/June 1980), p. 8.

"Women's Programs." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 2 1973), pp. 3-4.

Yost, Paul A. "'Women in My Work Force.'" Commandant's Bulletin (Nov 2 1981), pp.3-6.

Yount, J. "Women's Billet Study Leads to More Assignment Opportunities." Commandant's Bulletin (Apr 1992), pp. 30-31.

Zittel, K.O.A. "Black Maria and the Early Coast Guard." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1965), p. 432.

Books & Government Publications:

Barkalow, Carol, with Andrea Raab. In the Men's House. New York: Poseidon Press, 1990.

Clifford, J. Candace, & Mary Louis Clifford. Mind the Light, Katie: The History of Thirty-Three Female Lighthouse Keepers.  Alexandria, VA: Cypress Communications, 2006.

________. Women Who Kept the Lights: An Illustrated History of Female Lighthouse Keepers. Williamsburg: Cypress Communications, 1993; Second Edition, 2000.

Department of Defense. Washington Office of the Secretary of Defense. Military Women in the Department of Defense. Washington: GPO, 1987.

Ebbert, Jean, & Marie-Beth Hall. Crossed Currents: Navy Women from WWI to Tailhook. Washington: Brassey's, 1993.

Engel, Norma. Three Beams of Light: Chronicles of a Lighthouse Keeper's Family. New York: Tecolote Publications, 1986.

Holm, Jeanne, ed. In Defense of a Nation: Servicewomen in World War II. Washington: Military Women’s Press, 1998.

Korpela, Janet Winn.  Ira Winn: Lighthouse Pioneer.  Fairport, NY: By the Author, 2000. 

Larson, C. Kay. 'Til I Come Marching Home:' A Brief History of Women in World War II. Pasadena, MD: The Minerva Center 1995.

Lyne, Mary C. and Kay Arthur. Three Years Behind the Mast: The Story of the United States Coast Guard SPARs. n.p., n.d. [Washington, DC: U.S. Coast Guard??]

Miller, Basil. Patty Lou in the Coast Guard. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1944.

Rezmer, Joan Totten Musinski. Women of Bay County 1809-1980. Bay City: The Museum of the Great Lakes, 1980.

Ropp, Peter and Connie Ropp. Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie. Minneapolis: Carolihoda Books, 1985.

Schuon, Karl and Ronald D. Lyons. Servicewomen and What They Do. New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1964.

Skomal, Lenore.  The Keeper of Lime Rock: The Remarkable True Story of  Ida Lewis, America's Most Celebrated Lighthouse Keeper.  Philadelphia: Philadelphia Running Press, 2003.

Small, Connie. The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife. Orono: University of Maine Press, 1986.

Snow, Edward R. Women of the Sea. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company 1962.

Thompson, Robin J. The Coast Guard & The Women's Reserve in World War II. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office, 1992.

Tilley, John A. A History of Women in the Coast Guard. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard, 1996.

United States Coast Guard. Facts about SPARS. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard, 1943.

________.  SPAR Song Book. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard, n.d.  [1943??]

________. Department of Transportation.  A Study of the U.S. Coast Guard Federal Women's Program: September 1973.

________. Women in the Coast Guard Study. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard, 1990.

________. Statistical Division/Historical Section. Public Information Division. The Coast Guard At War. Vol. XXII. Women’s Reserve. Washington: Public Information Division, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Apr 15 1946.

________. Department of Transportation.  A Study of the U.S. Coast Guard Federal Women's Program: September 1973.  Prepared by Charles D. Malmros (G-HCE); Ross Jorgensen (G-PC); Irene M. Beckwith (G-CMA).  Washington, DC: U.S. Coast Guard, 1973.

United States Coast Guard Institute.  General Training Course for SPARS.  Groton, CT: U.S. Coast Guard Institute, n.d.  [1943??]

United States Congress. House. Constructive Service to Members of Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, July 25-1947-Nov. 1, 1949. H. Rp. 1448, 87th Cong., 2nd sess., 1962, Serial 12429.

________.________. Establishing Women’s Reserve in Coast Guard Reserve. H. Rp. 2525, 77th Cong., 2nd sess., 1942, Serial 10665.

________.________. Permitting Foreign Service to Members of Women’s Reserves of Navy and Coast Guard. H. Rp. 1724, 78th Cong., 2nd sess., 1944, Serial 10847.

________. Senate. Authorizing Grant of Constructive Service to Certain Members of Coast Guard Women’s Reserve. S. Rp. 1529, 87th Cong., 2nd sess., Serial 12417.

________.________. Establishing Women’s Reserve in Coast Guard Reserve. S. Rp. 1657, 77th Cong., 2nd sess., 1942, Serial 10659.

________.________. Permitting Service of Members of Women’s Reserves of Navy and Coast Guard in American Area, Hawaii, and Alaska. S. Rp. 1089, 78th Cong., 2nd sess., 1944, Serial 10842.

United States Department of Transportation. Coast Guard. Women in the Coast Guard Study. COMPUB P5312.7. Washington: GPO, 10 July 1990.

Weatherford, Doris. American Women and World War II. New York: Facts on File 1990.


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