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Bonnie James Baxter Collection

Identifier: WV 0329

Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 31 August 2005; correspondence to Bonnie with UNCG Women's Veterans Archivists 2005-2006; various photographs of Baxter and friends during her United States Coast Guard SPARs service, circa 1944-1946.


  • 1944-1946, 2005

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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Bonnie James Baxter (b. 1924) of Clearwater, Florida, served in the Coast Guard SPARs (from Semper Paratus-Always Ready) from 1944 to 1946. Bonnie James Baxter was born in Dunedin, Florida, on 15 February 1924, and grew up in Clearwater, Florida. After graduating from Clearwater High School, she worked various clerical jobs and volunteered with the United StatesO before enlisting in the Coast Guard SPARs on February 26, 1944.

Baxter went through basic training in Palm Beach, Florida, followed by four months weeks in storekeeper school, from which she graduated in August 1944 with a 3rd class rating. She was then stationed at Constitution Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts, where she remained until being discharged in 1946 as a storekeeper 1st class. After leaving the service, Baxter worked at Central Motor Lines, a trucking firm owned by Cannon Mills. She and her husband eventually settled in North Carolina.


0.21 Linear Feet (2 folders )

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Condition Description

The condition is good.

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Processed by Matthew McCarthy.

Bonnie James Baxter Collection
Matthew McCarthy
2023 February
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US