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Sherley Mae White Collection

Identifier: WV 0485

Scope and Contents

The Sherley Mae White Papers contain an oral history, newsletters, photographs, and two scrapbooks containing photographs, documents, and notes about Sherley Mae West's service. In addition, the His Service Record scrapbook itself contains information about the military including slang, historical facts, and quotes.


  • 1943 - 1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/06/2010


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement


1.17 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 scrapbook box)

Language of Materials



Sherley Mae White (1923-2014) served in the Women's Reserve of the Coast Guard (SPARs) from 1943-1945. She served as a drum major for the SPARS marching band at the Biltmore Training Station in Palm Beach, Florida. She later transferred to the Coast Guard Base in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Method of Acquisition

Gifted from Sherley Mae White.

Existence and Location of Originals

Offensive Language Statement

The UNC Greensboro University Libraries collects, preserves, and makes accessible unique and historical materials for learning and research. The nature of historical materials is such that some material may represent positions, norms, and values that are offensive and objectionable. These materials represent the opinions and actions of their creators. By providing access to these records in our reading room and through our digital collections, we recognize that archives and rare books can play a vital role in holding those creators accountable and in helping us learn from the past.

Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

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Processed by Brandi Mauldin.

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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