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  • Collection summary: letters
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    • [Letter from Lamb to mother Ryan, Pap, and Stub, 1945]

    • 1945-03-22
    • Lola H. Ryan's friend "Lamb" writes to Ryan's family, thanking them for a birthday card they sent and expressing how much she value's Ryan's companionship."Lambie" also discusses being on on night duty for five separate wards, including a...
    • WV0362 Lola H. Ryan Letters, 1943 - 1945
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-05
    • Fischer describes how she was unable to come home for the weekend because she did not receive her pay. She describes the unit parading in the snow and ice, supply and administration exams, her latest paycheck, and the distribution of her finances.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Mary Lapham, 1918]

    • 1918-11-12
    • In this letter to an unidentified recipient, Dr. Lapham recalls WWI Armistice Day and the celebrations in Paris. She describes joy and chaos in the streets, and ponders her future and that of the Red Cross. This memoir is written on letterhead from...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Letter from Lola H. Ryan to mother, dad, and Stub, 1945]

    • 1945-05-15
    • Lola H. Ryan writes in great detail about V-E Day celebrations in Marseilles, France, including French revelers swarming the streets, a party at the local T.C. club, multiple guns salutes, and the celebratory artillery salvos that occurred...
    • WV0362 Lola H. Ryan Letters, 1943 - 1945
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 20 August 1944]

    • 1944-08-20
    • Mead tells her mother how basic training is proceeding, including her near discharge for an episode of "nerves," the job selection process, her hope to attend radio school, being issued more new uniforms, going for sundaes, and seeing a performance...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 26 August 1944]

    • 1944-08-26
    • Mead describes several inspections and a military review parade, and expresses pride at the admiration shown by civilians and military observing. She also tells of her roommates and how being in the navy is teaching them to show consideration for...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Letter from Eleanor K. Peck to Poppy, 1941]

    • 1941-12-12
    • Peck discusses the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, calling it a "miscalculation" surmises the U.S. will enter the war soon; and thinks bombing in London likely. Other topics include her work at the hospital, the recent arrival of two more American...
    • WV0420 Eleanor K. Peck Letters, 1941-1943
    • [Dr. Lapham inspecting a kitchen, circa 1919]

    • 1919
    • Dr. Mary Lapham, in her Red Cross uniform, looks to the left as she stands behind a table in a kitchen she is inspecting. In addition to many children, four women wearing aprons, a man in civilian clothing, and another female Red Cross worker are...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Red Cross Mission team in Serbia, circa 1919]

    • 1919
    • Members of a Red Cross Medical Mission Team pose outside of a building in Serbia. Pictured (from left to right) are: George "The Dalmation" [illegible]; Stojan, a Serbian;"Irish Stew," a.k.a Miss Lloyd; Lapham's chief, Dr. [Gressice?]; s Serbian...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-09
    • Fischer discusses seeing Bob Hope, having kitchen patrol duty, a fire drill, studying for several exams, and going home for the weekend, bringing some of her laundry with her.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-01-10
    • Fischer describes kitchen patrol, not received leave, her disapproval of sailors drinking, be unable to apply for Officer Candidate School until she is in the field, and feeling unwell. Fischer is happy that she enlisted and believes She those not...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Catherine Cox to Bob, 1944]

    • 1944-03-10
    • Kay Cox gives a lengthy description of the physical and emotional state of wounded soldiers returning from overseas to Stark Hospital in Charleston, S.C. She informs Bob that they say conditions in Italy are horrific and that England is a...
    • WV0366 Catherine "Kay" Cox Letters, 1940-1968
    • [Letter from Doretta Lentz to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-06-14
    • Lentz discussing receiving vaccinations; German prisoners of war arriving at her base; a letter from a friend in stationed in Germany describing the "advanced" nation; and being complimented by patients who think she has been in the service a long...
    • WV0419 Alice Doretta Lentz Letters, 1945-1946
    • [Letter from Lola H. Ryan to Mother, Dad, and Stub, 1944]

    • 1944-07-17
    • Lola H. Ryan writes of being inspired by Army Nurse Corps (ANC) personnel treating the wounded at the Battle of Anzio in Italy. She also discusses various aspects of her training, her pending graduation from nurse training, having difficulty in...
    • WV0362 Lola H. Ryan Letters, 1943 - 1945
    • [Letter from Lola H. Ryan to her mother, dad, and Stub, 1945]

    • 1945-05-18
    • Lola H. Ryan gives a lengthy description of her vacation with "Lamb" in Juan-les-Pins and Cannes, France. Ryan writes of the beautiful scenery, her activities, and an evening they spent with a Belgian woman who described the hardships faced by the...
    • WV0362 Lola H. Ryan Letters, 1943 - 1945
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to Bud, 16 December 1944  ]

    • 1944-12-16
    • Mead writes to her brother of the rigors of WAVES training. In particular, she gives details about her coding classes,"radio shack watch," and "field night" cleaning duties. She explains that the base where she is currently stationed is downsizing,...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fischer to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-08
    • Fischer notes her unit has been preparing for inspection, her auxiliary class is the first to complete the four weeks of basic training in only three, she has not received all of her uniforms, likes being kept busy, and is about to march in her...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-22
    • Fischer is at Drake University studying to be a specialist in army administration. She describes a typical, busy day and notes her class is the first to use Drake as a training site.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990

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