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    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1918 ]

    • 1918-09-10
    • Hancock describes crowded conditions in the hospital, the low number of staff to care for the patients, and the exhaustion she feels at the end of her night shifts. She is tired of the conditions in which she is living, and is worn out mentally...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-26
    • Avery writes about her first day as a WASP at Avenger Field. Details include the schedule, her roommate and fellow WASPs, her quarters and new wardrobe, and the 40 percent washout rate.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-15
    • Marshall, now in Belgium, is sick and in bed. She also mentions buying crystal to send home, books she has read, mail she's received, and the terrible weather she endured in Normandy. She returned to the U.S. later that year.
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [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 Nina Harmon, 1991]

    • 1991-03-09
    • Nina Harmon writes to Janet King from Operation Desert Storm discussing the desert landscape, her interactions with local people, and daily life in the Army Nurse Corps. Harmon talks about leading an exercise class and mentions several people she...
    • WV0525 Nina Harmon Oral History
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-05-04
    • Marshall lists the items she purchased at the PX; discusses potential birthday presents, including pajamas, a prayer book, and an identification bracelet; explains the information on her dog tags; and mentions that other nurses are leaving for...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-30
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves recaps her correspondence with friends and family and inquires after mutual acquaintances. She provides more details of her birthday party and mentions dinner with the admiral and a dance. Reeves still awaits permanent...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to sisters, ca. 27 December 1944]

    • 1944-12-27
    • Reeves describes the colors of the ocean and the Christmas decorations and celebrations aboard ship. She also explains shipboard washing procedures, exercise, the church choir's activities, and how one constantly meets new people. One the back of...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Lt. Jenny Lea to Mary Kate Bonds, 1942]

    • 1942-09-14
    • Letter from WAAC Jenny Lea, then stationed at Fort Des Moines, that convinced Mary Kate Bonds to join the military, dated 14 September 1942. Lea had just completed Officer Candidate School, and describes the difficulties and rewards of OCS,...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Letter from Governor Paul Laxalt to Lee Wilson, 1969]

    • 1969-05-23
    • A one-page typed letter from Nevada Governor Paul Laxalt to Lee Wilson, congratulating her on her military service in Vietnam, and offering her assistance in beginning her career. Laxalt mistakenly refers to Wilson as a man; he later sent a letter...
    • WV0449 Lee Wilson Papers
    • [Letter of appreciation, 1984]

    • 1984
    • This note expresses Capt. David C. Gill's appreciation for Wendy Gellert's interaction with the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service.
    • WV0493 Wendy P. Gellert Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945.]

    • 1945-02-14
    • Phillips describes her train trip from North Carolina to basic training in Des Moines. She writes of the schedule of her first two days, various tests they are taking including IQ and mechanical aptitude tests, and the DPT shots they were required...
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02
    • Phillips discusses receiving her uniform, cleaning duty and a surprise first inspection, moving to "Boom town" barracks soon, and working very hard but looking forward to free time on Sunday.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-26
    • Phillips writes home after her first week of basic. She likes her platoon but not the weather or work, and indicates she is a "soul satisfying" Army "spirit."
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-3-5
    • Phillips discusses receiving a commendation at inspection, going a week without a gig, having a parade this morning, and plans to go to Des Moines.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers

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