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  • Veteran's biography: African
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    • Oral history interview with Isabella Evans, 2000

    • 2000-06-15
    • Documents Isabella P. Evans's early life and family; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945; and her life after World War II.

      Evans discusses her family history, including...
    • WV0173 Isabella P. Evans Papers
    • [Three African American ANC nurses, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Army nurses Sammie M. Rice (left), an unidentified woman (center), and Gertrude Marguerite Bertram (right) stand with one another, probably at Fort Bragg, N.C., circa 1943. Rice wears a blue service uniforms with a 1st pattern service hat, Betram...
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [African American ANC nurse, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • An unidentified army nurse poses outside a building, probably at Fort Bragg, N.C., in the ANC beige summer uniform, circa 1943.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 2 September 1942]

    • 1942-09-02
    • Rice believes she will be sent overseas soon. She writes of her hopes to get to Florence, SC, before leaving; writing her will, taking out Army Insurance; and her friend's promotion. She will be among the first African American nurses sent...
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Sammie M. Rice and boy, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Army Nurse Sammie M. Rice stands beside a young boy, circa 1943. She wears the ANC blue service uniform with the jacket unbuttoned.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 23 October 1943]

    • 1943-10-23
    • Rice, somewhere in Africa, tells of her trip to the capitol city, school children visiting the hospital today, and a USO show she saw starring Frederic March. She is currently in charge of the psychopathic ward of the hospital.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 4 February 1944]

    • 1944-02-04
    • Rice is back in the U.S. She tells of visitors she has had, letters she has written and received, and care of German prisoners in the hospital. Currently she is Charge of Quarters, meaning she answers the telephone and doorbell.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 1943]

    • 1943-03-14
    • Rice, now in Africa, tells of her visits to Casablanca, Dakar, and Freetown on her way to her latest destination. She discusses money matters, and that she had been Camp Kilmer, N.J., before departing the States.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from W.T. Briscoe to Sammie Rice, 1943]

    • 1943-04-11
    • Briscoe, at Camp Tyson, Tennessee, has completed Barrage Balloon Service School but was not assigned to an advanced school. He notices from her letters that Sammie has changed in several ways since joining the army.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from W.T. Briscoe to Sammie Rice, 12 December, 1943.]

    • 1943-12-12
    • Briscoe writes of hearing Roland Hayes in concert and seeing a performance of "Porgy and Bess," which he loved. He writes of his strong feelings toward Sammie and hopes that they are reciprocated.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • Oral history interview with Katie King, 2005

    • 2005-10-12
    • Primarily documents Katie Sawyer King's her service in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and her ministry in the AME Zion Church in the 1980s and 90s.

      King briefly discusses her early life, decision to be a nurse, and entering the...
    • WV0334 Katie S. King Papers
    • Oral history interview with Clara Adams-Ender, 2005

    • 2005-09-10
    • Primarily documents Brig. Gen. Clara L. Adams-Ender's background; her service with the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 1961 to 1993; and her marriage to Heinz Ender. Adams-Ender also comments on management and leadership issues related to the Army Nurse...
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers

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