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    • Oral history interview with Jean Holdridge Reeves, 2008

    • 2008-02-14
    • Primarily documents Jean Reeves' service in New Guinea and the Philippines with the American Red Cross from 1944 to 1946.

      Reeves briefly discusses her early life, including her education. She recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, and shares...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Oral history interview with Janet Froome, 1999

    • 1999-11-09
    • Primarily documents Janet Hester Froome's experiences with the Army Nurse Corps in Australia and New Guinea from 1941 to 1945.

      Froome chiefly discusses her service during World War II. She details her decision to join the Army Nurse Corps;...
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1944]

    • 1944-12-06
    • Reeves describes her recent trip to San Francisco on a weekend pass, including seeing the Top of the Mark, St. Francis Hotel, trolleys, Cliff House, and Fisherman's Wharf. She also explains how mail will work once she's overseas.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Janet Froome, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Portrait of Janet Froome in Army Nurse Corps uniform, circa 1943.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Army nurses outside tent in New Guinea, 1943]

    • 1943-02
    • Army nurse Janet Froome and fellow servicewoman Ada Bridge stand outside their "home," a tent in New Guinea, in February 1943. Bridge holds two stuffed koala bear toys.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Janet Froome prepares to travel, circa 1943.]

    • 1943
    • Janet Froome stands with other service people preparing to travel, wearing her ANC uniform, circa 1943. Her overnight bag and helmet are on her right, while her gas mask is on her left.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Janet Froome on base in Australia, 1942.]

    • 1942-10
    • Janet Froome poses on base in Australia in October 1942, wearing the ANC blue service uniform and garrison cap. The long building in the background is the officers' and nurses' mess hall.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Janet Froome in front of her tent, 1943]

    • 1943-02
    • Janet Froome poses in front of her tent in New Guinea in 1943. On the back of the photo she has written,"'Angel of Mercy' New Guinea style."
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Sign for Australian officers club in New Guinea, 1945]

    • 1944
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves, another Red Cross worker and three soldiers stand in front of a Salvation Army sign in New Guinea in spring 1945. The sign, presumably for the Australian officers club, reads "Make Yourself At Home: Hop In!"
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Jean Holdridge Reeves with indigenous children, 1945]

    • 1944
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves and a fellow Red Cross worker pose outside a thatched building with a group of with indigenous children in either New Guinea or the Philippines in 1945.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Red Cross workers in front of plane, 1945]

    • 1944
    • Two Red Cross workers, possibly including Jean Holdridge Reeves, stand on a tarmac in front of plane with its cargo doors open, likely in the Philippines or New Guinea in 1945.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Portrait of Jean Reeves, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Formal portrait of Jean Holdridge Reeves in Red Cross uniform, 1944.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Red Cross unit, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jean Reeves and eight other Red Cross workers in uniform pose outdoors with a dog, circa 1944.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Red Cross workers outside, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jean Reeves and seven other Red Cross workers in uniform are grouped outdoors by a tree, playing with a dog, circa 1944.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-11
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves, aboard a transport ship, has been shown her destination on a map. She describes the quality of the food, sewing clothes for servicemen, and showering procedures. She also notes the personal connections made and broken due to...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1944-01-20
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves, awaiting assignment, describes attending a lecture on censorship, swimming, being visited by friends, and needing to alter uniforms but having no thread. She also provides details from her visit to a native village.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers

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