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

    • 1918
    • After a period of leave, Hancock describes the environment aboard the ship taking her back to her station. She fondly recalls a recent visit with her family and misses them greatly.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Red Cross battledress jacket and trousers, 1944]

    • 1944
    • American Red Cross blue-gray battledress jacket and trousers, made by Debenhams and Freebody of London. Jacket has two patches, pleated bodice pockets, a waistband buckle fastened on the left, and Red Cross cut-out pin on the left collar. Worn with...
    • WV0078 Muriel Coykendall Kiser Papers
    • [Red Cross Clubmobile hat, 1944]

    • 1944
    • American Red Cross blue-gray visored hat with front bow, made by Debenhams and Freebody of London. Hat has shirring on the right side and Red Cross pin center on bow. Worn with blue battledress jacket and trousers. This hat worn by Muriel...
    • WV0078 Muriel Coykendall Kiser Papers
    • Oral history interview with Frances Butler

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Frances Butler's family, education at Woman's College, service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during WWII, and life as a Sister of Notre Dame."

      Butler gives a brief overview of her...
    • WV0281 Frances Butler Papers
    • Oral history interview with Muriel Coykendall Kiser, 1999

    • 1999-05-18
    • Documents Muriel Coykendall Kiser's childhood; her education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the early 1940s; and her service in Europe with the Red Cross during...
    • WV0078 Muriel Coykendall Kiser Papers
    • [Margaret Greene, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Formal portrait of Margaret Greene in her Red Cross uniform, circa 1944.
    • WV0099 Margaret Greene Papers
    • [Butler sisters at ship christening, 1943]

    • 1943-11-30
    • Frances Butler's sisters, Julia Butler and Josephine Butler, pose at the christening of the Liberty ship SSEdwin L. Godkin on 30 November 1943. The Butler sisters worked at the Savannah Ship Building Company prior to joining the WAVES, and ...
    • WV0281 Frances Butler Papers
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock, 1918]

    • 1918-10-07
    • Glory Hancock describes the horrific aftermath of a recent offensive. She says that the mud has become unbearable and is an impediment to patient care. She also visited Ypres and observed the ruins and debris of battle. She describes an advance to...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie, 18 February  1918 ]

    • 1918-02-18
    • Glory Hancock expects to be able to take leave in May if there is not a major offensive. She writes to her father's fiancé in hopes of expediting this process. Don is going to meet up with her soon.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Sylva(" 27 September 1918 ]

    • 1918-09-27
    • Glory Hancock expresses a desire for the war to come to a close as she is exhausted from working so hard. She requests a pair of brown shoes and states that she misses American cooking.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock, 1918 ]

    • 1918-10-26
    • Glory Hancock has moved into a formerly German-occupied hospital. She describes seeing corpses, skeletons, guns, and vehicles left on the battlefield.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her Favie and Sylva, 20 July 1918]

    • 1918-07-20
    • Glory Hancock has returned from a leave in London and tells of her activities there; things have been quiet since she returned to Belgium. Hancock also notes she won't have leave again for eight or nine months and hopes that the war will be over...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock, 1918]

    • 1918
    • Glory Hancock writes from France, but notes the possibility of moving at any time. She talks about working early in the morning and mentions visiting Don when he returns from leave.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie, 13 Feb 1918]

    • 1918-02-13
    • Glory Hancock writes to a Favie to congratulate him on his engagement and asks for more details. She says she will try to visit in May and is getting leave to go retrieve her diplomas and pin from Paris.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [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 Glory Hancock to her family, 1918]

    • 1918
    • Hancock talks of the high number of French and English casualties due to the latest increase in fighting. She tells of the dinner she gave before the fighting increased, lists the people who attended, and tells how it ended with an air raid. She...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1 July 1918]

    • 1918-07-01
    • Hancock writes about her trip aboard ship back to base and mentions several famous individuals she has met, including Lady Chetwynd, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and Captain A. Radclyffe Dugmore.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters

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