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Frances Stanley Trembath Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0492

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of military and miscellaneous documents from 1942-1946; there are also twenty-one photos of Trembath, her nursing colleagues, hospital buildings, and waterfalls. There is one handwritten, unsigned letter from the Western Marine Railway company, asking for a travel refund.

Dates

  • 1942 - 1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/02/2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Frances Jane Stanley Trembath was born in Still Pond, Maryland, on 25 September 1915, the first child of Harry C. and Ruth Mae (Happel) Stanley. From October 1935 until July 1936 she attended the Waynesboro Business College in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, finishing her studies with a Stenographer Diploma. From 1935 until 1936 she worked in a bank and as a secretary, before enrolling in the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1938, graduating in 1941.

After graduating nursing school, she worked at the University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Waynesboro Hospital in Waynesboro, Maryland, as a General Staff Nurse. One 24 August 1942, the Army assigned her to Active Service from the Reserves, and stationed her at the base hospital in Camp Rucker, Alabama.

Trembath was permanently assigned to the base hospital in Camp Rucker until her discharge on 14 November 1945. However, she had a few temporary assignments while serving in the Army Nurse Corps: from 02 January to 21 March of 1943 she was temporarily assigned to Camp Silbert, Alabama, and in January-March 1943 she was stationed as a Charge Nurse at Oliver General Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Her excellent service was rewarded in 8 July 1944 when Trembath was temporarily promoted to Chief Nurse with the rank of First Lieutenant, and her last assignment began in March 1945 as an Instructor at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. She died in Wilmington, Delaware on 06 September 2006.

Extent

0.32 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Frances Jane Stanley Trembath (1915-?) was a First Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942-1945.

This collection consists primarily of military and miscellaneous documents from 1942-1946; there are also photos of Trembath, her nursing colleagues, hospital buildings, and waterfalls. There is one handwritten, unsigned letter from the Western Marine Railway company, asking for a travel refund.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged first by the photograph folder, the Military and Miscellaneous folders are in chronological arrangement, and the last folder contains ephemera materials.

Source of Acquisition

Susanne Mentzer

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Julie Garling

Title
Frances Stanley Trembath Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Julie Garling
Date
09/01/2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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