Alice Doretta Lentz Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of twenty-two personal letters written by Lentz to her family that describe her life as a nurse, which included receiving vaccinations and watching as German prisoners of war arrived at her base. The letters also discuss news regarding her friends and her patients.
- 1945 - 1946
- Lentz, Alice Doretta (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Alice Doretta Lentz was born in Baltimore, Maryland on 7 May 1921, and was the second child of Loula (Allen) and Herbert J.J. Lentz. Lentz served in the United States Navy Nurse Corps during World War II as a surgical nurse holding the rank of nsign. She was stationed at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
After World War II, Lentz was employed at the Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Hospital in new York City for forty years before retiring to Seabring, Florida. She died on 26 December 2009.
0.40 Linear Feet (1 oversized folder)
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Alice Doretta Lentz (1921-2009) was a nurse holding the rank of ensign in the United States Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, who was stationed at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This collection consists of personal letters written by Lentz to her family that describe her life as a nurse, her patients at the hospital, and her friends.
This collection is in chronological order.
Source of Acquisition
Purchased from eBay.
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