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Aileen D. White Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0301

Scope and Contents

Thirteen V-Mail letters from Lt. Aileen D. White of the Army Nurse Corps to her sister in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Dated from January 1944 to March 1944, the letters briefly describe living conditions and entertainment in an unknown location in Italy where White was stationed with the 17th General Hospital. White comments on the 1943 film So Proudly We Hail, noting that she met a nurse who was in Bataan. Other subjects include White's infant nephew, the weather, the restrictions places on her by censorship, and war efforts on the home front, including the need to plant a garden and recycle clothing.

Dates

  • 1944

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.

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Biographical Note

Aileen D. White served in the Army Nurse Corps in Italy during World War II. She was stationed with the 17th General Hospital from January to March 1944.

Extent

.08 Linear Feet (13 items (1 folder))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Aileen D. White served in the Army Nurse Corps in Italy during World War II.

Thirteen V-Mail letters from Lt. Aileen D. White of the Army Nurse Corps to her sister in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Dated from January 1944 to March 1944, the letters briefly describe living conditions and entertainment in an unknown location in Italy where White was stationed with the 17th General Hospital.

Arrangement Note

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased in 2004.

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Processing Information

Processed by Beth Carmichael, July 2004.
Title
Aileen D. White Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Beth Carmichael
Date
07/01/2007
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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