Mary "Pat" Elizabeth Partridge Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence, maps, patches, photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, and official documents pertaining to Partridge's Red Cross service.
- Partridge, Mary Elizabeth (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Mary Elizabeth Partridge of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, was born on 24 November 1912. She attended the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG) and graduated in 1935 with a bachelor of science degree in physical education. Following graduation, Partridge was employed as a physical education teacher in Durham, North Carolina.
Partridge joined the American Red Cross (ARC) in 1943. During her career with the ARC, Partridge was stationed in Algeria, France, Italy, Germany, and Guam, as well as various locations in Texas and South Carolina.
0.20 Linear Feet (1 half-box with 8 folders )
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Method of Acquisition
Purchased from Muddy River Antiques in August 2004.
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- American Red Cross
- American Red Cross
- American Red Cross -- Interviews
- Partridge, Mary Elizabeth
- Woman's College of the University of North Carolina -- Alumni and alumnae
- Women and the military
- Women in war
- Women veterans
- Women veterans -- United States
- World War, 1939-1945
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
- Mary "Pat" Elizabeth Partridge Collection
- Jennifer Motszko
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