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US Armed Services Small Collection

An inventory of papers at the Midwest Nursing History Research Center, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Overview of the Collection
Repository: MNHRC, CON, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: US Armed Services Small Collection
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet
Identification: US ASSC
Language: English.


A few miscellaneous items related to nursing in the armed services.

A few miscellaneous items related to nursing in the armed services and the Red Cross.

Box 1

Folder 1: Program, United Spanish War Veterans, 1927

Folder 2: Edith Cavell, WWI English Nurse executed by the Germans in 1915. Booklet: Correspondence with the US Ambassador respecting the execution of Miss Cavell at Brussels. Three postcards

Folder 3: 56th Anniversary Album, US Army Base Hospital # 12, BEF, France, 1917-1973 (2)

Folder 4: Recruitment brochure, nd, c 1960s; Prayer of the Army Nurse booklet; formal photograph WW I Nurse; copies of 3 nurses, WW 2.

Folder 5: Guide to ANC oral history program, 1986

Folder 6: Air Force, official service journal of the US Army Air Forces, Oct. 1944.

Folder 7: Flight Nursing. Air University, USAF School of Aviation Medicine. Sept., 1949

Folder 8: Recruitment materials for the U.S. Air Force. 1960s

Folder 9: History of US Navy Nurse Corps. Typed. From 1811 to 1954. Nd/no author

Folder 10: U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. Instructions for wearing uniform; Copy of photograph of Cadet Nurses—No information given. Newspaper clipping, Cadet Nurses from St. Bernard’s Hospital, Chicago.

Folder 11:  Cadet Nurse Patches (summer and winter), “Wear it Proudly” brochure on wearing the Cadet Nurse uniform, Recruitment pamphlet with article “War, Women, and the care of the Sick – U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps”, “Cadet Nurse Corps News” Vol 1, No 5 November, 1945, photograph of CC Nurse

Folder 12: Calendar, 1994, The Women’s Memorial. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of WWII

Folder 13: Newsweek. 4/8/1985. Legacy of Vietnam

Folder 14: Dedication of Vietnam Women’s Memorial. 11/1993

Folder 15: Various army, navy nurse insignia, epaulette

Highlights in the history of the Army Nurse Corps. US Army Center of Military History

Red Cadet Nurse uniform in travel case with other uniforms

Box 2

Folder 1: Memories of Jane A. Delano, Mary A. Clarke, 1934

Folder 2: Red Cross Magazine Feb. 1919

Folder 3: Red Cross armband, Red Cross cap (unclear if cap is actually Red Cross)

Folder 4: Red Cross clippings and pamphlets 1942-1982, Red Cross pins and membership card from 1935

Folder 5: Red Cross Nursing Service—a guide for instructors in schools of nursing. C. 1950s; Beyond the Line of Duty: Introducing Red Cross Nursing Services—a guide for Schools of Nursing, 1952

Misc. Box 5

Sheet music, I don’t want to get well. 1917

Life magazine, May 26, 1941. Image of army nurse on cover.

Life magazine, April 26, 1943. Image of nurse and candy striper on cover.

Life magazine, Dec. 27, 1943. Image of wounded soldier and nurse on cover.

New York Times magazine, Nov. 7 1993. Image of Vietnam nurse on cover. Article about how these nurses are recovering after war.