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Institute on WWII and the Human Experience

Institute on WWII and the Human Experience

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Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience

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Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0169

Anne Burke papers, 1942-2000, bulk 1942-1945

1 boxes
Anne Burke was a nurse in the US Army Nurse Corps at the USA Fourth General Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, during World War II. The collection primarily relates to her relationship with First Lieutenant Andrew W. O'Rourke, Jr. of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. The collection includes thirty-nine letters written by Andrew to Anne during the war. The letters stop due to Andrew's death as a result of typhus fever.  Also included are four photographs, sixteen letters to Anne of condolences from those who served with Andrew, newspaper clippings, a fellow nurse's memoirs, V-mail, and a greeting card. The letters from Andrew to Anne discuss censorship, the need to keep their marriage secret, religious services, discussions of actions on New Britain, and war bonds.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.10.0051

Flora Virginia Pittman collection, 1938-1965, bulk 1944-1945

2 boxes
This collection relates to Flora Virginia Pittman who served as a U.S. Army nurse from 1940 to 1965. The collection includes artwork collected during her time on duty in the Pacific Theater during World War II, specifically 22 prints of Japanese artwork. The collection also includes photographs, postcards, and ephemera from Pittman's time abroad, as well as pins and military certificates. Also included are personal documents and special folders detailing financial information and letters from both the 80th Medical Group and First Replacement Depot.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.97.0064

George Langford collection, 1941-2003, bulk 1941-1954

12 boxes
This collection contains seven boxes pertaining to George, Daniel, and William Langford's experiences during World War II and life post-war. The papers include personal documents, military documents, photographs, paintings, newspaper articles, pamphlets, magazines, foreign money, and most prolifically, letters. Also included in George Langford's collection is a full box of artifacts pertaining to his war-time experience.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.07.0114

Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram collection, 1938-2007, bulk 1942

1 boxes
This World War II collection relates to Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram, an African American nurse who served in the U.S. Army. The collection consists of letters, photographs (depicting herself and her fellow nurses in uniform, as well as African American G.I.s, and a few photographs from her time in West Africa), personal items, books, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and interviews. The materials mainly document Bertram's time at Fort Bragg, NC, but there is some information concerning her life before enlistment, travels during enlistment, and life after enlistment. Most of her enlistment was spent in West Africa and at Fort Bragg, NC. This collection is important, as it covers the unique experiences of women and African Americans during World War II, and offers insight that differs from the majority white male G.I. perspective. It depicts African American nurses in both a professional setting and casual settings as Bertram enjoyed downtime with her friends.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0262

Helen D. Nowels-Mark collection, 1943-1948, bulk 1944-1945

1 boxes
Helen D. Nowels-Mark served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps stationed in the North African and Pacific Theaters during the World War II. This collection contains letters sent to Helen D. Nowels-Marks from soldiers she had met at her various stations. They reflect the trials of long-distance love, the frustrations of war, and the relief at the war's end. Included in this collection are pictures and newspaper articles about some of her nurse friends, a picture diary, and her wedding in 1952.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.08.0088

Mary Theresa Kraus Collection, 1942-1998, bulk 1942-1945

24.00 folders
Mary Theresa Kraus, a nurse in the Foreign Service Volunteer Corps, served in both India and China during World War II. She accumulated a personal collection of photographs and letters during the war. Documents include letters written to Kraus' parents between October 1942 and November 1945. Also included are a series of photographs of India and China, as well as press clippings Kraus sent home about the American campaign in China. In addition, the collection includes Chinese paper money and Kraus' Army registration.