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Elizabeth Gloser DeSantis papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0440

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a small assortment of papers from Elizabeth Gloser DeSantis, who attended nursing school at Michael Reese Hospital in Gary, Indiana in 1938 and 1939, and later enlisted to serve in the 38th Evacuation Unit in 1942. With the 38th Evac, she served in Tunisia and Italy, recording a diary throughout her service. The collection consists of the original diary, a typed transcript of the diary, a photographic scrapbook, some loose photographs and a few other papers. There is also a cd with pictures and diary transcript.

Dates

  • 1938 - 1945

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth Gloser DeSantis attended nursing school at Michael Reese Hospital in Gary, Indiana in 1938 and 1939; and enlisted to serve in the 38th Evacuation Unit in 1942. With the 38th Evac, she served in Tunisia and Italy, recording a diary until 1945.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection contains a small assortment of papers from Elizabeth Gloser DeSantis, who attended nursing school at Michael Reese Hospital in Gary, Indiana in 1938 and 1939, and later enlisted to serve in the 38th Evacuation Unit in 1942. With the 38th Evac, she served in Tunisia and Italy, recording a diary throughout her service. The collection consists of the original diary, a typed transcript of the diary, a photographic scrapbook, some loose photographs and a few other papers.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into seven different series, these being 1) the diary, 2) a letter, 3) a file of miscellaneous materials, 4) nursing certificates, 5) nursing school report cards, 6) photographs, and 7) a scrapbook. The photos from the scrapbook have been removed for conservation reasons and mounted on acid-free paper.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Anne Montgomery of Las Cruces, NM, in 2011

Related Materials

United States. Army. 38th Evacuation Hospital records, ms0004.

Dimensions

The collection is contained in a clamshell boxes, measuring 15 inches in length.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert A. McInnes, 2011.

Title
Papers of Elizabeth Gloser DeSantis
Status
Completed
Author
Robert A. McInnes
Date
June 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte 28223 United Stated

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