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Elizabeth Kathleen Hansbrough Papers,1924-1935

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Title

Elizabeth Kathleen Hansbrough Papers

Date

1924-1935

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Elizabeth Kathleen Hansbrough Papers, 1924-1935, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

0.33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

U.S. Army nurse from Shelbyville, Ky. Papers include letters written Hansbrough to her family while she was stationed in the Philippines, and while traveling in Asia and Europe. She went first to the military hospital at Fort Mills, Corregidor, and soon transferred to Sternberg General Hospital in Manila. She was transferred to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C., Apr. 1927. The letters resume in 1931 and continue through 1935. Her letters describe Corregidor, Manila, and surrounding areas; the medical personnel; airmen and other acquaintances; her social life; hospital duties; racial attitudes; particularly toward Filipinos; and travels

Subjects

  • Nurses-- Kentucky-- Archives.
  • Philippines-- Description and travel.
  • United States.-- Army-- History-- World War, 1939-1945-- Sources.
  • United States.-- Army-- Medical care-- Sources.
  • World War, 1939-1945-- Medical care-- Philippines-- Sources.

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