Diary entries : June 17 , 1918
NamesAnderson, Ethel (Author)
Under the Red Cross flag at home and abroad : base hospital unit #44, evacuation hospital #5
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1918 - 1919Date Created: 1918
Library locationsThe Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography CollectionShelf locator: MFZ (Anderson) 94-343
TopicsWorld War, 1914-1918DiariesCamp Upton (N.Y.)Medical aspects of war
NotesContent: Leather-bound album (lacking spine) with black kraft paper pages. Title, compiler's name and drawing of a caduceus with letters for the Army Nurse Corps on first leaf. Color drawing of flags of 14 allied countries on second leaf. Snapshots, commercial photographs, collotypes and drawings interspersed with excerpts of Ethel Anderson's diary, poetry and captions, in white ink. On separate sheet is photo-collage of portraits of nurses and view of a hosptial sent to Anderson as a greeting before she was sent overseas. Diary entries begin April 6, 1918 when Anderson reported for duty and was sent to Camp Upton, Yaphank, L.I. and end with April 20, 1919 when she returned on the S.S. Mobile to the U.S. Entries detail conditions in camp and hospital, camp life, French and Belgian scenery and the war's destruction, activities, outings, dances, Christmas 1918, and a 14-day leave to the south of France and Monte-Carlo. Poetry includes works by friends or colleagues of Anderson, and Henry Van Dyke, Elsie Janis and unidentified authors. Inserted in the album is a letter of recognition to nurses from Thomas J. Leary, Commander of Evacuation Hospital No.5. Anonymous gift, 1980.Content: Author describes mobilization orders, life and work at the base hospital at Camp Upton, Long island, New York.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 25 x 30 cm. Text on black craft paper.
Type of ResourceText
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPG94-F114NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12318097Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a26e0ee0-c6d0-012f-eb4e-58d385a7bc34
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