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"Enlisted Personnel, 3D H.U., 30th Field Hospital, Ebensee" Austria 27 May 1945", 1945 May 27

 File — Box: Special Collections Oversize Box 3, Oversize Paper Folder: 1

Collection Overview

From the Collection:

The collection consists of a significant amount of correspondence sent by Ruth during her service in the U.S. Amy Nurse Corps during World War II as well as photographs taken during her service. Correspondence discusses her interactions with patients, off-duty activities, and observations during and immediately after the war. Photographs primarily document Ruth's service at Lawson General Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, Fort Bliss, Texas, the 67th General Hospital in England, and the 30th Field Hospital, which traveled through Luxembourg, France, and Germany. A small portion of materials contain images of liberated concentration camps and displaced persons, Ruth's travels directly following her Army service, her fiancé Lyle Simpkins, and two reunions of the 67th General Hospital. The collection also includes military documents, Army periodicals, files relating to her fiancé Lyle Simpkins, a private in the United States Army, certificates, transcripts, clippings, and Ruth's army uniform garrison cap.


  • Creation: 1945 May 27


Language of Material

From the Collection:

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 2.0 linear feet (2 document boxes, 3 flat boxes, 1 oversize paper folder)

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Special Collections
College of Charleston Libraries
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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