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Box 2


Contains 12 Results:

Transcripts and certificates, 1950, 1954, undated

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents

Transcripts from the Medical College of Virginia the Boston University School of Nursing, and multiple certificates commending Ruth for her service in WWII.

Dates: 1950, 1954, undated

Miscellaneous, undated

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 12
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...
Dates: undated

Correspondence, January-August, 1945

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents

Letters from Ruth while she was stationed with the 30th field hospital in Germany and Austria, and while on leave in Belgium and the French Riviera.

Dates: January-August, 1945

Lyle Simpkins condolence letters, 1978, undated

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

Letters to Ruth on the death of her fiancé, Lyle Simpkins, as well as later letters from Lyle's family.

Dates: 1978, undated

Loose photographs, circa 1941-1945, 1969, 1982, undated

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents

Photographs taken during Ruth's military service with the 67th General Hospital in England, the 30th field hospital in Europe, and the Lawson General Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Also includes images of an American WWII cemetery in Europe, and two 67th General Hospital reunions.

Dates: circa 1941-1945, 1969, 1982, undated

Loose Photographs, circa 1943, 1984-2000

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Lyle Simpkins during WWII, and Ruth's yearly visits to Lyle Simpkins's grave in New York.

Dates: circa 1943, 1984-2000

Ruth Ann McDonald and Lyle Simpkins, undated

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents

A portrait of Ruth Ann McDonald in her nurse uniform and portrait of her fiancé Lyle Simpkins in his military uniform in the field.

Dates: undated

Military records, 1941-1945

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents

Record and Report of Separation, Special Orders, Certificate of Clearance, application to the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, certificate of appointment to 1st Lieutenant, and correspondence providing assignments and orders.

Dates: 1941-1945

Lawson General Hospital Christmas program, 1941

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents

Documents pertaining to Ruth Ann McDonald's military service, including military records, event programs, army periodicals, and files pertaining to the activities and death of her fiancé Lyle Simpkins, who died in action in Belgium in 1944.

Dates: 1941

Lyle Simpkin files, circa 1944, 1978

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

Memorial booklets, Lyle Simpkins's uniform patch, photocopies of Lyle Simpkins's Report of Death, burial information, Disposition Request Forms, History of the 517th Port Battalion TC, and multiple historical reports relating to Lyle Simpkins's battalion's activities.

Dates: circa 1944, 1978