Latter-day Saint Nurses at War Project
- Existence: 2002-
The Latter-day Saint Nurses at War project (2002- ) gathers and publishes wartime experiences of Latter-day Saint nurses. The project is led by Dr. Patricia Rushton of the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University.
Citation:UPB files, April 20, 2020 (Latter-day Saint Nurses at War Project; gathered and published wartime experiences of LDS nurses; project director Patricia Rushton of the College of Nursing, BYU; began collecting narratives in 2002)
Latter-day Saint nurses at war,  : page 1 (LDS Nurses at War Project)
Latter-day Saint nurses at war, 2005 : conclusion (Nurses at War project is ongoing)
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Typewritten autobiography. Ade was born in Iowa in 1920. She served as a nurse in the United States military from 1942 to 1946. She served on the island of Espirutu Santo in the New Hebrides and in other areas as well. She also writes about her conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ade worked for many years as a public health nurse and retired in 1979.
Typed autobiography. Kauffroth was born in 1922 and studied nursing at the LDS Hospital School of Nursing in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was stationed in Brigham City, Utah, and India during World War II. She married Sylvester Kauffroth in 1953.
Typewritten autobiography. Alice Lofgren was born in Huntsville, Utah, in 1919. She was a nurse during World War II serving at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, and on the USS Consolation. She married Ralph J. Andrus in 1949.
Typewritten autobiography by an unnamed nurse. The author joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served on at least two tours in Vietnam as a nurse. She tells about the difficulties of helping men who died and about how she has tried to cope with the trauma of her experiences.
Typed autobiography. Armstrong joined the Army Nurse Corps in April of 1941. She served in Barnes General Hospital in Vancouver, Washington. She later went to Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She was discharged honorably in July 1942.
Typed copies of a one-paragraph biography of Gunnell and of her obituary. Emma B. Gunnell was in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 1943 to 1963. She served in field hospitals in Europe and in the Philippines. During the Korean War, she served in Hawaii. Gunnell achieved the rank of major.
Typed Biography of Beverly Rasband Dixon. She was born in 1920 in Heber City, Utah, served as a nurse for the United States Navy during World War II, and was stationed at the Oak-knoll Naval Hospital in the Bay Area of California. She married Sheldon Schaerrer Dixon in 1946 and died in 2000.
Typewritten biography of Leona Berg Campbell. She graduated from the L.D.S. Hospital Nursing School in 1923. In 1943, she worked at the Topaz Japanese Relocation Camp outside Delta, Utah. The hospital she worked in was a modern facilty, and she enjoyed her assignment there.
Typescript of an interview of Blad conducted on 19 Nov. 2001. Blad was stationed in Saudi Arabia in 1990 and 1991. He talked about his service during the Persian Gulf War and about the challenges working in a hospital at that time.
- Military 29
- Politics, Government, and Law 29
- Nurses -- United States -- Biography 21
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care 19
- Mormon women -- Biography 18
- Autobiographies 15
- Interviews 11
- Nurses -- United States -- Interviews 10
- Medicine and Health 9
- Science, Technology, and Health 9
- Biography -- 20th century 6
- Mormon women -- Interviews 4
- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Personal narratives 4
- Colleges and Universities 2
- Education 2
- Letters 2
- Persian Gulf War, 1991 2
- September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 2
- Fort Bragg (N.C.) 1
- Home and Family 1
- Korean War, 1950-1953 1
- Nurses -- Germany -- Interviews 1
- Nurses -- United States -- Correspondence 1
- Social Life and Customs 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American 1
- War brides -- United States 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, German 1
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Philippines 1 ∧ less