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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.

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, [2001] : 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:

Wylma J. Callahan Ade autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341197]
Identifier: MSS 2610
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 2002

Adventurous story of an army nurse during World War II and the Korean Conflict

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341163]
Identifier: MSS 2606
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 2002

Laura Ellen Alley autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341312]
Identifier: MSS 2623
Scope and Contents

Typed autobiography. Laura Ellen Alley was born in 1923 in Bancroft, Idaho. She served as a nurse in the McCaw General Hospital in Walla Walla, Washington, at the end of World War II.

Dates: 2000

Alice Lofgren Andrus autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341304]
Identifier: MSS 2622
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 2000

Anonymous autobiography of a Mormon nurse who served in Vietnam

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341171]
Identifier: MSS 2608
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 2002

Virginia Armstrong autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341320]
Identifier: MSS 2624
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 2000

Biography and obituary of Emma Bailey Gunnell

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341429]
Identifier: MSS 2639
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1993-2002

Biography of Beverly Rasband Dixon

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341486]
Identifier: MSS 2632
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: approximately 2000

Biography of Dora Maiben by James W. Nicholes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341155]
Identifier: MSS 2605
Scope and Contents

Typed biography of Dora Maiben. Dora was born in 1886 in Provo, Utah, and died in 1978, in Bountiful, Utah. She studied nursing at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, served as a nurse with the United States Army in France during World War I, and cared for United States personnel stationed in Germany after the war. She later served in the Balkans and then returned to Utah. She never married.

Dates: 1990

Biography of Leona Berg Campbell

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341494]
Identifier: MSS 2631
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 2002

Additional filters:

Military 29
Politics, Government, and Law 29
Nurses -- United States -- Biography 21
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care 19
Latter Day Saint women -- Biography 18