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Alice Boehret Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0267

This collection consists of correspondence written by Alice Boehret during her service with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Boehret wrote almost daily letters between 1942 and 1946 to her family, mainly her sisters and mother, and document her time in the European Theater of War, particularly with the 74th General Hospital.

Dates

  • 1942 July 18-1946 November 20

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 record box)

Overview

This collection consists of correspondence written by Alice Boehret during her service with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Boehret wrote almost daily letters between 1942 and 1946 to her family, mainly her sisters and mother, and document her time in the European Theater of War, particularly with the 74th General Hospital.

Biographical / Historical

Alice Crowther Boehret was born January 2, 1919 to Jacob and Elizabeth Crowther Boehret. She graduated from Jefferson Medical College Hospital School of Nursing in 1941. She then served with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II in the European Theater. Following her wartime service, she attended and graduated from University of North Carolina Greensboro. Boehret taught at the University of North Carolina and served as chair of the Department of Nursing from 1960-1966, and later worked at Rutgers University where she retired in 1984. Boehret died November 20, 2008 and is buried in Pennsylvania.

Arrangement

This material is arranged into fifteen folders within one record box. The correspondence is arranged chronologically with the V-Mail and non-correspondence items at the end of the collection.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.1881.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480