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Elizabeth Gloser DeSantis Papers

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DeSantis (Elizabeth Gloser) Papers

Papers of Elizabeth Gloser DeSantis
MS0440

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
DeSantis, Elizabeth Gloser
Title
Elizabeth Gloser DeSantis papers
ID
MS0440
Date [inclusive]
1938-1945
Extent
1.0 Linear foot
Dimensions note
The collection is contained in a clamshell boxes, measuring 15 inches in length.
Language
English
Language of Materials note
The collection is in English
Abstract
The collection contains a small assortment of papers from Elizabeth Gloser DeSantis, who attended nursing school at Michael Reese Hospital in Gary, Indiana in 1938 and 1939, and later enlisted to serve in the 38th Evacuation Unit in 1942. With the 38th Evac, she served in Tunisia and Italy, recording a diary throughout her service. The collection consists of the original diary, a typed transcript of the diary, a photographic scrapbook, some loose photographs and a few other papers.

Preferred Citation note

Elizabeth Gloser DeSantis collection. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Elizabeth Gloser DeSantis attended nursing school at Michael Reese Hospital in Gary, Indiana in 1938 and 1939; and enlisted to serve in the 38th Evacuation Unit in 1942. With the 38th Evac, she served in Tunisia and Italy, recording a diary until 1945.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a small assortment of papers from Elizabeth Gloser DeSantis, who attended nursing school at Michael Reese Hospital in Gary, Indiana in 1938 and 1939, and later enlisted to serve in the 38th Evacuation Unit in 1942. With the 38th Evac, she served in Tunisia and Italy, recording a diary throughout her service. The collection consists of the original diary, a typed transcript of the diary, a photographic scrapbook, some loose photographs and a few other papers.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged into seven different series, these being 1) the diary, 2) a letter, 3) a file of miscellaneous materials, 4) cursing certificates, 5) nursing school report cards, 6) photographs, and 7) a scrapbook. The photos from the scrapbook have been removed for conservation reasons and mounted on acid-free paper.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte June 2011

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Acquired from Anne Montgomery of Las Cruces, NM, in 2011

Processing Information note

Processed by Robert A. McInnes, 2011.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army. Evacuation Hospital. (38th) -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • DeSantis, Elizabeth Gloser -- Photographs

Subject(s)

  • Military hospitals, American--Italy
  • Military hospitals, American--Tunisia
  • Nurses--United States--20th century--Diaries
  • World War, 1939-1945--Medical care--United States

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Collection Inventory

Diary 1939-1945 

Box Folder

Diary (original) 1941-1945 

1 1

Diary (transcript) 1941-1945 


    Box item
Compact discs   PCD 440:1
    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 2

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Letter 1945 June  

Scope and Contents note

Addressed to Elizabeth "Betty" Gloser, from Eileen, expressing her her gratitude.

Box
1
Folder
3

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Miscellaneous 

Box
1
Folder
4

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Nursing certificates 1941-1942   0.01 Linear foot

Box
1
Folder
5

Municipal Contagious Disease Hospital, Board of Health, City of Chicago, School of Nursing 1941 May 11 

State of Illinois, Department of Public Welfare, State School of Psychiatric Nursing 1941 August 3 

Michael Reese Hospital, School of Nursing 1941 September 5 

State of Illinois, Department of Registration of Education, Registered Nurse. 1942 January 10 

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Nursing school (Michael Reese Hospital) report cards. 1939 

Box
1
Folder
6

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Photos 

Box
PCD
item
440:1
Box Folder Photographs-Prints

Homer Crandel in traction at Mercy Hospital, Gary, IN 1941 

P46 2 P440:1-2

Miss Cassidy attending to Homer Crandell at Mercy Hospital in Gary, IN 1941 

Box
P46
Folder
2
Photographs-Prints
3

Dr. Donchess attending to Homer Crandell at Mercy Hospital in Gary, IN 1941 

P46 4

Homer Crandell in traction at Mercy Hospital, Gary, IN 1941 

P46 2 5

Dr. Mayes attending to Homer Crandell 1941 

P46 6

Mrs. Rayle 1941 

P46 7

Elizabeth Gloser attending to Homer Crandell 1941 

P46 2 8

Elizabeth Gloser, with the 38th Evac, probably in Italy circa 1944 

P46 2 9

Unidentified woman standing at the door of an airplane circa 1944 

P46 2 10

Unidentified sargeant circa 1944   Photograph is damaged

P46 2 11

Parachute towers at Fort Benning, Georgia circa 1942 

Other Finding Aids note

See also P440/29

P46 2 12

Group Photo 1944 October 

Scope and Contents note

six women (including Elizabeth Gloser) seated at a table in a restaurant. See diary transcript, Oct 1944

P46 2 13

Group photo 1945 May 17 

Scope and Contents note

Edna Smith, Elizabeth Gloser, Capt. Dr. Carlo Natalini, Lillian McMahon, in Italy

P46 2 14

Group photo 1945 June 7 

Scope and Contents note

five peole seated at a table in a restaurant -- Left-to-right: Mac, Lillian McMahobn, J. Johnston, Col. J. R. Lashly, Elizabeth Gloser.

P46 2 15

Group photo circa 1945 

Scope and Contents note

seven people from the 38th Evac seated around around a table at a restaurant.

P46 2 16

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Scrapbook 1941-1945 

Scope and Contents note

The photos were removed from the scrapbook for preservation reasons and mounted on acid-free pages. Only about a third of the photos were identified or labeled, and the order in which she affixed her photos in her scrapbook suggests that she was more concerned about the people she photographed, rather that their chronological arrangement.

Box Folder Photographs-Prints

Portrait photograph of Elizabeth Gloser, wearing her nurse's uniform 

P46 3 P440/17

Group photo of military personnel (probably staff from the 38th Evac) circa 1942 

P46 3 P440/18

Photo of Elizabeth Gloser, wearing her dress uniform, standing in a field circa 1942 

P46 3 P440/19

Photo of three unidentified men, probably from the 38th Evac. circa 1942 

P46 3 P440/20

Photo of Elizabeth Gloser, wearing her nurse's uniform, standing with an unidentified woman. circa 1942 

P46 3 P440/21

Elizabeth Gloser, wearing her nurse's uniform circa 1942 

P46 3 P440/22-23
Box Folder item

"Me, Koteda, Klass" 

P46 3 P440/24

Maj. Gingle, Col. Thomas, Miss Spaulding 

P46 3 P440/26

Officers' Quarters circa 1942 

P46 3 27

Infantry School 

P46 3 P440/28

Parachute towers at Fort Benning 

Other Finding Aids note

see also P440/12

P46 3 P440/29
Box Folder Folder

Two unidentified soldiers 

P46 3 P440/30
Box Folder item

An unidentified soldier 

P46 3 P440/31

Elizabeth Gloser standing next to another (unidentified) nurse. circa 1942 

P46 3 P440/32

Sgt. Golden circa 1942 

P46 3 P440/33

Elizabeth Gloser (standing at right) along with four other members of the 38th Evac., in North Africa, standing next to a camel. circa 1943 

P46 3 P440/34

Street scene in North Africa (probably in Tunis) circa 1943 

P46 3 P440/35

Camp scene in Tunisia 1943 July 

P46 3 P440/36

Landing in Italy 1943 September   Camp scenes

Box Folder item

Jen in pup tent 

P46 3 P440/37

Farritino, Brady, Irwin 1943 

P46 3 P440/38

Three personnel from the 38th Evac 

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Views of war-damaged buildings (E. Gloser in the middle)

P46 3 P440/39

Unidentified soldier sitting in a tent 1943 

P46 3 P440/40

Jersey, Brady, Kileen 

P46 3 P440/41

Bathing in stream 

P46 3 P440/42a-b

Sammy, Brady & Jersey 

P46 3 P440/43a-b
Box Folder item

Roman ruins in Pasteum, Italy 1943 September 

P46 3 P440/44-47

Salerno 

P46 3 P440/48

"Greek" 

P46 3 P440/49

"Greek" 

Scope and Contents note

signed "Your loving admirer, "Greek"

P46 3 P440/50

"Greek" in France 

P46 3 P440/51

"Greek" in Sicily 

P46 3 P440/52

Battipaglia, Italy 

Scope and Contents note

Views of war-damaged buildings

P46 3 P440/53-54

Pompeii, Itlay circa 1943-1944 

P46 3 P440/55-56

Mount Vesuvius 

P46 3 P440/57

Anzio Express 

P46 3 P440/58-59

Naples, Italy 

Box Folder item

Street scenes 

P46 3 P440/60-65

Coastal scenes 

P46 3 65-68
Box Folder item

Mike 

P46 3 P440/69-80
Box Folder Folder

Elizabeth Gloser 

P46 3 P440/81-87
Box Folder item

Mike at Carthage 

P46 3 P440/88

Two unidentified soldiers--personnel from the 38th Evac. 

P46 3 P440/89

Hank Delano, Gloser & Sammy 

P46 3 P440/90

Mike 

Scope and Contents note

signed "Forever yours, Mike"

P46 3 P440/91

Solders from the 38th Evac seated around a table 

P46 3 P440/92-93

Lt. Lourraine Benante 

Scope and Contents note

P440/94.1 is an obituary for Benante ; P440/94.2 shows Benante seated on a rock in an outdoor setting.

P46 3 P440/94.1-2

Riardo 

P46 3 P440/95-112

Mike's Abode 

P46 3 P440/113-123

Rome 

Box Folder item

Colossium June 1944 

P46 4 P440/124-126

State Building 

P46 4 P440/127

Aquaduct to Rome 

P46 4 P440/128

Roman Forum 

P46 4 P440/129-120

Roman ruins 

P46 4 P440/131-132

Aprian Way 

P46 4 133-135

St. Peter's Basilica 

P46 4 P440/136-137

Roman cityscape 

P46 4 P440/138

Amphitheatre 

P46 4 P440/139

Balconey where Mussolini spoke 

P46 4 P440/140

Roman skyline views 

P46 4 P440/141-143

Park overlooking Rome - from one of the seven hills 

P46 4 P440/144

Prison 

P46 4 P440/145

Tiber River - St. Peter's in the background 

P46 4 P440/146

Victor Emmanuel and "Limey" ambulance 

P46 4 P440/147

Roman monument 

P46 4 P440/148-149
Box Folder item

St. Lice - camp scenes 

P46 4 P440/150-159

Pewee 

P46 4 P440/160-162

Unidentified soldier (probably Mike) 

P46 4 P440/163

Unidentified man servicing a generator for the 38th Evac. 

P46 4 P440/164-166

Pisa, Italy 

Historical monuments 

Box
P46
Folder
4
item
P440/167-172

Flood 

Box
P46
Folder
4
item
P440/173-181

Shelled buildings 

P46 4 P440/182-186
Box Folder item

B-25s 

P46 4 P440/187/189

Milan Cathedral 

P46 4 P440/190

Milan street scene 

P46 4 P440/191

Pontoon bridge across the Po river 

P46 4 P440/192-193

Stressa, Italy - fish island in Lake Maggiore 

P46 4 P440/194

Stressa, Italy 

P46 4 P440/195

Ferry across a lake in northern Italy 

P46 4 P440/196

Constantine, Italy 

P46 4 P440/197

Bridge blown at Florence 

P46 4 P440/198

Italian countryside 

P46 4 P440/199

Two unidentified men 

P46 4 P440/200

Liz and Capt. Nicolina 

P46 4 P440/201

Lt. Harvey Smith (?) 

P46 4 P440/202

Monticatini 

P46 4 P440/203

Rest camp on the Mediterranean 

P46 4 P440/204-417

Unidentified statues 

P46 4 P440/418-419

Italian farmers 

P46 4 P440/420

Unidentified soldier from the 38th Evac 

P46 4 P440/421

Robinson's wedding at Pisa 

P46 4 P440/422

Smitty, Brady, Jersy, Paulilne 

P46 4 P440/424

Rest Camp, Stressa, Italy 

P46 4 P440/424

Larson 

P46 4 P440/425

Amolfi, Italy 

P46 4 P440/426

Grffith & Pauline 

P46 4 P440/427

Truck to Florence, Italy 

P46 4 P440/428-429

Florence, Italy 

P46 4 P440/430

Elizabeth Gloser 

P46 4 P440/431

Elizabeth Gloser and another nurse from the 38th Evac. 

P46 4 P440/432-433

Burman & Bates 

P46 4 P440/434

Foldie in O.R. 

P46 4 P440/435-436

Foldie 

P46 4 P440/437-438

Barbie, foldie, Jensen 

P46 4 439

Nathan Berman, George Foldie, Willard Bates 

P46 4 P440/440

Capt. Parker on golf course in Stressa 

P46 4 P440/441

Col. Lashley (caddy) Capt. Parker, another Col. at Stressa 

P46 4 P442

Street scene in an unidentified Italian city 

P46 4 P440/443

Interior view of an unidentified hospital 

P46 4 P440/444

Unidentified outdoor view--probably northern Italy 

P46 4 P440/445-464

Amalfi, Italy 

P46 4 P440/465-466

Outside views of an Italian city -- probably in northern Italy. 

P46 4 P440/467-468

Outside views of northern Italy 

P46 4 P440/469-470

Cathedral of Seina 

P46 4 P440/471

Church of Lucca 

P46 4 472

Unidentified woman sitting near a fireplace 

P46 4 P473

Unidentified man 

P46 4 P440/474

Unidentified child 

P46 4 P440/475

Unidentified child 

P46 4 P440/476

Unidentified woman 

P46 4 477

Unidentified man 

P46 4 P478

Unidentified woman 

P46 4 P440/479

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