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A University Goes to War, World War I Women

   
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  1. Kendrick, Frances Peters -- Letter to Professor Barber
    Letter addressed to Professor Fred D. Barber, of Normal, IL. Miss Kendrick inquires about `The Alumni Quarterly,` which she expected to receive, but has not. Wrtten from Washington, D. C. Two pages, size: 13 x 17 cm.

  2. Matheny, Elizabeth -- Letter to War Records Committee
    "War Records Committee, Il. State Normal University. I'm sorry this has been delayed till now and am not sure I have filled it out as you wished. If it is usable, I'm glad; if not, a waste basket is always ready--Very truly yours, Elizabeth I. Matheny" One page, size: 13 x 16 cm.

  3. Matheny, Elizabeth -- Photograph
    Full-body picture of Miss Matheny in uniform, posing next to a fence or railing. Size: 7 x 11.5 cm.

  4. Matheny, Elizabeth I. -- ISNU Survey
    ISNU Military Service Survey filled in by Miss Matheny. Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

  5. Morgan, Mabel L. -- Letter disclosing whereabouts
    Letter written by unknown person to a "Madam." Discloses Miss Morgan's address in New York City. Written from Hampshire, Illinois. Size: 8 x 10.5 in.

  6. Morgan, Mabel L. -- Letter to H.A. Peterson
    RSVP for a 'Welcome Home' event. Written from Hampshire, Illinois. Size: 13.5 x 17 cm.

  7. Morgan, Mabel L. -- Letter to Miss Milner
    Discusses 'nurse life' in the army. Written from Hampshire, Illinois. Size: 13.5 x 17 cm.

  8. O'Keefe, Elizabeth -- ISNU Survey
    Elizabeth O'Keefe biographical information. Size: 27.8 x 21.5 cm.

  9. Paisley, Elsie -- Letter
    Letter from Elsie Paisley to Miss Milner stating that she did receive Milner's letter, but that she has no medals or photographs of herself in uniform. Written from Vienna, Missouri. Size: 17.2 x 13.5 cm.

  10. Paisley, Elsie -- News Clipping
    "It has been learned that Miss Elsie Paisley of Hillsboro, a former student of the university, who served as a nurse at Camp Pike, has been released from service and has returned to her home. Miss Francis Foote of the university, who was connected with the Red Cross work at Camp Pike, knew Miss Paisley personally, and says she did wonderfully good work, and was well liked at Camp Pike." Newspaper clipping from page 10 of the August 16, 1918 Pantagraph. Published by the Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinos. Size: 3.5 x 8.6 cm.

  11. Paisley, Elsie -- Photograph
    Portrait of Elsie Paisley, date penciled on back is 1902. Size: 18 x 13 cm.

  12. Penstone, Clara -- News Clipping
    Letter by Clara Penstone published by The BloomingtonPantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois. Date stamped is January 31, 1919. Letter details week spent at Y. W. C. A. conference. Size: 26 x 5.8 cm.

  13. Penstone, Clara -- News Clipping
    Notification that Clara Penstone will be sailing to France for duty. Published in The Bloomington Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 4.7 x 5.6 cm.

  14. Penstone, Clara M. -- Photograph
    Photograph of Clara M. Penstone, date on back is 1902.

  15. Purcell, Helen --ISNU Survey
    Illinois State Normal University Survey. Published by Illinois State Normal University. One page, size: 27.7 x 21.3 cm.

  16. Purcell, Helen -- News Clipping
    "Miss Helen Purcell, who was critic teacher for the fifth grade at the Normal University from 1906-1911 visited friends in Normal last Monday. Since September, 1918, Miss Purcell has been in War Camp Community Service at Headquarters in New York City. Before coming here she had been at Headquarters in St. Louis for a few days. She is still in the service, and was on her way to Chicago when she stopped off here Monday." Newspaper clipping from page 10 of The Bloomington Pantagraph, October 29, 1919. Published by The Bloomington Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois. Size 4.5 x 9.8 cm.

  17. Purcell, Helen -- News Clipping
    Photograph of Helen Purcell and others, identifing everyone by name. Article discusses how 'District Conference of War Camp Organization Will Persevere in Efforts to Serve Fighting Men Until Body Disbands October 31.' Helen Purcell's stay in Denver helping workers develop girls' work is mentioned, as well as her comments regarding the community spirit of Denver. Published in The Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado. Size: 55.1 x 45.5 cm.

  18. Roe, Helen -- Letter to Ange Milner
    Helen Roe writes Ange Milner of the enlistment dates of her brother and herself. She details where they were both stationed and the work that they did there and when they were discharged. Written from Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 21.2 x 16.2 cm.

  19. Roe, Helen -- Letter to Miss Milner from Mrs. Fremont Roe
    Mrs. Fremont Roe writes to Miss Milner regarding Helen Roe's current address at Camp Greene and the kind of work that she is doing there. Letter is dated 13 October but year has been omitted. Written from Newburgh, New York. Size: 16.6 x 12.8 cm.

  20. Roe, Helen -- News Clipping
    Helen Roe has accepted an appointment as an assistant bacteriologist and will be leaving soon for Camp Greene, Charlotte, North Carolina. Newspaper clipping from The Bloomington Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 18.4 x 6.5 cm.

  21. See, Aurora T. -- Letter to Dr. David Felmley
    Aurora See writes to Dr. David Felmley that she cannot accept a job offering because she is currently a second class yeoman petty officer in the Navy. Written from Chicago, Illinois. Size: 26.6 x 20.3 cm.

  22. See, Aurora T. -- Letter to Miss Oldaker
    Aurora See tells Miss Oldaker that she cannot find some particular 'films' yet, but that she is sending along a copy of a good picture of herself and a couple of others. See also includes a numerized list for the additional pictures, as well as some survey information of herself. Written from Herscher, Illinois, undated. Two pages, size: 22.9 x 15.1 cm.

  23. See, Aurora T. -- Letter to Miss Oldaker 2
    Aurora See writes Miss Oldaker of the date when she was released from service and of the many pictures she has. Written from Herscher, Illinois. Size: 16.5 x 13 cm.

  24. See, Aurora T. -- Message from Ethel M. Oldaker
    Message written on envelope by Ethel Oldaker to Aurora See asking for photographs and survey information. Postmark is illegible except for year. Written from Bloomington. Size: 8.8 x 13.8 cm.

  25. Sheldon, Eleanor -- ISNU Survey
    Illinois State Normal University survey. Size: 27.8 x 21.8 cm.

  26. Sheldon, Eleanor -- News Clipping
    "Matron of Fell Hall Recounts Experiences in the Zone of the Great War." Eleanor Sheldon gives a talk about her experiences working with the Y. M. C. A. in France. She appeared in uniform and discussed the war efforts of French and English women, as well as how other soldiers compare to American soldiers. Newspaper clipping from The Bloomington Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 33 x 11.7 cm. N. B. document is ripped and bottom left corner is missing.

  27. Sheldon, Eleanor -- News Clipping
    "Miss Eleanor Sheldon, dean of Fell Hall, writes from Paris telling of her safe arrival in France. She landed in Brest and while there saw Miss Clara Penstone, another member of the Normal school faculty who is also 'over there' in the interests of the 'Triangle'. Miss Penstone has been stationed there for several months in this work. After arriving at the 'Y' headquarters in Paris, she was given her assignment and spent some time seeing that city. Miss Sheldon writes that American soldiers are always anxious to receive nes from home." Newspaper clipping published in The Daily Bulletin. Size 14.5 x 11.6 cm.

  28. Sheldon, Eleanor -- News Clipping
    "Word has been received at the Normal university that Miss Eleanor Sheldon, head of Fell Hall, who has been engaged in Y. M. C. A. work overseas since last spring, landed at New York Thursday. She came over on the U. S. transport 'President Grant' which had aboard thousands of American soldiers. From New York Miss Sheldon will go to her home at Minneapolis, Minn., and will return here in time for the opening of the fall term." Newspaper clipping, size: 4.5 x 6.8 cm.

  29. Sheldon, Eleanor -- News Clipping
    "Miss Eleanor Sheldon, who recently accepted a call to go overseas in the interests of the Young Men's Christian Association received word yesterday that she should report in New York, from where she will sail to France. Miss Sheldon has served as the head of Fell Hall since its completion and has made many friends among both the teachers and students of the university during the time she has been in Normal. Dean Lillian Barton will probably handle Miss Sheldon's work during her absence in France." Newspaper clipping from The Bloomington Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 4.3 x 10 cm.

  30. Sheldon, Eleanor -- News Clipping
    "Arrangements are being perfected for Miss Eleanor Sheldon, head of Fell Hall, to give an account of her experiences and work in France, from which country she has just returned. The address will be given Sunday night in the Presbyterian church in connection with the Westminster Guild." Newspaper clipping from The Bloomington Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 14.5 x 7.4 cm.

  31. Sheldon, Eleanor -- News Clipping
    Eleanor Sheldon responds to the editor of the Vidette's request that she write about her experiences in France. Sheldon describes battlefields and the appearence of shelled towns. Newspaper clipping from The Normalite, Normal. Illinois. Size: 60 x 12.6 cm. [N. B., document is torn and ripped.]

  32. Sheldon, Eleanor -- Postcard to Ange Milner
    Eleanor Sheldon writes to Ange Milner responding to letter that Milner sent. Postcard image is of Le Tombeau de Napoleon aux Invalides in Paris. Size: 9.1 x 13.4 cm.

  33. Sheldon, Eleanor -- Postcard to Kenneth Pringle
    Eleanor Sheldon informs Kenneth Pringle that she is sailing back to America on the President Grant. Postcard image is of Le Trocadero in Paris. Sent from the U. S. Transport President Grant. Size: 8.7 x 13.8 cm.

  34. Sheldon, Eleanor -- Postcard to Kenneth Pringle 2
    Eleanor Sheldon writes Kenneth Pringle thanking him for his letter. Postcard image is of Les Invalides Tombeau de Napoleon in Paris. Size: 8.7 x 13.9 cm.

  35. Smith, Alice -- "Miss Smith's Story"
    Alice Smith details her experiences with the mobile hospital when it was under shell fire in France. Size: 24 x 13.5 cm.

  36. Smith, Alice -- News Clipping
    "Miss Alice Smith, daughter of Col. D. C. Smith of Normal, has recently been transferred from a base hospital to mobile Hospital Unit No. 2 and has, in her new duties, come under the fire of German guns." Article goes on to give more detail. Size: 19.7 x 6.7 cm.

  37. Smith, Catherine -- News Clipping
    Wedding announcement for Catherine B. Smith and Lee S. Brooks. Newspaper clipping from The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 8.7 x 14.1 cm.

  38. Smith, Catherine -- News Clipping
    News of Catherine Smith's return home from the front. Article details the kind of work that Smith did in the Red Cross and her impressions of her experiences. Published in The Bulletin. Size: 18.8 x 5.7 cm.

  39. Smith, Catherine -- News Clipping
    "Miss Catherine Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith of 1321 East Grove street has arrived safely in New York City from France where she has been nursing since September 1, 1918 [.] Miss Smith received her training at St. Luke's hospital in Chicago and sailed with the 66 unit." Size: 6.3 x 14.5 cm.

  40. Smith, Charlotte Lois -- ISNU Survey
    Illinois State Normal University survey. Size: 27.7 x 21.9 cm.

  41. Vrooman, Julia -- "Mrs. Vrooman in Odd Experience"
    Mrs. Carl (Julia) Vrooman writes to her mother that she is the only female patient that this French Military Hospital has ever had. She states that she has a cold, but wanted to recover fully so that she can get on with her work. She further relates the rather comical experiences she has had in the hospital. Newspaper clipping from The Daily Bulletin, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 56.4 x 12.2 cm.

  42. Vrooman, Julia Scott -- "Mrs. Vrooman Writes Mother"
    Julia Vrooman writes her mother from Coblenz, Germany, about a fort on the Rhine that is now occupied by American Forces. Letter describes experiences in Germany. Newspaper clipping from The Daily Bulletin, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 44.3 x 6.7 cm.

  43. Vrooman, Julia Scott -- ISNU Survey
    Illinois State Normal University survey. Size: 27.7 x 21.3 cm.

  44. Vrooman, Julia Scott -- Letter to Mrs. Oldaker
    Mrs. Scott writes to Mrs. Oldaker that she will send Mrs. Oldaker's letter along to Julia Scott Vrooman, Mrs. Scott's daughter, who is residing in France. Size: 16.4 x 12.9 cm.

  45. Vrooman, Julia Scott -- News Clipping
    Reprinting of a letter that Julia Vrooman wrote to her mother. The letter records Vrooman's experiences and impressions of Europe during the war and during the reconstruction after the war. Published by The Daily Bulletin, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 33 x 19.9 cm.

  46. Vrooman, Julia Scott -- News Clipping
    Announcement of Mrs. Carl (Julia) Vrooman's return back to the states and an account of her time spent in Europe. Newspaper clipping from The Bloomington Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 31.9 x 13.3 cm.

  47. Vrooman, Julia Scott -- News Clipping
    Carl Vrooman travels to England to study agriculture. Julia Vrooman accompanies him while on her way to work with the Y. M. C. A. at the front. Newspaper clipping from The Bloomington Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 17.2 x 11 cm.

  48. Vrooman, Julia Scott -- News Clipping
    Postponement of Julia Vrooman's return home from France. Newspaper clipping from The Daily Bulletin, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 9.6 x 8.1 cm.

  49. Vrooman, Julia Scott -- News Clipping
    Mrs. Julia G. Scott of Bloomington leaves 1,115 acres of land in the Chenoa township and 160 acres in the Randolph township to her daughter, Mrs. Julia Scott Vrooman, of Washington, D. C. At $300 an acre, the land is worth about $352,500. Newspaper clipping from The Daily Bulletin, Bloomington, Illinois. Size: 9.1 x 5.9 cm.

  50. Vrooman, Julia Scott -- News Clipping
    Carl Vrooman, assistant secretary of Agriculture, travels to England to study agricultural production. His wife, Mrs. Julia Scott Vrooman, has traveled with him in order to begin her duties as a Y. M. C. A. worker at the front. Newspaper clipping from The Daily Bulletin, Bloomington, Illinos. Size: 16.7 x 5.7 cm.

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