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Collection Details


Collection Name: Canadian Nursing Sisters of World War I Oral History Program
Repository Name: Canadian Nurses Association. Helen K. Mussallem Library [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Local Identifier: ARC WY 130 N76
Dates Spanned: 1977-1980
Description: Interviews conducted between 1977 and 1990 under the direction of Margaret M. Allemang, R.N., Ph.D., for research purpose. The interviews focus on the life history of nurses who served overseas during World War I. The nurses trace their reminiscences, attitudes and values from childhood, through their years in the training schools for nurses from which they graduated, and during their war years in various theatres of war including England (Orpington), France (Etaples, Charmes) and Greece (Salonkika, Kaamaria). Their post-war experiences are briefly narrated, including their message for nurses of the 1970s. One of the main objectives of the project was to describe the meaning of nursing in wartime. Information was sought on the casualties they gave care too, the nature of the soldiers' illness or injury, treatment and care, the environment in which nursing was given and the results achieved. An attempt was made to glean a feeling for the millieu in which the nurses worked and the network of relations that existed in the places they were posted. English. Open. Complete transcription
Estimated Total of Interviews: 19
Broad Subjects: Women's Studies; Military; Health; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: Canada; Military nursing; Nurses; Nursing; Ontario; Oral history; World War I, 1914-1918; World War, 1914-1918--Participation, Female; World War, 1914-1918--Women
Collection Code: OHC0003658