Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: H. Banks army nurse travel diary

Abstract

The H. Banks army nurse travel diary (dated 1935; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises a single travel diary of an army nurse and her travels alone in New York, Kentucky, and Massachusetts in 1935.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: H. Banks army nurse travel diary
Creator
Banks, H.
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Automobile travel
Nurses
United States. Army -- Women
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Hanna Rumbarger
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0567: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: H. Banks army nurse travel diary, 1935, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available on H. Banks.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The H. Banks army nurse travel diary (dated 1935; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises a single travel diary of an army nurse and her travels alone in New York, Kentucky, and Massachusetts in 1935. The front of this leather diary has the dates of the trip, and the initials of the author, H. Banks. Her travel diary starts on July 4th, 1935 onboard the S.S. President Roosevelt returning from Europe and docking in New York. She spent a few days in New York visiting friends, seeing shows and shopping in Manhattan. From Manhattan, she drove to Baltimore and stayed with friends till she left to drive back to Shelbyville, Kentucky. Banks stayed with her mother in Shelbyville for about a month, and during that month she visited with family members like her sister, cousins, nieces and friends of her mother. While in Kentucky visited distilleries and horse farms. On August 26th, Banks drove to Winthrop, Massachusetts where she lived with other nurses while they work at Fort Banks. Her diary records her routine and nursing duties.
The H. Banks army nurse travel diary is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
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Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

H. Banks army nurse travel diary, 1935

  • Box WH-48, folder 3
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