A Middleton nurse writes home from her hospital in India during World War Two.

Cooper, Signe Skott. Papers, 1943-1947 (selections).


During the war, Signe Skott Cooper, a nurse from Middleton, in Dane Co., sent many letters home to her family during her training at Fort Belvoir, Va., 1943, and from her assignment at a military hospital in India, 1944-1945. The two letters from Fort Belvoir digitized here describe seeing Fred Astaire perform, segregated medical wards, and homesickness. The five letters from India describe her flight to Assam, seeing the Taj Mahal, her wards in Assam, living conditions in the region, how a friend reacted to the news that her brother had been reported missing in action, and Christmas activities. Additional letters (described here) exist in paper form in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives. These documents are made available online through a partnership between the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television.



Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
Creator: Cooper, Signe Skott
Pub Data: Papers, 1943-1947 (selections). Original manuscripts at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Call Number M95-183.
Citation: Cooper, Signe Skott. Papers, 1943-1947 (selections). Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Call Number M95-183. Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1631 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1631; Visited on: 12/21/2014
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