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Rose Anna Tram papers

MC 32

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Tram, Rose Anna, 1915-197?
Title:
Rose Anna Tram papers
Date [inclusive]:
1915-1976
Call Number:
MC 32
Extent:
1 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection documents the career of Rose Anna Tram, a U.S. Army nurse during World War II. It includes records, correspondence, artifacts, and one box of photographs.
Cite as:
Rose Anna Tram papers, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Rose Anna Tram had her nursing training at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, New York, and graduated in 1926. She spent the next sixteen years at St. Mary's and in private duty. In 1942, Tram volunteered to serve in the Army Nurse Corps, where she directed the Nursing Service of the 235th General Hospital in France during World War II. She had the rank of major when she left the army after the war.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Tram's official Department of War records, reports and correspondence to commanding officers, certificates and commendations, and many photographs of her service in the United States and Europe. Materials documenting her pre-military career include state registration certificates, yearbooks, and other documents from her training days and early career in Rochester.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Sponsor

This collection was processed with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission as part of the Nursing History Processing and Cataloging Project.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Rose Anna Tram via Joan Lynaugh, 1990.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
  • Photographs
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Tram, Rose Anna, 1915-197?
Subject(s)
  • Military nursing
  • United States. Army Nurse Corps.
  • World War, 1939-1945--Medical care

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Manuscripts, 1915-1976.

Box Folder

Army documents (Certificates of Service, Commission, etc.), 1945-1947.

1 1

Certificates and Awards, 1926-1970.

1 2

Correspondence, 1915-1958.

1 3

Name list of those who worked with Tram in the army (?), undated.

1 4

News Clippings, 1943-1976.

1 5

Postcards, datebook, and Christmas greeting card, 1940s and 1950s.

1 6

Soldier's Guides, 1946.

1 7

St. Mary's Hospital, Diamond Jubilee program, 1932.

1 8

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Series 2.  Photographs, 1940s.

Box Photo

Hospital - Fort Ontario, N.Y., Ward unit showing patients, nurse and corpsmen, 1940s.

2 1

Hospital - Fort Ontario, N.Y., Ward unit showing patients, nurse and corpsmen, 1940s.

2 1a

Group of Army personnel - Paris, WWII, 1940s.

2 2

Group of Army personnel - Paris, WWII, 1940s.

2 2a

Group of Army nurses standing in front of building, WWII, 1940s.

2 3

Group of four Army officers - two male medical staff and two female nurses, WWII, 1940s.

2 4

Three Army personnel with two Swiss guards and clergy - Vatican City, Rome, WWII, 1940s.

2 5

Bishop Kearney, Sister Martina, Lt. Francis H. Dolan, and Lt. Rose A. Tram, 1943.

2 6

Group of Army nurses marching in parade on Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., 1940s.

2 7

Group of Army nurses standing in front of float, "England General Hospital", 1940s.

2 8

Float, "England General Hospital" - Atlantic City Boardwalk parade, 1940s.

2 9

Float, "England General Hospital" with marching Army band in background - Atlantic City Boardwalk, 1940s.

2 10

Second District New York State Nurses Association, Picnic, September, 1939.

2 11

Envelope I.  WWII European theatre, 1940s.

Box Folder

235th General Hospital, France.

2 1

Group of Army nurses standing in front of building, France.

2 2

V.J. Day, Marseille, France, 1945.

2 3

Liberation of Germany - Interior prison camp, prisoners aboard train, Army staff personnel.

2 4

Army ceremony - Officer Kelly getting silver metal.

2 5

Army nurses ceremony - recognition for service, and reception.

2 6

Group pictures of Army nurses and male officers.

2 7

Individual and group pictures of Army nurses.

2 8

Individual and group pictures of male Army personnel.

2 9

Wedding of Mac and Tommy.

2 10

Jim and Grace Hile - stationed in Germany.

2 11

Envelope II.  Rest and Recreation Leave - Europe, 1940s.

Box
2
Box Folder

Lourdes and Paris, Francis.

2 1

Rome and Pompeii, Italy.

2 2

Germany - two Army nurses with Tyrone Powers.

2 3

Germany - countryside, individuals, and cemetery.

2 4

Individual and group of Army personnel - Location ?.

2 5

Army personnel in Paris, France.

2 6

Envelope III.  Army group and individuals - Location unknown, WWII, 1940s.

Box Folder

Army Dress parade.

2 1

Nurses, physicians, and Red Cross staff.

2 2

Army Chief Nurse, portrait.

2 3

Army nurse in dress uniform, portrait.

2 4

Envelope IV.  Friends and Social Activities.

Box Folder

Friend and their grandchildren, undated.

2 1

Friends, undated.

2 2

Rose A. Tram and "Brownie", January 1956.

2 3

Reception and dinner social (Occasion?).

2 4

Wedding pictures, 1964.

2 5

Living room (Location?).

2 6

Wedding - bridal couple, no date.

2 7
Box

Photo album: WWII Army camp in Alaska.

3

Photo album/scrapbook: WWII.

3

Copy prints.

3 1

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Series 3.  Artifacts, 1940s.

Box

Army nurse uniform insignias (in a glass container).

3

Unit insignia.

3

Medal, Campaign & Service--Victory--World War II (in a small box), 1945.

3

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