Kelley, Alice Lucinda (1888-?)
The Alice Lucinda Kelley collection consists of material related to the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in World War I.
Documents in the Kelley collection are dated 1918 to 1925. They include an American Expeditionary Force Army Identification card; an American Red Cross Nursing Service card (1918); official U.S. Army Orders from April 23, 1918 to September 11, 1919; a US War Department Army Certificate of Identity, issued to Kelley (1918); a copy of Commendation for Excellent Service (1918); US Army orders awarding Kelley with the Victory Service Medal with two Bronze Stars for the St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive (1919); orders stationing Kelley aboard the USS Great Northern (1919); her application for Adjusted Compensation (1924); and Adjusted Compensation (1925).
There is a photograph album in the Kelley collection that contains snapshots, mostly taken at the Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, D.C., documenting nurses, laboratories, patients, buildings, ambulances, army mules, and George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, Virginia (ca. 1918).
The collection contains one piece of correspondence to Alice Lucinda Kelley from E.A. Noyes, Office of the Surgeon General (1920).
Medals and pins in the Alice Lucinda Kelley collection include a number of US Army Nurse Corps caduceus pins; a US Army Artillery eagle pin; an American Red cross pin; a nursing school pin from the Hart Private Hospital Training School, Roxbury, Massachusetts; a small American Legion pin; a shield-shaped pin marked, XV 1895; a service ribbon; a Lady of Prague medal; a silver coin marked, Dorchester Royal Arch Chapter 1893; a chain with a small elephant figure, an ID coin, a Republic of France Joan of Arc Medal, and an Alsace-Lorraine Cross.
|1. Kelley, Alice Lucinda, b. 1888|
|1. Nurses – United States|
|2. United States – Armed Forces – Nurses|
|4. World War, 1914-1918 – Medical care – United States|
|6. Legal documents – United States|