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Edna Upham papers

 Collection — Container: 97.0100 - Box 1
Identifier: 97.0100

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a manuscript description of the 161st Station Hospital, personal photographs, and other small paper ephemera related to Edna Upham who served as a U.S. Army nurse during World War II in the US American Theater with the 161st station hospital.


  • Created: 1942-1995
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/14/1997
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2016-12-22


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Edna Balaniz Upham was born in Harrison, New Jersey on October 15, 1919. Prior to the War, Upham graduated from the Nursing School at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Upham was inducted July 21, 1941, in Fort Dix, NJ and served with the 161st Station Hospital in the American Theater. Upham traveled to New Guinea (1943); Lyte, Philippines (1944); and Yokohama, Japan (1945). She took care of wounded American and Japanese prisoners of war. On July 3, 1945, she met her husband Earl Upham. In the same year, she was discharged as first lieutenant. On February 21, 2010, Edna Upham passed away in Tuscon, Arizona.


.25 Linear Feet

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Source of Acquisition

Edna Upham

Method of Acquisition


Edna Upham papers
Olivia Foley
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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