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Dell Dinneen collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01.0276

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters, photocopies of 2 personal scrapbooks, and photographs related to Dell Dinneen who served as a U.S. Army nurse during World War II in the European and Mediterranean Theaters with the 61st Field Hospital.


  • Created: 1943-1946
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/18/2001


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

Dell M. Dinneen-Argast was born in New Richland, Minnesota on February 26, 1900. Prior to the war, Dinneen worked as a registered nurse in St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Dinneen joined the Army Nurse Corps on December 29, 1943. On December 29,1943, she was inducted at St. Paul, Minnesota. She began her training in Camp Fort Carson, Colorado. Then she was stationed at the following locations: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Winter General Army Hosital (7th Service Command) Topeka, Kansas;  Camp Ellis, Illinois; New York, NY; and Liverpool, Exeter, and Plymouth, England.

Dinneen served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, with the 15th Army,  from December 1943 to 1946 in the European Theater (ETO) and the Mediterranean Theater with the 61st Field Hospital and the 110th station Hospital. By the time of discharge, Dinneen was a first lieutenant. Dinneen passed away on August 14, 1993 in Ramsey County, Minnesota.


4.00 boxes

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Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically

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

Sheila Hopp

Method of Acquisition


Dell Dinneen collection
Olivia Foley
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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