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Dorotha Farrell collection

 Collection — Box: 08.0080-Box 1
Identifier: 08.0080

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Dorotha Farrell who served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in an orthopedic ward with the 98th General Hospital that served in England and Germany in World War II. This collection contains 72 photographs, oral history interview transcript, one newspaper article clipping, one Life magazine cover, nine letters, and one folder of official documents.


  • Majority of material found within 1942-1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2019-10-07


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 / Historical

Dorotha Farrell was born in Owensville, Indiana on August 8, 1920. She graduated high school in 1938 and attended training school at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana from 1938-1941. She completed basic training at Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi from August 1943-February 8, 1944. She served in World War II in England and Germany with the 98th General Hospital from 1944-1945. She passed away on April 21, 2017.


.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Donated by Dorotha Farrell

Custodial History

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

Dorotha Farrell collection
Rosa Boiser
October 22, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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