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Dell Dinneen collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-01.0276

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.

Dates

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

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

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.

Extent

4.00 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically

Source of Acquisition

Sheila Hopp

Method of Acquisition

Donation

Title
Dell Dinneen collection
Author
Olivia Foley
Date
02/16/2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository