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Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram papers

 Collection — Container: General Collection
Identifier: 02-07.0114
This World War II collection relates to Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram, an African American nurse who served in the U.S. Army, and consists of letters, photographs, personal items, books, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and interviews. The materials mainly document Bertram's time at Fort Bragg, NC, but there is some information concerning her life before enlistment, travels during enlistment, and life after enlistment. Most of her enlistment was spent in West Africa and at Fort Bragg, NC.


  • Created: 1938-2007
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1942
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/07/2007


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1.00 boxes

Biographical or Historical Information

Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram was born in Clarksville, GA on February 7, 1916. She enlisted on May 1, 1941 at Fort Bragg as a ward nurse. She served in Fort Bragg, West Africa, and Louisiana. After the war, she continued to work as a nurse, wrote a book, and raised a family.

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Source of Acquisition

Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram
Method of Acquisition Donation
Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram papers
Destinee E. Haller
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

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