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Mary Eleanor Price collection

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-130731
Photocopied material relating to U.S. Navy nurse Mary Eleanor Price. Includes copy of Price's Master's thesis.

Dates

  • 1945-1988

Conditions Governing Access note

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

A graduate of the Georgetown University Nursing School in 1938, Mary Price served briefly with the American Red Cross before she was recruited and sent for training as a nurse in the U.S. Navy in 1939. Her distinguished career as a naval commander extended from 1939 until retirement in 1971. During that time she served two tours of duty to the Panama Canal Zone; and then Japan, at the end of World War II, as a nurse aboard the USS Benevolence which had the primary mission of retrieving American POWs. Price was also stationed in Japan during the Korean War; and later at Subic Bay, Philippines. After retirement, Price settled in San Clemente, California. She maintained her nursing license and continued to work for American Red Cross as a volunteer. Price’s training included a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles; and a Master of Science in Hospital Administration from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Her distinguished service decorations include the Navy Occupation Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the Navy Unit Citation with Combat “V”. Her combined travel experiences as a nurse and in retirement included 104 countries, of which she stated, “I have like them all. They were all very friendly. If you’re nice to people, they’re nice to you.” Price died at age 90 on October 6, 2003, in San Clemente.

Materials Specific Details

All items are photocopies of original printed or photographic material. Originals were not included in the original donation.
Title
Mary Eleanor Price collection
Status
completed
Author
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Date
08/01/2013
Description rules
local practice
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • September 2017: Additional processing.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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