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Marcia L. Gates scrapbooks, 1941-1945

by Gates, Marcia L.
Type: materialTypeLabelMixed materialsSubject(s): World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1939-1945--Military operations | Prisoners of War | Women soldiersOnline resources: Click here to access online
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"These two scrapbooks were kept by Army nurse Marcia Gates (1915-1970) of Janesville and her mother. Gates volunteered to serve during World War II in 1941, at age 26, and was sent to the Philippines where she treated the wounded, first at Bataan and later at Corregidor. She was taken prisoner there by the Japanese on May 6, 1942, and interned at the Santo Tomas prisoner of war camp in Manila until February 6, 1945. The scrapbooks total more than 200 pages, on most of which are several items such as letters, telegrams, photographs, clippings, and memorabilia. They were compiled by her mother as items became available and are in rather haphazard order; researchers should be careful to note the following significant documents. In volume one, many letters to Gates' parents from other nurses describe military life and conditions in the Philippines at the time she was captured. In volume two, Gates talked to the press on her first arrival home (see the second group of newspaper clippings in the second scrapbook) and gave a long interview about her experiences to WTMJ radio on March 13, 1945 (see "Typscript of Marcia Gates interview, WTMJ-WMFM, March 13, 1945" in the second scrapbook). Scattered throughout the volumes are many documents about and letters from other nurses held as prisoners, especially Gates' friend Alice Hahn. The final item in the scrapbooks is an unattributed obituary from 1970." - Wisconsin Historical Society
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"We believe that online reproduction of this material is permitted because its copyright protection has lapsed or because sharing it here for non-profit educational purposes complies with the Fair Use provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law. Teachers and students are generally free to reproduce pages for nonprofit classroom use. For advice about other uses, or if you believe that you possess copyright to some of this material, please contact us at asklibrary@wisconsinhistory.org." - Wisconsin Historical SocietyOwner: Wisconsin Historical Society ArchivesLanguage/Translation Info: In English
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"We believe that online reproduction of this material is permitted because its copyright protection has lapsed or because sharing it here for non-profit educational purposes complies with the Fair Use provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law. Teachers and students are generally free to reproduce pages for nonprofit classroom use. For advice about other uses, or if you believe that you possess copyright to some of this material, please contact us at asklibrary@wisconsinhistory.org." - Wisconsin Historical Society

"These two scrapbooks were kept by Army nurse Marcia Gates (1915-1970) of Janesville and her mother. Gates volunteered to serve during World War II in 1941, at age 26, and was sent to the Philippines where she treated the wounded, first at Bataan and later at Corregidor. She was taken prisoner there by the Japanese on May 6, 1942, and interned at the Santo Tomas prisoner of war camp in Manila until February 6, 1945. The scrapbooks total more than 200 pages, on most of which are several items such as letters, telegrams, photographs, clippings, and memorabilia. They were compiled by her mother as items became available and are in rather haphazard order; researchers should be careful to note the following significant documents. In volume one, many letters to Gates' parents from other nurses describe military life and conditions in the Philippines at the time she was captured. In volume two, Gates talked to the press on her first arrival home (see the second group of newspaper clippings in the second scrapbook) and gave a long interview about her experiences to WTMJ radio on March 13, 1945 (see "Typscript of Marcia Gates interview, WTMJ-WMFM, March 13, 1945" in the second scrapbook). Scattered throughout the volumes are many documents about and letters from other nurses held as prisoners, especially Gates' friend Alice Hahn. The final item in the scrapbooks is an unattributed obituary from 1970." - Wisconsin Historical Society

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