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LUCY SLADE LIBBY PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Lucy Slade Libby of Danville, Virginia, served in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942 to 1946.


BIOGRAPHY

Lucy Slade Libby (b. 1921) was born in Danville, Virginia, and raised on a tobacco farm in Blanch, North Carolina. After graduating from the Appalachian State Teachers College in Boone, North Carolina, Slade attended the Duke School of Nursing from 1939-1942.

Libby joined the Army Nurse Corps in October 1942 as a second lieutenant and reported to a general hospital at Camp Davis in Wilmington, North Carolina. She remained there through March of 1944, when she was sent briefly to Camp Forrest, Tennessee, and then to Camp Blanding, Florida, to prepare for overseas duty. She served as a nurse supervisor with the 369th and 176th station hospitals in Saipan from September 1944 to the fall of 1945, when she became assistant chief nurse of the 204th general hospital in Guam. Libby returned to the United States early the next year and was discharged with the rank of captain in October 1946. She married Edwin Clark Libby after the war.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
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Two nurses at water supply tank, 1944
Item # WV0328.6.018
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby in ANC cape, NC, circa 1942
Item # WV0328.6.007
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Portrait of Lucy Slade Libby, 1943
Item # WV0328.6.011
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Portrait of Lucy Slade Libby, circa 1943
Item # wv0328.6.031
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Three nurses at plane wreckage in Saipan, 1944
Item # WV0328.6.020
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby holds Japanese surrender flag, circa 1944
Item # WV0328.6.021
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Chapel of the 176th Station Hospital, Saipan, circa 1944
Item # WV0328.6.022
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Nurses and servicemen at officer's club, circa 1944
Item # WV0328.6.023
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby at nurse quarters, 1945
Item # WV0328.6.024
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Nurses quarters in Guam, 1945
Item # WV0328.6.025
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Lucy Slade Libby washes her hair in Saipan, 1944
Item # WV0328.6.014
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
369th Station Hospital, Saipan, 1944
Item # WV0328.6.015
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Three ANC nurses in Saipan, circa 1944
Item # WV0328.6.016
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby and Korean patients, 1944
Item # WV0328.6.017
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Reunion of Duke graduates in Saipan, 1945
Item # WV0328.6.001
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Six nurses of the 176th station hospital in Saipan, circa 1945
Item # WV0328.6.002
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Servicemen and women in line at a buffet, 1945
Item # WV0328.6.003
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Three ANC nurses at a desk, circa 1945
Item # WV0328.6.004
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
A couple cut their wedding cake, circa 1944
Item # WV0328.6.005
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby orders a drink at a bar, circa 1945
Item # WV0328.6.006
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby at Duke University, circa 1942
Item # WV0328.6.032
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Lucy Slade Libby in overcoat, circa 1942
Item # WV0328.6.033
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Lucy Slade Libby and serviceman in Guam, 1945
Item # WV0328.6.026
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby on hilltop, 1945
Item # WV0328.6.027
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Army nurses aboard U.S.S. Sitka, 1946
Item # WV0328.6.028
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby in jeep, circa 1944
Item # WV0328.6.029
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby in bikini, 1946
Item # WV0328.6.030
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby in hospital uniform, circa 1943
Item # WV0328.6.013
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby at Camp Blanding, Florida, 1944
Item # WV0328.6.019
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby at Camp Davis, circa 1942
Item # WV0328.6.008
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby and Mary Carolyn Price, 1943
Item # WV0328.6.009
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers
Lucy Slade Libby with brother and friend, circa 1943
Item # WV0328.6.010
From the Lucy Slade Libby Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
photocopies of memoirs and a scrapbook.