The Abbie Voorhies De Verges papers contain photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, certificates, and other material
from Abbie Voorhies DeVerges, a nurse in the Air Force who worked at the Tuskegee Army Air Field during the Second World War.
Abbie Voorhies was born on August 20, 1915, in Louisiana. She graduated from the Kansas City General Hospital Nursing School,
and began working at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Voorhies joined the Army Nurse Corps in 1941, after hearing that military
nurses were not discriminated in pay unlike her position in New Orleans. She served as a second lieutenant at Camp Livingston
in Louisiana, before transferring to the Tuskegee Army Air Field where she worked as a night nurse.
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