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Rolston (Lulu Ryan) papers
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Personal documents file 1914-1926

Scope and Contents

Materials include documents from both the American Ambulance and New York Base #9 Hospitals, spanning the years 1914 to 1916. Items include poems, a small diary, bulletins, certificates, and a book about the New York Base #9 Hospital. The New York Hospital in France Base Hospital No. 9 A.E.F. contains handwritten notes by Lulu Rolston. The items include documents written in French. Documents correspond with No. 3 on the inventory list.
box 1, folder 1

American Ambulance Hospital 1914-1916

box 1, folder 2

New York Hospital 1914-1926

box 1, folder 3

The New York Hospital in France, Base Hospital No. 9 A.E.F., 1920

box 1, folder 4

The Night was Cold and the Wind Did Blow, 1920

 

Photographs and postcards 1915-1919, 1954

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs from the New York Base #9 Hospital and postcards from the American Ambulance Hospital. Photographs and postcards feature nurses, doctors, soldiers, hospital grounds, living quarters, burial sites, and social events within the two hospitals from 1915 to 1919. Postcards contain personal messages written to Lulu Rolston in 1954. Photographs and postcards correspond with No. 3 on the inventory list.
box 1, folder 5

New York Hospital, Cornell Medical College 1954

box 1, folder 6

American Ambulance Hospital 1915

box 1, folder 7-8

The New York Hospital in France, Base #9 A.E.F 1917-1919

box 2

Album of patient letters 1916-1919

Scope and Contents

Album contains letters, drawings, notebooks, and maps sent to Lulu Rolston in France from 1916 to 1919. Maps include East France/Germany and Luxembourg and "IV Armee" TAHURE (Marne), second battle of 1918. The album corresponds with No. 1 on the inventory list.
box 5

Lulu Rolston scrapbook 1915-1919

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook contains photographs, certificates, assignment letters, and service documents relating to Lulu and Howard Rolston from 1915 to 1919. Locations include both the American Ambulance and New York Base #9 Hospitals. Many of the photographs include enlisted soldiers and their camps. The scrapbook was assembled by Lauren Rolston Petterson. The scrapbook corresponds with No. 2 on the inventory list.
box 9

New York Base Hospital #9 1915-1919

Scope and Contents

Album contains newspapers articles, maps, service documents, postcards, and handwritten notes from 1915 to 1919. The service documents pertain to Lulu and Howard Rolston. Throughout the album, Lulu Rolston wrote brief descriptions and notes alongside the photographs, which include her personal connection to the photograph and memories about the location. The album corresponds with No. 4 on the inventory list.
box 3

American Ambulance Hospital album 1915-1916

Scope and Contents

Album details Lulu Rolston's time at the American Ambulance Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine through a series of photographs from 1915 to 1916. Photographs within the album include trips across France, time spent on the ship she traveled on, and soldiers within the hospital. The album corresponds with No. 5 on the inventory list.
box 8

New York Base #9 Hospital album 1918

Scope and Contents

Album contains photographs of the nurses and doctors Lulu Rolston lived with while working at the New York Base #9 Hospital in 1918. The album corresponds with No. 6 on the inventory list.
box 4

Lulu and Howard Rolston's postcards 1914-1918

Scope and Contents

Includes an album of postcards Lulu and Howard Rolston collected while in France from 1914 to 1918. The postcards include a series of images of monuments, landmarks, churches, statues, and graves in France. Many of the images include locations within the American Ambulance Hospital grounds. One postcard series includes La Grande Guerre. The album corresponds with No. 7 on the inventory list.
box 7

Howard Rolston's photographs and postcards 1916-1918

Scope and Contents

Album contains a series of photographs and postcards from 1916 to 1918. Photographs include images of Howard Rolston while stationed in France. Postcards include images of monuments, churches, hotels, and a series of Paris locations. One postcard series within the album include F. Chapeau, Nantes. The album corresponds with No. 9 on the inventory list.
box 8

World War I Photographs album 1912-1918

Scope and Contents

Album contains a series of photographs from 1912 to 1918. Photographs include images of various locations Rolston traveled to in France and the United States. Photographs taken in the United States include family photographs. Photographs taken in France highlight locations traveled as a nurse while working at the New York Base #9 Hospital. The album corresponds with No. 11 on the inventory list.
box 6

Newspapers 1916-1919

Scope and Contents

Newspapers include The Sewanee Purple, Qu'est-ce Ques C'est, and The Stars and Stripes. All three newspapers were published during World War I, between the years 1916 to 1919. Two Emprunt de la defense nationale posters can be found within the materials. The Sewanee Purple was published by Sewanee, the University of the South in Tennessee. The majority of the newspapers are issues of The Stars and Stripes , the official newsletter of the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) in France. The Qu'est-ce Que C'est newspaper was published by American students of the University of Toulouse. The series of newspapers corresponds with No. 8 on the inventory list.
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Framed Caricature 1939

Scope and Contents

Drawn by George Shellhas, the cartoon caricature titled "Base Hospital 9" was given to Lulu Rolston at a World War I reunion in 1939. The drawing depicts a Base Hospital #9 soldier wielding a knife at a man holding a Peace Pact document and a soldier yelling "Kamerad!" The caricature corresponds with No. 10 on the inventory list.