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[Irene Clement photograph albums of nurses in Southern California].
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[Irene Clement photograph albums of nurses in Southern California]


Clement, Irene, creator, creator.


Snapshot photograph albums documenting the activities of Irene Clement and various friends and fellow nurses during Irene's years in nursing school and her early career as a nurse. While various aspects of nursing school and the nursing profession are depicted, the emphasis of the albums pertains to local travel, dating and other aspects of the young nurses' leisurely pursuits. Volume 1 contains snapshots taken while Irene attended Orange County General Hospital School of Nursing (1942-1945), depicting her and her fellow students socializing, posing on campus and touring Southern California. Volume 2, dedicated to Irene's close friend Lieutenant Daisy Chung -- a Chinese-American Army Air Corps nurse who died in a plane crash in 1944 -- contains photographs and other mementos of their friendship, including several letters in addition to holiday cards, pins and newspaper clippings. Volume 3 pertains to Irene's work for the Navy Nurse Corps at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Long Beach in 1947. Identified locations depicted on Irene's travels include San Diego, Griffith Observatory, Laguna Beach, and Tijuana, Mexico.


1942 (issued)


Nurses -- California, Southern -- Photographs
Nursing -- California, Southern
Military nursing -- California, Southern
Nurses -- Training of -- California, Southern
Leisure -- California, Southern -- Photographs
Dating (Social customs) -- California, Southern
Infirmières -- Californie (Sud) -- Photographies
Soins infirmiers militaires -- Californie (Sud)
Infirmières -- Formation -- Californie (Sud)
Loisir -- Californie (Sud) -- Photographies
Amours -- Californie (Sud)
Dating (Social customs)
Military nursing
Nurses -- Training of
California, Southern -- Photographs
Californie (Sud) -- Photographies
Southern California
Orange County General Hospital (Orange County, Calif.) -- Photographs
Naval Hospital Long Beach -- Photographs
Naval Hospital Long Beach.
Clement, Irene -- Photographs
Chung, Daisy -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Compiled by Irene Clement, who inscribed vols. 1 and 2 and in whose hand are written many descriptive captions, some dated, in all volumes.
Purchase ; From Jeffrey Rovenpor ; 2018.
Irene Clement photograph albums of nurses in Southern California, BANC PIC 2019.038, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.


Personal correspondence.
Photograph albums.
Personal correspondence.
Correspondance privée.

Physical Description:

approximately 300 photographs in 3 albums, stored in 1 box : chiefly gelatin silver prints ; albums 30 x 37 cm or smaller, prints various sizes