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Marion Steinhilber in New York City, en route to Atlantic City for basic training [1944]

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945; Cold War
  • Branch of Service: Army Nurse Corps
  • Location of Service: Atlantic City, New Jersey; Fort Dix, New Jersey; Staten Island, New York; Karachi, Pakistan
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/41238

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"You have no idea what the GIs are like in a place like that. You got so that you didn't \\nmention that you might want something, because if you did, you would get it." (Audio \\nInterview, 32:10)

Working in Buffalo, New York's Mercy Hospital in the fall of 1943, Marion Stenhilber was persuaded by a friend to visit the local Red Cross office one night after their shift concluded. Steinhilber wound up volunteering, while her friend decided against it. She was assigned to the women's ward of a hospital in Brooklyn, but she craved something stronger. Again, a friend intervened, signing them up for overseas duty. That put them in Calcutta, India, and from there she was off to several duty stations in the China-Burma-India Theater. She treated malaria patients, worked with soldiers who had been badly burned, and found she liked working in the operating room best of all. Most of the GIs were, if anything, overly solicitous of her needs for a touch of comfort and home.

Marion Anna Steinhilber Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Marion Anna Steinhilber Collection

Names

  • Stewart, Ruth F.
  • Women's Overseas Service League, San Antonio Unit
  • Steinhilber, Marion Anna

Home State

  • Texas

Headings

  • -  Steinhilber, Marion Anna
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Nurse Corps.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Nurse Corps.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Female

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army Nurse Corps
    • Location of Service: Atlantic City, New Jersey; Fort Dix, New Jersey; Staten Island, New York; Karachi, Pakistan
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
    • Dates of Service: 1943
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Army Nurse Corps
    • Dates of Service: 1943
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2003-10-21)
  • Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [4 items] -- Photograph (collected unknown)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2007-11-30; 2007-11-30)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/41238

Cite as

  • Marion Anna Steinhilber Collection (AFC/2001/001/41238), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Stewart, Ruth F, San Antonio Unit Women'S Overseas Service League, and Marion Anna Steinhilber. Marion Anna Steinhilber Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.41238/.

APA citation style:

Stewart, R. F., Women'S Overseas Service League, S. A. U. & Steinhilber, M. A. (1943) Marion Anna Steinhilber Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.41238/.

MLA citation style:

Stewart, Ruth F, San Antonio Unit Women'S Overseas Service League, and Marion Anna Steinhilber. Marion Anna Steinhilber Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.41238/>.