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Florence J. Martin World War I scrapbook

 Item — Volume: V334
Identifier: V334

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a scrapbook compiled by Florence J. Martin that conveys her experiences as a nurse in France from 1917 to 1919 during World War I through letters, photographs, and newsclippings.


  • 1917-1919


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Florence J. Martin was born November 15, 1876 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. She trained to be a nurse at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Due to her experience and reputation as a nurse in Indianapolis, she was appointed chief nurse of Lilly Base Hospital No. 32 in Contrexéville, France during the latter part of World War I. Her duties there ended in 1919. Upon returning to Indianapolis she took a job at Indianapolis Industrial Clinic where she worked until retirement at the age of 84. Martin died in 1963 at the age of 86.


Indianapolis Star, October 16, 1955: Star Magazine, 26.

"Florence J. Martin." Indiana Biography Series, Indiana State Library, volume 62, page 45.


1 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

Language of Materials



This collection is consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division on 2005/04/05.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S0368: Florence J. Martin military decorations L112: Blanche Liffick Morton papers

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/07/06 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/06 by Lauren Patton.
Florence J. Martin World War I scrapbook
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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