Descriptive Summary

Repository:  University of Virginia School of Nursing, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry

Title: Dorothy Sandridge Gloor Collection

Physical Characteristics: 4.5 linear feet, 5 boxes

Language: English

Collector: Dorothy Sandridge Gloor

Biographical Information

Dorothy Sandridge was born on January 5th, 1920 in Albemarle County, Virginia. She attended Randolph Macon Women’s College and Mary Washington College before studying nursing at the University of Virginia. She graduated in 1942 and was accepted for service in the 8th Evacuation Hospital in the summer of that year. She began working in the sterilizing room, but soon signed up for training as a nurse anesthetist. She served for a brief period in a forward unit and remained with the 8th Evac through the end of the Pacific Campaign. After the war, she worked with tuberculosis patients and then completed further training as a nurse anesthetist. She married Wilber Gloor in 1949, had a daughter and continued working in Connecticut and Massachusetts. She and her husband retired to Charlottesville in 1999 and Dorothy Sandridge Gloor died on June 21, 2016.

Additional biographical information can be found in the Historical Exhibits of the Historical Collections at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Scope and Content

This collections contains many black and white photographs, some color photographs, many newspaper clippings with some annotation and a few artifacts. The bulk of the photography relates to the 8th Evacuation Hospital and Gloor’s experiences in Europe during and after World War II. There are candid and posed photos of men and women in the Armed Services and Red Cross as well as photos of patients. There are landscape, monument and aerial photos from locations in Italy, Switzerland, and Morocco. Color photographs illustrate 8th Evacuation Hospital reunion events. Newspaper clippings from a variety of sources are arranged to reflect the progress of World War II on the Eastern and Western Fronts as well as the Pacific Campaign.

Series Description


Photographs are arranged in three albums assembled by Dorothy Sandridge Gloor as well as a fourth that contains prints that were loose in the accession. Newspaper clippings are contained in five scrapbooks; four labeled Fronts of World War II No. 2 Part 1 1942-1945 African and Italian Campaign, World War II Western Front Part 2, Part 3 Russia Eastern Front, and Part 4 Pacific War Japan, as well as an unlabeled album with contents that focus primarily on the life and death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Contents List

Box 1

Folder 1       Clippings, presentation notes, 2008-2013

Folder 2       Commission to First Lieutenant, 1947

Folder 3       8th Evacuation Hospital Christmas letters, 1946-1949

Folder 4       P.E.O. Presentation, 1996

Folder 5       Colonel John Mckoan 8th Evacuation Hospital diary (copy), 1986

Folder 6       Bulletin of the Army University Study Center, MTOUSA, 1945

Folder 7       C'est le guerre, Elizabeth Engleman Carter, circa 1992

Folder 8       The University of Virginia Hospital, Its First Fifty Years, Sarah Sandridge Matthews, 1960

Folder 9       Photographs, Notes Documents and Correspondence, 1942-1951

Folder 10     8th Evacuation Hospital Reunion, Framed Photo, 1990

Folder 11     Correspondence, Dorothy Sandridge Gloor, Leonard I. Malin, Edwin H. Mulford II, 1986-2003

Folder 12     Correspondence, 1947-2008


Box 2           Photographs from the blue album, 1939-1946

Box 3           Photographs from the brown and reddish brown album, 1939-1946

Box 4           Scrapbooks: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, African and Italian Campaign, Western Front

Box 5           Scrapbook


Access: No Restrictions

Use Restrictions: No Restrictions

Preferred Citation:
University of Virginia School of Nursing, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, Dorothy Sandridge Gloor Collection

Processing Information: Processed by Eric Drongowski and Aubrey Nguyen in 2017.