Repository: University of Virginia School of Nursing, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry
Title: Dorothy Sandridge Gloor Collection
Physical Characteristics: 2 linear feet, 4 boxes
Collector: Dorothy Sandridge Gloor
Dorothy Sandridge was born on January 5, 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 Eighth Evacuation Hospital 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 army until her demobilization in 1947. After the war, she returned to Charlottesville, where she worked as a nurse anesthetist at the University of Virginia Hospital and the Blue Ridge Tuberculosis Sanitorium, having been offered the position by Dr. Cato Drash, her colleague in the Eight Evac. She married Wilber Gloor in 1948 and continued work as a nurse anesthetist in Cleveland, Ohio. Soon the Gloors transferred to Connecticut, where their daughter was born, then Massachussetts, and back to Ohio. She and her husband retired to Charlottesville in 1999. Dorothy Sandridge Gloor died on June 21, 2016.
Additional biographical information can be found in the Eighth Evacuation Unit Materials and Exhibit pages of the Historical Collections and Services Department, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.
Scope and Content
The Dorothy Sandridge Gloor Collection consists of keepsakes, correspondence, and photographs relative to Gloor’s service as a nurse with the Eighth Evacuation Unit Hospital during World War Two, principally in Italy. Of particular importance are an extensive collection of photographs and albums, as well as a small group of autobiographical texts by Gloor and a recorded interview, all concerning her wartime experiences. Also of interest are scrapbooks of newspaper clippings assembled at the moment by Gloor; these concern reports on the progress of the war, organized by geographical region, in addition to commemorative articles published after the demise of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Textual materials, correspondence, and other papers are filed in Box 1, correspondents ordered by last name. Loose photographs, including those removed from albums, are arranged by general subject folders in Box 2. Boxes 3 and 4 contain photograph albums and newspaper clipping scrapbooks as Gloor made them, inventoried below. These should be handled with care, as some pages are in fragile condition.
V MAIL BLANK MILITARY MAIL FORMS.
ca. 1942-45 Box-Folder: 01-001
KEEPSAKES FROM TRIPS TO ROME, FLORENCE, AND MILAN, ITALY; AND DAVOS-PLAZ, SWITZERLAND.
1945 Box-Folder: 01-002
BULLETIN OF THE ARMY UNIVERSITY STUDY CENTER (MTOUSA), THE CATALOGUE.
1945 Box-Folder: 01-003
DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR: MEMBERSHIP CARDS/CERTIFICATES.
ca. 1942-45, 1950, 1992 Box-Folder: 01-004
DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR: COMMISSION AS FIRST LIEUTENANT.
1947 Box-Folder: 01-005
EIGHTH EVAC UNIT ALUMNI CHRISTMAS LETTERS.
1946-49 Box-Folder: 01-006
NEWSPAPER CLIPPING ON MOROCCAN WEDDING WITH NOTE BY GLOOR.
1965 Box-Folder: 01-007
CORRESPONDENCE OF LEONARD I. MALIS, M.D. WITH DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR.
1993-2003 Box-Folder: 01-008
CORRESPONDENCE OF RACHEL MOSS WITH DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR.
1964-1981 Box-Folder: 01-009
CORRESPONDENCE OF EDWIN H. MULFORD, II, M.D. WITH DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR.
1985-1998 Box-Folder: 01-010
CORRESPONDENCE OF GEBHARD SCHERRER, JR. WITH DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR.
1946-48 Box-Folder: 01-011
CORRESPONDENCE OF DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR WITH CARRIE A. SMITH.
1952-1973 Box-Folder: 01-012
1956-2011 Box-Folder: 01-013
ELIZABETH (ENGLEMAN) CARTER: C’EST LE GARRE, REMINISCENSES OF A WWII ARMY NURSE.
 Box-Folder: 01-014
FEATURE NEWS STORIES CONCERNING DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR AND THE EIGHTH EVAC HOSPITAL.
1985, 2004, 2013 Box-Folder: 01-015
DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL TEXTS.
1960-2014, n.d. Box-Folder: 01-016
DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR: INTERVIEW RECORDING (WITH TRANSCRIPT; SATIRICAL SONG LYRICS; DIGITAL MEDIA: 2 DVDs (INTERVIEW), 1 DVD (PHOTOGRAPHIC SCANS).
2003 Box-Folder: 01-017
LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF NURSING CLASS PHOTOGRAPH.
1942 Box-Folder: 02-001
LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS: PORTRAITS, INCLUDING DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR.
ca. 1942-45 Box-Folder: 02-002
LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS: EIGHTH EVACUATION HOSPITAL, GENERAL CAMP PHOTOGRAPHS.
1944-45 Box-Folder: 02-003
LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS: EIGHTH EVACUATION HOSPITAL, CAMP VIEWS WITH GLOOR AND FRIENDS.
1944-45 Box-Folder: 02-004
LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS: EIGHTH EVACUATION HOSPITAL PERSONNEL: WEDDING.
1945 Box-Folder: 02-005
LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS: DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR, FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE.
ca. 1945 Box-Folder: 02-006
LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS: DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR: TRAVEL TO VENEZIA/VENICE.
1945 Box-Folder: 02-007
LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS: DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR: TRAVEL TO LAGO MAGGIORE, ITALY-SWITZERLAND, VIEWS OF LAGO GARDA.
1945 Box-Folder: 02-008
LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS: DOROTHY (SANDRIDGE) GLOOR: CITY VIEWS: ROME, MILAN, SIENA, AND BERGAMO, ITALY; ZURICH, SWITZERLAND; AND UNIDENTIFIED.
ca. 1945 Box-Folder: 02-009
LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS: LARGE FORMAT COMMERCIAL PRINTS: CAPRI, NAPLES, AND STRESSA, ITALY.
1944-45 Box-Folder: 02-010
LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS: UNIDENTIFIED.
ca. 1945 Box-Folder: 02-011
LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS: EIGHTH EVAC REUNIONS.
1980, 1990, n.d. Box-Folder: 02-012
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, EIGHTH EVAC HOSPITAL AND PERSONNEL; ROME.
[1944-45] Box-Item: 03-001
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, EIGHTH EVAC HOSPITAL AND PERSONNEL (SOME INDIVIDUALS IDENTIFIED BY GLOOR); ITALIAN AND SWISS SIGHTSEEING.
[1944-45] Box-Item: 03-002
SCRAPBOOK OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES: 1) MEMORIALIZING FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT, 2) CONCERNING WINSTON CHURCHILL’S ELECTORAL DEFEAT.
[1944-45] Box-Item: 03-003
FOLDER OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES: INCLUDES TOPICS OF LOCAL INTEREST.
1944-1955, n.d. Box-Item: 03-004
SCRAPBOOK OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, ENTITLED: “EVENTS OF WORLD WAR NO. II, PART I, 1942 – 1945, AFRICAN AND ITALIAN CAMPAIGN.”
1939-1957 Box-Item: 03-005
SCRAPBOOK OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, ENTITLED: “WORLD WAR II, WESTERN FRONT, PART II.”
1944-1946 Box-Item: 04-001
SCRAPBOOK OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, ENTITLED: “RUSSIA, EASTERN FRONT, PART III.”
1944-1945 Box-Item: 04-002
SCRAPBOOK OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, ENTITLED: “PACIFIC WAR, JAPAN, PART IV.”
1944-1945 Box-Item: 04-003
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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, with modifications by Henry K. Sharp in 2017.