Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Gertrude Esteros
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gertrude Esteros was born in 1914 in Minnesota. In 1941, she joined the American Red Cross and was assigned to the 37th Field Hospital Unit. In late 1942, she was sent to the South Pacific and had duty stations in New Guinea and in the Philippines. Following V-J Day, Gertrude returned to the United States and resigned from the Red Cross. She then took a teaching position at a Minnesota university until retiring in 1980. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Decision to join the American Red Cross; assignment to the 37th Field Hospital Unit and later to the South Pacific; experience of hospital field work; setting up recreation centers for servicemen; being in a male populated setting; decision to resign from the Red Cross after the end of war; returning to civilian life and getting back to teaching; exploring Guatemala.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
35 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 115 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Esteros, Gertrude Anna
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Falcon Heights, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Falcon Heights, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/27/2003
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 112
Accession Number AV2006.1.9
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'

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